The biggest change to low rise residential density in 25 years is about to hit us.
The State Government is proposing to allow:
* 2 dwellings on blocks of 400 sq.m
* 4 dwellingss on blocks of 500 sq.m
* 10 dwellongs on blocks of 600 sqM. Most blocks in West Ward are between 400 – 900 sq.m. So this can have MAJOR IMPACT on the quality of living in standard, low-rise residential areas
And you will not have any right to object. Applications are deemed to be complyong when approved by a private certifier.
The best you get is a notification AFTER the development is approved.
Whilst the Council submission argues against many of the proposals it contains some concerning statements. For example, Council officers say that perhaps 3 -5 dwellings might be appropriate for lots of 600 sq.m. this was near the end of hundreds of pages of reports.
I suspect Councilors did not fully read their papers as no one moved for that recommendation to be removed.
On another matter, Councillors agreed to only field 1 member of a JRPP Committee if 1 of 2 Council appointed members were absent. JRPPs approve the large developments (such as 688-692 Pacific Highway).
With the threat that Councils will be disbanded, have our Councilors given up on the things we elected them to do?