More hurdles face caravan storage landowner in Jandabup

The caravan storage site in Jandabup.
The caravan storage site in Jandabup.

A RURAL landowner could face further hurdles getting approval for storing hundreds of caravans, boats and trailers on his Jandabup property.

Monty Shipman and his partner Carol Swailes have been providing a storage service for vehicles and other materials such as scaffolding at 90 Rousset Road for about five years.

Last year they were ordered to stop the unauthorised use in the rural zone, with caravan owners from across Perth facing the prospect of having nowhere to store their vehicles.

Negotiations with the City of Wanneroo led to Burgess Design Group lodging an application on the couple’s behalf to change District Planning Scheme 2 to allow a storage yard use on the 4ha property.

In February, the council approved the change for a time-limited period until three years after the land was rezoned urban as part of future east Wanneroo development.

However, a report on the agenda for October 15 recommends it not support the amendment after the City received objections during public consultation.

“The proposed storage yard land use will neither maintain nor enhance the rural character and amenity of the area,” the report said.

Councillors are due consider the recommendation at a 7pm meeting next Tuesday at the Wanneroo Civic Centre.

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