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Question On Notice No. 2095 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 April 2019 by Hon Diane Evers

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Planning
Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

(1) I refer to the City of Albany's amendment to its Local Planning Scheme in 2014 when a number of 'motel' zoned lots were rezoned to 'residential', and I ask:
(a) is a council required to consult with landowners when zoning changes occur;
(b) if no to (a), why not;
(c) if yes to (a), does the Western Australia Planning Commission (WAPC) confirm that the council has consulted with landowners when reviewing proposed amendments;
(d) is the Minister aware that in this instance a number of properties zoned 'motel' were rezoned to residential;
(e) does the WAPC confirm if any value losses occur to properties when reviewing zoning amendments; and
(f) if no to (e), why not?
(2) The City of Albany has since stated that property previously zoned motel and changed to residential is now likely to be rezoned to 'tourism' in the next review, does this category enable the same level of development as the former 'motel' zoning?
(3) Will the Minister consider expediting the consideration of this amendment given that effected landowners are now unable to continue with the planning and development of their property as accommodation facilities until the zoning is rectified?

Answered on 11 June 2019

(1)

(a) Yes

(b) Not applicable

(c) The draft City of Albany Local Planning Scheme No.1 was advertised between 3 April and 3 August 2012.

(d)-(e) No

(f) There is no requirement to do so in the Planning and Development Act 2005.

(2) A review of City of Albany Local Planning Scheme No. 1 has not commenced.

(3) There is no current amendment proposal nor scheme review for the Minister to consider.