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Good news for City residents as Local Housing Strategy amendment approved

Published Friday, 29th April 2016

Residents in City of Wanneroo will have greater housing choices following the Minister for Planning’s approval to implement part of the City’s Local Housing Strategy, announced Mayor Tracey Roberts

“The recoding is good news for both current and future residents,” Mayor Roberts said.

Minister for Planning Donna Faragher has approved Amendment No.119 to the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2 which will increase residential density in parts of Wanneroo and throughout Girrawheen and Koondoola.

Land in the amendment area currently classed as R20 (20 dwellings per hectare) will be classed as R20/R40 (40 dwellings per hectare) subject to infrastructure capacity such as water and sewer, and vehicle access.

Some areas may be recoded to R20/R60 based on their proximity to activity centres.

Mayor Roberts said the recoding was the culmination of six years of work and negotiations with organisations including the Western Australian Planning Commission, the Water Corporation and Main Roads.

“The City’s current population of 195,000 and the recoding will significantly increase potential housing supply and infill development meaning greater housing choices for our residents,” she said.

Should residents have questions about how their land may be affected by the amendment, should contact the Council’s City Growth team on 9405 5000.

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