Homes plan for school site

Joondalup City councillors accepted the draft structure plan for lot 12811 Currajong Crescent at last Tuesday’s council meeting following a period of public advertising, approved at a meeting in August.

During advertising, six submissions were received, including two objections regarding the increase in traffic, building heights, densities and tree retention.

At the council briefing, Cr John Chester asked if the 150 trees on site would be retained.

Planning and community development director Dale Page said the plan sought to retain as many trees as possible through the subdivision stage. A council document said the trees would be retained in public open space, road reserves or private lots.

It also said the proposed building heights and densities were considered appropriate because they would facilitate a range of housing options. A traffic report indicated the road network surrounding the site had the capacity to accommodate the increase in traffic volume.

‘It is considered the draft structure plan provides an appropriate framework to guide the future development of the site,’ it said.

Camberwarra Primary School stopped operating at the end of 2007 and the buildings on site were demolished in 2011.