NORTH STONEVILLE- ISSUES

The proposed North Stoneville development resulted in 950 submissions being made to Mundaring Shire, the overwhelming majority of them against the development.

This page details the main concerns identified by the community.

FIRE RISK

With 6,000 - 7,000 new residents to the Perth Hills through North Stoneville and a 2nd Parkerville development, the impact this will have on evacuation in the event of a catastrophic fire event is very real. 

 

Our Perth Hills community has experienced a major fire event every 3-4 years in the past 10 years. Not only will this impact the residents in this new development where there are lot sizes of as little as 350sqm or smaller, but the impact of these people trying to evacuate through existing roads such as Roland and Stoneville is of great concern.

 

11,200 vehicle movements are estimated from the North Stoneville Development alone, and this is projected to be double by 2035.

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HILLS LIFESTYLE

With block sizes of 350sqm or smaller - is this what the Perth Hills is about?

 

Is there a demand for this type of housing and land sizes when previous developments such as Hidden Valley Estate have vacant blocks more than 10 years on?

 

Proposed Lot sizes of North Stoneville:

50 Lots - 350sqm or smaller

200 Lots - 350sm - 800sqm

1,100 Lots - 800sqm - 2000sqm

34 lots - 1.0ha

36 lots - 2.0ha

With only 70 blocks of 1.0 ha or larger and the new building regulations for bushfire risk building, a significant amount of clearing will be done. Why live in the hills if you remove all the trees?

NO ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT

“No public transport was modelled resulting in a more robust vehicular-based transport model.

It is reasonable to assume that there will be limited potential for a public transport service to be introduced to the subject locality in the foreseeable future”

Ref: Transcore – Revised Transport Impact Assessment

 

No public transport will increase the need for additional vehicles on our roads.

IMPACT ON WILDLIFE AND NATURAL HABITAT

This land needs to be cleared to make way for the proposed development.

 

What happens to our endangered flora and fauna? 

 

There are also threatened bird species such as the Peregrine Falcon, Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Carnaby's Black Cockatoo and Baudin's Black Cockatoo.

There are also mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the shire such as bandicoots, kangaroos, echidnas, possums, bobtail lizards and a plethora of frogs.  

 

The Darling Range contains some rare and endangered plant species.

 

Once it's gone... it's gone,

'Where will they go?': Hills residents fear for wildlife in wake of subdivision plans

This WAtoday article provides a great summary of our concerns for wildlife in the area.