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  • Save Perth Hills Inc

Many of you have been asking who owns the North Stoneville site and wondering why the land-owner isn’t part of the conversation...

Save Perth Hills wonders the same thing.

The 555-hectare site is owned by the Anglican Church.

Save Perth Hills has approached the Anglican Church through the Anglican Diocesan Board of Trustees, on three separate occasions, to discuss the future of North Stoneville. The Church’s proposal, to develop a suburban housing estate for more than 4000 people, we believe, is a grave threat to the Perth Hills’ community and the regional environment.

If the proposal proceeds as planned, the area, which is bigger than Kings Park, would be converted to a high-density suburb in a joint venture with Satterley Property Development.

So far, however, church leaders have declined to comment to us on the project, referring all questions to Satterley, one of Australia’s wealthiest property developers. Satterley has been reluctant to engage in any meaningful consultation with the local community.

Our biggest question – why would the Anglican Church support a proposal that potentially threatens the lives of local residents in one of Australia’s most bushfire-prone localities?

And we don’t believe it’s OK for the joint venturers to clear more than 165 hectares of trees and bush, along with the long-established homes of native wildlife in the heart of Hills’ country.

Despite THREE attempts, we haven’t been able to get any meaningful response from the Anglican Diocesan Board of Trustees.

But we’ll keep trying...

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  • Save Perth Hills Inc

Dear Nigel and your ‘Friendly Satterley team’,

While you’re all celebrating WA Day, and planning to build a subdivision in one of Australia’s most fire prone regions, we in the Hills are battling bushfires - in winter...

The WA Bureau of Metrology has confirmed Perth experienced the driest May in 50 years – with continuing unseasonally dry and fire dangerous conditions.

Understandably, Mundaring Shire – and several neighbouring Shires, have EXTENDED Fire Restriction Bans to June 14.

Emergency WA’s long weekend incident list shows multiple fires in Parkerville, Mt Helena, Chidlow, Gidgegannup and yes, Stoneville. This morning there was a fire, just down the road from the planned subdivision.

So Nigel, Save Perth Hills will continue to fight your proposed North Stoneville townsite which is now in a region experiencing an almost year-round fire risk.

We will continue to seek support from our Local MP Matthew Hughes Member for Kalamunda and Ken Wyatt, and we’ll continue to put our case to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti MLA, Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan MLA and Minister for Local Government David Templeman MLA

With Satterley’s relentless push to introduce thousands of suburban homes and thousands more vulnerable people into ***Australia’s 5th highest fire risk Shire***, you clearly do not – or refuse to, understand or respect the increasing environmental and climatic challenges and the life-threatening risks they pose - to us all.

Urbanising Perth Hills is dangerous and destructive.

How many more times do we have to tell you -

NO NIGEL NO. We don’t want a North Stoneville townsite!

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  • Save Perth Hills Inc

Why are we seeing bushfire alerts in late-May for the Perth Hills? It’s nearly winter!

This one was in Mount Helena close to SP-77.

Rita Saffioti MLA - Why did you give this development the green light? We’re all still gobsmacked that you went AGAINST DFES advice...

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