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Question Without Notice No. 348 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 April 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

NORTH STONEVILLE DEVELOPMENT

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?

Hon 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.