348. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the
Minister for Planning:
In January, more than 950 public
submissions were received by the Shire of Mundaring for SP34, a structure plan
for a proposed development in North Stoneville. The majority of these
submissions were not favourable toward the development.
(1) What was the date
of the change of the land under the metropolitan region scheme from urban
deferred to urban and which agencies were consulted to inform this change?
(2) Given that
the surrounding community was, at the time, recovering from the devastating
Parkerville and Stoneville fires of 2014, in which 57 homes were lost, what
public consultation was undertaken to ensure that the community was aware and
had adequate input in this modification to urban, which allowed the land
developer, Satterley Property Group, to proceed?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The change
was made on 8 November 2016. Consultation was undertaken with the Shire of
Mundaring, the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority, the Department
of Parks and Wildlife, the Department of Environment Regulation, the Water
Corporation, the Department of Water, the Department of Health, the Department
of Fire and Emergency Services, the Department of Transport, Main Roads WA, the
Public Transport Authority and the Department of Education.
(2) The Planning
and Development Act 2005 does not provide for public consultation as part of
the lifting of the urban deferment process. However, the above state government
agencies, including DFES and the Shire of Mundaring, were consulted.