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Representing rural residents in Banjup, Jandakot, and Treeby


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Second Runway for Perth Airport

Posted by Ian Thurston on June 14, 2018 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Notice of Major Development Plan

A notice of public consultation about a proposed second runway for Perth Airport was delivered to post boxes in Banjup in the week of 11 June 2018; you can download a copy here.  Public comment on the proposal closes on 24 August 2018.

The second runway will run 2 km east of and par...

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More traffic calming needed on Liddelow Road

Posted by Ian Thurston on April 7, 2018 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The BRG has requested Cockburn east ward councillors to allocate funds in 2018/19 to implement the further traffic calming measures on Liddelow Road envisaged nearly 3 years ago when Council reclassified Liddelow as a “local distributor road”.

Main Roads WA is currently upgrading Armadale Road and constructing a roundabout at the intersection with Liddelow Road. Banjup residents are very concerned that the roundabout will facilitate a substantial increase Liddelow Road’...

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Protect Banjup's Rural Amenity

Posted by Ian Thurston on April 7, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On 29 March, the BRG wrote to Cockburn Councillors and officer to express residents' concerns that ad hoc planning could prejudice Banjup’s rural amenity and that the locality could become like the rural lands of Jandakot and Treeby, squeezed on all sides by urban and commercial developments and sliced through by a 4 lane highway.


The BRG has requested Council adopt and implement specific planning and operational policies to protect and preserve the rural amenit...

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Jandakot and Treeby set for 'Planning Investigation'

Posted by Ian Thurston on April 7, 2018 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The release on 23 March of the [email protected] plans is good news for the landowners of rural Jandakot and Treeby. The map included in the “South Metropolitan Peel sub-regional planning framework” (download https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/dop_pub_pdf/South_Metro_Peel_Sub_Region_March2018_1.pdf" target="_blank">here ) indicates that Jandakot and Treeby will be subject to “Planning Investigation”. This looks like the first step in the WA Plann...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.