Wetland rezoned for light industrial use

The wetland area that will make way for light industrial development.
The wetland area that will make way for light industrial development.

Wanneroo Council last month approved modifications to the Cell 8 structure plan amendment after the area, bounded by Ocean Reef and Wangara roads, was rezoned from rural to industrial under the metropolitan region scheme (MRS) in March last year.

The MRS amendment also includes removing the Bush Forever overlay south of Ocean Reef Road.

A council report said the structure plan modifications removed the need for developers to show how they would minimise impacts on the area’s wetland given its planned removal.

‘Given that removal of the wetland designation and development of the site for industrial purposes has been supported by council and the WA Planning Commission’