Landsdale: land rezone plan sparks big outcry


Natalie Herridge and Hannah, Bev Clements, Amanda Ferguson, Brian Clements, Jean Lazarov, Anne Taylor and Kristy Arnold. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d466538
Natalie Herridge and Hannah, Bev Clements, Amanda Ferguson, Brian Clements, Jean Lazarov, Anne Taylor and Kristy Arnold. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d466538

A POTENTIAL housing development in Landsdale is raising the ire of residents.

A petition with more than 1300 signatures was submitted at last week’s Wanneroo City Council meeting, objecting to the proposal to rezone seven lots from special residential to R40. This would allow for 106 dwellings to be built across the 3.5ha site, which is bound by Kevo Place, Warradale Terrace, Rockdale Pass, Grayswood Court and homes along Raeside Drive.

Surrounding properties are zoned R20 to R30.

Councillors supported the planning scheme amendments at the meeting last November, subject to WA Planning Commission and Environmental Protection Authority approval and it is being advertised for public comment by the City of Wanneroo.

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Resident Natalie Herridge helped collect signatures for the petition and said the concern came from the number of dwellings proposed to be built.

“That’s a lot of homes in a small area,” she said.

“It will look nothing like the landscape we already have.

“Those homes will bring a lot of cars, a lot more kids, a lot more movement.”

She was also worried about how it would affect traffic.

“We have quite a large amount of traffic at the |moment,” she said.

“I can see the traffic |increasing.”

Mrs Herridge agreed the lots should be developed but believed a R20 zoning would be more suitable.

The public consultation |period closes on Friday.