13/08/2012 - 10:34

EPA says yes to Bayonet Head

13/08/2012 - 10:34

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EPA says yes to Bayonet Head

The state’s environmental regulator has given its approval for a 191-hectare urban development at Bayonet Head in Albany.

Environmental Protection Authority chairman Paul Vogel welcomed the proponents’ decision to set aside 63 hectares of the development for conservation purposes.

The development plan was put forward by a consortium of six landowners, including the City of Albany, Cottesloe-registered private company Lowe Pty Ltd and the Department of Housing.

The final subdivision will become home to around 11,000 residents in a mixture of conventional and medium-density residential development.

“The conservation area represents about a third of the entire area assessed,” Dr Vogel said.

“The proponent will implement a conservation management plan for up to 10 years to ensure the long-term health of this area.”

A public appeal period will close August 27, with Environment Minister Bill Marmion to make the final decision.

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