SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 27AUGUST
To our Hills Community,
What a night!
1200 of you were there to see history being made in the hills!
Our team cannot thank you enough for your support. As a community, you never disappoint!
Having the councillors vote unanimously to REJECT SP34 due to multiple issues - was an amazing outcome, which we can all be proud of. Our councillors displayed diligent, prudent and responsible decision making. And we are so thankful that they listened to our community!
For those who haven’t seen it, you can view last night’s Today Tonight episode at this link. Head to 4:50 mark to see the live cross to the meeting last night! They will do a follow up tonight.
We will now campaign at a state level, as the ultimate decision lies with the West Australian Planning Commission.
Stay tuned for information on what YOU can do to help!
Save Perth Hills Team
Shire Media Release - Structure Plan 34 Recommended for Refusal
Shire of Mundaring Council last night voted to recommend refusal of the proposed North Stoneville Townsite Structure Plan 34 (SP34) at a Special Council Meeting.
A motion to recommend refusal of SP34 included reasons such as traffic management, bushfire risks, environmental damage and a lack of public transport to the proposed area.
Shire President Cr John Daw said the proposal would now be considered by the WAPC, the authority responsible for determining the outcome of the development.
"Council trusts that the planning commission will seriously consider out recommendation and make a decision in the best interests of our community," he said.
"Of particular concern and a linchpin reason for refusal is the inability of the traffic network to cope with such a large volume increase in traffic which would compromise community and bushfire safety."
Matthew Hughes Member for Kalamunda
I obtained leave from Parliament to attend the Mundaring Shire Council meeting last night for the debate and Council recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) regarding the North Stoneville Structure Plan 34. Over 1000 people opposed to the structure plan attend the meeting that had to be held in the Mundaring Arena. The Council unanimously recommended that the WAPC not approve SP34 on a number of significant planning grounds and in the knowledge that the nature and scale of the development is not appropriate. It is to be hoped that the WAPC, which is the decision making body, heeds the view of the Council and the community it represents. The Anglican Church and the Anglican Trustees should seriously reconsider their position on this matter. My view is that the processes that have brought the owner of the land and the developer to this position point to how outdated and outmoded the statutory planning processes are. Urgent change is needed.