Council Agenda

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

7.00pm, 29 May, 2012

Civic Chambers

Dundebar Road, Wanneroo


 

Public Question & Statement Time

 

Council allows a minimum of 15 minutes for public questions and statements at each Council Meeting.  If there are not sufficient questions to fill the allocated time, the person presiding will move on to the next item.  If there are more questions than can be dealt with in the 15 minutes allotted, the person presiding will determine whether to extend question time.

 

Protocols

 

During the meeting, no member of the public may interrupt the meeting’s proceedings or enter into conversation.  Each person seeking to ask questions during public question time may address the Council for a maximum of 3 minutes each. 

 

A register of person’s wishing to ask a question/s at the Council Meeting is located at the main reception desk outside of the Chamber on the night.  However, members of the public wishing to submit written questions are requested to lodge them with the Chief Executive Officer at least 30 hours prior to the start of the meeting i.e. noon on the previous day.

 

The person presiding will control public question time and ensure that each person wishing to ask a question is given a fair and equal opportunity to do so.  A person wishing to ask a question should state his or her name and address before asking the question.  If the question relates to an item on the agenda, the item number should also be stated.

 

The following general rules apply to question and statement time:

·                Questions should only relate to the business of the council and should not be a statement or personal opinion.

·                Only questions relating to matters affecting Council will be considered at an ordinary meeting, and at a special meeting only questions that relate to the purpose of the meeting will be considered.  Questions may be taken on notice and responded to after the meeting.

·                Questions may not be directed at specific members of council or employees.

·                Questions & statements are not to be framed in such a way as to reflect adversely on a particular Elected Member or Officer.

·                The first priority will be given to persons who are asking questions relating to items on the current meeting agenda.

·                The second priority will be given to public statements.  Only statements regarding items on the agenda under consideration will be heard.

 

Deputations

 

The Mayor and Councillors will conduct an informal session on the same day as the meeting of the Council at the Civic Centre, Wanneroo, commencing at 6.00pm where members of the public may, by appointment, present deputations relating to items on the current agenda. If you wish to present a deputation please submit your request for a deputation in writing, at least three clear business days prior to the meeting addressed to the Chief Executive Officer or fax through to Governance on 9405 5097.  A request for a deputation must be received by Governance by 12 noon on the Friday before the Council Meeting.

·                Deputation requests must relate to items on the current agenda.

·                A deputation is not to exceed 3 persons in number and only those persons may address the meeting.

·                Members of a deputation are collectively to have a maximum of 10 minutes to address the meeting, unless an extension of time is granted by the Council.

 

Please ensure that mobile phones are switched off before entering the Council Chamber.  Any queries on this agenda, please contact Governance on 9405 5027 or 9405 5018.


Recording of Council Meetings Policy

 

 

Objective

 

·         To ensure that there is a process in place to outline access to the recorded proceedings of Council.

 

·         To emphasise that the reason for recording of Council Meetings is to ensure the accuracy of Council Minutes and that any reproduction is for the sole purpose of Council business.

 

Statement

 

Recording of Proceedings

 

(1)     Proceedings for meetings of the Council, Electors, and Public Question Time during Council Briefing Sessions shall be recorded by the City on sound recording equipment, except in the case of meetings of the Council where the Council closes the meeting to the public. 

 

(2)     Notwithstanding subclause (1), proceedings of a meeting of the Council which is closed to the public shall be recorded where the Council resolves to do so.

 

(3)     No member of the public is to use any electronic, visual or vocal recording device or instrument to record the proceedings of the Council or a committee without the written permission of the Council.

 

Access to Recordings

 

(4)     Members of the public may purchase a copy of recorded proceedings or alternatively listen to recorded proceedings with the supervision of a City Officer.  Costs of providing recorded proceedings to members of the public will be the cost of the recording plus staff time to make the copy of the proceedings. The cost of supervised listening to recorded proceedings will be the cost of the staff time. The cost of staff time will be set in the City's schedule of fees and charges each year.

 

(5)     Elected Members may request a recording of the Council proceedings at no charge.  However, no transcript will be produced without the approval of the Chief Executive Officer.  All Elected Members are to be notified when recordings are requested by individual Members.

 

Retention of Recordings

 

(6)     Recordings pertaining to the proceedings of Council Meetings shall be retained in accordance with the State Records Act 2000.

 

Disclosure of Policy

 

(7)     This policy shall be printed within the agenda of all Council, Special Council, Electors and Special Electors meetings to advise the public that the proceedings of the meeting are recorded.


 

 

Notice is given that the next Ordinary Council Meeting will be held at the Civic Chambers

Dundebar Road, Wanneroo on Tuesday 29 May, 2012 commencing at 7.00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

D Simms

Chief Executive Officer

24 May, 2012

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

Item  1_____ Attendances

Item  2_____ Apologies and Leave of Absence

Item  3_____ Public Question Time

PQ03-05/12     Mr D Morley, Valley Views Drive, Landsdale

Item  4_____ Confirmation of Minutes

OC02-05/12     Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 1 May 2012

Item  5_____ Announcements by the Mayor without Discussion

Item  6_____ Questions from Elected Members

Item  7_____ Petitions

New Petitions Received

Update on Petitions

PT01-05/12      Objecting to Construction of Two Metres Wide Footpath - Palm Corner, Quinns Rocks

PT02-05/12      Requesting Withdrawal of Infringements - Anthony Waring Park

PT05-08/11      Opposition to Proposed Location of Mobile Phone Towers at 6 Jindalee Boulevard, Jindalee

PT03-05/12      Requesting Airconditioning - Warradale Community Centre

Item  8_____ Reports

Community Development

Capacity Building

CD03-05/12     Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2014


 

Infrastructure

Traffic Management

IN01-05/12       Regents Estates - Backshall Place, Wanneroo - Partial Road Closure at Intersection with Ocean Reef Road

IN02-05/12       Road Safety Audit - Highclere Boulevard/Marangaroo Drive, Marangaroo

Asset Management

IN03-05/12       Light Vehicle Fleet Policy

Infrastructure Projects

IN04-05/12       Community Consultation - Queenscliff Park Beach Access Upgrade, Quinns Rocks

Other Matters

IN05-05/12       PT01-05/12 - Construction of Two Metre Wide Footpath - Palm Corner Quinns Rocks

IN06-05/12       Community Consultation - Broadview Park, Landsdale - Proposed Relocation of Gazebo, Pathway and Limestone Walls

IN07-05/12       Concept Plans for the Renewal and Hydrozoning of the Irrigation Systems at Paloma Park, Marangaroo and Shelvock Park, Koondoola

IN08-05/12       Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement in Wanneroo Townsite - Consideration of Western Australian Government Grant

Planning and Sustainability

Policies and Studies

PS05-05/12      Draft Local Planning Policy 3.2:  Activity Centres

PS06-05/12      Local Planning Policy 5.3: East Wanneroo

PS07-05/12      Approval of Expenditure for the Sustainability Investment Fund

PS08-05/12      State Planning Policy No. 2.6 State Coastal Planning Policy

Town Planning Schemes & Structure Plans

PS09-05/12      Proposed Amendment No. 75 to District Planning Scheme No. 2 - Rezoning of Lot 54 (144) Emerald Drive, Carabooda

PS10-05/12      Agreement of South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72

Development Applications

PS11-05/12      Temporary Sales Office (and associated car park and access) at Lot 9504 Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park

PS12-05/12      Proposed Commercial Development at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping

PS13-05/12      Development Application for Bulk Earthworks at Lot 602 (250) Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep (DA2012/139)

Other Matters

PS14-05/12      Draft Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2012 - 2021


 

City Businesses

Regulatory Services

CB03-05/12     Service Level Agreement - Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc.

Property

CB04-05/12     Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc - Extension of Lease over portion of Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall

CB05-05/12     Amendment to Existing Report: Acquisition of Land, Portion of Lot 51 Mary Street, Pearsall

Other Matters

CB06-05/12     Appointment of Delegate to the Mindarie Regional Council

Corporate Strategy & Performance

Finance

CS07-05/12     Warrant of Payments for the Period to 30 April 2012

CS08-05/12     Financial Activity Statement for the Period Ended 31 March 2012

Governance

CS09-05/12     City of Wanneroo Ward Boundary Review

CS10-05/12     Donations to be Considered by Council - May/June 2012

CS11-05/12     Local Government Reform - Findings

CS12-05/12     Motor Vehicle Agreement between the City of Wanneroo and the Mayor, Tracey Roberts JP.

Other Matters

CS13-05/12     Software Asset Management Policy

Chief Executive Office

Item  9_____ Motions on Notice

MN01-05/12    Cr Rudi Steffens – Night Time Closure - Public Toilet Rosslare Park, Mindarie

Item  10____ Urgent Business

Item  11____ Confidential

CR04-05/12     Proposed Commercial Development - Lot 1061 (2) Captiva Approach, Butler - DA2011/799

CR05-05/12     Amendment No. 12 to Agreed Structure Plan No. 3

CR06-05/12     Acquisition of Portion of Lot 9001 Lenore Road, Wanneroo and Lot 4 Mary Street, Wanneroo

Item  12____ Date of Next Meeting

Item  13____ Closure

 


Agenda

 

Good evening Councillors, staff, ladies and gentlemen, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and I invite you to bow your head in prayer:

 

Lord

 

We ask for your blessing upon our City, our community and our Council.  Guide us in our decision making to act fairly, without fear or favour and with compassion, integrity and honesty.  May we show true leadership, be inclusive of all, and guide the City of Wanneroo to a prosperous future that all may share.  We ask this in your name.

 

Amen

Item  1      Attendances

Item  2      Apologies and Leave of Absence

Cr Bob Smithson           Leave of Absence 7 May to 26 July inclusive

 

Recommendation

That Cr Dot Newton be granted a leave of absence for the period 30 May to 24 June inclusive.

Item  3      Public Question Time

Public Questions received in writing prior to Council Meeting

Closure of Gnangara Road

 

Why was Gnangara Road west from Priest Road closed?

 

Response by Director Infrastructure

Gnangara Road (old alignment) was closed west of Priest Road in accordance with the East Wanneroo Structure Plan for the area, with Gnangara Road realigned and connected to link in with the new Ocean Reef Road/Sydney Road traffic signal controlled intersection.  Gnangara Road then heads south at this interception and reconnects to its original alignment at a new roundabout intersection with Mirrabooka Avenue (formerly Madeley Street).  The section of Gnangara Road closed west of Priest Road will form part of the local road network as subdivisional development immediately to the north of this section of road advances.

 

This revised road layout is in keeping with the arterial road network outlined as part of the overall structure planning for the East Wanneroo area and further provides a direct east/west regional link from the City of Wanneroo to the City of Swan in the east and the City of Joondalup (Marmion Avenue and the Mitchell Freeway) in the west.

Item  4      Confirmation of Minutes

OC02-05/12       Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 1 May 2012

That the minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 1 May 2012 be confirmed.

Item  5      Announcements by the Mayor without Discussion

Item  6      Questions from Elected Members

Item  7      Petitions

New Petitions Received

Update on Petitions  

Cr Goodenough presented a petition of five signatories objecting to construction of a two metres wide footpath abutting the kerb along the south side of Palm Corner, Quinns Rocks, however would not object to a 1.5 metres (or less) width path being constructed along the same location, as is presently the case in nearby Lorient Pass, Quinns Rocks.

 

Response by Mayor Roberts

 

It is my understanding that there has been a resolution of Council already.

 

Response by Director Infrastructure

 

At its meeting of 6 March 2012 Council considered two petitions on the footpath in Palm Court, one objecting to the pathway and one supporting it.  Council resolved to approve the construction of 155 metres of two metres wide concrete footpath in Palm Court.  In accordance with Council’s resolution all the owners and petition coordinators have been advised and the City is currently progressing this project.

 

UPDATE

 

Report going to 29 May 2012 meeting

 

PT02-05/12       Requesting Withdrawal of Infringements - Anthony Waring Park

Cr Goodenough presented a petition from 19 residents requesting the withdrawal of 15 parking infringement notices given at the Anthony Waring while approximately 200 young people attended a memorial gathering and there was insufficient parking available.

 

UPDATE

 

All infringements have been withdrawn and monies were refunded to those residents who had already paid their infringement.

 

 

PT05-08/11       Opposition to Proposed Location of Mobile Phone Towers at 6 Jindalee Boulevard, Jindalee

Cr Steffens presented a further 46 signatures to be added to the petition presented in August 2011 against the current proposed location of mobile towers at 6 Jindalee Boulevard, Jindalee.

 

UPDATE

 

Please refer to petition update provided in 20 September 2011 Ordinary Council meeting.

PT03-05/12       Requesting Airconditioning - Warradale Community Centre

Cr Treby presented a petition of 116 signatories requesting through the Landsdale Residents Association the installation of airconditioning at Warradale Community Centre as a matter of priority.

 

UPDATE

 

Report being prepared to present to 26 June Council meeting.

 

Item  8      Reports

Declarations of Interest by Elected Members, including the nature and extent of the interest. Declaration of Interest forms to be completed and handed to the Chief Executive Officer.

Community Development

Capacity Building

CD03-05/12       Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2014

File Ref:                                              6382 – 12/38093

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Community Development

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider the final draft Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2014 for endorsement by Council.

Background

The Department of Local Government and Regional Development (DLGRD) and Department for Indigenous Affairs (DIA) have encouraged all local governments to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which would address some of the inequities facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people.

 

Council resolved at its meeting on 1 June 2010:

“That Council NOTES the proposed development of a Reconciliation Action Plan involving community consultation and engagement with the Aboriginal Community.”

 

The framework for Reconciliation Actions Plans was developed by Reconciliation Australia “to turn good intentions into measurable actions that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people achieve equality in all aspects of life – a goal which benefits all Australians”.

(Reconciliation Australia – Toolkit, 2008, p. 6) This includes eight minimum actions as advised by Reconciliation Australia.

 

Reconciliation Australia recommends a framework for the RAP based on three pillars which are:

1.       RELATIONSHIPS - building positive relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people;

2.       RESPECT – recognising the contribution of Indigenous people to Australia and learning more about the history, culture and diversity in a two-way communication process; and

3.       OPPORTUNITIES – attracting, developing and retaining organisational talent to build opportunities for aboriginal employment, training, development and mentoring.

Detail

Council viewed the first draft of the Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2014 at Council Forum on 14 February 2012 which was prepared with extensive consultation with both the community and City’s Administration. Further feedback was then sought through public comment via the following:

 

·        RAP working group members utilising their extensive cultural contacts, knowledge and community experience;

·        City libraries;

·        Community centres;

·        Key stakeholders;

·        City’s website;

·        Through professional networks in the community development directorate; and

·        Email distribution list of key stakeholders developed from community gatherings in 2011.

 

The consultation process aimed to:

 

·        Obtain feedback on proposed goals and actions;

·        Identify measureable targets and responsibilities for each action and goals; and

·        Guide the development of the RAP 2012 – 2014.

 

Upon the conclusion of the public comment period, the feedback was reviewed and incorporated into the second Draft RAP where appropriate. On the 11 April 2012, the RAP working group met and reviewed the second draft and it was unanimously recommended that the final draft Reconciliation Action Plan be submitted to Reconciliation Australia and to Council for endorsement.

 

Preliminary endorsement has been received from Reconciliation Australia and the document is now presented to Council for consideration as the first City of Wanneroo Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2012 – 2014. Formal registration of the RAP 2012 – 2014 will occur with Reconciliation Australia in June following council endorsement. 

 

It is intended that a Noongar translation of the “Vision for Reconciliation” will be included in the final formatting and production of the document.

Comment

The endorsement of the City’s first Reconciliation Action Plan 2012 – 2014 is a significant milestone in paving the way to further the involvement of, and communication with, our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. The plan is a tool that will assist the City and the community to work together, build positive relationships and show respect as clearly stated in the City of Wanneroo  RAP “Our vision for reconciliation”:

 

“Reconciliation is the healing journey that builds respect and recognises the uniqueness, equality, and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all Australians through understanding and accepting the past and working together for a better future” 

 

Reconciliation Australia requires that the actions be reviewed and reported in the City’s annual report and to Reconciliation Australia on an annual basis. 


 

The RAP Working Group will meet formally on a quarterly basis to review progress of the plan and to ensure outcomes are met on time, within budget and with appropriate planning and consultation.

 

The City will launch the first Reconciliation Action Plan at the NAIDOC event on Tuesday 3 July 2011 at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre.

 

It is proposed that copies of the plan will be distributed at the launch of the RAP at the 2012 City of Wanneroo NAIDOC event.  Further copies will be available upon request and on the City’s website.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.2    Improve the City’s identity and community well-being through arts, culture, leisure and recreation

2.3     Improve the capacity of local communities to support each other.

Governance

4.1     Improve strategic partnerships

4.2 Improve community engagement

4.6     Provide and maintain a high standard of governance and accountability”.

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

Specific actions contained in the Reconciliation Plan 2012 - 2014 will be incorporated into the Business Unit level budget planning, particularly focussing on the 2013/2014 financial year.

 

There will be an ongoing requirement and commitment for the City to source financial resources for the continual development of the first, and future Reconciliation Action Plans.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council ENDORSES the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-2014 as per Attachment 1.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Reconciliation Action Plan

12/55284

 

  


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Infrastructure

Traffic Management

IN01-05/12         Regents Estates - Backshall Place, Wanneroo - Partial Road Closure at Intersection with Ocean Reef Road

File Ref:                                              3075 – 12/17925

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       7         

 

Issue

To consider road closure options contained in the public submissions on Council’s decision to partially close the junction of Ocean Reef Road and Backshall Place, Wanneroo.

 

Background

Council at its meeting of 11 October 2011 made the decision to partially close the junction of Ocean Reef Road and Backshall Place, Wanneroo (IN04-10/11 refers).  Subsequently, Council at its meeting of 15 November 2011 considered Report IN09-11/11 into the public submissions received in response to that decision and resolved as follows:

“1.     RECEIVES the public submissions concerning the proposed turning restrictions at the junction of Backshall Place and Ocean Reef Road to prevent access into Backshall Place from Ocean Reef Road;

2.       In accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 Section 3.50, as amended, PARTIALLY CLOSES Backshall Place to vehicular traffic at the junction of Ocean Reef Road to prevent left and right turns from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place, as shown in Attachment 1;

3.       REQUESTS the Director Infrastructure to prepare a report on the partial closure options outlined in the submissions for consideration by Council at its meeting in March 2012 to allow a review of the closure as proposed in 2 above;

4.       AUTHORISES the Mayor to write to the Member for Wanneroo and request his support in approaching the Transport Minister to allocate funding for the installation of traffic control signal at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Scenic Drive in Main Roads WA’s 2012/13 Capital Works budget;

5.       REVIEWS the traffic model and all access arrangements in conjunction with the installation of the traffic signals at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Scenic Drive

6.       NOTES that Administration will continue to discuss access options with Main Roads WA for Wanneroo Road between the Wanneroo Townsite and Ocean Reef Road; and

7.       ADVISES the owners/occupiers of all properties in the area bounded by Wanneroo Road, San Rosa Road, Yellagonga Regional Park and Ocean Reef Road of Council’s decision.”

 

Council subsequently considered Report IN05-03/12 in relation to Item 3 above at its meeting on 6 March 2012, and resolved as follows:

“That Council NOTES that the Director Infrastructure will present a report to the 29 May 2012 meeting of Council on the partial closure options outlined in the submissions referred to in IN09-11/11 and a traffic management concept for Backshall Place.”

Detail

This report details Administration’s investigation into the road closure options contained in the public submissions to Council’s decision to partially close the junction of Ocean Reef Road and Backshall Place.  A full listing of public submissions is contained in Report IN09-11/11 Attachment 4.

 

Additionally, the options to install traffic signals at the Wanneroo Road/East Road intersection with a connection to Calabrese Avenue, raised during public question time at the 15 November 2011 Council meeting, was assessed.

 

The various proposals raised have been combined and assessed under the following headings:

Option 1     Open the left hand turn from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place

Option 2     Close the entry and exit into Regent Estates from Scenic Drive

Option 3     Traffic Control Signals Required

Option 4     Make No Left Turn at Backshall Place (Eastbound) into Tyne Crescent

Option 5     Make No Right Turn at Wanneroo Road (Southbound) into Villanova Street

Option 6     Closure of James Spiers Drive at the walk bridge

Option 7     Traffic Calm Tyne Crescent

Option 8     Upgrade the Backshall Place/Tyne Crescent Roundabout

Option 9     Reduce Speed Limit on Ocean Reef Road to 70km/h

Option 10   Construct roundabout at the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road intersection

Option 11   Modify access to Villanova St Service Station

Option 12   Install Traffic Signals at East Rd and connect Calabrese Av

Option 13   Close Backshall Pl at Calabrese Av

 

Also detailed are Administration’s discussions with Main Roads WA with regards to access arrangements and potential traffic signal locations along Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road, and the impact of future grade separation at the Wanneroo Road/Ocean Reef Road intersection. (IN09-11/11 Items 5 & 6 above).

 

The report also details traffic management proposals for Backshall Place, St Fillans Bend, Tyne Crescent, and James Spiers Drive to help address speed issues along these roads.

 

To assist Administration, Shawmac Pty Ltd – Consulting Civil and Traffic Engineers was commissioned to undertake traffic modelling.

 

In considering Administration’s comments the following information is relevant.

 

Road Hierarchy

 

Ocean Reef Road is a District Distributor Road A in the City’s Functional Road Hierarchy and an Other Regional Road (ORR) in the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS).  As an ORR, Ocean Reef Road is expected to carry inter-regional traffic as well as local City traffic.  With the extension of Ocean Reef Road to Gnangara Road there is now a direct connection between Great Northern Highway and the Mitchell Freeway and the strategic centres of Joondalup and Ellenbrook.  In consequence of the regional and strategic importance of this link the City’s of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Swan have jointly sought the reclassification of the road to a Primary Distributor and the transfer of responsibility for the road to MRWA.  While MRWA has rejected the request at this time it is anticipated that with further growth at Ellenbrook and the ultimate upgrading of Gnangara Road within the City of Swan to a 4-lane dual carriageway, that a future submission will be successful (IN02-08/10 refers).

 

With the recent extension of Ocean Reef Road to Gnangara Road traffic volumes in the vicinity of the Backshall Place intersection have risen from 40,098 vehicles per day (vpd) in September 2010 to 45,067 vpd in March 2012, a 12.5% growth.  It should be expected that traffic volumes on Ocean Reef Road will continue to increase as the City grows and inter-regional traffic increases.

 

In contrast, all the roads within Regent Estates have been constructed as part of the land development in accord with “Liveable Neighbourhoods” guidelines for Access Street D, with road pavements of 6m or less within a 14 – 15m road reserve.  However, Backshall Place as a previously existing road has a road reserve width of 20m.  Access Street D type roads are constructed to carry traffic volumes up to 1,000vpd at a target operating speed of 40km/h.  This traffic capacity, however, is not a physical limit but is indicative of the amenity for residents created by traffic volumes in this range.

 

Arterial Road Access

 

The Agreed Structure Plan No.11 - Regent Waters (South) allows full function access to Ocean Reef Road, a District Distributor Road, from Backshall Place, a Local Access Street.  Backshall Place is the only Local Access Street with access onto Ocean Reef Road between Marmion Avenue and Gnangara Road.

 

Under current planning provisions, access to District Distributor Road roads is usually limited to roads of function classification of Local Distributor/Neighbourhood Connector or higher.  Where Local Access Street access to District Distributor roads is allowed, it is usually limited to left in/left-out.  An example of this is Local Planning Policy 3.8 – Marmion Avenue Arterial Road Access, which details the restriction of access arrangements for Marmion Avenue, a District Distributor and ORR.

 

These limitations are imposed to ensure that the primary function of these arterial roads, as regional transport links providing for the efficient movement of traffic and commerce, is not compromised.

 

Wanneroo Road/Ocean Reef Road - Grade Separation

 

The need for further development of the Wanneroo Road/Ocean Reef Road intersection has been identified as being of importance to the City to alleviate congestion along Wanneroo and Ocean Reef Roads.  The City considers that the current traffic volumes along Ocean Reef Road and Wanneroo Road of 45,067 vpd and 41,270 vpd respectively supports this view, and in recognition an item seeking the grade separation of the intersection is now listed in the City’s Advocacy Plan.  The MRS also recognises the potential need to grade separate this intersection by setting aside an extended road reserve for the intersection.

 

The likely configuration for grade separation is for Wanneroo Road to remain at grade while Ocean Reef Road is bridged over.  To achieve the elevation at the western end, significant ramping of Ocean Reef Road, adjacent to the Regent Estates, will be required.  This in turn may have implications for the Backshall Place intersection.  The MRWA response to the City’s enquiry (Attachment 1 refers) regarding the impact of grade separation of the intersection is as follows:

“Future plans for a grade separated overpass at Ocean Reef Road and Wanneroo Road may have implications for the access arrangements at Backshall Place and Archer Street which are both classified as Local Access roads according to the Perth Metropolitan Road Hierarchy.”

Road Network Modelling

 

To assist the City with its analysis of some of the options raised in the public submissions the services of Shawmac Pty Ltd – Consulting Civil and Traffic Engineers was commissioned to undertake additional traffic modelling.  This modelling incorporates the latest traffic counts taken on Ocean Reef Road since its extension to Gnangara Road.

 

In general the computer model allocates traffic based on the shortest journey time, which studies have shown is the major determinant of drivers’ choice of travel route.

 

The results of the following modelled scenarios are shown in full at Attachment 2:

 

1.       Existing Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road Intersection Configuration plus Traffic Signals at Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road (Attachment 2, Figure 4).

This model shows that providing traffic signals at the Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road intersection did not reduce the time taken to traverse the arterial road route, along Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road, and consequently did not attract traffic away from the James Spiers Drive, Tyne Crescent transit route.

 

2.       Left-In/Left-Out at Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road plus Traffic Signals at Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road (Attachment 2, Figure 5).

This model shows that the northbound Ocean Reef Road to Scenic Drive transit route along Tyne Crescent and James Spiers Drive is re-established, as is the eastbound transit route along Backshall Place and Villanova Street.  Conversely, the south bound transit route along James Spiers Drive and Tyne Crescent, and the eastbound transit route along Villanova Street and Backshall Place cease to function.  The model also indicates that there will be a growth in local traffic using the James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive intersection.

 

3.       Left-In/Left-Out/Right-Out at Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road and Prohibit Movement between James Spiers Drive and Scenic Drive (north) (Attachment 2, Figure 6).

This model shows a significant increase in transit traffic entering from Scenic Drive (east) to replace that lost by the right turn prohibition from Scenic Drive into James Spiers Drive.  The eastbound transit route along Backshall Place and Villanova Street is also re-established.

 

4.       Left-In/Left-Out/Right-Out at Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road (Attachment 2, Figure 7).

The only restriction in this model is for right turns from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place.  As such all the issues with transit traffic return, with the northbound Ocean Reef Road to Scenic Drive transit route along Tyne Crescent and James Spiers Drive re-established, as is the eastbound transit route along Backshall Place and Villanova Street.

 

5.       Existing Treatment at Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road plus Internal Road Treatments to Reduce Through Traffic (Attachment 2, Figure 8).

The installation of traffic treatments along the James Spiers Drive, Tyne Crescent and Backshall Place transit routes would likely see some redistribution of traffic onto other local roads.  The severity of any traffic treatments installed along these roads would need to be designed to reduce speeds to within the ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ guidelines while ensuring that any resulting redistributing of traffic did not impact adversely on other roads within the precinct.

 


 

6.       Left-In/Left-Out at Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road (Attachment 2, Figure 9).

The southbound transit route along James Spiers Drive and Tyne Crescent is eliminated, as is the westbound transit route along Villanova Street and Backshall Place.  Conversely, the north bound transit route along Tyne Crescent and James Spiers Drive and the eastbound transit route along Backshall Place and Villanova Street are re-established.  In general this model shows traffic volumes on all routes are within ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ Guidelines, with only the lower section of Tyne Crescent exceeding 1,000vpd.

 

7.       Left-In/Left-Out at Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road – No Connection to Scenic Drive North (Attachment 2, Figure 10).

The model shows an increase in traffic along Backshall Place by a factor greater than 5 times resulting from the opening of the left turn from Ocean Reef Road to Backshall Place, while the closures at the Scenic Drive/James Spiers Drive intersection eliminates transit traffic along James Spiers Drive and Tyne Crescent.  Traffic entering the precinct at Villanova Street significantly increases.

 

In determining the level of transit traffic it can be anticipated that any perceived delays in negotiating the Wanneroo Road/Ocean Reef Road intersection will only further encourage more drivers to seek an alternative route through Regent Estates. 

 

Historically the northbound Tyne Crescent, James Spiers Drive transit route, and the eastbound Backshall Place, Villanova Street transit route have attracted higher levels of transit users due to the minimal accident risk or congestion encountered in turning left from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place.  Conversely, congestion and delays accessing Ocean Reef Road from Backshall Place is a deterrent to southbound James Spiers Drive, Tyne Crescent,  and the westbound Villanova Street, Backshall Place transit route users.

 

Road Closures

 

Road closures are commonly proposed as a solution to the traffic issues being experienced in the Regent Estates precinct.  In most cases these have previously been considered by Council. GHD Pty Ltd, the authors of the Regent Estate Precinct Traffic Report 2005, prepared an extensive set of scenario diagrams (Attachment 3 refers) for discussion at the June 2005 Regent Estates Public Forum detailing the potential outcomes for the following road closure options:

 

·        Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road

·        James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive

·        Villanova Street/Calabrese Avenue

·        Backshall Place mid-block

·        Backshall Place – west of Andrews Turn

·        Backshall Place/Calabrese Avenue

·        Backshall Place – east of Tyne Crescent

·        St Fillans Bend/Calabrese Avenue & Bothwell Way/Calabrese Avenue

·        Tyne Crescent – north of Backshall Place

·        Tyne Crescent – north of Bowmore Drive

·        Tyne Crescent – north of St Fillans Bend

Similarly, the Regents Estate – Traffic Management Review 2009 Part 4: Traffic Treatments discusses the following road closure options:

 

·        Villanova Street – west of Wanneroo Road

·        James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive

·        Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road

·        Backshall Place – mid length

·        Tyne Crescent – north of Backshall Place

·        Tyne Crescent – south of James Spiers Drive

·        Tyne Crescent & Loyal Terrace & Lothian Way

Additionally, a number of road closures have also been trialled.  In 2005 temporary road closures were undertaken at:

 

·        Backshall Place/Calabrese Avenue

·        Tyne Crescent/Backshall Place

 

and a further three trials were undertaken in 2009 at:

 

·        Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road

·        James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drice

·        Scenic Drive/Tamarisk Avenue

 

Given the five road closure trials and the supporting network modelling there is now ample practical and theoretical evidence on which to assess alternative options.

 

In general, modelling has shown that closure of internal precinct roads results in the relocation of transit traffic to adjacent streets (Attachment 3 refers), while closure of one of the precinct access intersections transfers traffic to the remaining intersections, increasing congestion and accident risk.

 

Access Intersection Closures

 

There are more than 500 properties in the Regent Estates precinct. Traffic count data available indicates that the precinct is generating on average 10 trips per residence per day, which is the same as the traffic rate recommended by the RTA Guide to Traffic Generating Developments for residential dwellings.

 

With the precinct generating traffic volumes of approximately 5,000vpd, while having only three regional road access intersections and a local street network with a nominal capacity of 1,000vpd it can be seen that there will be instances where the nominal capacity of access streets will be exceeded.

 

Additionally, the Regent Estates Precinct – Traffic Management Review (18 August 2009) by Shawmac Pty Ltd – Consulting Civil and Traffic Engineers provided intersection analysis for the three access intersections which showed that all three operated with a level of service (LoS) ‘F’ during peak periods.  A LoS of ‘F’ results when the arriving traffic volume exceeds the potential outflow of the intersection, which results in a breakdown of traffic flow, queuing and delays.

 

Fully Close the James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive intersection?

Advantage

Closing the James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive intersection would eliminate the transit route between Scenic Drive and Ocean Reef Road, along James Spiers Drive and Tyne Crescent.

Disadvantage

The attraction of the Wanneroo Road to Ocean Reef Road transit route, along Villanova Street and Backshall Place would be undiminished.

 

The Regent Estates precinct would be fully dependant on the Villanova Street and Backshall Place intersections for connection to the surrounding arterial road network.  Both these intersections qualify as accident Black Spots and suffer from congestion.

 

The preferred treatment for the Wanneroo Road/Scenic Drive intersection is the installation of traffic control signals which would not only provide safe access to the arterial road network for residents of Regent Estates but all Wanneroo residents living west of Wanneroo Road.  Traffic signals at this intersection would also provide benefits for the East Road and Villanova Street intersections by creating gaps in the traffic flow along Wanneroo Road

 

Fully Close the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road intersection?

Advantage

Closing the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road intersection would eliminate both the Scenic Drive to Ocean Reef Road transit route, along James Spiers Drive and Tyne Crescent and the Wanneroo Road to Ocean Reef Road transit route, along Villanova Street and Backshall Place.

Disadvantage

The Regent Estates precinct would be fully dependant on the Villanova Street and James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive intersections for connection to the surrounding arterial road network.  Ultimately, it could be expected that the majority of Regent Estates traffic using the James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive intersection would also transit the Wanneroo Road/Scenic Drive intersection.  Both the Villanova Street and Scenic Drive intersections qualify as accident Black Spots and suffer from congestion.

 

Upgrade Potential of Access Intersections

Ocean Reef Road/Backshall Place

A question that is frequently raised is what proposals does the City have to improve the safety of the Backshall Place/Ocean Road intersection and why doesn’t the City install traffic signals or a roundabout.

In general, Administration considers that the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road intersection has been fully developed to meet its current function and that any further enhancement will only increase the attractiveness of transiting through Regent Estates and further exacerbate the current problems.

 

Traffic Signals

MRWA is the only authority within WA with responsibility for the approval and operation of traffic control signals and the City has sought its comments on the potential provision of traffic signals along Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road.

 

In response to the City’s enquiry regarding the installation of traffic signals at the Ocean Reef Road/Backshall Place intersection, MRWA have responded (Attachment 1 refers) that the intersection does not meet MRWA warrants for traffic signals and that it is not MRWA practice to install traffic signals at local access road intersections:

“Warrants for traffic signals are not based on peak time traffic volumes alone, but include other factors such as spacing of signals along a route, level of service provided, and crash statistics; therefore based on information provided to Main Roads at this stage, traffic signal installation at these locations is not supported. It is not within Main Roads practice to install traffic signals at local access roads.”

 

Roundabout

Roundabouts on major arterial roads are intended to allow the continuous movement of traffic without the stop/start environment created by traffic signals.  Roundabouts work best when the arriving traffic streams are of equal volume. 

Where an approaching dominant traffic stream does not have an approach leg to its right to create gaps it can result in it blocking access to the roundabout from the approach road on its left.

 

With the western approach of Ocean Reef Road at Backshall Place carrying approximately 22,000 vpd and the Backshall Place approach carrying in the order of 2,000 vpd the situation described above is likely to occur.  Traffic entering a roundabout from Backshall Place would be required to Give Way to traffic entering from Ocean Reef Road (west).  Consequently, the west-east traffic flow on Ocean Reef Road would dominate and vehicles entering from Backshall Place would be unlikely to achieve any improvement in access to that achieved under the current configuration.  Once in the roundabout vehicles from Backshall Place would have priority over vehicles entering from Ocean Reef Road (east), however this may be at increased accident risk.

 

Administration does not support the upgrading the Ocean Reef Road/Backshall Place intersection with a roundabout as it fails to improve access or significantly improve the accident risk relative to the estimated cost of $450,000.

 

Wanneroo Road/East Road/Calabrese Avenue

The question has also been raised of installing traffic signals at the Wanneroo Road/East Road intersection and connecting Calabrese Avenue.  The City referred this option to MRWA for comment.

 

Based on a study previously undertaken by GHD Pty Ltd for the City, to determine the likely impact of traffic signals at East Road, Scenic Drive and Elliot Road on the overall level of service of Wanneroo Road, MRWA has advised (Attachment 1 refers) that the installation of traffic signals at East Road or the connection of Calabrese Avenue to Wanneroo Road is not supported as outlined below:

“The Traffic Modelling Report previously supplied for this intersection suggested that it would not meet the warrants for signals. This is based on the typical weekday traffic volumes on East Road as flows do not meet the ratio of major road to minor road approach volumes of 9:1. In addition, the crash statistics do not indicate a problem. Council needs to consider alternative treatment and demonstrate that they are not feasible.

 

Main Roads suggests that Wanneroo Road at East Road intersection could benefit from being modified to a Left In/Left Out treatment based on the Traffic Modelling Report. Main Roads is happy to discuss East Road at Lenore Road in conjunction with the re-alignment of Lenore Road at Hartman Drive and may consider future signalisation.”

 

In addition to the above, the Traffic Modelling Report indicated that if signals were installed at Wanneroo Road and East Road, the traffic in the A.M. peak would queue past Scenic Drive creating more delays.

 

The geometry of Calabrese Avenue would not suit an entry from Wanneroo Road; therefore Main Roads would not support the provision of this additional access or the signalisation of East Road.”

 

Wanneroo Road/Scenic Drive

As traffic volumes increase on Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road then Scenic Drive will become ever more important to the Regents Estates precinct. 


 

It is with this in mind that Council at its meeting of 15 November 2011 resolved (IN09-11/11 refers) to: “Authorises the Mayor to write to the Member for Wanneroo and request his support in approaching the Transport Minister to allocate funding for the installation of traffic control signal at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Scenic Drive in Main Roads WA’s 2012/13 Capital Works program”. A letter was sent by the Mayor to the Member for Wanneroo on 7 December 2011, and the City’s records do not indicate a response to this request.

 

Administration supports the installation of traffic signals at Scenic Drive on the basis that they would not only provide safe access to the regional road network for residents of Regent Estates but also for residents of west Wanneroo. MRWA response (Attachment 1 refers) to the City’s enquiry is as follows:

“Main Roads at an officer level could see the benefit of having signals at Wanneroo Road and Scenic Drive, though it is the responsibility of Council to investigate such treatment and seek Agreement in Principle to install signals. Also, Main Roads has no funds available in its 2012/2013 budget for such treatment.”

 

Wanneroo Road/Villanova Street

Wanneroo Road as a Primary Distributor Road is the responsibility of MRWA and the Villanova Street intersection falls mainly within MRWA control.  While outside the City’s direct responsibility, the City could finance the acquisition of land and construct a left turn splitter island, lengthen the median island and investigate the banning of ‘U-turn’ movements to improve safety at the intersection.  However, beyond this, MRWA does not support the installation of traffic signals at this intersection due to the proximity of the Ocean Reef Road traffic controlled intersection and conflicts with future grade separation works.

 

Intersection Risk Analysis

 

The principal intersections providing access for the Regent Estates precinct with the surrounding regional road network are: Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road; Villanova Street/Wanneroo Road; and Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road.

 

The following table shows the relative crash rates for the Regent Estates access intersections based on 2009 traffic volumes and 5-year crash statistics for 2007-2011:

Intersection

Traffic

(vpd)

Crashes

Crash Rate

Fatal

Hospital

Medical

Property

James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive

1,559

0

0

0

3

0.002

Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road

1,481

0

0

6

4

0.007

Villanova Street/Wanneroo Road

2,979

0

1

6

13

0.007

Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road

4,218

1

3

4

16

0.006

 

Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road

There have been 10 crashes at the Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road intersection, from January 2007 to December 2011, six of which have required medical attention.

 

Villanova Street/Wanneroo Road

There have been 20 crashes at the Villanova Street/Wanneroo Road intersection, from January 2007 to December 2011, resulting in one hospitalisation and six that required medical attention.

 


 

Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road

There have been 24 crashes at the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road intersection, from January 2007 to December 2011, resulting in one fatality, three requiring hospitalisation and four that required medical attention.

In recognition of the difficulty in accessing the regional road network, several residents have raised the issue that preventing left-turn access to Backshall Place from Ocean Reef Road increases the through traffic volume on Ocean Reef Road, thus increasing the accident risk at the Backshall Place intersection and the congestion at the Wanneroo Road/Ocean Reef Road intersection.

To assist with determining the relative safety of manoeuvres at the Ocean Reef Road/Backshall Place intersection the decision was made to use the Road Safety Risk Manager (RSRM) software developed by the Australian Road Research Board.  The software is used by MRWA to prioritise Black Spot projects submitted on the basis of a Road Safety Audit.

The RSRM program provides a risk rating based upon the five most likely types of crashes that could occur in a given scenario, the exposure of the different traffic movements to those types of crashes and the percentage that each type of crash would contribute to the total number of those top five crash types.  The analysis places numerical values into three categories: Exposure; Likelihood and Severity.

Shawmac undertook the analysis on the City’s behalf using traffic data for Ocean Reef Road obtained March 2012.  The results are shown in Attachment 4, and indicate that allowing left turns from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place would result in a marginally lower risk than the current configuration.

As a comparison a risk analysis of the intersections was also undertaken in accord with AS4360:2004 – Risk Management.  Full definitions of Likelihood and Consequence are contained in Attachment 5.

Likelihood                                    Consequence                                   Risk Rating

A       Almost Certain                   1        Insignificant                            E       Extreme

B       Likely                                 2        Minor                                      H       High

C       Possible                             3        Moderate                                M      Moderate

D       Unlikely                              4        Major                                      L       Low

E       Rare                                   5        Catastrophic

Risk Assessment

Intersection

Likelihood

Consequence

Risk Rating

Ocean Reef Road/Backshall Place

B

4

E

Wanneroo Road/Villanova Street

B

3

H

Wanneroo Road/Scenic Drive

C

2

M

 

Using this risk analysis method a strong distinction can be seen in the safety risk between the intersections.

 

The 2009 pre-closure origin/destination study recorded 217 vehicles entering at Backshall Place during the 2-hour morning traffic peak, 55 vehicles being transit vehicles, while 493 vehicles exited.  The traffic count taken on Ocean Reef Road west of Backshall Place during March 2012 recorded 3,177 vehicles east bound during the same period.  Assuming that the Regents Estates population has remained relatively static since 2009 then 162 of the passing vehicles were potentially local residents that could have accessed the precinct via Backshall Place.

While it is agreed that any increase in through traffic on Ocean Reef Road is going to make it more difficult to access the road it is still Administration’s considered opinion that limiting the number of manoeuvring options at the intersection means that exiting drivers do not have to anticipate the actions of approaching drivers, but can concentrate on finding a safe gap to pass through.

Consultation

No additional public consultation has been undertaken in the preparation of this report.

Comment

Public Submissions

 

The following is Administration’s response to road closure options contained in the public submissions received by the City in response to Council’s decision to partially close the junction of Ocean Reef Road and Backshall Place, Wanneroo and grouped together for the purpose of this report.  A full listing of public submissions is contained in Report IN09-11/11 Attachment 4.

 

Comment is also provided on the options to install traffic signals at the Wanneroo Road/East Road intersection with a connection to Calabrese Avenue, raised during public question time at the 15 November 2011 Council meeting.

 

These comments should be read with reference to the detailed information provided under the Detail section of this report.

 

Option 1    Open the left hand turn from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place

Administration does not support this submission.  This option is shown modelled as Scenario 4 (Attachment 2, Figure 7) (Refer also to Road Network Modelling in the Detail section).  The left turn restriction from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place was chosen because:

·        It eliminates both the Ocean Reef Road to Scenic Drive, and the Ocean Reef Road to Wanneroo Road transit routes, with maximum affect during the evening peak.

·        The reduction in the evening traffic peak, along the boundary roads for Studmaster Park, also reduces the potential for conflicts with pedestrians during the peak recreation period.

·        Of the difficulty in implementing and managing the James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive closure, which generated a high level of non-compliance with potentially dangerous consequences for innocent road users

 

Option 2    Close the entry and exit into Regent Estates from Scenic Drive

Administration does not support this submission.  This proposal to close James Spiers Drive at the Scenic Drive intersection is similar to the partial closure trial undertaken at the intersection in 2009.  It is shown modelled as Scenario 3 (Attachment 2, Figure 6) with analysis under Road Network Modelling and Access Intersection Closure in the Detail section.

 

The decision to restrict left turns from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place rather than restrict the James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive intersection was made because:

·        It eliminates both the Ocean Reef Road to Scenic Drive, and the Ocean Reef Road to Wanneroo Road transit routes, with maximum affect during the evening peak.

·        The reduction in the evening traffic peak, along the boundary roads for Studmaster Park, also reduces the potential for conflicts with pedestrians during the peak recreation period.

·        Of the difficulty in implementing and managing the James Spiers Drive/Scenic Drive closure, which generated a high level of non-compliance with potentially dangerous consequences for innocent road users

 

The Regent Estates precinct would also be fully dependant on the Villanova Street and Backshall Place intersections for connection to the surrounding arterial road network.  Accident rates at both these intersections qualify them as accident Black Spots.

 

Option 3    Traffic Control Signals Required

Submission in full:

“I feel before any roads are closed permanently that a controlled intersection (traffic lights) needs to be installed on either Wanneroo or Ocean Reef Roads. I say this as I have lived on the estate for over thirteen years and I have attended a number of meetings, taken part in surveys and written to council about this problem. The estate is getting extremely hard to get out of at certain times, not to mention risky, and we need a controlled intersection to allow safe exit from the estate.”

 

For general comments on the upgrade potential for the Regent Estates access intersections reference should be made to Upgrade Potential of Access Intersections in the Detail section.

 

Administration supports the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Scenic Drive and Wanneroo Road as the preferred option to improve access to Wanneroo Road for residents west of Wanneroo Road and continues to negotiate with MRWA to find a resolution.  In support, Council at its meeting of 15 November 2011 resolved (IN09-11/11 refers) as follows:

Authorises the Mayor to write to the Member for Wanneroo and request his support in approaching the Transport Minister to allocate funding for the installation of traffic control signal at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Scenic Drive in Main Roads WA’s 2012/13 Capital Works Program”.

 

MRWA has also indicated (Attachment 1 refers) that:

“Main Roads at an officer level could see the benefit of having signals at Wanneroo Road and Scenic Drive, though it is the responsibility of Council to investigate such treatment and seek Agreement in Principle to install signals. Also, Main Roads has no fund available in its 2012/2013 budget for such treatment.”

 

Option 4    Make No Left Turn at Backshall Place (Eastbound) into Tyne Crescent

Administration does not support this submission.  A full closure of Tyne Crescent at the Backshall Place intersection was trialled in 2005.  The following extract is taken from Regent Estate Precinct Traffic Study 2005 - Findings and Recommendations:

“The benefits of a closure on Tyne Crs are not as evident, particularly as the percentage of through traffic from James Spiers Dve to Backshall Pl actually increased after implementation of the trial closure. It is however considered that some form of traffic management is required along Tyne Crs to make this road less attractive to through traffic. It is however considered that limiting access through a closure may not be the best solution. It is therefore recommended that consideration be given to providing local area traffic management treatments along Tyne Crs, and that the performance of these be monitored prior to consideration of a closure on this road.”

 

With reference to the detailed comments under Road Closures in the Detail section, modelling has shown that closure of internal precinct roads can result in the relocation of the problem to adjacent streets.

 

The proposed turning movement restriction is unlikely to be a deterrent to transit route users traffic, but would likely displace it onto Cluny Link.

 

Option 5    Make No Right Turn at Wanneroo Road (Southbound) into Villanova Street

Administration does not support a restriction on right turns from Wanneroo Road, south bound, into Villanova Street.  Such a restriction is likely to be very detrimental to the survival of many of the businesses fronting Wanneroo Road in the South Wanneroo Business Precinct.

 

Option 6    Closure of James Spiers Drive at the walk bridge

Administration does not support this submission.  The affects of road closures are discussed in detail under Road Closures in the Detail section of this report.  Modelling has shown that closure of internal precinct roads generally results in the relocation of the problem to adjacent streets.  Diagrams TYN3 and TYN4 of Attachment 3 show similar results to those that could be expected from the proposed closure on James Spiers Drive.

 

Option 7    Traffic Calm Tyne Crescent

Administration supports the need to reduce traffic speeds in line with ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ guidelines.  In addition, Council at its meeting of 1 June 2010 resolved (IN07-06/10 Item 3 refers):

“3.     NOTES that Administration will develop Traffic Management schemes in St Fillans Bend and Backshall Place to reduce traffic speeds and consult with the affected property owners/occupiers”

 

This report contains proposals for additional traffic management treatments on Backshall Place, Tyne Crescent, James Spiers Drive and St Fillans Bend.

 

Option 8    Upgrade the Backshall Place/Tyne Crescent Roundabout

Submission in full:

“The roundabout at Backshall and Tyne does not provide enough room for vehicles turning left from Backshall onto Ocean Reef Road and access for this manoeuvre as the roadway is too narrow to allow two cars and requires widening as the bulk of the queuing traffic is turning right.”

 

Administration does not support this submission.  Backshall Place, at the intersection with Ocean Reef Road, has deliberately been restricted to reduce its attractiveness to through traffic.

 

Option 9    Reduce Speed Limit on Ocean Reef Road to 70km/h

Administration supports this submission and has recently requested MRWA to conduct a speed zone review of Ocean Reef Road, between Trappers Drive and Hartman Drive, with a view to having the posted speed limit reduced to 70km/h.

 

Option 10  Construct roundabout at the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road intersection

Administration does not support this submission.  Upgrading the Ocean Reef Road/Backshall Place intersection with a roundabout is not supported due to the relatively small improvement in safety for a small number of road users against the cost of the work.

 

Detailed comments are provided under Upgrade Potential of Access Intersections in Detail section.

 

Option 11  Modify access to Villanova St Service Station

Submission in full:

“To reduce rear end crashes increase the median island in Villanova Street and have an Entry In Exit Out at the Shell, as left turning into Villanova St traffic stops to turn right to enter the Shell.”

 

Administration supports the lengthening of the intersection median on Villanova Street to prevent direct access to the first service station crossover, as shown in City Drawing 2776-1-0 (Attachment 6 refers).

 

Detailed comments are provided under Upgrade Potential of Access Intersections in Detail section.

 

Option 12  Install Traffic Signals at East Rd and connect Calabrese Av

Administration does not support this submission.

 

MRWA has advised (Attachment 1 refers) that the installation of traffic signals at East Road or the connection of Calabrese Avenue to Wanneroo Road is not supported as outlined below:

“The Traffic Modelling Report previously supplied for this intersection suggested that it would not meet the warrants for signals. This is based on the typical weekday traffic volumes on East Road as flows do not meet the ratio of major road to minor road approach volumes of 9:1. In addition, the crash statistics do not indicate a problem. Council needs to consider alternative treatment and demonstrate that they are not feasible.

 

Main Roads suggests that Wanneroo Road at East Road intersection could benefit from being modified to a Left In/Left Out treatment based on the Traffic Modelling Report. Main Roads is happy to discuss East Road at Lenore Road in conjunction with the re-alignment of Lenore Road at Hartman Drive and may consider future signalisation.”

 

In addition to the above, the Traffic Modelling Report indicated that if signals were installed at Wanneroo Road and East Road, the traffic in the A.M. peak would queue past Scenic Drive creating more delays.

 

The geometry of Calabrese Avenue would not suit an entry from Wanneroo Road; therefore Main Roads would not support the provision of this additional access or the signalisation of East Road.”

Detailed comments are provided under Upgrade Potential of Access Intersections in Detail section.

 

Option 13  Close Backshall Pl at Calabrese Av

A trial of this road closure was conducted in 2005 with the following results reported in the Regent Estates Precinct Traffic Study 2005:

“There are evident benefits from the closure of Backshall Pl (lower volumes and speeds) and it is therefore recommended that this closure be considered for installation following a public consultation period.  Consideration should be given to relocating the closure on Backshall Pl to west of Okely Gte, which would provide the residents in this area with more direct access.  Provision of the closure at this location will still provide the necessary deterrent to through traffic without providing unnecessary inconvenience to residents. 

In addition, the location of the closure should take into consideration future roads and the accessibility they provide to this area.”

 

However, in response to submissions objecting to the closure, Council ultimately chose to undertake traffic management works throughout Regent Estates (PD17-02/05 and IN04-10/05 refer).

 

Proposed Traffic Treatments

As part of the detailed investigation of the Regents Estates traffic issues, Administration considers that a number of traffic management schemes need to be considered by Council as outlined below.

 

Villanova Street/Wanneroo Road Intersection Upgrade

Currently, the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Villanova Street is constructed with a left turn deceleration lane on Wanneroo Road but no splitter island or slip lane.  Under the Road Traffic Code 2000, vehicles turning left from Wanneroo Road into Villanova Street have priority over vehicles turning right from Wanneroo Road.  If a splitter island and slip lane are constructed at the intersection then right turning traffic would have priority and left turning vehicles would be required to give way.

 

The Villanova Street intersection is also used by customers of the South Wanneroo commercial precinct.  Customers approaching from the north either turn right into Villanova Street or perform a ‘U-turn’ at the intersection and access the businesses directly from Wanneroo Road.  When considering the overall safety risk of an intersection the more interactions that are permitted at an intersection, the greater the safety risk.

 

Further, a service station is located on the northwest corner of the Villanova Street intersection.  The service station has four crossovers, two on Villanova Street and two onto Wanneroo Road.  Two of the crossovers are located close to the intersection.  Vehicles slowing to enter the service station via these crossovers are adding to the number of interactions occurring at this intersection and further increasing the accident risk.

 

In response Council at its meeting of 11 October 2011 resolved (IN04-10/11 Item 6 refers) as follows:

“6      REQUESTS Main Roads WA to investigate the impact on vehicle movements and traffic safety of restrictions to right turning movements at the junction of Wanneroo Road and Villanova Street; and”

 

MRWA response (Attachment 1 refers) to the City’s enquiry is as follows:

“Please be advised that Main Roads is not opposed to placing restrictions on right turning movements at the junction of Villanova Street and Wanneroo Road as this would reduce the potential for conflicts between vehicle movements. However, the decision is for Council to make as the impacts of such a restriction on local residents and business owners in the area will need to be taken into consideration by Council.”

 

To improve safety at the Villanova Street/Wanneroo Road intersection Administration recommends that:

·        The left turn lane from Wanneroo Road into Villanova Street is upgraded by the installation of a splitter island.

·        The intersection median on Villanova Street is lengthened to prevent direct access to the first service station crossover, as shown in City Drawing 2776-1-A (Attachment 6 refers).

·        The City enter into consultation with the land owners and operators of businesses fronting Wanneroo Road, between Villanova Street and Calabrese Avenue, on the issue of prohibiting ‘U’ turns at the Wanneroo Road/ Villanova Street intersection

 

The construction of any works relating to this intersection is dependent on the acquisition of land, detail design, approvals and funding allocation in future budgets.

 

Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road Intersection Upgrade

Administration supports the installation of traffic signals at the Wanneroo Road/Scenic Drive intersection.  Traffic signals at this location will provide safe access to the regional road network by all residents of Wanneroo, west of Wanneroo Road.

 

Regent Estates Traffic Treatments Upgrade

The Regent Estates Precinct Review 2010 listed four streets that could be considered for speed control:

·        Backshall Place

·        James Spiers Drive

·        Tyne Crescent

·        St Fillans Bend

 

A recent review of rubber speed cushions installed on Burnett Drive, Clarkson (IN20-04/11 refers) achieved the following results:

·        The number of vehicles on Burnett Drive, south of McPherson Avenue, exceeding the 50km/h speed limit reduced from 67.5% to 9.7% and the 85% percentile speed reduced from 61.2km/h to 47.5km/h.

·        Similarly, for vehicles north of McPherson Avenue, the number of vehicles exceeding the 50km/h speed limit reduced from 62.5% to 3.2% and the 85% percentile speed reduced from 59.4km/h to 40km/h.

 

Given these results, growing public acceptance of their use, and the limited road reserve widths available in Regent Estates, Administration considers that rubber speed cushions represent the best option to control excessive speeds on these roads to within ‘Liveable Neighbourhood’ guidelines without excessive redistribution of traffic onto adjoining street.

 

Administration considers that the speed cushion installation designs shown in City Drawings 2774-1-0, 2774-2-0, 2774-3-0 and 2774-4-0 (Attachment 7 refers), should provide the basis for public consultation with the residents of Backshall Place, James Spiers Drive, Tyne Crescent, and St Fillans Bend.  It is proposed that the public consultation will be undertaken over the next 6 months to allow installation during 2012/13 dependent on Council endorsement and funding.

 

Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road Partial Road Closure

Administration considers that the issue of right turn access from Backshall Place onto Ocean Reef Road may need to be reconsidered if any of the following occurs:

·        Traffic signals are installed at the Scenic Drive/Wanneroo Road intersection.

·        The Ocean Reef Road/Wanneroo Road intersection is grade separated.

·        The accident rates at the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef Road intersection deteriorates.

 

In advocating the current turning movement restrictions at the Backshall Place/Ocean Reef intersection, Administration is mindful of the safety risk and congestion exhibited at the precinct’s three access intersections.  To keep safety risk and congestion levels to a minimum it is important to maintain as many access options as possible operational. 

 

To achieve this, Administration considers the current partial road closure as shown modelled as Attachment 2 Figure 3. has functioned as intended and provides an appropriate compromise solution to the competing demands of the residents of Regent Estates by:

·        Keeping all access intersections open and restricting the minimum number of turning movements.

·        Minimising accident risk by diverting traffic along a left turn path.

·        Reducing transit traffic using both: the James Spiers Drive, Tyne Crescent; and Backshall Place, Villanova Street transit routes, with maximum affect during the evening peak.

·        Reducing the potential for conflicts with pedestrians during the peak recreation period along the boundary roads for Studmaster Park.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.4    Improve community safety

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

The following projects are currently listed in the City’s Draft Capital Works Program for 2012/13:

Traffic Treatments

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

COST

Regent Estates

Installation of traffic treatments to Backshall Place, Tyne Crescent, James Spiers Drive and St Fillans Bend.

$120,000

 

Pathways

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

COST

Backshall Place

Construct 85m x 2.1m path, north side, Germano Lk to Cluny Lk

$14,000

St Fillans Bend

Construct 145m x 1.5m path, south side, Loyal Tce to Lothan Way

$19,000

St Fillans Bend

Construct 155m x 1.5m path, south side, Tyne Cr to Appin Way

$20,000

St Fillans Bend

Construct 180m x 1.5m path, south side, Lothan Way to Calabrese Av

$23,000

 

No budget is currently allocated in the Draft 10-Year Capital Works Program 2012/13 – 2021/2022 for the land acquisition and construction of the splitter island at the Wanneroo Road/Villanova Street intersection. 


 

Following the completion of land acquisition, detail design and approval process, these works will be listed for funding allocation in future budgets for Council’s consideration.

 

Administration supports the installation of traffic signals at the Wanneroo Road/Scenic Drive intersection to be fully funded by Main Roads WA.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendations

That Council:-

1.       REAFFIRMS its decision of 15 November 2011 to partially close Backshall Place to vehicular traffic at the junction of Ocean Reef Road to prevent left and right turns from Ocean Reef Road into Backshall Place;

2.       SUPPORTS the installation of traffic signals at the Wanneroo Road/Scenic Drive intersection to be undertaken by Main Roads WA at no cost to Council;

3.       AUTHORISES the Mayor to again write to the Member of Wanneroo and request support in approaching the Minister for Transport, Housing and Emergency Services to allocate funding in the 2012/13 budget for the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Scenic Drive;

4.       ENDORSES the provision of a splitter island in the left turn lane from Wanneroo Road into Villanova Street and the lengthening of the Villanova Street intersection median in accordance with the concept Drawing No. 2776-1-A, shown on Attachment 6;

5.       NOTES that land acquisition will be required to implement Recommendation 4 and will be the subject of a separate report to Council;

6.       ENDORSES Administration to enter into consultation with the land owners and operators of businesses fronting Wanneroo Road, between Villanova Street and Calabrese Avenue, on the issue of prohibiting ‘U’ turns at the Wanneroo Road/ Villanova Street intersection;

7.       ENDORSES traffic management proposals incorporating rubber speed cushions in Backshall Place, James Spiers Drive, Tyne Crescent and St Fillans Bend as shown on the following concept plans (Attachment 7), as the basis of community consultation with the residents of the following streets:

·     Backshall Place                      Drawing No 2774-1-0

·     Tyne Crescent                        Drawing No 2774-2-0

·     St Fillans Bend                       Drawing No 2774-3-0

·     James Spiers Drive                Drawing No 2774-4-0

8.       NOTES that a report will be presented to Council on the outcome of the community consultation with the residents of Backshall Place, James Spiers Drive, Tyne Crescent and St Fillans Bend in relation to Recommendation 6;

9.       DOES NOT SUPPORT the upgrading of the Ocean Reef Road/Backshall Place intersection with a roundabout or traffic control signals;


 

10.     AUTHORISES the Mayor to write to the Minister for Transport, Housing and Emergency Services requesting a funding commitment to the construction of a grade separated crossing at the Wanneroo Road/Ocean Reef Road intersection; and

11.     ADVISES the owners/occupiers of all properties in the area bounded by Wanneroo Road, San Rosa Road, Yellagonga Regional Park and Ocean Reef Road of Council’s decision.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Main RoadsWA  letter

12/48152

 

2View.

Regent Modelling April 2012-Extract

12/58665

 

3View.

Regents Estates - Diagrams - Public Forum 2005

12/47989

 

4View.

Regent Estates - Road Safety Risk Assessment - April 2012

12/52856

 

5View.

Traffic Risk Classification and Risk Analysis Tables - AS4360

12/52995

 

6View.

Villanova Street - Concept Dwg 2776

12/53118

 

7View.

Regent Estates Concept Dwg 2774

12/53115

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IN02-05/12         Road Safety Audit - Highclere Boulevard/Marangaroo Drive, Marangaroo

File Ref:                                              3075 – 12/48398

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       3         

 

Issue

To consider the findings and recommendations of the Road Safety Audit (RSA) conducted into the signalised T-intersection of Marangaroo Drive and Highclere Boulevard, Marangaroo.

 

Background

In response to a vehicle crash in September 2011 at the intersection of Marangaroo Drive and Highclere Boulevard, Marangaroo, in which a vehicle crashed into the rear fence of 21 Bannerman Court, the City received a number of enquires on the residents behalf, from Councillors and the Local Member, requesting the installation of a crash barrier.

 

A previous crash in April 2009 had also resulted in a vehicle crashing into the side fence and damaging the car port adjacent to Marangaroo Drive.

 

A location map of the subject site is shown in Attachment 1 and an aerial view showing the crash locations is shown in Attachment 2.

Detail

Marangaroo Drive is classified as a District Distributor Category A, under Main Roads WA Perth Metropolitan Road Hierarchy, carrying around 18,000 vehicles per day in the vicinity of the intersection. Highclere Boulevard is classified as a Local Distributor carrying approximately 9,500 vehicles per day.

 

Marangaroo Drive has a east-west alignment while Highclere Boulevard intersects from the north as the terminating leg of a ‘T’ intersection. Marangaroo Drive is constructed as a dual carriageway (raised median) with two through lanes in each direction. On the west approach there is a 70m left turn slip under Give Way control and a 60m right turn pocket on the east approach. Highclere Boulevard is constructed as a single carriageway (painted median) with single lane each direction. The Highclere Boulevard approach to Marangaroo Drive is provided with a 60m left turn slip under Give Way control.

 

Marangaroo Drive has a posted speed limit of 70 km/h, while Highclere Boulevard operates under the default ‘built up area’ 50km/h speed limit.

 

The current 5-year crash data available through MRWA records 38 crashes, one resulting in a fatality, four requiring medical treatment, and 33 resulting in property damage only.

 

Two of these accidents have impacted on 21 Bannerman Court (Attachment 2 refers):

-     2009 - a vehicle involved in a collision, collided with the fence along the access driveway adjacent to Marangaroo Drive, damaging the fence and the carport.

-     2011 - a single out-of-control vehicle failed to make the left turn into Highclere Boulevard from Marangaroo Drive and collided with the rear fence.

 

After the 2011 accident, City Officers conducted an on-site inspection during December 2011 for the purpose of identifying any obvious deficiencies which may have contributed to the accident. No obvious deficiencies in the design of the intersection were observed. 

 

In accordance with the City’s Road Safety Audit Policy:

“4.     Existing sections of the City’s road network where conflict between vehicular traffic and vulnerable road users or traffic management/safety concerns are identified will be subject to a Stage 5 Road Safety Audit of Existing Roads or a Specialist Audit for Road User Groups.”

Donald Veal Consultants were commissioned in February 2012 to undertake an independent Road Safety Audit (RSA) of the intersection.

 

The objective of an RSA is to identify problems that may impact on safety, rather than presenting details of any modifications or improvements that could be applied.

 

The RSA and Corrective Action Report (CAR) detailing findings, recommendations and corrective actions were received by Administration in March 2012.  A copy of this report has been placed in the Elected Members’ Reading Room.

Comment

The following table lists Administration’s comments to the findings and recommendations of the Corrective Action Report into Marangaroo Drive/Highclere Boulevard RSA:

No.

Corrective Action Report

1.

Findings:

The 85th percentile vehicle speed on the Highclere Boulevard approach is some 20% above the posted speed limit and may be a contributing factor to the crash record.

Recommendations:

Install advisory speed signs and traffic calming on the route.

Comment:                                                                                      

1a) Advisory speed signage                                                            Agree:       Yes

The City will prepare the necessary drawings and seek MRWA approval for the installation of advisory speed signs on Highclere Boulevard on approach to the intersection.

1b) Traffic Calming                                                                         Agree:       No

Traffic management works have already been undertaken on Highclere Blvd with the installation of a landscaped median and pre deflection to roundabouts.  The road carries 9,500 vpd and provides for a bus route. Administration does NOT support further traffic treatments at this time.

2.

Findings:

The left turn from Marangaroo Drive into Highclere Boulevard has nonstandard cross fall and results in abnormal/unsafe weight distribution of left turning vehicle. Ponding on the left slip is very likely.

Recommendations:

Undertake a survey of the turning pocket near the island to confirm suitability of the existing design and rectify as necessary.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

The City will review the design of the left turn pocket from Marangaroo Drive into Highclere Boulevard.

3.

Findings:

The no parking and no standing signs around the intersection are faded. The give way sign on the left turn movement from Marangaroo Drive (west) is damaged.

Recommendations:

Replace the give way, no parking and no standing signs.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

Parking signs will be replaced as required in accord with the City’s Asset Policy.  The maintenance of traffic signage is the responsibility of MRWA. The City will report deficient signage to them for action.

4.

Findings:

On Highclere Boulevard there are paths on both sides of the road but only the western path is lit. Lighting to the pedestrian crossing on Marangaroo Drive (east) is poor.

Recommendations:

Ensure street lighting for pedestrians are to AS 1158.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

The City will list a project in the ten-year capitals works program to upgrade street lighting at the Marangaroo Drive/Highclere Blvd intersection to comply with the Australian Standard AS1158.

5.

Findings:

Vegetation in the median of west approach is obscuring intersection approaching sign and traffic signal aspects.

Recommendations:

Ensure vegetation within the median is routinely pruned.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

Work will be undertaken as part of general road maintenance.

6.

Findings:

Give way lines are faded at the intersection. Linemarking on the Highclere Boulevard approach is in poor condition. Various rrpms are missing. Generally poor reflectivity of linemarking/pavement marking and rrpms at night.

Recommendations:

Maintain pavement markings to MRWA standard.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

The maintenance of traffic signage is the responsibility of MRWA. The City will report deficient marking to them for action.


7.

Findings:

The following are within the clear zone of Marangaroo Drive – large trees within median on both approaches, stay pole in the median on the west approach and fixed light poles on the southern verge.

Recommendations:

Remove non-frangible items from the clear zone or provide suitable protection or replace with frangible items.

Comment:

7a) Trees in median                                                                        Agree:      No

The City does NOT support the removal of the trees from the median as they form part of the existing traffic management scheme and were not involved in any of the crashes that occurred at the intersection.

7b) Stay Pole                                                                                   Agree:       No

The existing stay pole is a Western Power asset, and will require the undergrounding of overhead power lines in order to remove. In this instance, the removal of the stay pole is an issue for Western Power.


8.

Findings:

The surfacing on the Highclere Boulevard approach at the start of the left turn pocket appears smooth and may not provide adequate skid resistance.

Recommendations:

Check the skid resistance of the pavement and rectify as required.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

The City will investigate the skid resistance of the pavement on the Highclere Boulevard approach to the Marangaroo Drive and recommend its replacement if appropriate.

9.

Findings:

Fallen leaves have reduced the effective width of pedestrian crossing on Marangaroo Drive (east). Grab rails exist in the centre of the ramp which may block access for users, particularly those in wheelchairs.

Recommendations:

Relocate and replace the grab rails so that are in accordance with Main Roads drawing 9831-5649 (including the correct colour of the rails) and to one side of the ramp and crossing, and routinely clear crossing of pine leaves to ensure width of crossing is maintained.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

Work will be undertaken as part of general road maintenance.

10.

Findings:

Vegetation growth encroaching onto footpaths, particularly southern footpath east of intersection.

Recommendations:

Prune vegetation to ensure footpaths are clear of obstructions.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

Work will be undertaken as part of general road maintenance.

11.

Findings:

On the Marangaroo Drive (west) approach, near the start of the left turn pocket there is a drop off from the path to adjacent verge which is a potential tripping hazard for pedestrians.

Recommendations:

Backfill drop off on the west approach to Marangaroo Drive adjacent to start of left turn pocket.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

Work will be undertaken as part of general path maintenance.

12.

Findings:

No tactile indicators were observed to crossings at the intersection or pedestrian crossing on the east approach.

Recommendations:

Install tactile indicators in accordance to AS 1428.1 and Main Roads Guidelines.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       No

The provision of disability treatments at all pedestrian crossings would impose significant financial burden on the City.  Many of the recommended treatments while promoted by one interest group are opposed by others.  It is Administration’s belief that these treatments should only be provided on a needs basis.

As the City has no record of any issues regarding disability access at this intersection, it does not believe the intersection warrants the installation of tactile paving at this time.


13.

Findings:

Markings on shared used paths are not in accordance with MRWA standards.

Recommendations:

Install pavement markings in accordance with Main Roads Drawing 200531-0009 and indicate the end of the shared use paths where they terminate.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

The City will review the current footpath pavement markings and amend as necessary to comply with Main Roads Drawing 200531-0009.

14.

Findings:

The bus stops in the vicinity of the intersection do not meet Australian / New Zealand Standard 1428.4.1:2009 Design for access and mobility as they have no tactile paving.

Recommendations:

Install tactile indicators in accordance to AS 1428.1 and Main Roads requirements.

Comment:                                                                                       Agree:       Yes

The provision of bus stop hardstands and disability access requirements are the responsibility of Perth Transport Authority (PTA).  PTA is currently undertaking a staged upgrade of all bus stops to meet federal disability standards.

 

 

 

As the RSA has not identified any obvious design deficiencies in the Marangaroo Drive/Highclere Boulevard intersection, Administration does not support the installation of a crash barrier along the Highclere Boulevard boundary of 21 Bannerman Court.  The primary cause of the accidents impacting 21 Bannerman Court appears to be driver behaviour.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.4    Improve community safety

 

3     Economic

3.2     Improve regional infrastructure”

Policy Implications

The Road Safety Audit has been conducted in accord with the City’s Road Safety Audit Policy.

Financial Implications

In addressing the audit’s Findings 2, 4 and 8, significant costs could result if the existing design requires remedial work.  To assist in funding any resulting capital works it is proposed to seek funding through the 2013/2014 State Black Spot Program.

 

Where remedial work is undertaken as part of City maintenance the cost will be covered by existing maintenance budgets.

 

As the maintenance of traffic signage and linemarking is the responsibility of MRWA, the City does not incur any cost.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.      RECEIVES the Road Safety Audit – Intersection of Marangaroo Drive and Highclere Boulevard, Marangaroo (March 2012) prepared by Traffic Engineering consultants, Donald Veal Consultants Pty. Ltd;

2.      NOTES the City’s response to the Road Safety Audit – Intersection of Marangaroo Drive and Highclere Boulevard, Marangaroo (March 2012)  Corrective Action Report as shown in Attachment 3;


 

 

3.      NOTES that Administration will seek funding from the 2013/2014 State Black Spot Program to fund any remedial works resulting from Road Safety Audit – Intersection of Marangaroo Drive and Highclere Boulevard, Marangaroo (March 2012)  Corrective Action Report Findings 2, 4 and 8; and

4.      ADVISES the owners of 21 Bannerman Court, Marangaroo of Council’s decision.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Highclere Boulevard, Marangaroo - Location Map

12/51902

 

2View.

21 Bannerman Court, Marangaroo - Crash Locations

12/51929

 

3View.

Marangaroo Highclere RSA CAR - City Response

12/52105

 

  


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Asset Management

IN03-05/12         Light Vehicle Fleet Policy

File Ref:                                              2409 – 12/51993

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil         

 

Issue

To consider a review of the Light Vehicle Fleet Policy.

 

Background

At its meeting on 3 May 2011, Council adopted a modified Light Vehicle Fleet Policy to ensure that processes are in place in relation to replacement intervals, purchasing and disposal methods to manage the City’s light vehicle fleet. The City’s light vehicle fleet comprises operational vehicles and cars used for work and private use provided as part of an agreed employment package.

Detail

Vehicle safety, whole of life costs, environmental standards, such as C02 emissions and green guide rating, and the fuel consumption of vehicles are key criteria in determining vehicles for use by City staff. It was not proposed to review this policy until 2013, however there have been a number of recent changes which justify a review of the policy.

Consultation

Nil

Comment

Currently, light commercial vehicles (vans and utilities), do not meet the same crash safety and environmental standards as the passenger vehicles. Industry is encouraging manufacturers for higher ANCAP ratings for light commercial vehicles and, as part of the revised policy, it is proposed that the City only selects light commercial vehicles with a minimum 4-star ANCAP rating.

 

Consideration is now being given to Directors and Managers being able to convert the value of the City provided motor vehicle in their Contracts of Employment to a cash component, on the basis that they provide their own vehicle for business use. The policy has been amended to reflect this change to Contracts of Employment for these staff.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “4     Governance

4.6    Provide and maintain a high standard of governance and accountability

 

 

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

The replacement of light vehicles is funded by a capital recovery charge paid into the Light Vehicle Replacement Reserve. All vehicles complying with this policy can be purchased within established budget figures.

 

The change to Contracts of Employment, which allows Directors and Managers to provide their own motor vehicle for business purposes, will have nil financial impact as their salaries will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the value of a motor vehicle provided by the City.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council ADOPTS the revised Light Vehicle Fleet Policy as follows:

 

 

Light Vehicle Fleet Policy

 

 

Policy Owner:    Infrastructure

Contact Person:          Manager Asset Management

Date of Approval:    

 

 

OBJECTIVE

 

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that processes are in place to manage the City’s light vehicle fleet  relating to replacement intervals, purchasing and disposal methods.

 

POLICY STATEMENT

 

To minimise vehicle ownership costs to the City in line with industry best practice, whilst ensuring provision of a suitable fleet for use by staff to undertake their duties and to provide maximum perceived value in employment packages. This includes an option for the CEO to negotiate with Directors and Managers for them to ‘cash out’ the City provided vehicle component of their employment contracts and provide their own vehicles for business purposes.

 

SCOPE

 

To guide Administration in determining appropriate vehicles for the City to purchase for use by its employees.

 

The requirements of this Policy do not cover the provision of a suitable vehicle to the CEO or Mayor due to relevant Employment Contract and Policy provisions set by Council.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The City of Wanneroo owns and operates a light vehicle fleet comprising of passenger and light commercial vehicles that are used for a combination of work and private use as part of an agreed employment package. The Light Vehicle Fleet policy is used to determine the performance of the vehicles provided, changeover period and method of purchase and disposal.

 

CONSULTATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS

 

Amendments to the policy were carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the City’s internal Fleet Management Steering Group.

 

IMPLICATIONS

 

Purchasing Method

Light vehicles shall be purchased in accordance with the City’s Purchasing Policy. 

 

Disposal Method

In the main, light vehicles should be disposed of via auction at a public auction house or trade in (like brand for like brand) where this is expected to give a higher return. Vehicles may also be sold by the tender process in order to gauge resale values by this method.

 

Vehicle Specification/Class

The selection of vehicle class and specification should consider safety, environmental impact and whole of life cost to the City.

 

Colour

Safety considerations and the vehicles working environment should determine the most appropriate colour for a vehicle. All operational vehicles are to be supplied in white. Private use vehicles may be coloured and consideration may also be given by the Executive Management Team to the supply of coloured vehicles that have limited private use.

 

Safety

The Australian Government operates the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and gives each tested vehicle a rating from zero to five stars. Where ANCAP has not rated a vehicle, the safety rating from the European NCAP or American NCAP can be used for an equivalent make and model. Only passenger vehicles with 5-star ratings will be purchased. In respect to light commercial vehicles, including vans and utilities, the City will only select vehicles with a minimum 4-star ANCAP rating. This will be subject to further review as more light commercial vehicles are provided with a 5-star rating.

 

Environmental

The Australian Government provides a Greenhouse Vehicle Guide that provides information on carbon dioxide (CO2) and the air pollution standard to which vehicles have been certified. The overall green vehicle guide star rating is based on the combined score of air pollution and CO2. Passenger vehicle purchase shall have a minimum score of 3.5-star. The green vehicle guide score will be considered when purchasing operational vehicles.

 

Replacement Intervals

Vehicles will be replaced at appropriate intervals to minimise whole of life costs.


 

 

This will take into account the class of vehicle, operational needs and the second hand vehicle market. The Fleet Management Steering Group will review the replacement intervals as appropriate.

 

MANAGEMENT

 

The Fleet Management Steering Group will make recommendations to the Executive Management Team regarding vehicle selection, allocation and replacement intervals and in accordance with the Corporate Management Procedure,  “Motor Vehicle Management Procedure” .

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS POLICY

·    Elected Members

·    Fleet Management Steering Group

·    Fleet Assets staff

 

EVALUATION AND REVIEW PROVISIONS

 

Vehicle costs reported to Fleet Management Steering Group This policy is to be reviewed every two years by the Fleet Management Steering Group

 

DEFINITIONS

 

Any definitions listed in the following table apply to this document only.

Light Vehicle

Any vehicle that can be legally driven using a “C” class driving license issued by the Western Australian Department of Transport (or equivalent)

ANCAP

Australasian New Car Assessment Program – used to determine the performance of a vehicle in a number of crash situations

Greenhouse Vehicle Guide

Australian Government program identifying the greenhouse impact of vehicles sold in Australia

Whole of Life Costs

The cost of owning a vehicle form purchase to disposal, including (but not limited to) depreciation, fuel and oils, servicing, repairs, tyres, registration

 

REFERENCES

 

City of Wanneroo Motor Vehicle Use Policy

City of Wanneroo Purchasing Policy

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Manager Asset Management

 

Version

Next Review

Record No

1 September 2004

 

 

1 September 2007

July 2007

IN07-07/07

3 May 2011

May 2013

11/48542 (IN02-05/11)

May 2012

May 2014

12/51993

 

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Infrastructure Projects

IN04-05/12         Community Consultation - Queenscliff Park Beach Access Upgrade, Quinns Rocks 

File Ref:                                              3503 – 12/44297

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider the outcomes of the community consultation process associated with the concept plan for the upgrade of the Queenscliff Park Beach Access, Quinns Rock.

 

Background

Council, at its meeting on 5 April 2011, considered a report on the concept plan in upgrade of the Queenscliff Beach Access, Quinns Rocks (Item No IN08-06/10 refers), and resolved to:

“1.   ENDORSES the Queenscliff Park Beach Access Concept Plan, Quinns Rocks as shown on City of Wanneroo Drawing No. 2552-01-0 as Attachment 1 for community consultation; and

2.    NOTES that a further report will be presented to Council on the outcomes of the community consultation process prior to submitting a Development Application for Western Australian Planning Commission consideration and an application for Clearing Permit (if required) to the Department of Environment and Conservation.”

Detail

In follow up to the above resolutions, Administration made arrangements for community consultation that included the following:

·        Mail out to 361 resident/owners on 26 March 2012 with a copy of the concept plan and a comment form an a reply paid envelope, that if utilised, needed to be forwarded to the City by no later than close of business on Thursday 26 April 2012;

·        Listing of the proposal on the City’s website under the section titled “Your Say”
on 19 April -26 April 2012

·        Advertisements in the Wanneroo and North Coast Times Community Newspapers on 3 April 2012 for a 1-week period, advising of the public information meeting to be held at the Gumblossom Community Centre on the 18 April 2012 at 7pm.

Consultation

Community consultation focused on surveying the local residents by direct mail, seeking a response to the information provided and a public information meeting held at the Gumblossom Community Centre.

 

The City’s Manager Infrastructure Projects, Project Manager Buildings, Building Projects Officer and the City’s consultant, MP Rogers & Associates, attended the public information meeting to provide advice as to the physical basis for the concept design, along with the indicative construction timeframe. Cr Rudi Steffens represented Council.

 

The public information meeting did not attract any residents or members of the general public.

Of the 361 letters mailed out by the City to residents/owners, 51 responses (14.1%) were received, of which 49 supported the proposed upgrade works.

In summary, it is noted that there is overwhelming consensus in support of the proposed upgrade works. In review of the responses received the following additional comment/requests are noted:

·        Additional dune preservation

·        More control over dogs and owner removal of their faeces.

·        Removal of dog beach designation

·        Public notices as to the environmental vulnerability of the sand dunes.

·        Disabled access to beach

·        Handrails on both sides to path

·        Regular vegetation trimming back to path

·        Removal of sand from path

·        Tap at top of path

·        No fishing

·        Dartsmouth Circle beach access reopened

·        BBQ in park

·        Water foundation in park

·        Shower in park

·        Shadesail in park.

 

In relation to the two remaining responses, one did not support the proposal on the basis that tidal erosion will most likely destroy the works proposed.  In addressing this particular matter it is advised that it is proposed to construct the stairs on limestone bedrock in order to minimise this possibility.  It is noted that the other response provided no comment.

Comment

On the basis of responses to the community consultation process, it is considered that there has been overwhelming support for the proposed upgrade works, as shown in City of Wanneroo Drawing No 2552-01-0, refer Attachment 1.

 

Apart from the request relating to “additional dune preservation”, for which a study is currently being undertaken, comment/requests arising from the consultation are issues that need to be reviewed/actioned separately from the project as they do not directly relate to the proposed upgrade works.

 

Subject to Council acceptance of this report, and satisfying all statutory requirements, it is anticipated that an application for Development Approval will be submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in mid June 2012, with an application for a Clearing Permit from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) soon thereafter.  Dependent on a favourable outcome, implementation has been scheduled as follows:

·        Finalise design/prepare tender documentation September/October 2012;

·        Advertise tender late October 2012;

·        Tender outcome reported to Council in December 2012;

·        Construction to commence late January 2013; and,

·        Construction to be completed by April 2013; followed by re-vegetation of the dunes impacted by the works, inclusive of a 6-month planting maintenance program thereafter.

Statutory Compliance

On Council acceptance of this report Administration will need to satisfy the following approval processes:

 

·        Submission to the WAPC for its Development Approval, and,

·        Submission to the DEC for its Clearing Permit and if applicable, “offset” planting requirements.

 

Any requirements arising from Development Approval and/or Clearing Permit conditions inclusive of any “offset” planting requirements considered applicable in this instance will be incorporated as work items within the design and associated tender documentation.

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.4    Improve the quality of the built environment

 

                   1.5     Improve the physical quality of the built environment

 

2        Social

                   2.1     Increase choice and quality of neighbourhood and life style options”

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

A summary of project costs and funding for the works is tabled below.

 

Queenscliff Park Beach Access Upgrade, Quinns Rocks (PR-2003)

Estimated Project Cost

Item Description

Project Costs

Project Funding

Project Funding 2010/2011

 

$35,000

Budgeted Project Funding 2011/2012

 

$110,000

City of Wanneroo Project Management Cost

$3,000

 

MP Rogers & Associates Consultancy Fee

$35,575

 

MP Rogers & Associates Public Consultation Fee (Estimate)

$3,643

 

City of Wanneroo Public Information Meeting Advertisements (Wanneroo & North Coast Times Community Newspapers)

$350

 

City of Wanneroo Mailout

$217

 

DEC “Offset” Planting Requirements

Unknown

 

Tender Advertising (Estimate)

$2,500

 

Estimate of Cost (Based on the Concept Plan)

$62,000

 

Contingency

$10,000

 

Total Project Cost (Estimate)

$117,285

 

Total Project Funding

 

$145 000

Balance of Project Funding Available

 

$27,715

 

In review of the table above it is noted that the fee for time spent in preparation for and attendance at the public information meeting by the City’s consultant is presented as an estimate of cost, with the actual costs incurred still to be submitted.  As to the cost of DEC “Offset” Planting Requirements, the extent along with associated cost (if applicable) is unknown at this point in time and will be subject to the outcome of DEC’s consideration in relation to the City’s application for a Clearing Permit.

 

It is also noted that the contingency sum promoted for this project has been limited to $10,000.

 

While there is an estimated unallocated funding of $27,715 on the project, this may be insufficient to accommodate all extra costs associated with the final detailed design and compliance with approval conditions. Should additional funding be required to complete the project then a further report will be presented to Council to address project financial viability prior to advertising for tender.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

 

1.       RECEIVES this report on the outcomes of the community consultation process for the proposed upgrade of the Queenscliff Park Beach Access, Quinns Rocks;

2.       NOTES that applications will be lodged with the West Australian Planning Commission for Development Approval and the Department of Environment and Conservation for a Clearing Permit for the works associated with the proposed upgrade of the Queenscliff Park Beach Access, Quinns Rocks, based on the Concept Plan as endorsed by Council for community consultation at its meeting held on 29 June 2010 (City of Wanneroo Drawing No 2552-01-0 shown at Attachment 1); and,

3.      NOTES that prior to advertising for tender, Administration will present a further report to Council on project financial viability should the Construction Cost Estimate arising out of detailed design and compliance with any approval conditions exceed 10% of the project budget.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

concept plan

11/26980

Minuted

  


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Other Matters

IN05-05/12         PT01-05/12 - Construction of Two Metre Wide Footpath - Palm Corner Quinns Rocks

File Ref:                                              7045 – 12/51567

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil       

 

Issue

To consider petition PT01-05/12 relating to the construction of a footpath on Palm Corner, Quinns Rocks.

 

Background

Council, at its meeting on 6 March 2012, considered a report addressing petitions PT02-02/12 and PT03-02/12 relating to the building of a footpath on Palm Corner, Quinns Rocks, (refer Item No IN10-03/12) and resolved as follows:

“1. APPROVES the construction of 155m of 2m wide cast insitu concrete footpath in Palm Corner, between Christian Park and Sirius Ramble, Quinns Rocks, at an estimated cost of $35,000;

2.  NOTES the following budget variation to accommodate the shortfall in funding for the construction of this pathway;

Project No

From

To

Description

PR-2078

$12,000

 

Installation of Bicycle Facilities - Various

PR-1595

 

$12,000

Minor Pathways Projects - Unspecified

3.  ADVISES the directly affected residents of Palm Corner of Council’s decision;

4.  ADVISES the petition organiser of Council’s decision; and

5.  ADVISES the multi-signature letter organiser of Council’s decision.”

In accordance with Council’s resolutions, advice was sent to the petition organisers on
23 March 2012 and those residents directly affected by Councils decision on 31 March 2012.

Subsequently, Council received petition PT01-05/12 at its meeting of 1 May 2012.  The petition reads:

“We, the undersigned, all being residents of the City of Wanneroo do formally request Council’s consideration:

Object strongly to the construction of a 2 metres wide footpath abutting the kerb along the south side of palm Corner, but would not object to a 1.5 metre (or less) width path being constructed along the same location, as is presently the case in nearby much busier street of Loreint Pass, Quinns Rocks.”

The petition is signed by five residents, representing five Palm Corner properties directly affected by the proposed path.

Detail

Palm Corner is an “L” shaped access street which intersects with Sirius Ramble opposite the Quinns Beach Primary School.

 

The section of the street between Christian Park and Sirius Ramble is used by parents as a drop-off and pick-up point for students at Quinns Beach Primary School.  This street is also used as a pedestrian link by students living to the east of the school. 

The issue relates solely to the width of the footpath; five residents directly affected by the footpath object to the proposed width of 2m but support 1.5m.

Consultation

No additional community consultation has been undertaken in the preparation of this report.

Comment

The function of the road reserve is to provide safe transport options for all road users: vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.  Each of these user groups has equal rights to use the road reserve.  A footpath provides dedicated infrastructure for pedestrians and provides safe separation of pedestrians and vehicles.

 

Administration has recommended the construction of a 2m wide path adjacent to the kerb in order to improve safety for Quinns Rocks Primary School students and other users. This width of footpath will provide separation from passing vehicles, allow for doors opening from parked cars and reduces obstructions from bins on refuse pickup days.

 

The City’s Transport and Traffic Unit recently visited Palm Court and confirmed the need for a footpath, particularly at school drop off and pickup times as students are walking on the verge and road. 

 

Between 7.30am and 8.45am on Monday 7 May 2012, 22 pedestrians, six adults and 16 students accessed Palm Corner through Christian Park.  It should be noted that the weather was overcast and drizzling at the time and on this basis it could be expected that the number of pedestrians would be less than normal.

 

Between 2.30pm and 3pm on Tuesday 8 May 2012, 24 students walked down Palm Corner and through Christian Park; 25 students walked down Palm Corner and continued on and there were 54 pedestrian movements as a result of vehicles being parked on Palm Corner.  In many instances pedestrians, including young children, walked down the road and on the verge, several abreast. 

 

Advice from the Quinns Rocks Primary School is that two car parks will be built on school property; the first this year and another car park in the future.  This will improve the traffic situation around the school. The issue of illegal parking on Palm Corner has and will continue to be addressed with the school representative on the Parents and Citizens Road Safety Committee. This will be followed up in writing and Administration will request that the school advise parents that fines will be issued to those who do not comply with Parking Prohibitions.  Prohibitions against parking on a footpath are contained both within the Road Traffic Code 2000 regulations and the City’s Parking and Parking Facilities Local Law and are therefore better understood by all drivers and more easily enforceable by the City’s Rangers.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.4    Improve community safety

Policy Implications

It is proposed that a policy similar to the Traffic Management Investigation and Intervention Policy will be developed to assist with assessment of requests to install pathways.

Financial Implications

An amount of $35,000 has been approved by Council for the construction of the 2m wide footpath in Palm Corner, with works programmed to commence when street light poles are relocated by Western Power.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       RECONFIRMS its decision of 6 March 2012 (IN10-03/12) to approve the construction of 155m of 2m wide cast insitu concrete footpath in Palm Corner, between Christian Park and Sirius Ramble, Quinns Rocks, at an estimated cost of $35,000;

2.       NOTES that the proposed 2m wide pathway in Palm Corner, between Christian Park and Sirius Ramble, Quinns Rocks will be constructed adjacent to the kerb; and

3.       ADVISES the petition organiser and directly affected residents of Palm Corner of Council’s decision.

 

 

 

Attachments: Nil


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IN06-05/12         Community Consultation - Broadview Park, Landsdale - Proposed Relocation of Gazebo, Pathway and Limestone Walls 

File Ref:                                              1552 – 12/51209

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       2         

 

Issue

To consider the outcome of community consultation undertaken in relation to a concept for the relocation of the lookout and gazebo overlooking Broadview Lake in Broadview Park, Landsdale.

 

Background

Council considered a report on the concept for the relocation of the lookout and gazebo overlooking Broadview Lake in Broadview Park, Landsdale at its meeting on 6 March 2012 (Item IN11-03/12 refers) and resolved to:

“1.   ENDORSES the concept plan as shown on City of Wanneroo Drawing No 2739-2-A (included as Attachment 2) for the construction of a new lookout structure in Broadview Park, Landsdale and demolition of the existing structure, for the purpose of community consultation; and

2.    NOTES that a further report will be presented on the outcomes of the community consultation process”.

The community consultation process has been undertaken as per the Council’s decision and this report considers the outcome of this process.

Detail

As per the detail provided in a report to Council on 6 March 2012 (Item IN11-03/12 refers), the endorsed concept plan (Refer Attachment 1) included the following detail:

 

“the relocation of the existing gazebo onto an adjoining elevated location west of the existing location, construction of a new retaining wall, regrading of the lake shoreline, demolishing the existing limestone wall/pathway and regrading the bank to create an extended shoreline”.

 

In accordance with the Council decision, the following community consultation strategy was implemented:

 

·        The installation of an on-site sign which provided information about the project and inviting the community to provide feedback.

·        A direct mail out to residents within 400m of Broadview Park.

·        A notice on the City’s website under “your say’ section detailing the information about the project and inviting the community to provide feedback.

 

The community was requested to provide feedback on a comment sheet (Refer Attachment 2) and return it to the City in a “Reply Paid’ envelope by the close of business on Friday 4 May 2012. The community was requested to answer the following question and provide any additional comments in the space provided in the comments sheet:

 

“Do you support the proposed relocation of gazebo and associated limestone walls and pathway works as planned?

 

p Yes          p No

Please tick (ü) the relevant box”

 

At the close of the community consultation period closed 112 responses were received as summarised below:

 

Number of Yes responses received                            99

Number of No responses received                              13

 

Copies of all of the responses have been placed in the Elected Members Reading Room for reference.

 

‘Yes’ Community Comments

Comments made in support of the proposed concept are noted below:

 

·        Commend the Council on its pro-active response. Strongly agree with the relocation.

·        This is an iconic part of Landsdale.

·        Best thing that could happen.

·        Look forward to this improvement in the park and the improved aesthetics.

·        Look forward to the new Gazebo.

·        Lovely to have the park cared for. Newly moved to area and the grand-children enjoy it too.

·        Thank you for relocating the gazebo. Beautiful location that has many uses - agree with relocation.

·        Thank you for keeping our parks such pleasant and clean recreational spots - used by so many residents.

·        Totally support the relocation and remedial works - the sooner the better.

·        Very welcome upgrade, people use the gazebo for weddings.

·        Look forward to the improved Gazebo and Landscape.

·        Makes sense to move the gazebo away from the subsidence and safer area.

·        Will be good to have the use of the gazebo again.

 

The Landsdale Residents Association has also indicated its support to the proposed works by noting in its letter that “Planned improvements appear timely, well thought out and address long term safety concerns with respect to the deteriorating limestone wall, and will go a long way towards beautification of the park”.

 

A number of ‘in support’ comments making further suggestions/requests for additional infrastructure have been received as summarised below:

 

·        Good to see the construction is well behind the waters edge and angle of repose secures. I'd be happy if the bank was left as it is and just the trees removed - looks like a much better plan than existing.

·        It may be more useful / practical to rather have two sheltered seating structures, one on the eastern end of the lake, the other on the western end based on the land rather than on the lake edge with a BBQ nearby. This would allow more people to engage with the facility.

·        Please ensure it is wheelchair accessible and some form of permanent seating. Paths leading to the gazebo are too steep for independent wheelchair - currently needs assistance.

·        Would prefer more of a water presence similar to existing water outlook ie: water to wall ratio.

·        Please ensure the re-positioning is completed to last.

·        Rather see it moved to east further away from houses - closer to BBQ area.

·        Support any work to make the park safer. Cracked and uneven paths should be repaired at the same time.

·        Place a BBQ next to the gazebo.

·        Sounds great. Request for a skate park to be added as well.

·        We would like to have a toilet facility at this park. Lots of people visit the park and a toilet is needed.

·        Consideration be given to planting with respect to obscured vision, better lighting, CCTV and other safe design aspects promoting the reporting of incidences to the City and WA Police.

·        Playground equipment needs to be upgraded.

·        Pathways need to be upgraded to match in colour.

·        More needs to be done in Landsdale such as security patrols.

 

‘No’ Community Comments

Comments made against the proposed concept are noted below:

 

·        It will be too close to existing residential houses.

·        New location would cause stress to people living in the proximity.

·        The gazebo should be moved to the east side or demolished.

·        It seems to attract anti-social activities, rowdy teenagers, skateboard users, used to through missiles at wildlife, used to through eggs at the adjoining homes, graffiti  and is often occupied by unsavoury characters with their drunken behaviour and filthy language.

·        Too many unsavoury people used the current one before it was closed. I never felt safe every time I took my grandchildren there.

·        If placing the gazebo is a problem, do we need one. Knock it down and landscape the area.

·        Funds would be better spent 1) clearing existing structure 2) provision of more seating under shade trees 3) Installation of toilet facilities - especially for elderly. More comments on sheet.

·        It should be repaired / replaced and left in the same position.

 

A strong majority of the respondents have indicated their support to the proposed concept. Requests for additional infrastructure such as toilet block, CCTV, BBQ, pathways and playground upgrades and additional seating would need a detailed investigation/feasibility, preliminary cost estimates and if considered viable, to be considered in future budgets along with other priority projects.

 

As far as the comments relating to the proximity of the new location to the existing houses is concerned, it is noted that the new location is in public open space and will be 29m from the rear of the closest home. The existing gazebo is 48m from the rear of the closest home. In addition, the properties closest to the new location are 4m higher than the ground level in the park. The main issues that have been highlighted by the residents who have sent in ‘no’ response relates to the anti-social activities and nuisance. The gazebo and the lookout have been at this location for many years and provided a very well used facility for the community. Removal of such a facility argued by a small number of residents due to the issues of anti-social activities is not a valid option, especially due to a strong support for the relocation indicated by the local community. The proposed location for the gazebo is more accessible from the existing pathways and more visible. This will provide more passive surveillance in comparison to the existing location and is therefore likely to reduce anti-social activities. The issue of anti-social activities and nuisance while considered to be important can be managed by other measures.

 


 

In view of the overwhelming support indicated by the Community to the proposed relocation of the gazebo and associated structures, it is recommended that the project proceed to the next stage with the structural engineering consultants authorised to prepare the design documents suitable for commissioning contractors to undertake the proposed works. Subject to Council’s decision on this matter, the design and documentation process can be completed by end of July 2012, followed by the quotation/tender process to commission contractors by September 2012. The works can then be undertaken from October 2012 with a view to the project being completed by end December 2012.

Consultation

A comprehensive community consultation has been undertaken which included direct mail out to nearly 700 properties in the vicinity of Broadview Park.

Comment

The community response has been very good as 112 out of nearly 700 letters have been received by the City. As per the detail provided earlier, there is a strong community support for the proposed concept plan to relocate the gazebo and associated structure. As far as the matters relating to the proximity of the new location to the residences in the vicinity and anti-social activities are concerned, these can be addressed by increasing the visits to the site by the City’s Rangers and Safety Patrol Officers.

Statutory Compliance

Applications seeking Development Approval and a Building Licence will be submitted prior to commencing any works on site.

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.1    Increase choice and quality of neighbourhood and lifestyle options

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

A construction cost estimate will be prepared after completing the detailed structural design. The construction of the new structure and the demolition of the existing structure as per the concept plan is estimated to cost $150,000, plus consulting engineers fees of $15,000.

 

A budget allocation of $164,000 for Project No PR-2150 Broadview Park, Landsdale, is available in the approved 2011/2012 Capital Works Program.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       RECEIVES the outcomes of community consultation process for the proposed relocation of the gazebo, pathway and lookout at Broadview Park, Landsdale;

 

2.       ENDORSES the concept plan as shown on City of Wanneroo Drawing No 2739-2-A (refer Attachment 1) for the construction of a new lookout structure in Broadview Park, Landsdale and demolition of the existing structure, for the purpose of design and documentation suitable for the commissioning of contractors;

 

3.       NOTES that subject to finalisation of design and documentation, construction works will be scheduled to be undertaken from October 2012 to December 2012; and

 

4.       ADVISES the residents who have returned the comment sheet of the Council decision.

 

Attachments:

1View.

concept plan

12/18340

Minuted

2View.

comment sheet

12/51890

 

  


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IN07-05/12         Concept Plans for the Renewal and Hydrozoning of the Irrigation Systems at Paloma Park, Marangaroo and Shelvock Park, Koondoola

File Ref:                                              1582 – 12/51193

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       3         

 

Issue

To consider the proposed concept plans for the upgrade of the irrigation infrastructure at Paloma Park, Marangaroo and Shelvock Park, Koondoola.

 

Background

Paloma and Shelvock Parks are both active playing reserves used by local sporting groups on a regular basis and by the public for general recreational activities.

 

Paloma Park has 5.45 hectares of irrigated turf and Shelvock Park has 4.4 hectares of irrigated turf. The design of the existing irrigation infrastructure does not distinguish between the active playing areas and the passive areas, resulting in the inefficient use of water. The irrigation systems were installed many years ago and have now reached a stage where both parks require considerable maintenance of the infrastructure due to failing components and there is inefficient use of water due to regular mainline breakages and valve failures.

Detail

In line with the asset management practice and the City’s adopted “renew before new” approach, $1.5M funding was allocated in the 2011/2012 Capital Works Budget to implement the Irrigation Infrastructure Replacement Program. Based on the available data relating to the irrigation assets, a thorough review was undertaken and priority projects were identified for implementation during 2011/2012. A similar funding amount is scheduled to be allocated in 2012/2013 and project priority has been determined. The projects identified include the replacement of irrigation infrastructure such as bores, pumps, controllers, aerators, cabinets at various locations and complete upgrade of irrigation infrastructure in Paloma Park and Shelvock Park.

 

It is proposed to upgrade the irrigation infrastructure at Paloma and Shelvock Parks in line with the current practices recommended by the Department of Water (DoW) and Water Corporation. The most important practice recommended by DoW is to design the new irrigation based on hydrozoning principles which result in different irrigation regimes for the different parts of the parks.

 

The hydrozone watering design allows:

·        responsible and sustainable use of water allocation;

·        target specific watering requirements, such as training areas, goal areas etc;

·        water management between hydrozoned areas;

·        compliance with best industry practice DOW recommendations; and

·        the application of minimum volumes to achieve acceptable turf standards and reduction in overall operating costs.

 

Hydrozone concept plans, as shown on Attachments 1, 2 and 3, have been prepared to assist the detailed design of irrigation infrastructure for these two parks. As per the concept plans, it is proposed to reticulate the parks by creating different irrigation zones as detailed below:

 

·        Active Playing Areas – Hydrozone 1

·        Non Active Playing Areas - Hydrozone 2

·        Passive Areas – Hydrozone 3

 

These hydrozones will be separate areas capable of addressing each zone’s watering requirements without affecting any other zone. Even within each hydrozone, some areas can be controlled by individual valves whereby creating further sub-zones to suit the specific requirements and operational conditions. Generally the area under Hydrozone 1 will be irrigated at a much higher standard to provide safe playing areas, while the area under Hydrozone 3 will be irrigated at much lower standard to ensure that the trees and understorey turf is maintained to a healthy standard.

 

Subject to the Council’s endorsement of these concepts, it is proposed to finalise the detailed design and documentation with a view to invite tenders in early July 2012 and appoint contractors by early August 2012. The construction works will be undertaken during September and October 2012. The sporting clubs and community groups who use these two parks will be advised prior to the commencement of works to ensure that their needs are met during the construction period. 

Consultation

Nil

Comment

The current irrigation systems at Paloma and Shelvock Parks allow for a “blanket” watering application which is generally classified as ‘non-hydrozoned’, where the active playing areas are irrigated on the same stations as passive areas. This results in excessive water being applied to areas not requiring the higher application rates specific for the active areas. 

 

The irrigation systems at both Paloma and Shelvock Parks are indicative of systems that have exceeded their expected life cycle, resulting in higher maintenance costs and interruptions causing inconvenience to the users.

 

It is therefore appropriate that irrigation systems at Paloma and Shelvock Parks are upgraded with new systems, based on hydrozone principles.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.4    Improve the quality of the built environment

Policy Implications

Nil

 

Financial Implications

The draft Irrigation Infrastructure Replacement Program (PR-1661) prepared for 2012/2013 includes a provision of $350,000 for the renewal and hydrozoning of the irrigation systems at Paloma and Shelvock Parks. A construction cost estimate will be prepared after the completion of the detailed design to confirm the funding allocation prior to the appointment of contractors.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council ENDORSES the proposed hydrozones for Shelvock Park, Koondoola (refer Attachment 1 ) and Paloma Park, Marangaroo (refer Attachments 2 and 3) to be used as the basis for the irrigation design for upgrading of the existing irrigation systems at these parks as part of the 2012/2013 Irrigation Infrastructure Replacement Program.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Att 1 Shelvock Park concept plan

12/52331

Minuted

2View.

Paloma Park Concept plan 1

12/52332

Minuted

3View.

Paloma Park concept plan 2

12/52333

Minuted

  


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IN08-05/12         Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement in Wanneroo Townsite - Consideration of Western Australian Government Grant

File Ref:                                              2416V02 – 12/55319

Responsible Officer:                           Director Infrastructure

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       2         

 

Issue

To consider the Western Australian State Government offer of a $1M grant to undertake Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works within the Wanneroo Town Centre.

 

Background

Matters relating to Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works have been considered Council in the past.

 

A Motion of Notice (Item No MN03-06/10 refers) was considered by Council at a meeting on 29 June 2010 and the following resolution was adopted:

 

“That Council REQUESTS the Mayor to write to Minister for Planning, Minister for Transport and the Member of Wanneroo seeking clarification if any funds have been allocated in the 2010/11 State Budget for streetscape works on Wanneroo Road within the Wanneroo Town Centre.”

The Mayor, on behalf of Council, wrote to the respective Ministers and the Member for Wanneroo seeking a response in this regard. No State Government funding commitment was received in response to the City’s letter.

 

A media article was published in the Wanneroo Times dated 13 July 2010 containing the following statements from Paul Miles, Member of Wanneroo:

 

“A $1.7M proposal to revitalise the Wanneroo Road streetscape is expected to be completed this financial year. The project would also investigate the possibility of underground power and dual-use pathways between Noonan Drive and Hart Court. Mr Miles said he was waiting for funding confirmation for the project from Main Roads WA. Main Roads has the submission and is working towards costing. This is definitely going to happen; we just have to get the whole thing nailed down. It will be done this financial year. This is something the City has been pushing for some time now."

 

Subsequently, a further Motion on Notice (Item No MN02-03/11 refers) was considered by Council at a meeting on 8 March 2011 to seek the Government’s clarification as to whether funds had been set aside in the 2010/2011 State Budget or will be allocated in the 2011/2012 State Budget for these works. In considering this matter, Council adopted the following resolution:

 

“That Council REQUESTS the Mayor to write to the Hon Christian Porter, Treasurer seeking clarification if any funds have been allocated in the 2010/11 State Budget for streetscape works on Wanneroo Road within the Wanneroo Town Centre.”

 

The Mayor, on behalf of Council, wrote to the Hon. Christian Porter, Treasurer, seeking clarification of the State government’s funding allocation for the works. Again no funding commitment was received by the City.

 

 

On 17 May 2012, the City received a letter (Refer Attachment 1) from the Hon Troy Buswell, Minister for Transport; Housing and Emergency Services offering a $1M grant for Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works.

 

This report considers the $1M grant offer made by State Government.

Detail

The City approached the State Government in relation to the Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works as included in the original scope of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the City and State Government in 2005. As per the Council resolutions adopted in considering the Motions of Notices (Item No’s MN03-06/10 and
MN02-03/11),
the Mayor wrote to the respective Ministers in July 2010 and March 2011 seeking a response regarding State Government’s funding commitment towards these works.

 

The letter received from the Minister for Transport; Housing and Emergency Services on 17 May 2012, offering the $1M grant for Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works, placed a condition on the City to complete these works by no later than the beginning of School Term 1, 2013. It also advised the City to contact Main Roads WA’s (MRWA) Project Manager, Mr Lou Rho, in regard to the scope of the proposed works and the disbursement of the funding allocation.

 

As part of the City’s previous approaches to the State Government, concept plans as shown at Attachment 2 had been prepared by the City. These plans will be used to consult with MRWA regarding the scope of works to be delivered for this project and determine the extent of works covered by the $1M grant offer.

 

In the anticipation of the Council decision to accept this grant offer, a Project Working Group led by the Manager Infrastructure Projects has been formed to progress this project. Following key milestones are being considered to deliver this project:

 

·        Review of all available information

·        Liaise with external agencies

·        Prepare preliminary design documentation

·        Community information process

·        Finalise design

·        Seek necessary approvals

·        Tender process and commissioning of contractor(s)

·        Project construction

 

It is noted that the detailed design of works likely to be undertaken in this project will require liaison with a number of agencies such as MRWA, Western Power, Water Corporation, and any other utilities that may be impacted by the works along with the adjacent businesses, including the Wanneroo Central Shopping Centre and Wanneroo Business Association. A need for community consultation to progress the concept into a detailed design was noted in the letter sent by the Mayor to the then Minister for Transport in July 2010, with this to be actioned via a public information session once the design has been advanced to 85% completion.

 

Based on the identified milestones, a preliminary works program for this project has been prepared which indicates that the completion of this project by no later than the beginning of School Term 1, 2013 being the end of January 2013 may not be possible. It is more likely that subject to community support and obtaining all necessary approvals, the project will be completed by 30 June 2013.  This will also allow the landscaping component of these works to be undertaken during favourable weather conditions of autumn.


 

 

The City will, however, subject to receiving timely approval from the various external agencies noted above, be in a position to invite tenders for these works within four months.

 

It is envisaged that the Government will support this adjusted timeframe, as this matter of funding has taken 22 months from the City’s letter of July 2010 to be confirmed by the Government.

Consultation

Nil

Comment

Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works will improve the attractiveness of Wanneroo Road thus encouraging further business and commercial investment to the Town Centre.

 

It is therefore recommended that the City accepts the State Government’s $1M grant offer to undertake Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works.

 

In order to meet the targeted completion date of 30 June 2013, with tenders being called by 30 September 2012, subject to external agency approvals, the City’s Chief Executive Officer is also seeking Council authority to call and award tenders for the various aspects of this project.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.4    Improve the quality of the built environment

 

1.5 Reduce the City‘s Carbon Footprint.

 

2 Social

2.4 Improve community safety.

2.5 – Improve transport options and connections

 

3 Economic

3.2 – Improve regional infrastructure”

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

An order of cost estimate totalling $1.731M was provided to the then Minister for Transport in May 2010 and reaffirmed in a further letter sent by the Mayor to the Minister in July 2010.


 

 

Now that the State Government has made a grant offer of $1M, the project will be scoped to expend only $1M. It should be noted that the City has already committed $200,000 in regards to road improvement works at the intersection of Wanneroo and Dundebar Roads.

Voting Requirements

Absolute Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       ACCEPTS the offer of $1M from the Western Australian Government to undertake Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works within the Wanneroo Town Centre;

2.       NOTES that the scope of works for the Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement project will be limited to expend $1M;

3.       ADVISES the Hon Troy Buswell, Minister for Transport; Housing and Emergency Services that:

a)    the City accepts the $1M grant for the  Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement works within the Wanneroo Town Centre;

b)    the scope of works will be limited to the grant amount of $1M instead of the City’s order of cost estimate amount of $1.731M; and

c)    due to significant project design, consultation and approval processes that are necessary the project is not likely to be completed until 30 June 2013;

4.       Pursuant to Section 6.8(1) of the Local Government Act 1995, APPROVES BY ABSOLUTE MAJORITY the unbudgeted expenditure of $1M to undertake works associated with the Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement Project;

5.       DELEGATE BY AN ABSOLUTE MAJORITY to the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER the AUTHORITY to call and award tenders for the works associated with the Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement Project;

6.       NOTES the following budget variations to fund the works for the Wanneroo Road Streetscape Enhancement Project:

INCOME

Cost Code

Present Budget

Additional Amount

Revised Budget

913910-8999-501

$0

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

EXPENDITURE

Cost Code

Present Budget

Additional Amount

Description

PR-2318

$0

$1,000,000

Wanneroo Road Streetscape -, Wanneroo Town Centre

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Ministerial letter - May 2012

12/55934

 

2View.

concept plan

12/55971

 

  


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Planning and Sustainability

Policies and Studies

PS05-05/12       Draft Local Planning Policy 3.2:  Activity Centres

File Ref:                                              2037 – 11/73722

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       2     

Issue

To consider advertising draft Local Planning Policy 3.2: Activity Centres (LPP 3.2) included as Attachment 1.

Background

The City’s Centres Strategy and Local Planning Policy (CS/LPP) was adopted by Council on 14 December 2004 (item PD01-12/04).

 

A review of the CS/LPP commenced in 2008 when Council at its meeting on 8 April (item PD01-04/08) granted consent to advertise a Centres Discussion Paper for public comment.

 

On 23 September 2008, following consideration of the advertised Discussion Paper, Council adopted the draft Activity Centres Strategy and Local Planning Policy (ACS/LPP) for public comment (item PD01-09/08).

 

The draft ACS/LPP was advertised for public comment between 7 October 2008 and 14 November 2008, during which time 24 submissions were received. However, due to inconsistencies between the draft ACS/LPP and the then draft State Planning Policy 4.2: Activity Centres for Perth and Peel (SPP 4.2), Administration decided that there was little value in continuing to progress the draft ACS/LPP and its progression was deferred until such time as SPP 4.2 was finalised. Progression of the new Activity Centres Policy commenced following the release of the final SPP 4.2 and Directions 2031 and Beyond.

 

The submissions received during the advertising of the draft ACS/LPP have been taken into consideration in the preparation of the draft LPP 3.2.

 

Draft LPP 3.2 was submitted for information and discussion at the 17 April 2012 Council Forum meeting.

Detail

Draft LPP 3.2 (included as Attachment 1) has been prepared to provide guidance for activity centres during the various stages of the planning process, including structure planning, District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2) amendments, detailed area plans (DAPs) and development applications. Draft LPP 3.2 includes provisions to amplify and supplement those of SPP 4.2 and specifies acceptable and unacceptable standards, consistent with Council’s recently adopted Local Planning Policy 5.2: Wanneroo Town Centre.

 

Draft LPP 3.2 seeks to provide a network of connected and vibrant activity centres incorporating robust and adaptable design and built form. Draft LPP 3.2 encourages walkability and a mix of land uses to create dynamic activity centres that evolve to become hubs for social connection, employment and economic growth within the City.

 

Draft LPP 3.2 is structured in three parts, as follows:

 

·        Part 1, Policy Operation, sets the purpose and application of the Policy and outlines the policy objectives. The purpose of draft LPP 3.2 is to provide guidance on the way in which centres are planned and developed within the City of Wanneroo. Part 1 also identifies the Activity Centres Hierarchy, specific to the City of Wanneroo, and spatially depicts activity centres of district classification and above on the Activity Centres Hierarchy Map, consistent with SPP 4.2. The Activity Centres Hierarchy identifies a strategic metropolitan centre at Yanchep. This centre will be comparable in size with Joondalup once fully developed. The Hierarchy also identifies four secondary centres, including Alkimos and Two Rocks North, which are still to be built, and Wanneroo and Clarkson (Ocean Keys). Nine district centres are identified within the Hierarchy including Alexander Heights, Butler (Brighton), Girrawheen (Newpark), Madeley (Kingsway City), Neerabup (Banksia Grove) and Eglinton, as well as four activity centres within the Yanchep and Two Rocks area as identified in the district structure plan.

 

·        Part 2 of draft LPP 3.2 contains a table providing guidance on the consideration of structure plans (including structure plan amendments), DPS 2 amendments, detailed area plans (DAPs) and development applications for activity centres. The table contains five sections, each dealing with a specific stage in the planning and development process with guidance focussed on achieving the relevant policy objectives at each stage. Draft LPP 3.2 prescribes and illustrates acceptable and unacceptable standards that planning proposals will be assessed against in order to determine whether the objectives and policy measures are met.

 

·        Part 3 of LPP 3.2 includes standard provisions to be contained within structure plans and standard conditions to be applied to development applications.

Consultation

If agreed by Council, it is proposed to advertise draft LPP 3.2 for public comment for a period of 42 days. This exceeds the minimum requirement of 21 days specified by DPS 2. It is proposed to advertise draft LPP 3.2 in the following manner, consistent with the requirements of DPS 2:

 

1.       Advertisement in a local newspaper for two consecutive weeks;

2.       Display on the City’s website; and

3.       Letters to landowners and relevant stakeholders as determined by the Director Planning and Sustainability.

Comment

The City’s current CS/LPP were adopted by Council on 14 December 2004, under the previous State Planning Policy 4.2: Metropolitan Centres Policy Statement for the Perth Metropolitan Region. Since then several key strategic documents have been released by the State Government, including the new SPP 4.2 and Directions 2031 and Beyond. There are several key differences between the previous and current SPP 4.2 and the City now needs to align its planning for activity centres with the new SPP 4.2.

 

Draft LPP 3.2 is to be used by applicants, Administration and Council in the planning, design, assessment and determination of future planning proposals for activity centres within the City of Wanneroo.

 

The Policy Measures for Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the table in Part 2 of draft LPP 3.2 correspond with the provisions of Local Planning Policy 4.2: Structure Planning (LPP 4.2), which outline requirements at the district, local and centre structure planning stages.

 

Draft LPP 3.2 contains guidance on the intended application of several key elements of SPP 4.2. These are outlined below.

 

Activity Centres Hierarchy

 

Clause 5.1(2) of SPP 4.2 states that the responsible authority should not support activity centre structure plans or development proposals that are likely to undermine the established and planned Activity Centres Hierarchy. LPP 3.2 focuses on providing guidance to ensure that activity centres are well located and of an appropriate size to provide an equal distribution of goods, services and employment opportunities to the community, whilst remaining consistent with SPP 4.2. This also ensures that planning for activity centres is aligned with regional planning for transport, infrastructure and community facilities.

 

Mix of Land Uses

 

SPP 4.2 requires activity centres are to develop in a way that does not result in a predominately single purpose centre and are to include retail, commercial, health, education, entertainment, cultural, recreational and community facilities and higher density housing. SPP 4.2 also sets diversity performance targets (mix of land uses) for activity centres of district classification and above, depending on their amount of floorspace. LPP 3.2 sets out the specific land uses under DPS 2 that may contribute to the mix of land use required.

 

Employment

 

Clause 5.2.3(1) of SPP 4.2 states that district structure plans should define employment locations and job targets for activity centres, consistent with sub-regional targets, set out in Directions 2031 and Beyond. LPP 3.2 is aimed at ensuring that sufficient land is set aside for activity centre development, and specifically employment land use types, to contribute to achieving a sub-regional employment self sufficiency target of a minimum of 60%, as set out in Directions 2031 and Beyond.

 

Parking

 

SPP 4.2 recommends that parking be provided at 4-5 bays per 100m² for shops, with opportunities for providing less or no parking on site and contributing to cash-in-lieu towards facilities for common use parking, public transport and alternative modes. Draft LPP 3.2 provides the acceptable standard of 1 bay per 50m² for non-residential development in activity centres where vehicle parking is made available for general use and access into and through these areas is protected by an easement in gross. This standard allows developers to have a lower parking standard where parking is provided in reciprocal lots. It is aimed at rationalising the provision of car parking and encouraging reciprocal car parking within activity centres.

 

Since presenting draft LPP 3.2 to the Council Forum on 17 April 2012 several minor changes have been made by Administration to clarify and enhance the provisions in draft LPP 3.2. These minor changes are discussed in Attachment 2 and do not alter the intent or objectives of the draft Policy presented to Council Forum.


 

Statutory Compliance

In accordance with Clause 8.11.3.1(a) of DPS 2, Council may resolve to prepare and adopt a local planning policy to apply to any matter related to planning and development of the district. A draft policy must be advertised for public comment for a period of not less than 21 days after which time it is to be reviewed in the context of any submissions received and either adopted with or without modifications or not proceeded with.

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.4    Improve the quality of the built environment

Policy Implications

Draft LPP 3.2 will provide a clear and consistent approach to planning for activity centres at each stage in the planning and development process, aligned with SPP 4.2 and Council’s other relevant Local Planning Policies, including LPP 4.2.

 

It is intended that when LPP 3.2 is presented to Council for final adoption, Administration will recommend that LPP 3.2 supersede the City’s Centres Local Planning Policy and Corner Stores Local Planning Policy. The key provisions of the Corner Stores Local Planning Policy have been incorporated into LPP 3.2, where relevant.

Financial Implications

The cost of advertising the draft Policy is estimated to be $500, which can be met from the Planning and Sustainability operational budget.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council pursuant to Clause 8.11.3.1(a) of District Planning Scheme No. 2 ADOPTS for public comment draft Local Planning Policy 3.2: Activity Centres, as contained in Attachment 1, and ADVERTISES the policy for a period of 42 days, by way of:

 

1.       Advertisements in the local newspaper for two consecutive weeks;

 

2.       Display on the City’s website, at the Civic Centre and at the City libraries; and

 

3.       Letters to landowners and relevant stakeholders as determined by the Director Planning and Sustainability.

 

Attachments:

1View.

LPP 3.2 Draft for Advertising

12/48888

Minuted

2View.

Alterations to LPP 3.2 from Council Forum

12/48933

 

  


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PS06-05/12       Local Planning Policy 5.3: East Wanneroo

File Ref:                                              2079 – 11/120591

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       3         

 

Issue

To consider advertising of draft Local Planning Policy 5.3: East Wanneroo (LPP 5.3) included as Attachment 1.

 

Background

At its meeting of 5 April 2011 (item PS09-04/11), Council considered the final East Wanneroo Structure Plan (EWSP) which had been released by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in January 2011.  Part 6 of Council’s resolution on the matter was that Council:

 

“REQUIRES Administration to prepare for Council’s consideration a Local Planning Policy to define the City’s expectations and requirements for preparing planning proposals in East Wanneroo and REAFFIRMS its resolution of 11 December 2007 (item PD01-12/07) as the City’s interim position on planning proposals for the East Wanneroo area, until such time as an alternative policy position is adopted by Council”.

 

Draft LPP 5.3 has been prepared in response to the above Council requirement.  Draft LPP 5.3 was submitted to the 17 April 2012 Council Forum for information and discussion.

Detail

WAPC Response to Council Position

 

Council’s position on the EWSP adopted at its meeting of 5 April 2011 was conveyed to the WAPC, which responded to that position (refer Attachment 2).  Elected Members have previously been provided with a Briefing Note dated 23 September 2011 which included this WAPC advice, together with a table prepared by Administration which summarised how the WAPC responded to the matters raised by Council (refer Attachment 3).

 

In addition to the WAPC advice, Department of Planning (DoP) officers have advised that initially rezoning to Urban Deferred under the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS), as was proposed by Council on 5 April 2011, would not be supported.  The DoP has advised that only direct rezoning from Rural to Urban under the Metropolitan Region Scheme would be considered.

 

Draft LPP 5.3: East Wanneroo

 

Draft LPP 5.3 has been prepared having regard to Council’s 5 April 2011 resolution concerning the EWSP, but also taking into consideration the WAPC response to that resolution (and related advice received from the Department of Planning) in the following respects:

 

1.       The WAPC will not fund all of the various studies required to confirm suitability of the subject land for future urban use, and to determine regional reserve requirements. 

 

 

 

 

2.       The WAPC will not agree to initially rezoning the subject land to Urban Deferred under the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS), but will instead require rezoning direct from Rural to Urban under the MRS.

 

3.       A District Structure Plan (DSP) will need to be prepared prior to Urban zoning of any land in the subject area.  (The Administration report considered by Council at its 5 April 2011 meeting proposed that this level of planning should not be undertaken until future urban use of the area was confirmed through rezoning to Urban Deferred under the MRS.  However, as noted in 2 above, this intermediate stage of zoning will not occur).

 

4.       For the DSP to be able to properly address regional and district planning requirements for the area, and to be based on an adequate degree of certainty concerning the extent of future land uses (particularly urban) which will be involved, the various studies referred to in 1 above will need to be undertaken in conjunction with the preparation of the DSP.

 

Draft LPP 5.3 includes the following key elements:

 

·        Part 1 – Policy Operation, which includes a description of the purpose and objectives of the Policy. 

             

·        Part 2 – Policy Provisions, which address the following matters:

 

a)      A planning process (in Table 1 of the Policy), which sets out:

 

i)       the 6 key steps which need to be undertaken;

ii)       conditions which apply to each step, including advice regarding the applicable study area;

iii)      the prerequisites needing to be completed prior to the undertaking of each step.

 

b)      Guidance for how Council shall consider planning proposals of an urban and related nature which may be submitted for land within the Policy Area.  (Basically, proposals will only be considered if they are consistent with the proposed planning process).

 

c)      Guidance for how Council shall consider applications for planning approval of a rural nature which may be submitted for land within the Policy Area which is planned for future urban use.  This recognises that prior to rezoning to Urban Development under City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2), the existing General Rural and Rural Resource zones will still apply.  Also, prior to adoption of a zoning plan under the Precinct Local Structure Plan, the Urban Development zone will apply, but this zone does not have any associated specific use-permissibility provisions under DPS 2.  Both of those situations present issues for how an application for planning approval of a rural nature would be dealt with, and the Policy aims to assist in this regard.

 

d)      Guidance for how Council shall consider applications for planning approval of a rural nature which may be submitted for land which is not planned for future urban use.  This is intended to address rural proposals near the edge of the planned urban area, and which may impact on the future urban use of that area (e.g. through buffer requirements).

 

Consultation

If agreed by Council, it is proposed to advertise draft LPP 5.3 for public comment for a period of 42 days.  This exceeds the minimum requirement of 21 days specified by DPS 2.  It is proposed to advertise the LPP 5.3 in the following manner, consistent with the requirements of DPS 2:

 

1.       Advertisement in a local newspaper for two consecutive weeks;

2.       Display on the City’s website; and

3.       Letters to landowners and relevant stakeholders as determined by the Director Planning and Sustainability.

Comment

Draft LPP 5.3

 

A draft Policy is needed to guide the future planning and development of the East Wanneroo area, and to ensure that this occurs in an orderly and proper manner.

 

One of the key elements of the draft Policy is the planning process which involves the following 6 steps:

 

1.       Preparation of District Structure Plan.

2.       Preparation of district-level Development Contribution Plan (DCP).

3.       Preparation of applications for rezoning under the MRS.

4.       Preparation of Local Structure Plans.

5.       Preparation of local-level DCP’s.

6.       Preparation of subdivision applications.

 

Steps 1 and 2 and steps 4 and 5 would occur concurrently.

 

It may be noted that provision 2.1.3 of the draft Policy provides that once step 3 of the planning process has been completed, the Policy shall be reviewed to ensure that steps 4 to 6 are still appropriate, having regard for the additional information which will be available at that time arising from completion of the previous steps.  It will also enable additional detail to be provided for those subsequent steps, if necessary.

 

Infrastructure Provisions for East Wanneroo

 

WAPC’s response to Council’s position includes advice that it is focussing infrastructure provision in the short term on the coastal growth areas, and not East Wanneroo.  This particularly relates to water supply and sewerage headworks infrastructure, and power supply.

 

It is considered important that East Wanneroo is given higher priority for infrastructure provision to enable it to develop in a timely manner. 

 

It is understood by Administration that the servicing agencies for water, sewer, roads and power have acknowledged the need to undertake planning for East Wanneroo.  However, no commitments have been made towards the planning for and delivery of essential infrastructure upgrades in East Wanneroo and the anticipated time horizon for when the relevant agencies will schedule that work is presently unknown.

 


 

 

In conjunction with consideration of draft LPP 5.3, it also recommended that Council seek reconsideration by the WAPC of its position regarding delivery of timely infrastructure, and that the support of the Minister for Planning and Local Members of Parliament be sought on the matter.

Statutory Compliance

In accordance with Clause 8.11.3.1(a) of DPS 2, Council may resolve to prepare and adopt a local planning policy to apply to any matter related to planning and development of the district.  A draft policy must be advertised for public comment for a period of not less than 21 days after which time it is to be reviewed in the context of any submissions received and either adopted with or without modifications or not proceeded with.

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.4    Improve the quality of the built environment

 

          2        Social

                   2.1     Increase choice and quality of neighbourhood and lifestyle options

 

          4        Governance

                   4.1     Improve strategic partnerships”

Policy Implications

Draft LPP 5.3 will provide a clear and consistent approach to planning for the future of East Wanneroo. Draft LPP 5.3 is aligned with relevant state and local planning policies with the exception of Clause 1.4 of Local Planning Policy 4.2: Structure Planning (LPP 4.2), which relates to the need for the preparation of a DSP.

 

It is intended that Administration will prepare an amendment to LPP 4.2 to include a requirement for a DSP to be prepared for East Wanneroo, as well as the existing Butler-Jindalee, Alkimos-Eglinton and Yanchep-Two Rocks areas. This will be the subject of a separate report to Council.

Financial Implications

Preparation of the LPP

 

The costs of advertising the draft Policy can be met from the Planning and Sustainability operational budget.

 

Implementation of the LPP

 

Undertaking of the planning process included in the draft Policy will involve substantial costs. 

 

As indicated in the WAPC response to the City (refer Attachment 2), those costs should generally be borne by the beneficiaries i.e. the developing landowners in the area.

 

While this will occur where the planning is being done by the developing landowners themselves, it is likely that the initial broader levels of planning may need to be undertaken by the public planning agencies (including State Government and the City).

 

While the costs of this initial planning should be able to be recouped from developing landowners through Development Contribution Plans for the area, such recoupment will only occur once development actually occurs and this may be some years after the costs have been incurred.  (It should be noted that the Development Contribution Plans themselves will be required to be prepared by the City).

 

In terms of how upfront prefunding can be provided, a number of sources are possible (and a number can contribute together):

 

·        The City

·        The State Government (notwithstanding the WAPC response)

·        The Commonwealth Government (e.g. through programs similar to the Liveable Cities Program which is providing funding over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 period)

·        Landowners/developers

 

It is recommended that WAPC be requested to reconsider its position regarding assistance with funding of the further studies involved in the initial steps of the planning process, and that a cooperative approach be sought with WAPC in the preparation of a funding strategy for this project.  It is also desirable to provide opportunity for developing landowners to undertake this work ahead of the public planning agencies being in a position to do so and the draft Policy includes provision for this to occur.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       Pursuant to clause 8.11.3.1(a) of District Planning Scheme No. 2 ADOPTS for public comment draft Local Planning Policy 5.3: East Wanneroo, as contained in Attachment 1, and ADVERTISES the policy for a period of 42 days, by way of:

a)      Advertisements in a local newspaper for two consecutive weeks;

b)      Display on the City’s website, at the Civic Centre and at the City libraries; and

c)      Letters to landowners and relevant stakeholders as determined by the Director Planning and Sustainability;

2.       REQUESTS the Western Australian Planning Commission to:

          a)      Commit resources to the proper planning of the East Wanneroo area by undertaking the initial steps in the planning process proposed under draft Local Planning Policy 5.3, including working with the City on the preparation of a strategy to prefund the undertaking of those initial steps; and

          b)      Acknowledge the imperatives associated with enabling the early planning and development of the East Wanneroo area and commit to infrastructure planning and provision in the short term for East Wanneroo.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Local Planning Policy

12/45370

Minuted

2View.

WAPC

11/78608

 

3View.

EWSP

12/48894

 

  


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PS07-05/12       Approval of Expenditure for the Sustainability Investment Fund

File Ref:                                              2212 – 12/36747

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil      

 

Issue

To consider approval of expenditure from the Sustainability Investment Fund (SIF) in accordance with the SIF Expenditure and Reporting Policy.

Background

Since the 2010-2011 financial year budget, Council has set aside a total sum of $50,000 in the Environmental Initiatives Reserve (EIR), for the Sustainability Investment Fund (SIF) with an additional $50,000 identified to be transferred as per the adopted 2011/2012 budget. So far $5,110 has been expended from the 2010-2011 budget leaving $94,890 available to spend in total.

 

The SIF is to be used to fund initiatives aimed at reducing the City’s environmental footprint and reducing the City’s utility/energy bills.  The intention is that utility cost-savings arising from initiatives funded through the SIF would be redirected back into the EIR, thus growing the funding available to undertake further initiatives in future.

 

This report comprises an investment plan for the SIF. Various City of Wanneroo officers have been canvassed about potential projects.

Detail

At the December 2010 Council meeting, the following initiatives were agreed to be implemented. For various reasons, some of the initiatives below were not implemented. The table below outlines the progress to date with the initiatives:

 

Proposed Investment

Cost to Install

Estimated Annual Saving

Project progress

1.Lighting Upgrade Girrawheen Library

$5,000

$1,460

 

Discontinued.

New efficient lighting has been tested, however this initiative is no longer being pursued due to difficulties in the installation that meant a significant upfront cost increase and maintenance issues.

2. Lighting Upgrade

Clarkson Library

$4291.50

$1,470

+ 5,050 kg CO2

Completed.

This lighting has been installed.

 

3.Standby Timers

(Installed 

at suitable sites)

$20 per unit (50 Units)

($1,000)

Cost saving dependent upon appliance energy use.

Discontinued.

IT shutdown script has replaced the need for standby timers.

 

4.Day/Night Switches

Timed Light Switches

~$200 per install (50 Units)

($10,000)

$200+ per install

($10,000)

 

Discontinued.

This initiative has been reviewed and it was found that where practical these switches have already been installed. Timed light switches do not work in high traffic areas.

5.Mechanical Meter Upgrades

$25,000

Cost saving will depend upon the individual facility and its particular power usage/requirements.

Discontinued.

This initiative has been reviewed and existing meters have been found to be sufficient at this time. There is little evidence of any cost saving generated by simply changing meters. As we monitor the power usage of individual facilities more closely, meter upgrades may be required.

6. IT Shutdown Script Adjustment

Nil

 

$3000

Nil cost +13,338 kg CO2 reduction.

Completed.

This initiative has been implemented.

 

7.Lighting Surveys, Energy Audits, Renewable Energy Assessments

 

$818.64 has been spent on auditing/monitoring equipment

 

Savings made  dependent upon actions implemented as a result of audits/assessments undertaken.

Partially Completed.

Auditing equipment has been purchased. Further training is required to undertake auditing. The Civic Centre and the Wanneroo Library have been earmarked for audits in the first instance.

 

Currently, there is $44,890 left available in the SIF for sustainability initiatives with a further $50,000 available from the adopted 2011/2012 budget for use.

 

Investment Plan

 

Administration has investigated installing additional solar panels on the roof of the Civic Administration Building. However, in investigating the matter further, Western Power has indicated that if the City wishes to install a system above 30KW (the current system is 24KW) from one connection point, this would trigger the need for additional grid protection devices which could cost $50,000. As an alternative, it is recommended that the solar panels be located on the roof of Aquamotion, a high energy use business within the City.

 

Aquamotion currently has no solar panels and has a suitable roof angle to capture sunlight. Solar panels will help offset Aquamotion’s electricity costs while reducing the City’s carbon emissions.

 

In accordance with Council’s purchasing policy, three written quotes were obtained. The selection criteria used were price, warranty, quality of products and experience of personnel. Based on the selection criteria used the recommended provider is Unlimited Energy.

 

Unlimited Energy has been awarded projects to provide solar panels for the Perth Arena and new and existing buildings at Murdoch University and is the only WALGA preferred supplier of the three companies that provided quotes.

 

Unlimited Energy’s solar array is expected to yield 54,985 kWh of clean electricity per annum and save approximately 43,988 kg of CO2 per annum. This CO2 saving equates to removing 20 cars from the road for each year.

 

Ongoing maintenance for the system is minimal. The only maintenance expected will be to hose down roof panels with water to reduce dust build up after extreme dry weather. The warranty period for the solar panels is 25 years although it is expected to continue producing power for a longer period with panel productivity reducing marginally with time.

Consultation

The Business Manager of Aquamotion has been consulted regarding the solar panel initiative and is supportive of the proposal. There will be no disruption to power usage or service delivery during installation.

Comment

The SIF offers great potential for a demonstration of Council’s commitment to its environment and achieving outcomes in a financially viable way.

 

Installing solar energy systems will reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions. Providing solar panels on the roof of Aquamotion is an environmentally sound initiative.  The proposal will also yield immediate and long term financial savings to the City.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.5    Reduce the City’s carbon footprint

Policy Implications

In accordance with Council’s adopted Sustainability Investment Fund Policy the Executive Management Team has approved the proposed investment plan. All that now remains for this expenditure to occur is for Council to endorse the proposed investment plan.

 

Financial Implications

The cost of the system is $64,815.45 excluding GST and contingent sum included of $3,000. The expected cost savings per year to the City of Wanneroo as a result of this installation are approximately $13,196 per annum (based on a 24 cents kWh rate of electricity).  On this basis, the system is expected to have a ‘pay back’ period of approximately five years, assuming utility prices remain unchanged.  However, as utility prices are currently forecast to increase significantly, the ‘pay back’ period for this system is expected to be less than five years.

Voting Requirements

Absolute Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council, Pursuant to Section 6.8(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1995, APPROVES BY ABSOLUTE MAJORITY expenditure of $64,815.45 excluding GST and including contingent sum of $3000 for installation of a 30kw (maximum capacity) solar panel system at Aquamotion with the remainder of any reserve funds to be carried over to the new financial year.

 

 

Attachments: Nil


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PS08-05/12       State Planning Policy No. 2.6 State Coastal Planning Policy

File Ref:                                              2794V05 – 12/36140

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider and provide a submission on the draft State Planning Policy No. 2.6 State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP) released for public comment by the Department of Planning (DoP).

 

Background

The DoP released the updated SPP 2.6 on 20 February 2012 for public consultation until 31 May 2012. This is the second amendment the Policy has undergone since it was first gazetted in June 2003.

 

SPP 2.6 aims to provide guidance for decision-making within the coastal zone. In particular focusing on, establishing reserves, managing development and land use change, and protecting, conserving and enhancing coastal values.

 

A copy of SPP 2.6 has been placed in the Elected Members Reading Room.

Detail

SPP 2.6 is divided into three parts:

 

·        The State Coastal Planning Policy which provides guidance for decision-making within the coastal zone.

 

·        Schedule One which provides guidance for calculating the set back distance within the coastal foreshore reserve.  This determines the proximity of development to the ocean.

 

·        The State Coastal Planning Policy Guidelines which provide guidance for the application of the Policy measures.

 

SPP 2.6 consists of the following:

 

New policy measures for:

 

·        Water resources and management;

·        Coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning;

·        Infill development;

·        Coastal protection works; and

·        Precautionary principle.

 

Modified policy measures for:

 

·        Building height limits;

·        Coastal foreshore reserve;

·        Public interest;

·        Coastal strategies and management plans; and

·        Guidelines for determining physical processes impacts on the coastal types within Western Australia

 

 

Of the above new and modified policy measures, the following have a potential impact on the City:

 

·        Coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning;

·        Coastal protection works;

·        Building height limits; and

·        Guidelines for determining physical processes impacts on the coastal types within Western Australia.

Comment

Overall Administration supports the preparation of a revised SPP 2.6 and the amended format of the document. However, Administration has a number of concerns regarding SPP 2.6 which are set out in Attachment 1.

 

The key points included in Attachment 1 are outlined below.

 

Coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning

 

The draft Policy states that:

 

“Adequate coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning should be undertaken by the responsible management authority and/or proponent where existing or proposed development is in an area at risk of being affected by coastal hazards over the planning timeframe. Coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning should include as a minimum, a process that establishes the context, vulnerability assessment, risk identification, analysis, evaluation, adaptation, funding arrangements, maintenance, monitoring and review.”

 

Administration believes the draft Policy needs to clearly state who the ‘management authority’ is, as well as clearly outline a timeframe for when risk management plans are to be drafted and implemented, in order to comply with the Policy.

 

The City may be required under the draft Policy to undertake a complete coastal risk assessment of the entirety of the City’s coastline and subsequently develop a coastal risk management plan. It is recommended that the City request State Government to set aside funds to cover the cost burden associated with the additional requirement of a risk assessment and subsequent planning outlined in the draft SPP 2.6.

 

Coastal protection works

 

The draft Policy states that coastal protection works, such as groynes and sea walls should be considered only after all other options for avoiding and adapting to coastal hazards have been fully explored as part of a comprehensive coastal hazard and risk management process.

 

It also states that:

 

Existing coastal protection works that require significant upgrade or maintenance over the planning timeframe should be considered as new coastal protection works, including consideration of the most appropriate form.”

 

The City may be required under LPP 2.6 to undertake a risk assessment on all existing protection infrastructure prior to any maintenance being undertaken.


 

 

Administration recommends LPP 2.6 provide clear direction in terms of what is considered significant upgrades or maintenance and whether a coastal risk assessment needs to be undertaken on existing infrastructure prior to any maintenance being undertaken.

 

Building height limits

 

All specific building height limits have been removed from LPP 2.6, instead stating that:

 

development is consistent with the overall visual theme identified as part of land use planning for a locality or in an appropriate planning control instrument such as a local planning strategy.”

 

Given building heights have been removed, Administration intends to prepare a Local Planning Policy, subject to the finalisation of SPP 2.6, to define the City’s expectations for coastal building heights.

 

Guidelines for determining physical processes impacts on the coastal types within Western Australia

 

The allowance for erosion caused by future sea level rise within Schedule One has been updated, and the adopted sea level rise value amended to 90 metres from the current 30 metres. This means that the set back distance for future development will be a further 60 metres from the high water mark, compared to current set back distance of 30 metres.

 

The amended sea level rise value will have an impact on future development within the City, as any new development will be required to adhere to the amended sea level rise value when calculating set back distances. However, Administration recommends that the Policy be amended to state:

 

“New coastal developments that have an approved District or Local Structure Plan, using the previous adopted sea level rise value to calculate a Coastal Processes setback, but do not have an approved Foreshore Management Plan or Coastal Planning Strategy will not be required to retrospectively apply the current adopted sea level rise value when preparing a Foreshore Management Plan or Coastal Planning Strategy”.

 

This will provide clarity for the planning of the City’s northern coastal corridor, which has reached various stages of the planning process.

 

Despite the increase to the adopted sea level rise value, Schedule One identifies a number of developments that may occur within the setback area. These include:

 

·        Public recreational facilities with a finite lifespan;

·        Coastally dependent and easily relocatable development;

·        Department of Defence installations that require a foreshore location;

·        Industrial and commercial development that is dependent on a foreshore location;

·        Development nodes

·        Surf Life Saving Clubs

 

In accordance with the coastal classifications included in Schedule One, the City’s coastline can be best described as ‘Mixed Sandy and Rocky Coasts’. For this type of classification, each proposed development needs to be assessed on a case by case basis as the setback distance may be less depending on the amount of cap rock present.

 

Administration is aware that the amended sea level rise value may affect some of the current projects the City is involved with, such as the Yanchep Lagoon redevelopment.

 

The appropriate assessments for the Yanchep Lagoon redevelopment have been undertaken and the results indicate that the redevelopment will comply with the draft SPP 2.6 in terms of adequate coastal set back distances.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.1    Improve conservation of local biodiversity in designated areas

 

1.3     Minimise impact of development on the environment

 

1.4     Improve the quality of the built environment

Policy Implications

If the final SPP 2.6 removes the current policy provisions relating to building heights, Administration proposes to prepare a Local Planning Policy to define the City’s requirements.

Financial Implications

The City may be required under the draft SPP 2.6 to undertake a complete coastal risk assessment of the entirety of the City’s coastline. This could have significant financial implications for the City, as this work cannot be undertaken with existing resources, therefore the City may need to engage an external consultant to undertake the work.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council SUPPORTS the preparation of draft State Coastal Planning Policy 2.6 and ENDORSES the comments contained in Attachment 1 as the City’s submission to the Department of Planning.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

City's Submission on State Planning Policy No. 2.6 State Coastal Planning Policy

12/48862

Minuted

  


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Town Planning Schemes & Structure Plans

PS09-05/12       Proposed Amendment No. 75 to District Planning Scheme No. 2 - Rezoning of Lot 54 (144) Emerald Drive, Carabooda

File Ref:                                              4149 – 12/1029

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       6         

 

Issue

To consider a request by R & J Burnett to amend District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2) by rezoning lot 54 Emerald Drive, Carabooda from ‘Rural Resource’ to ‘Special Rural’.

 

Applicant

R & J Burnett

Owner

J Burnett

Location

Lot 54 (144) Emerald Drive, Carabooda

Site Area

7.7135 hectares

MRS Zoning

Rural

DPS 2 Zoning

Rural Resource

 

 

Background

Lot 54 Emerald Drive is located at the northern end of Emerald Drive, immediately north of the existing Emerald Valley Special Rural estate in Carabooda.  A plan showing the location of the subject site is included as Attachment 1.

 

The subject site is located within the western part of the Carabooda and Nowergup localities which is proposed to be zoned Landscape Enhancement through proposed Amendment No. 121 to DPS 2.  Council adopted Amendment No. 121 at its meeting of 11 October 2011 (item PS02-10/11).  Arrangements are now being made for the amendment to be advertised for public comment. The location of the subject site in relation to the Landscape Enhancement Zone proposed for the Carabooda area is shown in Attachment 2

Detail

In November 2006, the City received a proposal from the applicants to amend DPS 2 by rezoning Lot 54 Emerald Drive, Carabooda from Rural Resource to Special Rural. The reason for the substantial time which has elapsed between the submission of the proposal and its presentation to Council is explained later in this report.  The proposed rezoning is to enable the property to be subdivided into 5 lots, with one of the lots accommodating an existing house on the property. 

 

Section 3.18 of DPS 2 requires that each Special Rural Zone be subject to Special Provisions under DPS 2.  These Special Provisions are to include a Development Guide Plan for the subject land.  The proposed Development Guide Plan originally submitted by the applicant is shown in Attachment 3 (where it is incorrectly titled as a ‘Structure Plan’).  It should be noted that originally four lots were proposed.

 

The other Special Provisions proposed by the applicant deal with such matters as controls on placement of buildings, clearing of vegetation and management of bushfire and karst issues, and are generally very similar to the Special Provisions currently applying to the existing Emerald Valley Special Rural estate.

 

In August 2007, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) released “The Future of East Wanneroo” report.  This report included a Land Use Concept for the East Wanneroo area, in which the western part of the Carabooda-Nowergup area was proposed for ‘landscape/rural small lot subdivision’ use.  The report also proposed that the City initiate further detailed local planning for this area.

 

Council considered the Future of East Wanneroo report at its meeting of 11 December 2007 (item PD01-12/07).  Council’s resolution included a determination that Council would not support any independent planning proposals, including rezoning proposals associated with rural small lot subdivision, which may be viewed as premature in relation to the planning processes and further detailed local planning required for the areas concerned.  This position was reaffirmed by Council at its meeting of 5 April 2011 (item PS09-04/11).

 

As part of its December 2007 decision, Council also required that the Director, Planning and Development (as the position was then titled) only accept proposals for consideration by Council if the Director was satisfied that the proposal was not premature as indicated above.

 

As this proposal was considered premature, the applicants were advised in December 2007 that the proposal would not be supported and they were invited to consider withdrawing the application.

 

In May 2008, the applicants advised that they did not wish to withdraw the application but instead wished that it be given further consideration, especially in respect to the merit seen in it enabling an emergency fire access route to be provided from the existing Emerald Valley estate, to the north.  The applicant subsequently provided more detailed proposals for how the emergency fire access route could be established and operated.

 

Further consideration of this proposal led to an assessment being undertaken by Administration of the suitability (or otherwise) of this area for rural-residential use in the context of the State Government’s ‘Planning for Bush Fire Protection Guidelines’.  This assessment found much of the area to have an extreme bush fire hazard rating and on this basis, the applicants were advised that introduction of further residential development into the area would not be appropriate.

 

The applicants responded by proposing that the bush fire hazard rating of parts of the area be reduced by clearing designated parts of the bushland on the property.  The City advised that the matter of whether this would be environmentally acceptable or not would require a spring vegetation survey to be undertaken by the applicants.  This led to the applicants engaging Bushfire Safety Consulting Pty Ltd to prepare a bush fire management plan for the property, to demonstrate how development of the property could be undertaken in a manner which would comply with the relevant bush fire protection guidelines.  It would also better identify the vegetation which would be required to be cleared, and therefore require assessment for conservation value.

 

The preparation of the bush fire management plan resulted in a modified proposal being presented, from that originally submitted in November 2006.  Five new lots are now being proposed, rather than the original four lots (refer Attachment 4).  While the bushfire management plan does not include a plan showing proposed new lot boundaries, it does indicate four new house sites plus the existing house, meaning five new lots would be created.  Following the Council Briefing, the proponents advised the Director Planning and Sustainability that the four (plus existing) housing site options shown on Attachment 4 were not intended to represent a total of five lots. Rather, the intent of that plan was to demonstrate that more sites are available for housing on the property than what are actually being sought by the proposal. However, this point of clarification does not change Administration’s position or recommendation on this matter.

 

A copy of the bush fire management plan has been placed in the Elected Members Reading Room.

Consultation

This report recommends that this application for amendment of DPS 2 not be supported.  If Council endorses that recommendation, then no public consultation on the proposal will be required.  However, if Council decides to support this application, then public consultation will be required in accordance with the Town Planning Regulations 1967.

 

Prior to advertising, the amendment would need to be referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for comment, and because the amendment is not consistent with all State policies and strategies (e.g. Development Control Policy 3.4 – Subdivision of Rural Land) the consent of the Western Australian Planning Commission would be required.  It should be noted that the subject land is not affected by State Planning Policy 2.4: Basic Raw Materials.

Comment

Assessment of Reasons for Support Submitted by Applicant

 

The applicant has submitted reasons in support of the proposal and these are summarised and assessed in Attachment 5.  While the reasons submitted are acknowledged as presenting a reasonable case for this type of use on this particular property, they do not adequately address the distinct absence of an approved broader planning framework for the locality.

 

Lack of Approved Broader Planning Framework

 

The proposed amendment has been submitted in the absence of an approved, comprehensive broader planning framework. 

 

‘The Future of East Wanneroo’ report recommended that the City initiate detailed local planning of the western parts of the localities of Nowergup and Carabooda to provide a planning framework for future ‘small lot rural subdivision/landscape protection’ proposals for that area.  Proposed Amendment 121 to DPS 2 (Nowergup/Carabooda Landscape Enhancement Zone) and the associated proposed Local Planning Policy for that area are intended to facilitate the required broader planning framework for the area.

 

Without this planning framework being in place, it is uncertain, for example, whether any future subdivision of this property should occur, and if so, whether a road would be required through the property to create a better connected road network for this general area.

 

Administration is aware that a number of surrounding landowners are wishing to proceed with similar rezoning and subdivision proposals for their properties in the future.  This reinforces the need for an approved broader planning framework to be in place to ensure that such developments occur in a properly coordinated manner.  It also indicates that support for this proposal could create a precedent for such proposals.

 

Given the lack of an approved broader planning framework, Administration does not support this application.

 

Local Planning Policy: Interim Local Rural Strategy

 

Council’s Interim Local Rural Strategy has been adopted by Council as a Local Planning Policy under DPS 2. 

Parts of the Policy are supportive of the proposal (e.g. provisions relating to rural living uses in this general area; retention of bushland; protection of karst landforms; consideration of alternative uses where groundwater availability is restricted).  The Policy, however, also provides that Special Rural proposals be supported by detailed site analysis, and as indicated above, adequate site analysis and planning has not been done on a broad and comprehensive basis to provide the required planning framework for this area.

 

Emergency Access Route

 

As noted earlier, the applicants have requested the City’s further consideration of the proposal to provide for a bush fire emergency access route from the Emerald Valley estate, to the north.  The fact that the Emerald Valley estate currently only has road access to the south (via Emerald Drive) and no proper emergency access routes to the north, west or east, is indeed undesirable from an emergency management perspective.

 

The applicant originally proposed an emergency access route passing north-west through Lot 54, providing access to Georgjemma Place to the north-west.  City bush fire control officers subsequently identified another route option, involving a route extending to the east, linking to Safari Place.

 

The bushfire management plan subsequently submitted by the applicant’s consultant shows both routes (refer Attachment 4).  The applicant is linking provision of the northern route to Georgjemma Place to progression of this proposal for rezoning of Lot 54. As noted earlier, Administration does not support this proposed rezoning.  Administration does, however, strongly support the provision of an emergency access route for the Emerald Valley estate which can be achieved through the Safari Place option.  This route option is preferred because it is not overly disruptive to existing properties, there are legal means for facilitating the creation of the route, and it does not need Lot 54 to be rezoned as proposed under this present application.  An indicative alignment for this route through to Safari Place is shown on Attachment 6.

 

Administration has discussed this rezoning proposal with Department of Planning officers who have advised that it is unlikely the Department would entertain this rezoning proposal, given the current lack of an approved broader planning framework, and the preference for such proposals to be pursued through the planning process intended through the proposed Landscape Enhancement Zone. As the Georgjemma Place option relies on the rezoning of Lot 54, and as the rezoning would require Department of Planning support (which is unlikely to be attained), this also supports the City pursuing the Safari Place emergency access route option.

 

The main steps which would be involved in the establishment of the route are:

 

1.       Consultation and negotiation with affected landowners;

2.       In conjunction with 1 above, determining a detailed route alignment, construction design, and land requirement plan (for the easement required);

3.       Preparation and execution of the required easement in gross instrument;

4.       Budget provision; and

5.       Construction.

Statutory Compliance

There are no appeal rights available to the applicants against a Council decision to not initiate an amendment to DPS 1.

 

Should Council decide to support this proposal, then the scheme amendment will follow the statutory process outlined in the Town Planning Regulations 1967.

Initiation of Amendment No. 75 to implement this proposal would also have implications for proposed Amendment No. 121, which is proposing to rezone this property to Landscape Enhancement. 

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.3    Minimise impact of development on the environment

 

           2       Social

                   2.5     Improve transport options and connections.

 

                            The proposal to establish an emergency access route from the northern end of Emerald Drive to the northern end of Safari Place would accord with the following Outcome Objective of the Strategic Plan:

 

                   “2.4   Improve community safety”

Policy Implications

Comment on how this proposal should be assessed in respect to the Interim Local Rural Strategy Local Planning Policy has been provided earlier in this report.

Financial Implications

If Council does not support this proposal, the applicants will be entitled to a refund of any part of the application fee which may be remaining, once costs incurred to-date by the City in the processing of the application have been deducted. 

 

This report also recommends that steps be taken towards establishing an emergency access route to link the northern ends of Emerald Drive and Safari Place.

 

While the City would incur costs to secure the land for this access route and construct the route, this will be subject to separate Council approval in the future.  At this stage, Administration is only seeking Council direction to further investigate this matter and to report the findings back to Council.  This work can occur internally and within existing resources and without any external costs being incurred.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

1.       ADVISES the applicants R & J Burnett, that it is not prepared to initiate proposed Amendment No. 75 to District Planning Scheme No. 2 to rezone lot 54 (144) Emerald Drive, Carabooda from Rural Resource to Special Rural for the following reasons:


 

a)      Support for this proposal would be premature in respect to the requirement of the Future of East Wanneroo report for further detailed local planning to be undertaken for the ‘small rural lot subdivision/landscape protection area’ proposed by that report for the western parts of the Nowergup and Carabooda localities;

          b)      Council has resolved to prepare Amendment No. 121 to District Planning Scheme No. 2 to rezone the western portions of the Nowergup and Carabooda localities to Landscape Enhancement.  A Local Planning Policy is intended to be prepared to guide the preparation of a more detailed planning framework for the area, to inform preparation and consideration of more detailed planning proposals including structure plan, development and subdivision proposals.  Support for this proposal prior to the preparation of the proposed broader planning framework would be premature and may prejudice the preparation of that framework in a proper manner;        

          c)      Council resolved at its meeting of 11 December 2007 (and this was reaffirmed at Council’s meeting of 5 April 2011) not to support any independent planning proposals, including rezoning proposals associated with rural small lot subdivision, which may be viewed as premature in relation to the further detailed local planning to be undertaken for the western parts of the Nowergup and Carabooda localities pursuant to the Future of East Wanneroo report.  This rezoning proposal is viewed as premature in this regard;

          d)      It would set an undesirable precedent for consideration of other similar applications which may be made prior to the preparation of the broader planning framework required for this area; and

2.       REQUIRES Administration to investigate the establishment of an emergency access route to link the northern ends of Emerald Drive and Safari Place, Carabooda, and to undertake consultation on the same with affected landowners, with a further report being presented to Council on a detailed proposal and funding mechanism for the route.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Lots 54 (144 Emerald Drive, Carabooda

12/4697

 

2View.

Lots 54 (144) Emerald Drive, Carabooda

12/4699

 

3View.

Draft Structure Plan

12/4700

 

4View.

Proposed Emergency Access

12/4702

 

5View.

Assessment of Reasons for Support Submitted by Applicant

12/37478

 

6View.

Lots 54 (144) Emerald Drive, Carabooda

12/4704

 

  


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PS10-05/12       Agreement of South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72

File Ref:                                              4679 – 12/41148

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       5         

 

Issue

To consider the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to the draft South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 (LSP 72), with a view to determining a formal Council position on these modifications and the Structure Plan’s acceptability for agreement.

 

Applicant

Roberts Day

Owner

Landcorp

Location

Lot 9002 (2611) Marmion Avenue, Alkimos

Lot Area

224.41 hectares

MRS Zoning

Urban, Central City Area & Parks and Recreation

DPS 2 Zoning

Urban Development, Centre & Parks and Recreation

 

 

Background

On 30 November 2010, Administration received LSP 72 from Roberts Day, on behalf of Landcorp and Lend Lease (formerly known as Delfin Lend Lease) Joint Venture, with additional required information later submitted on 20 December 2010. The proposed LSP falls within the wider Alkimos-Eglinton District Structure Plan (DSP) area and is located where indicated in Attachment 1. The LSP area is bounded generally by Marmion Avenue to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west, the Alkimos Waste Water Treatment to the north, and Lot 9 Jindalee to the south.

 

Council, at its meeting of 31 May 2011, considered the draft LSP 72 and resolved as follows (Item PS06-05/11):

 

“That Council:-

 

1.       Pursuant to Clause 9.6.1 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2 RESOLVES that the amended South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 submitted by Roberts Day on behalf of Landcorp and Lend Lease and included as Attachment 2 (Part 1) plus accompanying Parts 2 and 3 is SATISFACTORY, subject to the Recommended Modifications specified in Attachment 4 and Attachment 6 being made to the satisfaction of the Director Planning and Sustainability;

 

2.       REFERS the South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 to the Western Australian Planning Commission for approval in accordance with Clause 9.6.1 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2;

 

3.       Pursuant to Clause 9.6.5 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No.2, ADOPTS the duly modified South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 documents and AUTHORISES the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer to SIGN and SEAL the documents once certified by the Western Australian Planning Commission; and

 

4.       NOTES the Schedule of Submissions included in Attachment 4, ENDORSES Administration’s responses to those submissions, FORWARDS the Schedule of Submissions to the Western Australian Planning Commission, and ADVISES the submittors of its decision.”

 

A copy of the draft LSP Part 1 (comprising of both the text and map) as advertised, is included as Attachment 2. A list of the modifications to the Structure Plan documentation (including to the Structure Plan Map) required by Council, following advertising, is included as Attachment 3.

 

The WAPC advised the City in its correspondence received on 20 February 2012 that it has resolved to adopt the draft LSP 72 subject to a number of modifications to the version of the statutory section forwarded to the WAPC by Administration and to the LSP 72 Part 1 Structure Plan Map. Attachment 4 includes a revised version of the Part 1 Statutory Section which was considered by the WAPC, and adopted subject to modifications as tabled (with Administration’s response to each) in Attachment 5.

Detail

Administration considers that all of the WAPC’s required modifications do not significantly or materially depart from the advertised version of LSP 72.  Attachment 5 lists the WAPC’s required modifications as well as Administration’s comment on each.  The majority of the WAPC’s modifications relate to editorial changes that clarify references within the document and the planning process that will follow on from LSP 72.  The following modifications required by the WAPC however are more notable, but do affect the statutory provisions of LSP 72, as discussed in the comment section below:

 

·        Removal of the ‘Beach Village’ precinct;

·        Modifications to the ‘Gateway’ precinct;

·        Introduction of acoustic assessment provisions;

·        Introduction of Residential Design Code variations;

·        Introduction of an ‘R60-T’ density coding;

·        Inclusion of R-Code locational criteria;

·        Monitoring and review of the Alkimos-Eglinton District Structure Plan (DSP)

Comment

Removal of the ‘Beach Village’ Precinct

 

The advertised version of LSP 72 incorporated a Mixed Use zone being applied within a ‘Beach Village’ precinct (refer to the Structure Plan Map included in Attachment 2). The WAPC has adopted LSP 72 subject to the removal of this precinct and instead showing this location as ‘area subject to further planning’. This decision was made based on a coastal processes assessment undertaken by the applicant following LSP 72 being forwarded to the WAPC, at the request of the Department of Planning, which showed that a physical processes setback of 135-145 metres from the Horizontal Setback Datum (HSD) is required in this location. This 135-145 metre setback encompasses a large part of the ‘Beach Village’ precinct and as a result the whole of the precinct has been shown as ‘area subject to further planning’.

 

The WAPC advised that the land which has been identified for further structure planning needs to address the coastal setback issue and will need to form part of a structure plan in conjunction with the landowners of Lot 9001 to the north to ensure that the coastal village is planned in a comprehensive manner. The modification is not considered to have a significant impact on the operation of the Structure Plan and is therefore supported on the basis that there is opportunity for planning of a more effective coastal centre at this location that would be undertaken concurrently with the Structure Planning for the adjoining lot (Lot 9001). Further structure planning could also incorporate a Marina on this site, as previously speculated by the proponent and discussed in Part 2 of the Structure Plan documentation.

 

 

 

Modifications to the ‘Gateway’ Precinct

 

The WAPC’s modified Part 1 Structure Plan map (Plan 1) and text proposes to alter the location and density of the ‘Gateway’ precinct as previously advertised by Administration. The WAPC required the application of a density of R60-T to R160 in the ‘Gateway’ precinct, whereas the Structure Plan previously adopted by Council proposed a density coding of R30 to R-AC3 in this precinct. Administration supports the alteration to the density of the ‘Gateway’ precinct, as higher density and perhaps more intensive land use would complement the core of the Alkimos Secondary Centre, proposed to be located on the opposite side of Marmion Avenue in accordance with the DSP.

 

The WAPC also required an enlargement of the ‘Commercial’ zoned precinct south of Romeo Road (refer to Plan 1 included within Attachment 4). Although the WAPC supported the portion of the Alkimos Secondary Centre within the South Alkimos Local Structure Plan – and this land being zoned ‘Commercial’ – the WAPC advised that an Activity Centre Structure Plan for the Secondary Centre incorporate this ‘Commercial’ zoned land to ensure that it results in an integrated centre. In response, Administration does not consider it necessary for any further action or modification to the South Alkimos Local Structure Plan (as adopted by the WAPC). The Structure Planning for this precinct already sets appropriate land use controls (such as zoning), and therefore it is not necessary for this precinct area to be subject to further structure planning or integration into any future Structure Plan for the Alkimos Secondary Centre.

 

Acoustic Assessment

 

The WAPC’s adopted Part 1 (Attachment 4) requires any residential buildings or other sensitive land uses within 300 metres of Marmion Avenue to be constructed in accordance with an approved acoustic assessment. The intent of this addition is to satisfy the requirements of the WAPC’s State Planning Policy 5.4 – Road and Rail Transport Noise and Freight Considerations in Land Use Planning.

 

Administration accepts the inclusion of this provision in part; however, the WAPC’s adopted provisions relating to this requirement do not specify when an acoustic assessment should be undertaken or completed. Administration would grant full acceptance to this modification if this requirement was integrated into Clause 6.6 (b) of the WAPC’s adopted Part 1 (refer to item 1(q) included in the table prepared as Attachment 5). This would ensure a condition would be considered for inclusion on any relevant subdivision approval by the WAPC, requiring an acoustic assessment be prepared to the satisfaction of the City.

 

Introduction of Residential Design Code Variations

 

The WAPC’s adopted Part 1 includes a provision (see Clause 7.4 and Table 4 of Attachment 4) that sets out variations to the Residential Design Codes that are deemed to constitute acceptable development within the LSP area. The proponent undertook an extensive informal discussion with Administration in the months prior to the WAPC adopting these variations. Administration is satisfied that the Residential Design Code variations finally adopted by the WAPC are acceptable and will not have a significant impact on the operation of the Structure Plan as the variations tabled are consistent with variations already proposed in other Structure Plans and Detailed Area Plans, and also address the relevant performance criteria of the Residential Design Codes.

 

Introduction of the ‘R60-T’ Density Coding

 

The WAPC’s modified Part 1 text proposes an alternative density coding of R60-T, which departs from the typical minimum requirements for R60, applied under the Residential Design Codes.

 

This alternative density coding has been applied specifically to accommodate for narrow-lot terraced housing (a minimum width of 5 metres), which would allow for the construction of one to two bedroom single storey terrace homes.  The proponent has advised the City that it is anticipated that these lots would contribute toward providing affordable housing and appeal particularly to people that are entering the property market as well as individuals, who wish to downsize to a smaller more manageable sized property.  

 

The Part 1 Structure Plan text requires this alternative density coding to generally be applied within 200 metres of public open space and within 400 metres of a public transport route and activity centres. The WAPC’s adopted Part 1 clearly outlines the Residential Design Code variations that would apply for the R60-T coding (see Clause 6.2.3 (c) and Table 1 of Attachment 4).

 

Introduction of Density Range and Locational Criteria

The WAPC’s adopted Part 1 (refer Attachment 4) also includes R Code locational criteria which will determine the exact location of dwelling density codes at the subdivision stage. The WAPC’s adopted Part 1 includes the following R Code location criteria:

 

·        The base coding to be R25;

·        Low density coded lots (R10-R20) are generally to be provided in areas where it is desirable to retain landforms and/or vegetation;

·        Medium density coded lots (R30 to R60) are generally to be provided in areas of high amenity including within 800 metres of train stations and centres (activity and community) and adjacent to major public transport routes;

·        Higher density coded lots (R80 to R160) shall generally be provided within activity centres and adjacent to Marmion Avenue.

 

The locational criteria recommended in the City’s Housing Strategy and Local Planning Policy 3.1: Local Housing Strategy Implementation are noted below:

 

1.       The City’s Housing Strategy recommends a density coding of:

 

·        R40 within 800 metres of a Town Centre;

·        R20 to R30 within 400 metres of a small Neighbourhood Centre; and

·        R20 – R30 within 250 metres of bus routes.

 

2.       The City’s Local Planning Policy 3.1: Local Housing Strategy Implementation recommends a density coding of –

 

·        R60 within 400 metres of a Town Centre;

·        R40 between 400 and 800 metres of a Town Centre; and

·        R40 within 250 metres of a main bus route and a neighbourhood park.

 

Generally the future lots in the LSP 72 area will be located within 400 metres of the bus routes, public open space and activity centres. In the WAPC’s Liveable Neighbourhoods policy, 400 metres is considered to be an average 5-minute walking distance.

 

The locational criteria included in the WAPC’s modifications are considered acceptable as they generally accord with the City’s policies, as outlined above.

 


 

 

Monitoring and Review

 

The WAPC’s adopted Part 1 includes a provision stating that the DSP is due for review commencing in 2017 and requiring that any amendments to the DSP may result in consequential amendments to LSP 72 to ensure consistency between the two. Administration considers that LSP 72 will mirror the requirements of the DPS monitoring and review element and therefore supports the inclusion of this provision.

Conclusion

Administration recommends that LSP 72 be amended in line with the WAPC’s schedule of modifications and Administration’s comments on those modifications, included in Attachments 5. Once those modifications have been implemented to the satisfaction of the Director, Planning and Sustainability, it is recommended that LSP 72 be adopted by Council and signed and sealed by Council under Clause 9.6.5 of DPS 2. Given that LSP 72 has already been advertised and the modifications are of a minor nature and do not materially affect the endorsed structure plan, it is considered unnecessary for the Structure Plan to be readvertised for public comment.

 

In addition to the above, Administration has identified a number of management plans and strategies required by the WAPC, which the City would be responsible for approving prior to the lodgement of a subdivision or as a condition of subdivision approval. Clause 9.1 of the City’s Delegated Authority Register, nor the WAPC’s adopted Part 1, do not clearly outline the responsible authority that would eventually endorse and implement those management plans and strategies. Administration therefore proposes a separate one-off delegation of authority be granted in accordance with subclause 8.6.1 of DPS 2 (by Absolute Majority) to the Manager Planning Implementation, to enable these management plans and strategies to be processed and approved by the City. A recommendation to this effect is included as Recommendation 4 of this report.

Statutory Compliance

Part 9 of DPS 2 provides for the assessment and determination of Structure Plans.  Pursuant to Clause 9.6.3 (c) of DPS 2, if the WAPC requires modification to the Structure Plan, the proponent and/or Council shall make the modifications required by the WAPC and Council shall reconsider the Structure Plan under Clause 9.4.

 

When considering a Structure Plan under Clause 9.4, pursuant to this Clause, Council may determine that the Structure Plan is satisfactory and waive public notification, when it considers that adequate publicity of the proposal has already been undertaken (recommended in this instance).

 

Following this, Council must consider the Structure Plan under Clause 9.6.1 and do one or other of the following:

 

a)      refuse to adopt the Structure Plan; or

 

b)      resolve that the Structure Plan is satisfactory with or without modifications.

 

It is recommended that LSP 72 be deemed satisfactory subject to the modifications required by the WAPC and the revision of the application of those modifications as required by Administration (as tabled in Attachment 5).

 

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.4    Improve the quality of the built environment

Policy Implications

The proposal has been assessed under and accords with the provisions of the City’s Local Planning Policy 4.2: Structure Planning.

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Absolute Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

 

1.       Pursuant to Clauses 9.4.1, 9.6.1(b) and 9.6.3(c) of District Planning Scheme No. 2, RESOLVES that the South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 is satisfactory subject to the modifications required by Council at its meeting of 31 May 2011, and  included in Attachment 3, being made to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning and Sustainability, and the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission being made in accordance with the Administration Comments provided in Attachment 5;

2.       Pursuant to Clause 9.4.1 of District Planning Scheme No. 2 WAIVES the requirement for re-advertising of the modified South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 as the modifications do not materially alter the intent of the advertised version of the South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 considered by Council at its meeting of 31 May 2011 or cause any significant detriment to land within or abutting the structure plan area;

3.       Pursuant to Clause 9.6.5 of District Planning Scheme No. 2, ADOPTS the modified South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72 document once modified in accordance 1. above, AUTHORISES the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer to SIGN and SEAL the document, and SUBMITS three copies of the modified Structure Plan to the Western Australian Planning Commission for its adoption and certification;

 

4.       Pursuant to Clause 8.6.1 of the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2, DELEGATES BY ABSOLUTE MAJORITY to the Manager Planning Implementation, over and above those powers already contained within Clause 9.1 of the Delegated Authority Register, the power to endorse and implement all management plans and strategies as required to be implemented by the City of Wanneroo under Part 1 of the South Alkimos Local Structure Plan No. 72; and

5.       ADVISES all submitters and the Western Australian Planning Commission of its decision.

 

Attachments:

1View.

Attachment 1 - Revised Location Plan - Lot 9002 (2611) Marmion Avenue

12/46397

 

2View.

Attachment 2 - Advertised version of LSP 72 Part 1 Statutory Section

12/45806

 

3View.

Revised Attachment 3 - Table of Council's Required Modifications of 31 May 2011

12/48881

Minuted

4View.

Attachment 4 - WAPC's adopted part 1 Statutory Section LSP 72

12/51071

 

5View.

Attachment 5 - Review of Modifications Proposed by the WAPC - Structure Plan No. 72 - South Alkimos

12/45810

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Development Applications

PS11-05/12       Temporary Sales Office (and associated car park and access) at Lot 9504 Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park

File Ref:                                              DEV12/468 – 12/47052

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       2         

 

Issue

To consider allowing departure from Local Planning Policy 4.2: Structure Planning (LPP 4.2) and supporting a development application for a temporary sales office, car park and access (DA2012/393) on Lot 9504 (1700) Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park where Local Structure Plan No. 79 (LSP 79) has not yet been finalised.

 

Applicant

CLE Town Planning & Design

Owner

City of Wanneroo, City of Joondalup, City of Vincent, City of Stirling, Town of Cambridge, City of Perth, Town of Victoria Park (together developing land as Tamala Park Regional Council)

Location

Lot 9504 (1700) Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park

Site Area

249.97 Hectares

DPS 2 Zoning

Urban Development

 

 

Background

At its 4 May 2010 meeting (Item PS02-05/10), Council resolved that the Tamala Park LSP 79, encompassing all of Lot 9504, was satisfactory subject to certain modifications being made by the applicant. In April 2011 the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) wrote to the City informing that it had resolved to endorse LSP 79, subject to modifications, which were agreed by Council at its 31 May 2011 meeting (PS08-05/11).

 

On 26 August 2011 the City received a development application (DA2011/890) from Cossill and Webley Consulting Engineers for earthworks, car parking and a slip road for a temporary sales office, within the LSP 79 area. At its 13 December 2011 meeting (PS06-12/11), Council resolved to delegate by absolute majority the power to determine a development application for a car park, slip road, earthworks and a future temporary sales office to the Manager Planning Implementation. The development application was approved by Manager Planning Implementation on 17 January 2012.

 

The applicant has informed the City that, due to the requirement for federal government approvals under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) associated with land clearing at the original site and the associated time delays, the previous application is no longer viable. Therefore a new application was lodged with the City on 12 April 2012 for a temporary sales office, car park and access located in closer proximity to approved subdivisions on Lot 9504 and where approval under the EPBC Act has already been granted.

Detail

The applicant is seeking approval for a temporary sales office, car park and access on a portion of Lot 9504 in advance of an Agreed Structure Plan.

 

The proposed works are located on the northern portion of the lot bound by McCallister Boulevard to the west, Neerabup Road to the north and Elsbury Approach to the south as indicated on the site plan included as Attachment 1. The floor plan and elevations for the sales office are included as Attachment 2.

Comment

Neerabup Road Access

 

The development application proposes access to the temporary sales office and car park from Neerabup Road which is a District Distributor Road as well as local road Elsbury Approach (refer Attachment 1). Access onto a District Distributor Road should not be located closer than 200m to an intersection based on the City’s standards. The proposed access is located approximately 52m from the future intersection with McCallister Boulevard. Based on this distance as well as the high volumes of traffic for this portion of Neerabup Road (7,531 vehicles per day), it is Administration’s recommendation that, should Council approve the application, a condition should be applied to the approval requiring the deletion of the proposed access from Neerabup Road.  The deletion of the access has been discussed with the applicant and has been agreed.

 

Landscaping

 

The development application includes an area designated for ‘possible future landscape works’. Administration considers that this does not meet the requirements of Clause 4.17 of DPS 2 which requires a minimum of 8 percent of the site be allocated to landscaping. It is Administration’s recommendation that, should Council approve the application, a condition should be applied requiring landscaping in accordance with the requirements of DSP 2.

 

Planning Process

 

LSP 79 is not yet ‘agreed’ and operational under DPS2 as it has not yet been adopted by the WAPC or signed and sealed by the City. Further, clause 1.2 of the City’s LPP 4.2 states that, pursuant to DPS 2, an ‘agreed’ structure plan is required as a prerequisite to Council’s support for subdivision or consideration of an application for planning approval unless the development or subdivision pertain to the following:

 

a)      The amalgamation of lots or part lots;

b)      The consolidation of land for “superlot” purposes to facilitate land assembly for future development; or

c)      The purpose of allowing access or the provision of services or infrastructure that would not prejudice future development outcomes.

 

Administration has no objection to departing from the aforementioned provision of LPP 4.2 in this instance, to allow Council to grant conditional approval for a temporary sales office, car park and access as depicted on the plans included as Attachments 1 and 2 of this report.

 

Council has already delegated authority to Administration to make decisions of this nature under DPS 2 and the Planning and Development Act 2005 (Delegated Authority Clause 9.3), however, as this proposal does not comply with LPP 4.2, Council determination is required.

Statutory Compliance

This application has been assessed in accordance with the City of Wanneroo’s District Planning Scheme No. 2.

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.4    Improve the quality of the built environment

Policy Implications

As discussed above, subclause 1.1 and 1.2 within the “Policy Table” of LPP 4.2 requires an Agreed Structure Plan to be in place as a prerequisite to Council’s consideration of an application for planning approval.

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

Recommendation

That Council APPROVES the Development Application (DA2012/393) submitted by CLE to construct a temporary sales office, car park and access on Lot 9504 Marmion Avenue as depicted on the plans included as Attachments 1 and 2, subject to compliance with the following conditions to the satisfaction of the Manager Planning Implementation:

1.       Detailed landscaping and reticulation plans, for the subject site and adjacent road verges, shall be lodged for approval by the City. Planting and installation shall be in accordance with the approved landscaping and reticulation plans and shall thereafter be maintained;

 

2.       The design being amended to remove the proposed access between the temporary sales office car park and Neerabup Road as indicated in Attachment 1;

 

3.       A minimum of 19 car bays shall be provided as indicated on the approved plans;

 

4.       Parking areas, driveways and points of ingress and egress shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the Australian Standard for Offstreet Carparking (AS2890), and shall be drained, sealed and marked;

 

5.       Where the angle of natural repose of the land cannot be maintained, retaining walls must be provided in accordance with plans that have been certified by a practicing structural engineer for approval by the City;

 

6.       All batters shall be stabilised to specification and satisfaction of the City of Wanneroo;

 

7.       Disabled parking bays shall be provided in accordance with the Building Code of Australia;  and

 

8.       All stormwater shall be collected and retained on site.

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Attachment 1 - Site Plan

12/47745

Minuted

2View.

Attachment 2 - Floor Plan & Elevation

12/47747

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PS12-05/12       Proposed Commercial Development at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping

File Ref:                                              DEV11/212 – 12/52500

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       5         

 

Issue

To consider a development application for a commercial development at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping.

 

Applicant

Greg Rowe & Associates

Owner

Freshlink Export Pty Ltd

Location

Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping

Site Area

4.426 hectares

DPS 2 Zoning

Urban Development

 

 

Background

On 8 March 2011, Greg Rowe and Associates, on behalf of Freshlink Export Pty Ltd submitted an application for planning approval to develop a local commercial centre at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping. The application was lodged subsequent to the certification of Amendment No. 12 to Agreed Structure Plan No. 3 (ASP 3), adopted by Council at its meeting of 18 November 2008 and by the Western Australian Planning Commission, subject to modifications, on 13 December 2010, which rezoned the western half of Lot 19 from Residential to Commercial and increased the residential density coding of the eastern half of the site from Residential R20 to Residential R40.

 

The subject development application was previously considered by Council at its meeting of 1 May 2012 (item PS03-05/12), at which Council resolved:

 

That the Motion be deferred to allow for further review of the legal advice, dated 27 April and 1 May 2012, received from Lavan Legal on behalf of the owners of Lots 810 and 811 Wanneroo Road, with a report on this application being submitted back to Council by 29 May 2012.”

 

In accordance with this decision, Administration has further reviewed the correspondence received from Lavan Legal and now re-submits this development application to Council for determination.  Administration’s recommendation in this report is identical to that presented to Council on 1 May 2012.

Detail

The proposal relates to the western portion of Lot 19, bounded by Clarkson Avenue to the north, Wanneroo Road to the west, developed residential properties to the south and the future extension of Corvus Road to the east (refer to location plan, Attachment 1). The site is zoned Urban Development under District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2) and Commercial under ASP 3.

 

The proposed centre comprises a ‘drive-through food outlet’, ‘convenience store’, ‘carwash’, ‘office’, ‘medical centre’, ‘veterinary consulting room’, ‘take-away food outlet’, ‘restaurant’ and ‘shop’ uses, all of which are either ‘P’ (permitted) or ‘D’ (discretionary) uses within the Commercial zone.

 

 

The site is allocated a maximum retail floorspace provision of 1,100m2 net lettable area (NLA) under Schedule 1 of ASP 3. Retail uses are those which are listed under ‘Planning Land Use Category 5 (PLUC 5): Shop/Retail’, contained within the Western Australian Planning Commission’s (WAPC) Perth Land Use and Employment Survey. The proposal involves the full utilisation of the retail floorspace allocated to the site, with an additional 1,415m2 of floorspace being provided for non-retail uses, resulting in a total floorspace of 2,515m2.

 

The site and elevation plans that were advertised during the public consultation period are included as Attachment 2. Subsequent to public consultation, the applicant lodged revised plans with the City in response to issues raised by Administration relating to the design of the proposal. The amended plans are included as Attachment 3 and the amendments made are discussed in the ‘Consultation’ section of this report.

Consultation

Public consultation was undertaken from 9 August 2011 to 29 August 2011 by way of advertisement in the Wanneroo Times newspaper, a sign erected on site and letters to potentially affected property owners. The delay between lodgement of the application and the public consultation period was due to various revisions to the initial plans being made, both voluntarily by the applicant and at the request of Administration.

 

At the conclusion of the public consultation period, 22 submissions were received, three of which supported the proposal and 17 of which objected to the proposal. Two of the submissions received were considered to be neither in support of nor in opposition to the proposal. A summary of submissions received and Administration’s responses are included as Attachment 4. A submitter reference table is included as Attachment 5.

 

Subsequent to the feedback received from submitters during the advertising period and Administration’s assessment of the proposal, the applicant lodged further amended plans on 2 November 2011 and 19 December 2011. The amended plans included the following revisions:

 

·        Relocation of the western-most crossover along Clarkson Avenue by 55 metres from Wanneroo Road in order to meet the minimum separation distance required by the City’s Traffic Engineers;

·        Rationalisation of the number of crossovers onto Clarkson Avenue from three to two, with the easternmost crossover redesigned to allow for separate left and right turn exit lanes;

·        Reconfiguration of the internal movement network as a result of the above amendment;

·        Relocation of the proposed ‘drive-through food outlet’ from the southern boundary to the centre of the site, with the proposed car wash being relocated from the centre of the site to the southern boundary;

·        Reduction in the size of the proposed ‘drive-through food outlet’ which allowed for the inclusion of a second ‘drive-through food outlet’ (drive through coffee) to be provided, whilst still complying with the 1,100m2 NLA retail floorspace limit;

·        Articulation of the proposed ‘shop’ tenancies on the north-eastern corner of the lot so as to provide for an improved streetscape; and

·        An increase in the number of shade trees proposed within the carparking area and surrounding the site.

 

As the amended plans did not materially change the nature of proposed development and the amendments were made in response to concerns with certain aspects of the original design, Administration did not advertise the modified proposal. The majority of submissions received during advertising of the original plans are still considered to be relevant to Council’s determination of the revised plans.

 

The main issues raised during the advertising period related to:

 

·        Anti-social behaviour;

·        Impacts on the amenity of nearby properties;

·        Consistency with local and state planning policies;

·        Potential traffic impacts;

·        Provision of traffic lights at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Clarkson Avenue.

 

A detailed discussion of the major issues considered in the assessment of the application is provided in the Comment section of this report.

Comment

Anti-Social Behaviour

 

Approximately half of the submitters raised concerns relating to anti-social behaviour, specifically ‘hooning’, littering, graffiti and loitering occurring as a result of the proposal. Several of the submissions related to instances of anti-social behaviour already experienced in the area, rather than the potential for the proposal to encourage or increase instances of anti-social behaviour. These concerns appear to be based upon the inclusion of ‘convenience store’, ‘take-away food outlet’ and ‘drive-through food outlet’ uses within the centre.  In this regard, it must be noted that ‘convenience store’ is a ‘P’ (permitted) use within the Commercial zone, while ‘take-away food outlet’ and ‘drive-through food outlet’ are both ‘D’ (discretionary) uses. A 21 signature petition opposing the ‘fast food’ component of the proposal was presented to Council at its meeting of 23 August 2011 (item PT06-08/11).

 

The perceived risk of anti-social behaviour resulting from this development is not a valid planning consideration in determination of this proposal.  Such matters can be addressed through appropriate centre management, and if necessary, involvement of the Police. Furthermore, Administration considers the uses proposed to be appropriate within the centre, due to the activity and surveillance they will provide outside of standard business hours. This position is reaffirmed by Clause 5.2.1 of State Planning Policy 4.2 – Activity Centres for Perth and Peel (SPP 4.2), which states that “Land uses which generate activity outside normal business hours (e.g – hospitality and entertainment, community facilities, gymnasiums) should be located in activity centres to generate additional evening and weekend activity and to take advantage of shared use of facilities such as car parking and public transport.”

 

To assist in addressing the concerns of anti-social behaviour that may occur, the applicant is encouraged to consider the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) to deter any such behaviour and gather evidence of any anti-social activity.  Should the applicant install CCTV they should be further encouraged to network it into the Western Australian Police “Blue Iris” system to enable monitoring of the cameras.

 

Impacts on the Amenity of Nearby Properties

 

Submitters raised concerns regarding the potential for the proposal to adversely affect the amenity of Residential zoned properties abutting or adjacent to the site through the generation and emission of noise, smells and light spill. These issues are generally regulated under various environmental health regulations and legislation enforced by the City’s Environmental Health Officers, including the Environmental Protection Act 1986, Health Act 1911 and the City’s Health Local Law 1999.

 


 

 

Administration notes that the only Residential zoned properties abutting the subject site are the seven single houses located on the northern side of Bittern Street (adjacent to the southern boundary of Lot 19), while the development of the Residential zoned land on the eastern side of the future extension of Corvus Road would occur subsequent to, or in conjunction with the development of the subject proposal, ensuring that prospective purchasers are aware of the subject development.

 

The aforementioned amendments to the initial design of the proposal, in addition to recommended conditions of approval requiring the preparation of an acoustic report, construction of a solid (masonry or concrete) screening wall along a portion of the southern boundary of the lot and specific lighting requirements will appropriately mitigate any potential off-site impacts, should Council resolve to approve the proposal. It is also noted that under the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 the operating hours of certain uses within the development could be restricted and regulated if the amount of noise generated by the proposal exceeds prescribed acceptable levels. 

 

Administration raised concerns about the initial design lodged with the City and its treatment of the eastern elevation that would face the future extension of Corvus Road and future residential development. In response, the applicant revised the initial design prior to the commencement of advertising in order to improve the appearance and function of this elevation through the inclusion of feature walls, high level window openings, use of a variety of building materials, provision of pedestrian access and a ‘shopfront’ being incorporated into the ‘medical centre’. It is noted that 23.83% of the site is proposed to be landscaped, which significantly exceeds the 8% minimum required under DPS 2 and will assist in ameliorating the visual impact of the proposal and providing a desirable interface between it and the public realm. While the proposal does not incorporate ‘main street’ principles, Administration is of the view that the design of the proposal is appropriate given its location and purpose and that it adequately addresses the public realm, albeit through design elements rather than activated frontages. 

 

Consistency With Local and State Planning Policies

 

Several submitters contended that the proposal did not accord with the provisions of the City’s Centres Local Planning Policy (LPP) and State Planning Policy 4.2: Activity Centres (SPP 4.2). Those contentions were based primarily on the misconception that the land uses and quantity of non-retail floorspace proposed are more akin to that of a higher order ‘neighbourhood centre’, rather than the lower order ‘local centre’ the site is designated as under ASP 3, which would attract a larger population catchment than was originally intended. 

 

Given that the Commercial zoned portion of Lot 19 measures approximately 1.88 hectares in area, but is subject to a retail floorspace limit of only 1,100m2, Administration is of the view that it is appropriate that additional floorspace has been provided in the form of non-retail land uses which are capable of being approved within the Commercial zone. Administration notes that the provision of non-retail floorspace is not specifically limited within such centres, with floorspace being indirectly limited by the area of the site and the carparking requirements of the particular land uses under DPS 2. The potential conflict with existing and proposed centres within the area was addressed as part of Amendment No. 12 to ASP 3 which involved a retail analysis carried out by Shrapnel Urban Planning. The report supported the proposal and the 1,100m2 retail floorspace limit, concluding that the proposal would not interfere with the hierarchy of existing and proposed centres in the area.

 

Submitters also noted that ‘office’, ‘veterinary consulting rooms’ and ‘medical centre’ uses were “not encouraged” within ‘local centres’ under Table 5.1 of the City’s Centres LPP as they could attract a larger population catchment than is expected for a ‘local centre’.


 

 

Regardless of that presumption in the LPP, these uses are all ‘P’ (permitted as of right) within the Commercial zone under Table 1 of DPS 2 and cannot be refused by virtue of their inappropriateness. Similar contentions were made regarding to the inclusion of a ‘drive-through food outlet’ within the centre, which is listed as being “not permitted” within ‘local centres’ under Table 5.1 of the City’s Centres LPP. This policy provision contradicts DPS 2 which lists this use as a ‘D’ (discretionary) use within the Commercial zone.

 

 Clause 8.11.2.1 of DPS 2 states that:

 

“Any local planning policy prepared under this Part shall be consistent with the Scheme and if any inconsistency arises the Scheme shall prevail.”

 

While Clause 6.6.2 of DPS 2 requires Council to have due regard to the provisions of a local planning policy when considering an application for a ‘D’ use, Clause 8.11.2.2 states that the provisions of a local planning policy do not bind the Council in respect of any application for planning approval. Notwithstanding the provisions of the City’s Centres LPP, Administration considers a ‘drive-through food outlet’ is appropriate on the subject site, given its location and exposure to the intersection of Wanneroo Road (primary distributor road) and Clarkson Avenue (neighbourhood connector road) and its setback of approximately 50 metres from the nearest Residential zoned property.

 

The uses proposed in the application are consistent with the designation of the site and its commercial zoning and will provide services and facilities, as well as employment opportunities for the local community. It is further noted that Administration is currently preparing a draft Local Planning Policy 3.2 – Activity Centres (LPP 3.2), which is not proposed to prescribe use permissibility, as that is determined under DPS 2 or an applicable structure plan. The draft LPP 3.2 will be presented to Council for approval to advertise in the near future and will supersede the existing Centre’s LPP.

 

Traffic Impacts

 

Many of the submitters had concerns that the proposal would result in an increase in traffic travelling through the area, which would compound existing traffic congestion experienced by residents and compromise the safety of children who attend the nearby St Stephens School.

 

Administration requested that a Transport Assessment Report be provided as part of the application, in order to determine and justify any potential traffic implications for the surrounding road network. The report found that the proposal would generate 1,048 vehicle movements per peak hour during a typical weekday PM peak period, whilst preserving acceptable levels of service and queuing times into and out of the development as well as local roads that intersect with Clarkson Avenue. The aforementioned amendments to the initial design of the proposal included the deletion of the western-most crossover and the extension of the existing Clarkson Avenue median strip, which has been recommended as a condition of approval.  These changes are considered to have resulted in an improved outcome with regard to traffic movements immediately surrounding and within the subject site.

 

Administration notes that as the proposal would provide conveniences that do not currently exist elsewhere within the immediate locality, it is likely that a significant amount of the traffic generated by the proposal would already travel through the local road network to reach such conveniences elsewhere. While the proposal would result in an increase in the amount of traffic within the immediate vicinity, this was already anticipated and considered by Council as part of the rezoning of the land from Residential to Commercial through Amendment No. 12 to ASP 3.

 

 

 

With regard to the safety of children who attend St Stephens School, Clarkson Avenue is subject to a 40km/h speed limit during peak pick-up and drop-off periods. The volume of traffic anticipated along Clarkson Avenue, as a result of this development, is not considered to present an increased risk to the safety of children who attend St Stephens School.

 

Provision of Traffic Lights at Intersection of Clarkson Avenue and Wanneroo Road

 

Table F (Clause 5.1) of the draft Drovers Place Precinct Structure Plan No. 80 (SP 80) states that:

“If business development of Lots 1 and 132 is proposed, in accordance with the structure plan, a condition of such development shall be that the subdivider/developer of Lots 1 and 132 Wanneroo Road in the Business Precinct, in consultation with MRWA, shall design and construct a fourway signal controlled intersection at the junction of Clarkson Avenue and Wanneroo Road, as indicated on Plan 1, to the specification and satisfaction of the City of Wanneroo.

 

Lot 19 Clarkson Avenue is located on the south-eastern corner of the abovementioned intersection, which is currently configured as an un-signalised ‘T-junction’ with left and right turn pockets off and onto Wanneroo Road.

 

A submission was received on this proposed development on behalf of the owners of Lots 1 and 132 Wanneroo Road, stating that it would not be equitable for them to be solely responsible for the provision of traffic lights at the intersection, when a significant proportion of traffic through the intersection would be generated by the subject proposal. In response, the applicant’s transport consultants carried out a ‘SIDRA’ analysis of the intersection on a typical weekday between 3pm and 4pm (when significant traffic is generated by St Stephen’s School) to determine what impact the proposal would have on its performance. The analysis found that the intersection currently operates satisfactorily, with the worst level of service (‘C’) being reported for left and right turn movements from Clarkson Avenue. With the addition of traffic generated by the subject proposal, the level of service for all vehicle movements would remain the same, with the exception of right turns from Wanneroo Road into Clarkson Avenue, which would drop from ‘B’ to ‘C’. On that basis, it would appear that the development would not trigger the need for the provision of traffic lights at the intersection and that the traffic lights would only be required if Lots 1 and 132 Wanneroo Road were developed in accordance with SP 80, to allow direct access into that area.

 

While the subject proposal does not trigger the need for traffic lights to be installed at the subject intersection, Administration acknowledges that the installation of the traffic lights would be of some benefit to the subject proposal, as well as other land owners within the local area. Notwithstanding this, Administration is of the view that SP 80 has been developed and progressed by the City on the basis that traffic lights would be provided at the cost of the owners of Lots 1 and 132 Wanneroo Road, should they chose to develop their land for business uses.

 

Regardless, the requirement for traffic lights at the subject intersection was never raised as a consideration as part of Amendment No. 12 to ASP 3 (creating the commercial zone on Lot 19 Clarkson Avenue) and has only been raised subsequent to the progression of SP 80, which supported the expansion of the Central Precinct over Lots 1 and 132 Wanneroo Road and introduced the traffic signals to facilitate this expansion (SP47 does not depict traffic signals in this location).

 

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) recently considered and adopted Structure Plan 80, subject to a number of modifications.


 

 

Administration will report to Council on the WAPC’s modifications in due course, however, Administration can advise that the WAPC’s resolution of 10 April 2012 does not require any modifications to Table F (Clause 5.1) of the draft Drovers Place Precinct Structure Plan No. 80 (SP 80), which requires the landowner of Lots 1 and 132 Wanneroo Road to construct the signalised intersection.

 

Therefore, Administration considers it to be unreasonable to require the proponent of the subject application to contribute to the provision of the subject traffic lights.

Statutory Compliance

This application has been assessed in accordance with the City of Wanneroo’s District Planning Scheme No. 2.

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “3     Economic

3.2    Support business and initiatives

Policy Implications

The variations to the City’s Centres Local Planning Policy proposed by the application are supported by Administration as discussed in the Comment section of this report.

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council APPROVES the application submitted by Greg Rowe and Associates for a commercial development at Lot 19 (20) Clarkson Avenue, Tapping, as depicted in Attachment 3 of this report, subject to compliance with the following conditions to the satisfaction of the Manager Planning Implementation:

1.       The following design elements being amended as annotated in red on the approved plans prior to commencement of development and the development subsequently being carried out in accordance with the amended plans:

a)      The screening wall proposed on the southern portion of the development being increased in height to 3 metres;

b)      ‘Left turn only’ markings being provided on the approach to the western-most crossover;

c)      A ‘no entry’ sign being provided in front of the western-most crossover;

d)      Fencing being provided at the western and eastern ends of the southern-most landscaping strip, preventing public access to and through the landscaped area;

e)      Pedestrian access from the south-western corner of the lot being redesigned and incorporated into the proposed internal path network;

 

f)       The ‘fast food restaurant’ and ‘coffee’ uses being annotated as ‘drive-through food outlet’ and the ‘vet’ use being annotated as ‘veterinary consulting rooms’;

2.       The existing Clarkson Avenue median strip being extended in length as depicted in red on the approved plans at the developer’s cost;

3.       Walls and buildings backing onto the residential properties to the south of the development shall be constructed of masonry, concrete or other such solid material approved by the Manager Planning Implementation and shall be finished to the satisfaction of that officer;

4.       The uses depicted under the approved development shall conform to their respective definitions under the City of Wanneroo District Planning Scheme No. 2. A change of use from those uses will require the approval of the City;

5.       The proposed ‘telecommunications infrastructure’ depicted on the plans does not form part of this approval, as indicated in red on the approved plan;

6.       Prior to commencement of development, an acoustic report shall be prepared and lodged with the City’s Health Services Unit, demonstrating the development’s compliance with the Environmental Protection (Noise Regulations) 1997.  Where the acoustic report identifies compliance deficiencies or recommends modifications to the development, such matters shall be addressed to the satisfaction of the Manager Planning Implementation prior to occupancy of the development;

7.       Detailed landscaping and reticulation plans, for the subject site and adjacent road verges, shall be lodged for approval by the City when application is made for a building licence. Planting and installation shall be in accordance with the approved landscaping and reticulation plans and thereafter maintained to the City’s satisfaction;

8.       A refuse management plan shall be prepared by the developer, illustrating how service vehicles will manoeuvre within the internal accessways of the development, to the satisfaction of the City’s Waste Services Unit;

9.       Storage areas, plant and equipment shall be screened from view from streets, public places and adjacent properties;

10.     Non-painted walls shall be treated with a non-sacrificial anti-graffiti coating upon completion of construction to the satisfaction of the City;

11.     The proposed bin areas shall be enclosed and screened from their immediate surrounds and any adjacent public street or road by a wall not less than 1.8 metres high, constructed in brick, masonry or other approved material;

12.     Parking areas, driveways and points of ingress and egress shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the Australian Standard for Offstreet Carparking (AS2890) and shall be drained, sealed and marked;

13.     A minimum of 202 marked parking bays shall be provided on site;

14.     Disabled parking bays shall be provided in accordance with the National Construction Code and designed in accordance with AS 2890.6 – 2009;

15.     A minimum of one shade tree for every four parking bays shall be planted and maintained in tree wells which are protected from damage by vehicles;

16.     The parking areas and associated access indicated on the approved plans shall not be used for the purpose of storage or obstructed in any way at any time, without the prior approval of the City;

 

 

17.     An on-site stormwater drainage system, sufficient to contain a 1:100 year storm event (over 24 hours) must be provided. Plans illustrating the system proposed shall be submitted for approval when application is made for a building licence and the system shall be installed during the construction of the development;

18.     The proposed ‘medical centre’ shall not become operational until such time as Corvus Road is fully constructed, at the cost of the developer;

19.     A footpath being constructed along the Clarkson Avenue and Corvus Road frontages of the development site at the cost of the developer;

20.     Where the angle of natural repose of the land cannot be maintained, retaining walls must be provided in accordance with plans that have been certified by a practicing structural engineer for approval by the City;

21.     Lighting shall be installed along all driveways and pedestrian pathways prior to development first being occupied;

22.     All floodlights shall be designed in accordance with the Australian Standards for the Control of Obtrusive Effects of Outdoor Lighting (AS4282) and oriented and hooded so as to eliminate the possibility of glare or annoyance to occupants of the adjoining properties and motorists on adjacent roads;

23.     Relative to conditions 21 and 22, full details, plans and specifications of all proposed lighting shall be submitted to the Manager Planning Implementation for approval prior to any lighting being installed;

24.     No earthworks shall encroach onto the Wanneroo Road reserve;

25.     No stormwater drainage shall be discharged onto the Wanneroo Road reserve;

26.     The applicant shall make good any damage to the existing verge vegetation within the Wanneroo Road reserve;

27.     The ground levels on the Wanneroo Road boundary are to be maintained as existing;

28.     Main Roads approval to all signage shall be obtained prior to construction/installation;  and

29.     This approval is valid for a period of two (2) years. If development has not significantly commenced within this time, this approval will lapse and be of no further effect.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Attachment 1 - Location Plan

12/40985

 

2View.

Attachment 2 - Advertised Plans

12/34596

 

3View.

Attachment 3 - Revised Plans

12/26967

Minuted

4View.

Attachment 4 - Table of Submissions

12/40942

 

5View.

Attachment 5 - Submitter Reference Number Table

12/40943

 

  


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PS13-05/12       Development Application for Bulk Earthworks at Lot 602 (250) Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep (DA2012/139)

File Ref:                                              DEV12/176 – 12/47675

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       2         

 

Issue

To consider allowing a departure from the provisions of Local Planning Policy 4.2 – Structure Planning by supporting a development application for bulk earthworks at Lot 602 (250) Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep, prior to the Yanchep City Local Structure Plan No. 68 (LSP 68) being agreed by both the City and Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

 

Applicant

Taylor Burrell Barnett Town Planning and Design

Owner

New Orion Investments & St Andrews Private Estate Pty Ltd

Location

Lot 602 (250) Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep

Site Area

50.3 hectares

DPS 2 Zoning

Urban Development / Service Industrial

 

 

Background

At its meeting of 11 October 2011, Council resolved that LSP 68 was satisfactory, subject to modifications required by the WAPC being made in accordance with the comments and recommendations provided by Administration to the satisfaction of the Director, Planning and Sustainability (Item PS05-10/11). Administration has since received the modified LSP 68 documentation and is in the process of determining whether the requested modifications have been adequately fulfilled. 

 

On 14 February 2012, the City received a development application from Taylor Burrell Barnett Town Planning and Urban Design (the applicant) on behalf of New Orion Investments and St Andrews Private Estate Pty Ltd to commence bulk earthworks within the eastern portion of Lot 602 Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep. A location plan, depicting the context of the site and the proposed earthworks area, is included as Attachment 1.

Detail

The applicant is seeking approval to establish finished levels, servicing connections and access through the subject earthworks application prior to LSP 68 being agreed. It is the applicant’s intention to create a “temporary employment precinct” within the subject site, whereby leasehold land parcels are created to facilitate additional land for purposes that support tenants proposed to be accommodated within the recently approved ‘office’ development at Lot 608 Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep (DA2011/546).

 

The applicant has advised Administration that some of the tenants proposed to be accommodated within the Lot 608 development require temporary support facilities in close proximity to the site, such as workshops and storage space. The development of Lot 608, and the local job opportunities it will create, may be delayed if such uses are not made available to the proposed tenants. In this regard, it should be noted that the subject application relates only to the proposed earthworks and does not relate to the use of the land or the construction of any buildings, which will be subject to separate approvals should the subject application be supported.

 

 

 

The existing levels on site vary from RL 27 metres in the southern portion of the proposed earthworks area to RL 34 metres at the mid-point of the earthworks area. The existing Welwyn Avenue sealed road reserve that terminates at the southern edge of the subject site is approximately RL 31 metres and the proposed access track extension to the north is proposed to be at RL 34 metres (refer Attachment 2). Levels are proposed to be graded from the south to north in order to achieve a smooth transition from the existing sealed road reserve through the proposed earthworks area. The proposed earthworks will require the importation of approximately 80,000 cubic metres of fill in order to establish the proposed levels and the applicant intends to use excess material produced as a result of the development of the Yanchep Active Open Space located within the north-western corner of the subject lot to contribute to the filling operation.

Comment

The proposal relates to a 3.02 hectare portion of the south-eastern corner of Lot 602 that is zoned Urban Development under the City’s District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2) and is covered by proposed LSP 68. The subject area is proposed to be zoned Special Use under LSP 68, which will require the preparation of a separate structure plan to guide land use and development once proposed LSP 68 is agreed.

 

Proposed LSP 68 is not yet ‘agreed’ and operational under DPS 2, as it is yet to be adopted by the WAPC or signed and sealed by the City. The process for considering development prior to the ‘agreement’ of a structure plan (where a structure plan is required) is addressed within Clause 9.11 of DPS 2 and clarified through LPP 4.2. Clause 1.2 of LPP 4.2 states that, pursuant to DPS 2, an ‘agreed’ structure plan is required as a prerequisite to Council’s support of a subdivision or consideration of an application for planning approval, unless Council determines that the proposal is for the purpose of: 

 

a)      The amalgamation of lots or part lots;

 

b)      The consolidation of land for “superlot” purposes to facilitate land assembly for future development; or

 

c)      The purpose of allowing access or the provision of services or infrastructure that would not prejudice future development outcomes.

 

While the proposal is for the purpose of enabling access into and around the site, in accordance with c) above, it also involves modifications to site levels outside of the access track area that cannot reasonably be determined to fall under any of the circumstances provided for under Clause 1.2 of LPP 4.2. That aspect of the proposal is therefore not considered to accord with LPP 4.2. The applicant has however justified the proposal on the following bases:

 

·        The subdivision of land is not proposed as the leasehold parcels will remain in Lot 602;

 

·        The proposed earthworks will facilitate the creation of leasehold parcels with tenure of 10 years, following which time, the use of the land will need to comply with any structure plan operative at that time or cease to operate; and

 

·        The discretionary approval of the proposed earthworks is of considerable importance to the ability of supporting facilities to the approved development at Lot 608 Yanchep Beach Road to be established in a timely manner, directly impacting the success or otherwise of the Yanchep Beach Joint Venture’s Economic Development Implementation Programme.

 

 

 

Administration is in agreement with the above points and has no objection to departing from the aforementioned provision of LPP 4.2 in this instance, to allow Council to grant conditional development approval for the proposed earthworks as depicted in Attachment 2.

 

Should approval of the earthworks be approved by the City, the applicant should accept the risk that any development undertaken at this preliminary stage may need to be modified at a later date, in response to any impending WAPC subdivision approval or engineering design drawings and finished road and lot levels approved by the City. Furthermore, any subsequent development applications for the site pertaining to its use or the construction of buildings will be assessed against the statutory framework that is in place at the time of lodgement and this framework is yet to be finalised through the ‘agreement’ of LSP 68. 

 

Council has already delegated authority to Administration to make decisions of this nature under DPS 2 and the Planning and Development Act 2005 (Delegated Authority Clause 9.3), however, as these proposals do not comply with LPP 4.2, the Council’s determination is required.

Statutory Compliance

This application has been assessed in accordance with the City of Wanneroo’s District Planning Scheme No. 2 and Local Planning Policy 4.2 – Structure Planning.

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “3     Economic

3.2    Support business and initiatives

Policy Implications

As discussed above, subclauses 1.1 and 1.2 contained within the “Policy Table” of LPP 4.2 require an Agreed Structure Plan to be in place as a prerequisite to Council’s consideration of an application for planning approval.

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council APPROVES the Development Application (DA2012/139) submitted by Taylor Burrell Barnett Town Planning and Design to commence bulk earthworks at Lot 602 (250) Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep as depicted on the plans included as Attachment 2 of this report, subject to compliance with the following conditions:

1.       A Dust Management Plan shall be prepared and submitted to the City for approval prior to any works commencing on site. The plan shall be implemented thereafter to the satisfaction of the Manager, Planning Implementation;

2.       All batters shall be stabilised to specification and satisfaction of the City of Wanneroo;

 

3.       All works shall be carried out in accordance with the City’s Policy Standards and Specifications pertaining to earthworks;

4.       Earthworks shall be limited to 0700 – 1700 hours Monday to Friday and 0730 – 1700 hours on Saturday. No works shall be carried out on Sundays or public holidays;

5.       The proposed earthworks levels shall be designed so as to integrate with adjoining sites; and

6.       All stormwater shall be collected and retained on site.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Attachment 1 - Location Plan and Extent of Works

12/48464

 

2View.

Attachment 2 - Earthwork Plans

12/48465

Minuted

  


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Other Matters

PS14-05/12       Draft Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2012 - 2021

File Ref:                                              7359 – 12/44676

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Planning and Sustainability

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       4         

 

Issue

To consider and provide a submission on the draft Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2012 – 2021 (WABNP), released for public comment by the Department of Transport.

 

Background

The draft WABNP was released by the Minister for Transport on 13 March 2012 for public consultation until 17 June 2012.

 

The draft WABNP provides a blueprint for metropolitan and regional cycle facilities to encourage and support cycling trips, and identifies appropriate routes and supporting facilities to protect existing routes.

 

Preparation of the draft WABNP has incorporated a review of the 1996 Perth Bicycle Network Plan and the National Cycling Strategy 2011 – 2016.

 

Copies of the WABNP were sent to Elected Members by memo on 2 May 2012.

Detail

The draft WABNP is made up of a number of key recommendations. These include:

 

·        Expansion of the Principal Shared Path (PSP) network which includes seven high priority links within a 15 kilometre radius of the Perth Central Business District (CBD) along the Mitchell/Kwinana Freeway and railway lines (refer Attachment 1).

 

The draft WABNP also includes long term visions of the PSP network and Recreational Shared Path (RSP) network for the metropolitan region (refer Attachments 2 and Attachment 3). However, the proposals included within these long term visions are not discussed in the draft WABNP.

 

·        Doubling the Perth Bicycle Network Grants and Regional Bicycle Network Grants from $1 million to $2 million.

 

·        A pilot program to undertake an infrastructure gap analysis of primary and secondary schools from all six sub-regional planning areas to form the basis of a cycle route map for each school.

 

·        A pilot program to identify preferable routes to service the three kilometre catchment area of five railway stations and specify any on and off-road cycling facilities which are lacking or require improvement.

 

·        Development of an ‘Implementation Reference Group’ to implement the WABNP and undertake its review every two years.

 

Comment

This State Government initiative to plan the future cycling network for Perth is strongly supported. However, Administration has a number of concerns regarding the future cycling network identified in the draft WABNP. Detailed Administration comments on the draft WABNP are set out in Attachment 4.

 

Key points included in the detailed comments in Attachment 4 are that the draft WABNP needs to:

1.       Identify priority cycle paths and links for the outer metropolitan sub-regions, including the north-west sub-region, rather than focusing predominantly on the central sub-region.

2.       Identify cycling networks and facilities at key activity centres, major tourist attractions, and transport nodes beyond the PSP network of the central sub-region.

3.       Investigate an alternative funding model for the Perth and Regional Bicycle Network Grant that is sustainable into the long term. 

4.       Facilitate a review of the requirements of State and Federal Policies to support local governments in the provision of cycle networks and facilities in the early phases of planning.

5.       Include an effective implementation program that includes reference to lead agencies responsible for the implementation of key recommendations, and timeframes to ensure actions are specific and measurable.

6.       Be reviewed only once it has been informed by the Department of Transport’s Moving People Plan (which is yet to be released) to demonstrate how existing and proposed cycle networks will be integrated with the road and public transport network.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.5    Improve transport options and connections

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority


 

 

Recommendation

That Council SUPPORTS the preparation of the draft Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2012 – 2021 and ENDORSES the comments contained in Attachment 4 as the basis for the City’s submission to the Department of Transport.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Attachment 1 to Council Report 12/44676: PSP Expansion Program

12/48487

 

2View.

Attachment 2 to Council Report 12/44676: PSP Long Term Vision

12/48489

 

3View.

Attachment 3 to Council Report 12/44676: RSP Long Term Vision

12/48492

 

4View.

Attachment 4 City of Wanneroo submission table on WA Bicycle Network Plan 2012 - 2021

12/48906

Minuted

  


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City Businesses

Regulatory Services

CB03-05/12       Service Level Agreement - Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc.

File Ref:                                              3077 – 12/47792

Responsible Officer:                           Director, City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider entering into a Service Level Agreement (the Agreement) with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc. (Constable Care).

 

Background

The Constable Care Safety Foundation Inc. brings to life community and personal safety messages for children, aged 2 to 12 years, through puppetry and interactive performance in the classroom. Its groundbreaking approach has evolved over two decades since work began to establish Constable Care, a non-profit charity organisation, in Perth in 1989. Constable Care programs reach more than 180,000 young Western Australians every year and have helped the growth and development of generations more over the years.

 

In 2010/2011 Constable Care delivered their programs to 6,574 children (67 performances) in primary schools and early learning centres throughout Wanneroo. In the period July 2011 to March 2012 they reached a further 8,178 children (83 performances) in the region. They will continue to deliver these programs under the existing partnership until the end of June 2012.

 

Themes covered by Constable Care to date this financial year have included respect, bullying, cyber bullying, protective behaviours, road and bike safety, stranger danger, and anti-social behaviours. In 2011/2012 the City chose arson as the main performance theme for Wanneroo however, as Constable Care has only recently finalised the development of this program it has yet to be delivered to schools in the region.

Detail

Constable Care has approached the City of Wanneroo with a request to continue its Community Partnership in 2012/2013. Under the partnership Constable Care will:

 

1.       Offer a minimum of one (1) performance day to all early learning centres and primary schools within the City of Wanneroo.

 

2.       Deliver at least 20% of all performances to upper primary school children in the region on the performance theme “arson prevention and bushfire survival”.

 

3.       Provide quarterly emailed reports to the City of Wanneroo identifying the number of performances that were delivered, the names of each early learning centre and primary school visited, the number of children in attendance, and the performance themes.

 

4.       Provide a final report to the City of Wanneroo at the conclusion of the agreed term summarizing the quarterly reports, and evaluations of all performances.

 

5.       Display the City of Wanneroo logo at all performances within the region.

 

6.       Include one feature article in a Constable Care monthly e-newsletter that promotes the City of Wanneroo Community Partnership.

 

7.       Display the City of Wanneroo logo on the appropriate page of the Constable Care website (constablecare.org.au).

 

8.       Provide the City of Wanneroo with the Constable Care printed Community Partnership Certificate and logo in an appropriate electronic format for display on websites and publications.

 

9.       Provide the City of Wanneroo with one Mascot appearance free of charge and of no more than two hours duration at one nominated City of Wanneroo event during the term of the Agreement.

Consultation

A new initiative offered within the 2012/2013 Agreement is an appearance of the Constable Care Mascot at one of the City’s public events during the period of the Agreement. This appearance is to be on a date and time to be mutually agreed, and is subject to the availability of the Mascot. Communications and Events have suggested the following events would be a good fit for an appearance by the Constable Care Mascot:

 

·        Dog’s Breakfast – Sunday, 28 October 2012 at Kingsway Sporting Complex

·        Beach to Bush Concert – Saturday, 17 November 2012 at Wanneroo Showgrounds

·        North Ward Concert – Saturday, 9 February 2013 at Charnwood Reserve, Two Rocks

·        Global Beats and Eats Festival – Saturday, 9 March 2013 at Liddell Reserve, Girrawheen

Comment

A copy of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) incorporating the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to be used as a measure of the success of the program delivery, refer Attachment 1.

 

As an exclusive local government partner of Constable Care the City of Wanneroo can customise programs that focus on local issues, and can send a message to parents, teachers and residents that the City is proactive in the delivery of early learning strategies to the children of our region.

Statutory Compliance

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.4    Improve community safety

 

Policy Implications

In May 2011 Council endorsed an enhanced community safety service model. A continued partnership with Constable Care encompasses several elements of the service model including Community Engagement and Education Partnerships, and Marketing.

Financial Implications

The cost of a Community Partnership with Constable Care is $10,000 per year. The Administration has included an amount of $10,000 in the draft 2012/2013 operating budget against General Ledger 717295-9399-243 Provide Safety Services for this purpose.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council AUTHORISES the Chief Executive Officer to sign the Service Level Agreement (1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013) with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation (Inc.) for the delivery of the Constable Care Program to early learning centres and primary schools within the City of Wanneroo.

 

 

 

Attachments:

1View.

Constable Care Service Level Agreement 2012-2013

12/48160

 

  


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CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 29 May, 2012                                                      334

 

Property

CB04-05/12       Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc - Extension of Lease over portion of Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall

File Ref:                                              3846 – 12/49454

Responsible Officer:                           Director, City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       1         

 

Issue

To consider an extension of the ‘land only’ lease over portion of Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall to the Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc for a term of five (5) years.

 

Background

The Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc (the Club) currently leases a portion of Lot 51 Mary Street, Pearsall contained in Certificate of Title Volume 2726 Folio 81, refer Attachment 1.  Lot 51 is owned freehold by the City and zoned Urban Development under the City’s District Planning Scheme 2 (DPS2).  The Club has operated from this site since 1992.

 

There is significant development occurring in the area around Lot 51, in particular immediately to the north which is currently being developed for residential lots.  In addition, Lot 51 is situated at the corner of Ocean Reef Road and Lenore Road with Lenore Road being to the west of Lot 51.  Lenore Road is due to be realigned in 2012/2013 and will then be located immediately to the east of Lot 51, refer Attachment 1.

 

Due to the increasing residential activity in the vicinity of Lot 51 and the construction of the Lenore Road realignment, it has for some time been considered that the ongoing occupancy of this site and use as a BMX track is limited.

 

Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 1 June 2010 resolved as follows:

“1.     APPROVES a two (2) year extension to the ‘land only’ lease to the Wanneroo B.M.X. Raceway Club Inc, commencing 1 July 2010, over portion of Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Wanneroo;

2.       ACKNOWLEDGES that no extensions of this ‘land lease’ beyond 30 June 2012 are considered possible at this time;

3.       NOTES the establishment of a working group to identify and investigate suitable alternative sites and funding opportunities for the possible relocation of the Club in advance of the expiry of the lease in 1. above; and

4.       AUTHORISES the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer to affix the Common Seal of the City of Wanneroo and to execute a Deed of Extension of Lease between the City and the Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc.”

 

The working group, known as the Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Relocation Working Group (WBRCRWG), was formed in September 2009 and has met regularly since to locate alternative sites for the Club.  The WBRCRWG’s supported Administration’s engagement of a consultant to identify and report on alternative sites for co-location opportunities for the Club and other local wheeled sporting clubs.

 

The consultant’s report identified three possible alternative sites, Edgar Griffiths Park, Pinjar Park North (commonly known as the old tip site at 1851 Old Yanchep Road, Pinjar) and 95 Ziatas Road. 

After further investigation by Administration and the Club, the working group deemed Pinjar Park North is the only potentially suitable site of the three for consideration at this time.  Pinjar Park North will be subject to contamination surveys to determine its future use including the potential for use as a wheeled sport venue and is not therefore available as an alternative site for the Club in the immediate future or possibly at any time depending on required remediation.

 

The Club has had three extensions to its lease, two of one year duration and one of two years durations, which have been approved by Council on each occasion in an effort to continue accommodating the Club whilst finding suitable alternate sites.

Detail

The WBRCRWG has identified Pinjar Park North as the only potentially suitable site of the three considered for possible relocation of the Club at this time.  A preliminary site investigation has revealed contaminants which require a detailed site investigation to be undertaken to determine levels of contamination and any remedial action required.

 

At a meeting with the Club on 26 April 2012 Administration offered the Club a five (5) year extension to the lease, subject to Council approval.  This will allow time for Administration to carry out the necessary investigations required at Pinjar Park North and WBRCRWG to continue to pursue co-location opportunities and to identify other suitable alternative sites for the Club.

 

The current lease extension is due to expire on 30 June 2012.  It includes an undertaking by the City to the Club regarding support, financially or otherwise in regard to relocation and states in the Special Condition 8.7(1) that “If there is no outstanding breach or non performance of any of the Lessee’s obligations under this Lease then, during the Term, if requested to do so by the Lessee, the parties must discuss the possibility of the Lessee being relocated to other premises of the City which discussions are to address the City’s specific requirements in relation to the Lessee’s obligations under clause 3.23(1) and the funding of the associated costs.” and 8.7(2) states that “Nothing in this clause obliges the parties to reach agreement on any of the matters referred to in subclause (1)”.

 

The Club’s rent is currently $1 per annum with all other costs associated with the facility being borne by the Club and therefore the lease is on a ‘no cost to the City’ basis.

Comment

The Club’s activities and its close proximity to the surrounding future residential development precincts could result in a number of inconveniences to local residents such as floodlights being operated, street parking and noise pollution issues.  Administration’s concern is that complaints from residents will put pressure on the City and the Club under legislation such as the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.

 

Furthermore, given Lot 51 is zoned Urban Development, the economic development potential of this land to the City will increase as the nearby residential developments near completion.

 

The ongoing occupancy of the Club at this site is limited given the surrounding development and its proximity to the Club and the value of the land to the City.

 

Administration considers that a new five (5) year extension of the lease will allow sufficient time for the Club to identify alternative sites.

Statutory Compliance

The proposed extension of the lease is considered to be an exempt disposition under regulation 30(2)(b) of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996, which states:-

 

          “30(2) A disposition of land is an exempt disposition if –

                    (b) the land is disposed of to a body, whether incorporated or not –

(i) the objects of which are charitable, benevolent, religious, cultural, educational, recreational, sporting or other like nature; and

(ii) the members of which are not entitled or permitted to receive any pecuniary profit from the body’s transactions;”

 

As an exempt disposition, a local public notice is not required.

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “2     Social

2.3    Improve the capacity of local communities to support each other

 

“4      Governance

          4.1     Improve strategic partnerships”

Policy Implications

The proposed extension of lease has been negotiated in accordance with the City’s Tenancy Policy.

Financial Implications

The proposed extension of lease will be on a ‘no cost to the City’ basis and the Club will be required to pay rates and outgoings.

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council:-

 

1.       APPROVES a five (5) year extension to the ‘land only’ lease to Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc, commencing 1 July 2012, over portion of Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall; and

2.       AUTHORISES the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer to sign and seal a Deed of Extension of Lease between the City and the Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc.

Attachments:

1View.

Wanneroo BMX Raceway Club Inc - Lease Area

12/51712

 

  


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CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 29 May, 2012                                                      338

CB05-05/12       Amendment to Existing Report: Acquisition of Land, Portion of Lot 51 Mary Street, Pearsall

File Ref:                                              SD145155 – 12/49556

Responsible Officer:                           Director, City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil       

 

Issue

To amend resolution CS06-08/11 (1.) to remove ‘plus GST’ as GST is not applicable in regards to this transaction.

 

Background

Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 23 August 2011 resolved the following:

 

“That Council

 

1.   AUTHORISES the purchase of an additional portion of Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall from the City of Wanneroo for $360,620 plus GST with funds provided by East Wanneroo Scheme Cell 4;

 

2.   AUTHORISES the Chief Executive Officer to subdivide Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall to create a road reserve and to expand the existing drainage sump for the Lenore Road deviation; and

 

3.   AUTHORISES the Chief Executive Officer and Mayor to affix the common seal of the City of Wanneroo and endorse the signing of the New Title/Balance Application and any other associated documentation in relation to 1. above.”

Detail

Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall is owned by the City of Wanneroo in freehold. A portion of the land is required for the widening of Lenore Road and the expansion of an existing drainage sump.

Lot 51 has recently been surveyed by a licensed surveyor and the Deposited Plan is ‘certified correct’ by the Western Australian Planning Commission. Payment will be required from the East Wanneroo Cell 4 account once the plan is ‘in order for dealings’ at Landgate, which is anticipated to be within the next couple of weeks.

In this instance GST does not apply as it is an internal transfer between a scheme bank account and a municipal bank account.

Comment

Nil

Statutory Compliance

Nil

 

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “4     Governance

4.6    Provide and maintain a high standard of governance and accountability

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simple Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council AMENDS Resolution CS06-08/11 (1) to read:

1. AUTHORISES the purchase of an additional portion of Lot 51 (176) Mary Street, Pearsall from the City of Wanneroo for $360,620 with funds provided by East Wanneroo Scheme Cell 4.”

 

 

 

Attachments: Nil  


CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 29 May, 2012                                                      340

 

Other Matters

CB06-05/12       Appointment of Delegate to the Mindarie Regional Council

File Ref:                                              112V03 – 12/50319

Responsible Officer:                           Director, City Businesses

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil       

 

Issue

To consider the appointment of a Deputy Delegate to the Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) for its Special Council Meeting to be held on 6 June 2012, due to the absence of Delegate Cr Newton.

 

Background

At the special meeting of Council held on 26 October 2011 Council appointed Cr Gray and Cr Newton as delegates for the City of Wanneroo to the MRC. 

 

It should be noted that the MRC does not recognise Deputies under its constitution agreement.  Therefore if a delegate is unable to attend a meeting and wishes to have another elected member attend in their place, it is necessary for the matter to be presented to Council in order for a deputy delegate to be appointed.

Detail

Cr Newton has advised that she will not be able to attend the scheduled MRC Special Council meeting to be held on 6 June 2012 at the (venue TBC).  As a result, this report seeks Council to appoint a delegate to the MRC for the meeting held on 6 June 2012 only, after which Cr Newton will resume her position as a City of Wanneroo delegate to the MRC.

 

It is essential that the City of Wanneroo has full representation at this meeting given that the MRC is in the process of developing its 2012/2013 budget.

Consultation

Nil

Comment

Nil

Statutory Compliance

Under the Local Government Act 1995:

Part 5 – Administration

Division 2 – Council meetings, committees and their meetings and electors’ meetings Section 5.10

 

“(1) A committee is to have as its members-

(a)  Persons appointed* by the local government to be members of the committee…”

*Absolute Majority required.

 

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “1     Environment

1.5    Reduce the City’s carbon footprint

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Absolute Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council by ABSOLUTE MAJORITY appoint Cr ______________ as a delegate for the City of Wanneroo to the Mindarie Regional Council for the Mindarie Regional Special Council meeting to be held on 6 June 2012, after which Cr Newton will resume her role as a City of Wanneroo delegate.

 

 

 

 

Attachments: Nil   


CITY OF WANNEROO Agenda OF Ordinary Council Meeting 29 May, 2012                                                      342

 

Corporate Strategy & Performance

Finance

CS07-05/12       Warrant of Payments for the Period to 30 April 2012

File Ref:                                              1859 – 12/48143

Responsible Officer:                           Director, Corporate Strategy and Performance

Disclosure of Interest:                         Nil

Attachments:                                       Nil       

 

Issue

Presentation to the Council of a list of accounts paid for the month of April 2012, including a statement as to the total amounts outstanding at the end of the month.

 

Background

Local Governments are required each month to prepare a list of accounts paid for that month and submit the list to the next Ordinary Meeting of the Council.

 

In addition, it must record all other outstanding accounts and include that amount with the list to be presented.  The list of accounts paid and the total of outstanding accounts must be recorded in the minutes of the Council meeting.

Detail

The following is the Summary of Accounts paid in April 2012.

 

Funds

Vouchers

Amount

Director Corporate Services Advance A/C

Accounts Paid – April 2012

   Cheque Numbers

   EFT Document Numbers

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

Less Cancelled Cheques

Bank Fees

Town Planning Scheme

RECOUP FROM MUNICIPAL FUND

 

 

87044 - 87471

1490 - 1507

 

 

$877,307.52

$6,944,178.74

$7,821,486.26

 

($4,689.00)

$7.50

($7,972.14)

($7,808,832.62)

Municipal Fund – Bank A/C

Accounts Paid – April 2012

Recoup From Muni Fund

Payroll – Direct Debits

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

$7,808,832.62

$2,721,766.17

$10,530,598.79

Town Planning Scheme

Accounts Paid – April 2012

                           Cell 4

                           Cell 5

                           Cell 8

                           Cell 9

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

 

$4,268.14

$340.00

$1,164.00

$2,200.00

$7,972.14

 

At the 8 May 2012, outstanding creditors for the month ended 30 April 2012 amounted to $530,835.03.

 

Consultation

 

Nil

 

Comment

The list of payment (cheques and electronic transfers) and the end of month total of outstanding creditors for the month of  April 2012 is presented to the Council for information and recording in the minutes of the meeting, as required by the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996.

 

Statutory Compliance

Regulation 13(1) of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 requires a local government to list the accounts paid each month and total all outstanding creditors at the month end and present such information to the Council at its next Ordinary Meeting after each preparation.  A further requirement of this Section is that the prepared list must be recorded in the minutes of the Council meeting.

 

Strategic Implications

Nil

Strategic Implications

The proposal accords with the following Outcome Objective of the City’s Strategic Plan 2006 – 2021:

 “4     Governance

4.6    Provide and maintain a high standard of governance and accountability

Policy Implications

Nil

Financial Implications

Nil

Voting Requirements

Simply Majority

 

Recommendation

That Council RECEIVES the list of payments drawn for the month of April 2012, as summarised below:-

 

Funds

Vouchers

Amount

Director Corporate Services Advance A/C

Accounts Paid – April 2012

   Cheque Numbers

   EFT Document Numbers

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

Less Cancelled Cheques

Bank Fees

Town Planning Scheme

RECOUP FROM MUNICIPAL FUND

 

 

87044 - 87471

1490 - 1507

 

 

$877,307.52

$6,944,178.74

$7,821,486.26

 

($4,689.00)

$7.50

($7,972.14)

($7,808,832.62)

Municipal Fund – Bank A/C

Accounts Paid – April 2012

Recoup From Muni Fund

Payroll – Direct Debits

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

$7,808,832.62

$2,721,766.17

$10,530,598.79

Town Planning Scheme

Accounts Paid – April 2012

                           Cell 4

                           Cell 5

                           Cell 8

                           Cell 9

TOTAL ACCOUNTS PAID

 

 

 

 

$4,268.14

$340.00

$1,164.00

$2,200.00

$7,972.14

 

 

 

WARRANT OF PAYMENTS APRIL 2012

 

 

 

 

PAYMENT

DATE

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

00087044

03/04/2012

Fitzrite Pty Ltd 

$57.29

 

 

Refund - Commercial Refuse Account - Overpaid

 

00087045

03/04/2012

Simon Marko

$199.00

 

 

Refund Of Boot Camp Program - Unable To Complete

 

00087046

03/04/2012

Community Physiotherapy Services 

$1,441.45

 

 

Duplicate Payment For Bookings At Gumblossom Community Centre

 

00087047

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$550.00

00087048

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$231.40

00087049

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$568.96

00087050

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$17.90

00087051

03/04/2012

Quinns Rocks Little Athletics Club 

$475.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087052

03/04/2012

Kingsway Community Financial 

$400.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087053

03/04/2012

Mehrdad Davachi 

$475.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087054

03/04/2012

Cancelled

 

00087055

03/04/2012

Mark Diggins 

$400.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087056

03/04/2012

Whitford Church 

$50.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087057

03/04/2012

Cancelled

 

00087058

03/04/2012

North Coast Ball Club 

$475.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087059

03/04/2012

Penny Slater 

$740.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087060

03/04/2012

Cindy Choi 

$475.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087061

03/04/2012

Caroline Bate 

$740.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087062

03/04/2012

Yanchep & Districts Country Womens 

$475.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087063

03/04/2012

Yanchep Red Hawks Cricket Club 

$80.00

 

 

  Key Bond Refund

 

00087064

03/04/2012

Ray White North Quays

$320.00

 

 

  1 x Financial Assistance

 

00087065

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$100.00

00087066

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$149.79

00087067

03/04/2012

Yanchep Junior Cricket Club 

$80.00

 

 

  Key Bond Refund

 

00087068

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$573.96

00087069

03/04/2012

Karen Trivanovic 

$740.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087070

03/04/2012

Landsdale Residents Association Inc 

$740.00

 

 

  Bond Refund

 

00087071

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$207.41

00087072

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$299.03

00087073

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$697.55

00087074

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$165.33

00087075

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$1,782.58

00087076

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$168.89

00087077

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$168.89

00087078

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$188.22

00087079

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$192.20

00087080

03/04/2012

Friends of Irish Dancing

$1,000.00

 

 

Sponsorship For E Purser & H Elkin-Purser - World Irish Dancing Championships, Belfast Ireland 31.03 - 8.04.12 (Reissue Of Cheque 86900)

 

00087081

03/04/2012

R Hillyard

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00087082

03/04/2012

G Richards

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00087083

03/04/2012

G Hutchinson

$360.00

 

 

  Vehicle Crossing Subsidy

 

00087084

03/04/2012

Cancelled

 

00087085

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$1,160.82

00087086

03/04/2012

Rates Refund

$2,458.36

00087087

03/04/2012

Ruth Tan 14 Goldsmith Way 

$19.28

 

 

Refund - Term 1 2012 Cancelled Lessons For  K Tan - Due To Medical Reasons

 

00087088

03/04/2012

First National Real Estate Druitt & Shead

$360.00

 

 

  1 x Financial Assistance

 

00087089

03/04/2012

Wanneroo Joondalup RSL Sub Branch

$3,050.00

 

 

Community Funding Program Hallmark Event 2012 Anzac Day Memorial Parade & Service

 

00087090

03/04/2012

Mr David Leonard Partridge

$1,345.46

 

 

Refund For Overpayment On A Subdivision

 

00087091

03/04/2012

Wendy Patricia Brown

$360.00

 

 

  1 x Financial Assistance

 

00087092

03/04/2012

Cancelled

 

00087093

03/04/2012

Logiudice Property Group 

$476.40

 

 

Quarterly Admin Fund Levy From 01/04/2012 - 30/06/2012 - Property

 

00087094

03/04/2012

Marevic Enterprises Pty Ltd 

$232.00

 

 

Landscaping Supplies For Parks Maintenance

 

00087095

03/04/2012

Programmed Integrated Workforce Limited 

$26,897.36

 

 

  Casual Labour For The City

 

00087096

03/04/2012

State Library of WA 

$652.30

 

 

  Lost/Damaged Book Charges

 

00087097

03/04/2012

WA Limestone Company 

$72.39

 

 

Limestone For Kingsbridge Park - Parks Maintenance

 

00087098

03/04/2012

Eric Rae McCrum 

$150.00

 

 

Slide Presentation On Kakadu National Park - Clarkson Library

 

00087099

03/04/2012

City of Wanneroo 

$132.00

 

 

Cash Advance For Perth Zoo Excursion For Banksia Grove Youth

 

00087100

03/04/2012

Aboriginal Seniors Group Petty Cash 

$69.40

 

 

  Petty Cash

 

00087101

03/04/2012

Alexander Heights Adult Day Care Petty Cash 

$30.00

 

 

  Petty Cash

 

00087102

03/04/2012

Alinta Gas 

$222.80

 

 

  2 X Financial Assistance ($204.40)

 

 

 

  Gas Supplies For The City

 

00087103

03/04/2012

Buckingham House Petty Cash 

$96.05

 

 

  Petty Cash

 

00087104

03/04/2012

Clarkson Youth Centre Petty Cash 

$59.05

 

 

  Petty Cash

 

00087105

03/04/2012

Landgate 

$4,422.60