Council supports Rural Residential Subdivision at North Parkerville

Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2024 at 10:19:38 AM

Shire of Mundaring Council unanimously supported a Rural Residential subdivision application at Lot 9503 Lake Valley Terrace, in Parkerville, acknowledging that the proposal represented a lower-density development outcome for the North Parkerville townsite.

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 March, Council supported a rural residential subdivision and requested the applicant and Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage continue consultation with the Shire of Mundaring to ensure a better balance between bushfire risk management, biodiversity conservation and landscape amenity and contribute to the upgrade of local roads outside of the subdivision area.

Shire President Paige McNeil said the Shire is committed to responsible and sustainable planning and development.

“One of our greatest challenges is to achieve a balance between biodiversity conservation, bushfire risk management and amenity. This plan goes a long way to achieving that balance and the Shire will continue to collaborate with the applicant to ensure the best outcomes for our community and our environment,” she said.

“Council also has an expectation that any development application within the Shire of Mundaring that requires forest clearing, be self-referred to the Environmental Protection Authority,”

“Council is confident that this subdivision provides a more appropriate development outcome compared to the original urban style Structure Plan 33.”

Council also requested the applicant to concurrently rezone the subject area from 'Urban Deferred' to 'Rural' under the Metropolitan Region Scheme and from 'Development' to 'Rural Residential' under Local Planning Scheme No.4.

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