Subiaco: second public comment period may launch if council says yes to modified LPS5

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THE launch of a second public consultation period could soon be underway for a modified Local Planning Scheme No.5, if the City of Subiaco throws its support behind the draft.

About 180 people flooded council chambers on Wednesday night to listen in on a special council meeting where the City discussed its proposed modified version of LPS5.

Councillors agreed at the meeting they may advertise the modified LPS5 for 60 days if it was supported at next Thursday’s council meeting, and if council agreed the changes made to the scheme were significant enough for public comment.

Councillor Malcolm Mummery said legislation allowed for additional community consultation but there needed to be a draft local planning scheme on the table first.

“Once council has done that then council as a whole will need to determine whether modifications warrant additional consultation,” he said.

Members of the public were told the City’s modified LPS5 would reject the increase in blanket density to 9000 by 2050, imposed by the WAPC, and instead propose a scheme that would reduce dwelling density to less than 6000 in existing Subiaco residential areas.

However, Daglish resident Natalie Lee said she was concerned blocks in the southern corner of Daglish were now subject to higher density levels under the proposed modified LPS5.

“In the City’s recommended modifications to LPS5, it has removed density increases to much of the heritage areas of Daglish, which is to be commended,” she said.

“Blocks in our southern corner of Daglish, bordered by Stubbs Terrace and adjoining streets, are recommended to be rezoned R60 and R80, which is significantly higher density than the existing zoning.”

Manager of Planning Services Alexander Petrovski said submissions received from this area did not object to the increased densities which were advertised.