Landsdale residents call for lower density redevelopment on Warradale Terrace

Landsdale residents Joanne Allan with Indy (10) and Jonny (7), Kim Kustra, John Pellegrini and Natalie Herridge and Hannah (4) want lower density development. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480207
Landsdale residents Joanne Allan with Indy (10) and Jonny (7), Kim Kustra, John Pellegrini and Natalie Herridge and Hannah (4) want lower density development. Picture: Martin Kennealey d480207

LANDSDALE residents say they want the City of Wanneroo to limit the density of an urban infill proposal at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

A report on the March 6 agenda recommends the council approve a zoning amendment for seven lots east of Warradale Park, changing them from special residential to residential with a R40 density code.

Applicant Burgess Design Group provided concept plans for the 3.5ha Warradale Terrace site that could allow for up to 106 grouped dwellings, or 62 dwellings if the existing homesteads remain.

Nearby resident Natalie Herridge has lived in the area more than 14 years and helped circulate a 1300-signature petition opposing the development last year.

“We are not against them redeveloping,” she said.

“We would like to seem developed to R20.”

John Pelligrini, who moved into the area in 2003, said the higher density development would change the amenity of the area.

“We know they have a right to develop,” he said.

“It’s a huge bloody development on what is currently bushland.

“We want council to approve their request with a limit of R20.”

Mr Pelligrini said the site should not qualify for an R40 code because he did not think it was within 800m of an activity centre.

At this week’s council briefing session, planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson said the City sought legal advice and was told the development site did meet the requirements for an R40 code.

Mr Pelligrini said there was not enough infrastructure or services, including buses, in the suburb to support the higher density development.

Mr Dickson said the site was 250m from a high frequency bus route, while councillor Brett Treby said those buses took passengers to Mirrabooka and Whitford Station but not employment hubs such as Wangara or Joondalup.

Mrs Herridge said Kevo Place residents were also concerned about plans to keep the road open, with another report on tonight’s agenda recommending vehicle access to Raeside Drive remain in place.

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