" />


Rural Residents Must Be Heard !!


view:  full / summary

Cockburn officers reject rezoning

Posted by Ian Thurston on October 6, 2017 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Cockburn officers have recommended to Council not to seek rezoning of rural Jandakot and Treeby.

They recommend that Council:

(1) emphasise a vision to retain the rural areas of Jandakot and Treeby (outside the Treeby District Structure Plan area) through actions to restore rural amenity levels;

(2) communicate its decision to affected rural resource landowners, and explain key reasons for this decision including needing to balance the significant strategic and e...

Read Full Post »

Protect or Not Banjup's Rural Amenity

Posted by Ian Thurston on September 27, 2017 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

At the general meeting of 10 September, members reflected on the loss of rural amenity in Jandakot and Treeby and what the implications might be for Banjup south of Armadale Road. We noted that urbanization is pressing on Banjup on all sides and we could be white anted by developers until not much of our rural amenity is left.

Banjup residents could embrace urbanization and actively seek rezoning or we could actively protect our rural amenity. Your Committee is seeking all members̵...

Read Full Post »

Vision document supported by 84 rural landowners

Posted by Ian Thurston on August 19, 2017 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The BRG Committee thanks the many of you who responded so constructively to our first draft of the Vision for rural Jandakot and Treeby. None of the 84 rural residents north of Armadale we consulted say that they do not want the land rezoned.

We have used all of your comments in our final draft, (download here), that we hope that you will be able to support. P...

Read Full Post »


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...

Read Full Post »

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 ...

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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]

Read Full Post »

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...

Read Full Post »

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 ...

Read Full Post »