|Posted by Ian Thurston on January 21, 2017 at 9:50 PM|
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 Commission through its [email protected] framework to rezone to ‘Urban’ the whole north Jandakot and north Banjup area. This would release landowners from the planning blight that is squeezing the rural properties between the airport commercial park and the residential areas of Calleya / Treeby. These are the areas affected:
After 18 months, no response has been published by the WAPC. The BRG had hoped that by mid-January 2017 the WAPC would have seen the merit in our case and rezoned as we had argued, in which case all landowners, including Schaffer, would have an equal opportunity to develop their land.
In the absence of a decision, the BRG made a submission to the City of Cockburn to the effect that either all landowners are permitted to develop their land or none are. You can download our submission here.
The BRG welcomes all residents’ comments on the draft. You can reach us at [email protected]