Welshpool Road East: Gum Trees (Wattle Grove)

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Gum Trees located on Welshpool Road East

Background

On 10 June 2015, the Minister for Planning approved Scheme Amendment No. 61 which included the additional use of Place of Worship under Schedule 2 of the Scheme. The additional use is conditional on the applicant/landowner preparing and implementing a traffic management plan.

The subject site has frontage of 115m to Welshpool Rd East. The surrounding area is zoned Special Rural and Rural Composite. The lot and neighbouring lots are currently vacant.

In response to a number of community enquiries, the City of Kalamunda can confirm a Development Application for a proposed place of worship (church) was granted planning approval by Council in November 2016.

The land at Lot 36 (831) is owned by St Peters Jacobite Syrian Church Perth Inc.

Council also approved several conditions to be imposed on the development site. Many of the conditions relate to lighting, bushfire management, vegetation and landscaping, road modifications, parking and required building permits.

The application was advertised for 28 days with letters sent to adjoining property owners.

The application was also sent to the Department of Planning, Main Roads and the Public Transport Authority. Nine submissions were received.

Tree removal arising from the development is necessary to ensure the safety of vehicles on Welshpool Road East.

A number of options were investigated to try to prevent the removal of the trees, however the road safety was considered a higher priority.

Background

On 10 June 2015, the Minister for Planning approved Scheme Amendment No. 61 which included the additional use of Place of Worship under Schedule 2 of the Scheme. The additional use is conditional on the applicant/landowner preparing and implementing a traffic management plan.

The subject site has frontage of 115m to Welshpool Rd East. The surrounding area is zoned Special Rural and Rural Composite. The lot and neighbouring lots are currently vacant.

In response to a number of community enquiries, the City of Kalamunda can confirm a Development Application for a proposed place of worship (church) was granted planning approval by Council in November 2016.

The land at Lot 36 (831) is owned by St Peters Jacobite Syrian Church Perth Inc.

Council also approved several conditions to be imposed on the development site. Many of the conditions relate to lighting, bushfire management, vegetation and landscaping, road modifications, parking and required building permits.

The application was advertised for 28 days with letters sent to adjoining property owners.

The application was also sent to the Department of Planning, Main Roads and the Public Transport Authority. Nine submissions were received.

Tree removal arising from the development is necessary to ensure the safety of vehicles on Welshpool Road East.

A number of options were investigated to try to prevent the removal of the trees, however the road safety was considered a higher priority.

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