UPDATE: Split density residential coding is being implemented in the Girrawheen-Koondoola and Wanneroo housing precincts.
Planning Minister Donna Faragher has approved a District Planning Scheme amendment that will increase density in the areas from R20 to R20/40 and R20/60.
This supersedes the City of Wanneroo’s local housing strategy policy amendment endorsed by councillors at the April 26 meeting.
Landowners can now prepare development proposals under the higher R-code if they meet planning requirements.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the City had spent six years working with the WA Planning Commission, Water Corporation and Main Roads to facilitate the amendment.
“The recoding is good news for both current and future residents,” she said.
“The City’s current population of 195,000 and the recoding will significantly increase potential housing supply and infill development meaning greater housing choices for our residents.”
WANNEROO councillors say the residential recoding of Girrawheen and Koondoola is “fantastic news” for residents.
The draft revised local housing strategy was adopted at last week’s council meeting, which will rezone the Girrawheen-Koondoola and Wanneroo housing precincts to R40 and R60.
Small parts of Marangaroo and Alexander Heights will also be affected.
Crs Domenic Zappa and Brett Treby told council the amendment would greatly benefit residents.
Cr Zappa said residents had been waiting a long time for the recoding.
“It’s an exciting time for our community,” he said.
“I look forward to seeing growth in the area and residents unlocking their superannuation and property funds.”