The EPA will provide strategic advice to the Minister for Environment on the potential cumulative impacts of the activities and developments proposed for Exmouth Gulf. The assessment periods for Subsea 7‘s Learmonth Pipeline Fabrication Facility proposal and the Shire of Exmouth’s rezoning proposal will be extended so that the findings of this environmental study can be fully considered.
The Shire of Exmouth proposes Amendment 1 to rezone part of lots 223, 234, 235 and 1586 Minilya-Exmouth Road, Learmonth from 'Rural' and 'Foreshore Reserve' to 'Special Use 10' to facilitate the development of a pipeline fabrication facility (Learmonth Pipeline Fabrication Facility). The scheme amendment is being assessed on aspects that relate to the proposed change in zoning of the land.
The public review process for the scheme amendment is managed by the Shire of Exmouth and the review period will run from 2 October 2019 until the 30 November 2019. The documents below are also available on the Shire of Exmouth's website https://www.exmouth.wa.gov.au/ . To make a submission on these documents, or for more information about the scheme amendment, please contact the Shire of Exmouth at Sa1.firstname.lastname@example.org .
The EPA has published the Response to Submissions for the Scheme Amendment. The Response to Submissions for the Learmonth Pipeline Fabrication Facility proposal is available here under 3. Assessment, Environmental Review.
The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has initiated Metropolitan Scheme Amendment (MRA) 1367/57 to rezone Part Lot 5131 Jandakot Rd and Part Lot 705 from the Rural-Water Protection zone to the Urban zone. Rationalisation of Bush Forever Site 390 (addition 2.369 ha and removal 9.58 ha) is also proposed.
The amendment proposes to update the existing special conditions relating to tourist zone for Lot 101 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River. It is proposed to retain the existing tourism uses of restaurant, tearoom, exhibition centre, reception centre, conference, guesthouse and public viewing of buildings, and to amend the conditions to include the uses of hotel and chalet (limited to 40 keys in total), small bar and spa. Amended and additional scheme provisions are also proposed.
The City of Swan proposes to rezone a portion of Lot 1354 Great Northern Highway and a portion of Lot 1314 Chittering Road, Bullsbrook from ‘General Rural’ to ‘Residential Development’. An additional use which allows a Green Waste Recycling facility for Lot 1314 will be removed.
The amendment proposes to rezone Lots 800-804, 192, 194 and 35 Great Northern Highway, Muchea within the Muchea Employment Node Structure Plan from ‘Agricultural Resource’ zone to ‘Light Industrial’ zone. It is proposed to amend the Zoning Table for the land uses ‘Concrete Batching Plant’, ‘Workforce Accommodation’ and ‘Fast Food Outlet’ in the Light Industrial and General Industrial zones; and add provisions for Precinct 3 of the Muchea Industrial Park to Schedule 11 – Muchea Employment Node Special Control Area.
Local Planning Scheme 8 is proposed to replace the existing Town Planning Scheme 7. The changes are predominantly to update the Scheme to align with the Planning and Development Regulations 2015, ensure consistency with the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme and to reflect existing land use. The new scheme proposes a number of changes including new zones, rezonings, text updates, scheme provision amendments, additional uses to reflect actual land uses and the introduction of several Special Control Areas.
Amendment 132 proposes to amend the ‘Special Use Zone 6’ map and text to reflect the Environmental Protection (Western Swamp Tortoise Habitat) Policy 2011 policy area and requirements, with most lots be rezoned from ‘General Rural’ to the ‘Special Use Zone 6’. Lot 51 Almeria Parade, Lot 2 and 23 Apple Street and Lot 43 Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan have been omitted from the ‘Special Use Zone 6’ and will remain in the ‘General Rural’ zone.
The Shire of Toodyay proposes to replace its existing scheme 4 with an updated scheme 5.
The Western Australian Planning Commission proposes to rezone approximately 110 ha of land in Piara Waters from the ‘Rural-Water Protection’ zone to the ‘Urban’ and ‘Urban Deferred’ zones, and ‘Primary Regional Roads’ reservation. The rezoning will facilitate urban development.
The Western Australian Planning Commission proposes to rezone approximately 13 hectares of land in Piara Waters from the ‘Rural-Water Protection’ zone to the ‘Public Purposes – High School’ reservation. The amendment will facilitate the future construction of a new high school.