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QUESTION: What are you doing at 6:30pm this Monday 12th August?

BEST ANSWER: Attending the Special Electors meeting at the Shire of Mundaring regarding North Stoneville (SP34). 6:30 pm Monday 12th August at the Shire Offices

WHY ATTEND 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️??? To demonstrate to our elected local government members and to anyone watching, that the collective community says NO WAY to urban sprawl in the Perth Hills.

We need lots of people to turn up to convince the Shire that traffic is only one of the many reasons why they should say NO to North Stoneville!

We had the numbers for the submissions,

We had the numbers at the rally and the community meeting.

Will you be one of our numbers on the 12th?

See you there!


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By Claire Ottaviano

IN a move that has both shocked and pleased Perth Hills residents, Shire of Mundaring staff have recommended rejecting the proposed North Stoneville development.

The Shire report, which will be considered at a special council meeting on Tuesday, August 27, recommends refusal of Structure Plan 34 (SP34) because traffic growth would put pressure on the existing road network and become a risk to community safety.

Based on a traffic impact assessment and community feedback, Shire officers said there was uncertainty the road network could safely accommodate the additional 4000 residents expected under the plan.

In its submission, Main Roads WA also said Great Eastern Highway did not have the capacity to accommodate the volumes of traffic expected.

Save Perth Hills secretary Paige McNeil said it was a common sense decision.

“The roads cannot handle the increase, the recommendation is very good news,” she said.

“We’re very pleased the Shire was prudent and diligent in their investigations as far as traffic goes.”

Of 957 public submissions, 86 per cent objected and only 2 per cent were in support of SP34, with the remainder giving mixed opinions or providing advice only.

Comments in objection mainly related to traffic impact, residential density, bushfire risk, environmental destruction, amenity and lifestyle and increased crime.

These issues and more are expected to be raised at a special electors’ meeting this coming Monday, August 12 at 6.30pm.

In anticipation of community interest, the Shire will hold the meeting in the civic area – with a capacity for 100 people – adjoining the Council chamber to allow for a larger audience.

The meeting will also be broadcast through a sound system so the expected overflow of attendees outside the room can listen to the meeting.

Ten deputations had already been submitted when Echo News went to print on Wednesday.

In a statement released on Wednesday the Shire said the applicant, Satterley Property Group, needed to further investigate traffic improvements.

Satterley WA operations general manager Brendan Gorringe said Satterley recieved the report and recommendations on SP34 on Wednesday.

“We will now undertake a thorough review of the officer’s report and associated recommendations, which are due to be considered at a special council meeting later this month,” he said.

“It would be premature for Satterley to comment further until the report and the recommendations have been considered by the Council.

“Satterley has always followed proper planning and statutory processes.”

The full council report on SP34 is available on the City’s website at www.munda ring.wa.gov.au





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The Shire report was released today ahead of the Council Meeting this month (August 27th). It raises concerns over increased traffic on existing roads, stating it is 'inconsistent with orderly and proper planning.'

This report is presented to councillors to help them make a decision regarding SP34 (North Stoneville).

We have MANY more concerns regarding North Stoneville, as does our hills community!

NEXT STEP:

WE NEED YOU!

If you'd like to be heard as a community BEFORE the councillors vote on North Stoneville, please attend the SPECIAL ELECTORS MEETING this Monday August 12. (6:30pm Shire Office Civic Room - 7000 Great Eastern Way, Mundaring)

This is our LAST chance to come together as a community to show the Shire how we feel about this proposed development.

SEE YOU THERE!

Check out the Shire report (link below).

SUMMARY (from report) states:

After assessing these and other factors against relevant legislation, policies, guidelines and agency advice, this report finds that SP34 is generally compliant with the relevant parts of the planning framework and is capable of approval. However, the Shire’s assessment of the traffic generated by the proposed development confirms it would exacerbate road network capacity constraints, compromising public safety. In the absence of a coordinated solution to regional, district and local network issues, it would be inconsistent with orderly and proper planning to support SP34 as proposed.

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