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Feedback sought on new standards for infill

Feedback sought on new standards for infill

THE City of Joondalup is seeking community feedback on proposed new development standards for infill.

The City has 10 infill areas, known as housing opportunity areas, that have previously been identified and approved by the City and State Government as appropriate areas for increased residential density because of their proximity to train stations, high frequency bus routes and activity centres.

However, many residents have raised concerned about the developments being proposed in these areas, including apartment buildings, and have called on the City to review how infill is managed.

The proposals include restrictions on the number of multiple dwellings (apartments), new standards for landscaping and trees, car parking and setbacks from property boundaries, and other development standards that aim to better manage the impact of infill development.

The draft new development standards have been included in two separate documents: a draft Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy and an amendment to the City’s planning scheme (Scheme Amendment 5).

The documents do not propose to change the boundaries of the housing opportunity areas or the density codes.

The draft new development standards will replace the standards of the City’s existing Residential Development Local Planning Policy that currently apply to housing opportunity areas.

Therefore this policy will also need to be amended to delete those standards.

A community information session will be held from 10am and 2pm on Saturday, December 7, at the Joondalup Reception Centre.

Submissions on the documents can be made via an online form at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au, by emailing [email protected] or by post to PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919 until January 16.

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