Tired of playing waiting game

Margaret and David Manners with three decades of documents.
Margaret and David Manners with three decades of documents.

Belgrade Road rural property owners Margaret and David Manners said government plans for the area had been circulating for the past 35 years.

At the May Wanneroo Council briefing session, then planning director Len Kosova told the couple and members of the East Wanneroo Rezoning Association the zoning would take another five years.

‘When he said that, I thought I was going to be sick,’ Mrs Manners said.

‘It’s cruel ” they’ve ignored the fact that human lives have been involved, people’s livelihoods have been destroyed.’

Mr Kosova said in an address to the council there would be a ‘long path to travel prior to development in east Wanneroo’.

‘The first step will be a two-stage metropolitan regional scheme rezoning process, followed by a local scheme rezoning process, structure planning, development contributions’e the City’s expectations and requirements’. for progressing planning proposals in east Wanneroo.’ May 2012 Wanneroo Council adopts draft local planning policy.
May 2013 Council considers comments received on the draft policy and makes changes to the draft policy.
May 2014 Council endorses modified east Wanneroo local planning policy.