THE date for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to make a decision about the amended North Stoneville structure plan 34 has been extended to December 11.
On November 22 last year the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) asked Satterley Property Group to amend the structure plan with the WAPC to reconsider its refusal decision before June 30.
SAT extended this to October 13 when the referral agency comments took longer than expected.
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage said the WAPC would determine the amended structure plan, following a recommendation by the statutory planning committee (SPC).
The SPC will meet on November 30 before the WAPC meets on December 7 to determine the amended structure plan.
The directions hearing listed for November 10 has been shifted to 10.30am on February 2.
In May this year the Shire of Mundaring resolved to recommend the WAPC reject the modified SP 34.
An officer’s report said measures taken to revise SP 34 were acknowledged, including a reduction in lots, a preparedness to upgrade intersections early and the dedication of additional conservation land.
“But the revised SP 34 continued to fail to coordinate transport infrastructure,’’ the officer’s report said.
“Further, when SP 34 is adjusted to better align with bushfire requirements, the further away it moves from meeting contemporary biodiversity outcomes.’’
In May, Swan councillors voted unanimously to advise the WAPC the amended SP 34 could not be supported because the application did not provide any confirmation that the city would not be required to contribute towards roads, infrastructure or other upgrades required within the city’s municipal jurisdiction for the development to proceed.
In April, the bushfire simulation modelling carried out for the amended North Stoneville structure plan Part 3B attracted support from the leader of the CSIRO bushfire behaviour and risks team with Dr Andrew Sullivan saying the company behind the bushfire modelling report had gone to great lengths to make it as bullet-proof as they could.
The WAPC first rejected Satterley’s SP 34, which proposed a new town site in the Perth Hills, on July 14, 2020.