Community Update: 27 September 2017

Published on 27 September 2017

The City of Kalamunda last night reaffirmed its commitment to working with the developer and community to find a solution.

Mayor Andrew Waddell reiterated the Councils position confirming City staff have also spoken with the developer who advised they were open to considering alternative solutions.

“We are calling on the developer to enter into negotiations with adjoining land owners.”

“We are also inviting the developer to meet with staff to discuss potential solutions, and to submit a revised Development Application if they have any other access options they would like considered.”

Last night, during urgent business approved by the presiding member or by discussion council unanimously passed a motion in relation to Lot 36 Welshpool Road that Council:

  1. Request the CEO to continue negotiation with the Main Roads and the Applicant, of the proposed development at Lot 36 Welshpool Road, to seek an alternative option to those outlined in Condition n) of City of Kalamunda Planning Approval (OCM 184/2016) of November 2016.
  2. Encourage the applicant to resubmit a development application for Council consideration.
  3. Require the CEO to forbid any employee or staff member of the City of Kalamunda from removing, or assisting in the removal, or entering into a contract for the removal of any lemon scented gum trees in front of or adjacent to Lot 36 Welshpool Road other than for an emergency, or as subsequently approved in writing by the City.

The motion followed numerous questions form community and a deputation relating to the trees.

The City will continue to keep Community members updated regarding progress on the issue.

Media Release link: http://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/Media-Releases/September-2017/Welshpool-Rd-East-Gum-Trees-update27-9
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