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Banjup Must Be Heard !!


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Posted by Ian Thurston on August 5, 2017 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

What Is Cockburn Up To?

Cockburn’s Vision survey is heavily loaded towards preserving the rural zoning of Jandakot and Treeby. It focuses on environmental considerations only and makes no mention of the needs of the people living in the rural areas.

If members answer the loaded survey questions in the way that Cockburn wants, then Cockburn would very likely say that residents accept that the zoning should not be changed – because that seems to b...

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Cockburn's Information Forum on Rural Jandakot and Treeby

Posted by Ian Thurston on August 5, 2017 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

About 140 people attended Cockburn’s Information Forum on Monday evening, 31 July. There were few under 40 years of age, the demographic for the new residents of urban Treeby, so about 90% (say 125) would have been rural property owners. The BRG Committee applauds your commitment to making your voices heard.

The overwhelming mood of the meeting was that land north of Armadale Road should be rezoned to ‘Urban’ because its rural amenity is being irretrievably eroded by ...

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Treeby District Structure Plan submission

Posted by Ian Thurston on August 5, 2017 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Building on members' comments' the BRG has finalised its submission on the Treeby District Structure Plan (the urban bit!) and has uploaded it to the Cockburn Comment web site. You can see the final submission here.

Treeby Structure Plan and Vision Forum

Posted by Ian Thurston on July 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

On 17 July, Cockburn mailed 1,100 letters to residents of Treeby advising them of an “Information Forum” on 31 July about the Treeby Structure Plan and the Jandakot rural Vision. However, many residents north of Armadale Road will not have received the letter but you can find it here.

Your Committee encourages all memb...

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BRG draft submission on Treeby Structure Plan

Posted by Ian Thurston on July 15, 2017 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The City of Cockburn is seeking public comment on its proposed Treeby District Structure Plan (see here)

The BRG Committee has prepared a draft submission (see here) and seeks members' thoughts upon it by 4 August 2017. Please email any comments to [email protected]

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Jandakot Rural Residents Could be Squeezed Further

Posted by Ian Thurston on January 21, 2017 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Schaffer Corporation that owns Urban Stone on Jandakot Road by Berrigan Drive is applying to the City of Cockburn to clear 26 hectares of banksia bushland for commercial development. They also want to build connector roads into the Jandakot City commercial park from Jandakot Road and from Pilatus Street, as below:

In July 2015, Jandakot residents voted overwhelmingly to press the WA Planning Commissio...

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Harper Road Mobile Phone Mast

Posted by Ian Thurston on January 10, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In December 2016, Optus applied to Cockburn to approve the erection of a 42 metre high mobile phone mast on a property on the U bend of Harper Road in Banjup. Some Banjup residents who want better mobile voice and data service welcomed the application. However, other Banjup residents were strongly opposed to it being built in the beautiful Banjup landscape and affecting their visual amenity.

The BRG Committee extensively researched the Optus proposal in order to ascertain the facts and ...

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Warton Road Sand Mine

Posted by Ian Thurston on January 10, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In August 2016, Hanson Corporation applied to the Environmental Protection Authority for permission to re-open the old sand mine at the corner of Jandakot and Warton Roads. The site has been ‘Bush Forever’ land for over 10 years.

Hanson wants the sand because its own other local sand mines are exhausted and it is having to truck sand from Ellenbrook to its concrete plants in Canning Vale and Kwinana.

Hanson could, of course, buy sand locally from the mines in Wattleup ...

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Richgro Fertilizer Plant

Posted by Ian Thurston on January 10, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In August 2016, the owners of the Richgro fertilizer plant at the end of Acourt Road applied to the City of Cockburn for permission to build 3 more large sheds on their property. This was advertised to neighbours and caused some consternation.

From time to time there is an unpleasant odour arising from the plant and some dust from the plant is alleged to drift over neighbours’ houses. These concerns were raised with the City of Cockburn who performed an environmental audit of the ...

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341 Beenyup Road

Posted by Ian Thurston on January 10, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Work on the talking point of Banjup continues. The 2 storey mansion in Chinese ‘Siheyuan’ style - “a courtyard surrounded by buildings on all four sides” is now roofed and dominates the corner of Beenyup and Coffey. The building will measure 50 metres by 40 metres and occupy almost all of its building envelope It will have 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms with 13 toilets, 5 staircases, and 4 lifts.

Work has started on the second lot at the site. It will be a 4 bedroom, ...

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