12/12/2007 - 08:37

Gov't to release 700ha in Perth's south for housing

12/12/2007 - 08:37

Bookmark

Save articles for future reference.

More than 700 hectares of land in Perth's southern suburbs has been rezoned for residential development, creating new opportunities for housing near the Perth-Mandurah Railway.

More than 700 hectares of land in Perth's southern suburbs has been rezoned for residential development, creating new opportunities for housing near the Perth-Mandurah Railway.

Planning and infrastructure minister Alannah MacTiernan said up to 9,000 houses could be built on four parcels of land at Anketell, Casuarina, Wandi and Wellard.

Amendments to the Metropolitan Region Scheme which transferred the land from rural to urban deferred zoning, passed through Parliament last week.

"The start of services on the Perth-Mandurah Railway will create even greater demand for homes in the southern suburbs, and this rezoning significantly increases land available for housing," Ms MacTiernan said.

"It will also give landholders the confidence to invest in more detailed structure planning and design of subdivisions.

"The land, which is on the eastern side of Kwinana Freeway, will have good access to key transport infrastructure."

The Minister said amendments were based on the Jandakot Structure Plan, which outlined future development areas and the management of key environmental issues

They were advertised for public comment between June and September 2006 and attracted 71 submissions, a majority of which were in favour of the changes.

"Before this land can be subdivided, there will be detailed planning for drainage and water management strategies, protection of conservation category wetlands, a review of acid sulphate soils and vegetation assessments," she said.

"If these requirements are met, development on some of the land could begin as early as 2009."

 

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

Subscription Options