Landsdale: planning amendments passed by City of Wanneroo council


The proposed concept plan.
The proposed concept plan.

PLANNING amendments allowing 106 dwellings to be built across seven properties in Landsdale have gained Wanneroo City Council support.

On behalf of the owners of lots bounded by Kevo Place, Warradale Terrace, Rockdale Pass, Grayswood Court and homes along Raeside Drive, Burgess Design Group applied to the City in 2013 to rezone the land from special residential to residential, with a density coding of R40.

The applicant believed the special residential zoning of the lots was no longer needed because the Perth International Telecommunications Centre’s buffer area they previously adjoined to had been removed.

A report by the City said the scale of the proposal, for 106 dwellings to be built where there are currently six, was considered to be complex under State local planning scheme regulations.

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This meant it must be submitted to the WA Planning Commission for assessment before being advertised and would also be referred to the Environmental Protection Authority.

An agreed structure plan amendment was submitted in March this year, which included design provisions to guide future development of the lots.

It proposes preparation of a local development plan to ensure a “high-standard development outcome” that covers streetscapes, setbacks, uniform fencing requirements and pedestrian access.

A transport assessment was also submitted, which found that traffic volumes on Warradale Terrace, Kevo Place and Grayswood Court were within the recommended range, while Rockdale Pass was on par and could accommodate additional traffic.

The report found the amendments satisfied the City’s local planning policy and the proposed guidelines achieved a desired design outcome.

After being supported by councillors at the November 7 meeting, the amendments will be advertised for public comment subject to approval.