Joondalup councillors agreed at the August 20 meeting for the structure plan, including 60 residential dwellings, almost 3500sq m of public open space and two new roads, to be read for community consultation.
A council document said development of the Lot 12811 Currajong Crescent site would increase traffic on Camberwarra Drive and Argus Close, but it would be less than previously experienced during peak times when the school was open.
At the meeting, Cr Liam Gobbert said the community was ‘well aware of the activity that was going to be happening on site’.
‘I think it’s respectful to the existing slope of the land and is looking at retaining quite a number of significant trees on site,’ he said.
Cr John Chester said he hoped the majority of the 153 trees on site, with a diameter of more than 200mm, would be retained.
He also said a minimum eave width of 400mm on all habitable rooms for sustainability purposes was a ‘step in the right direction’.
Camberwarra Primary School was closed in 2007.
The Education Department determined the school was surplus to its needs.