Thursday, January 12th, 2012
RESIDENTS have a chance to learn more about the modified plans for the Mandurah Quay development on February 6.

Two public meetings are being held at the Halls Head Bowling and Recreation Club from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm so people can ask questions or seek clarification on any aspects of the plans or planning process.

Mandurah Mayor Paddi Creevey said the meetings were an integral part of keeping the public informed and the City’s commitment to community consultation.

“The intent is for our planning officers to provide an update on the proposal, highlight key modifications made to the advertised plan and provide an opportunity for the community to give feedback,” she said.

“Responses from the community sessions will be collated by officers and included within a report likely to be considered at the March round of committee and council meetings.

“A copy of the latest outline development plan has been sent to residents in preparation for February 6.”

Highlights from the latest plan include:
• Tree-lined park land with low speed and pedestrian priority will be provided on Marina Quay Drive and Conservation Loop.
• Proposed residential buildings with a retirement village focus.
• The building interface with existing residential dwellings will be set at a two-storey maximum.
• Proposed mixed-use buildings with a focus on residential apartments.
• A minimum of 1500sqm combined retail floor space and a maximum of 3000sqm (both in terms of net lettable area).
• All parking will be provided on site.
• 50 short-stay units will be provided before any marina sites are developed.
• The proposed function centre will have a minimum 500sqm gross leasable area.

Approval of the plan is subject to the redevelopment area being rezoned as urban development under Town Planning Scheme 3.

Urban water, mosquito, tree and vegetation retention, foreshore, acid sulfate soils, nutrient and irrigation, landscaping and wildlife protection habitat enhancement management plans will also be supplied, where appropriate.

“Allowing the community to provide feedback at these public meetings allows pertinent issues to be discussed which, in turn, helps to give the council direction on how to best proceed,” Mayor Creevey said.

“It’s a process that allows elected members to consider a variety of opinions from the public.

“The City of Mandurah is dedicated to giving people every opportunity to make their point-of-view known and ensuring they have the most relevant information available.”

Residents wishing to attend the public meetings should RSVP to Donna Hoskins on (08) 9550 3822 or email [email protected], advising which session they would prefer.

The Halls Head Bowling and Recreation Club is at 3 Sticks Boulevard, Erskine.

The latest outline development plan for Mandurah Quay.

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City of Mandurah

Mandurah is one of the most vibrant regional cities in Western Australia. Once a small fishing village that boomed during holiday periods, it now has a thriving population of nearly 67,000. Covering an area of 173.5sqm, Mandurah follows the coast from its northern extremity at Madora to the Ramsar-listed wetland Lake Clifton and Yalgorup National Park 50km to the south.

Always a popular day-trip destination, and more so since the Mandurah train service began in late 2007, the City is also a gateway to the State’s South West Region. Situated on Western Australia’s beautiful coastline about 72km south of Perth, Mandurah prides itself on a mix of inner city and semi-rural living between the Indian Ocean, the expansive waterways of the Peel-Harvey Estuary and the lower reaches of the Serpentine River.

Mandurah has retained its relaxed, holiday atmosphere despite recent rapid growth as a major ‘sea change’ destination in Australia. People come on holiday and then want to stay, which has resulted in Mandurah expanding to offer an exciting mix of residential developments, from family homes and modern apartments within new estates to luxurious homes nestled along numerous canal waterways.

This ‘sea change’ phenomenon has forever changed Mandurah as the city continues to flourish with quality restaurants, shopping centres, and quaint retail outlets emerging from its streetscapes. Creative sustainable planning enables Mandurah to evolve while retaining its close relationship with its magnificent waterways, and ensuring its people have good access to quality health and community services, a range of education and employment opportunities, and fantastic recreational and lifestyle choices.

One of Mandurah’s greatest assets is its diverse and friendly community. Voted twice as WA’s Top Tourism Town, Mandurah welcomes friends and family from around the globe to enjoy its relaxed coastal lifestyle. In fact, the name Mandurah is derived from the Aboriginal word, ‘mandjar’ meaning ‘meeting place’.

Locals and visitors alike swarm to Mandurah for a multitude of annual and special events, such as Crab Fest in mid-March and the Mandurah Boat Show in mid-October. As predicted, the train which travels from the northern suburbs of Perth and underground through Perth city centre to Mandurah has seen an increase in visitor numbers to festivals and events. Mandurah’s rich arts and festival culture also celebrates other spring and summer celebrations, including the annual Little Nippers Maawit Kara Children’s Festival and the Seniors Expo in October and the Stretch Arts and Community Festival in May.

Tourism is a major generator of business opportunities and employment in Mandurah, with proactive education initiatives that have boosted investment opportunities and employment in the hospitality and services industries. Planning is also underway to develop additional economic opportunities to keep pace with the City’s rapid growth as Mandurah’s population could nearly double in size by 2021.

This challenge includes short and long-term planning for a major revitalisation of Mandurah’s city centre and foreshore precincts, better transport linkages to the City’s foreshore, a range of up-market and budget holiday accommodation, and greater tertiary education opportunities at local campuses. Other equally important priorities include the preservation of bushland, waterways, and ‘sense of place’ for Mandurah’s present and future generations.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9550 3727


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