The pressures on Subiaco

Posted on June 25, 2012 by Western Suburbs Alliance [Updated December 2, 2012]

There are major planning and development issues in Subiaco. The WA planning policy, Directions 2031, sets an infill target of an extra 3,600 dwellings for an already densely populated area. Developers are also seeking to provide many more commercial buildings

The State Government agencies, such as the Development Assessment Panels (DAPs), State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA/SRA) are privileging developers who show no consideration for Subiaco’s character, culture and history. Developers are going directly to these government agencies in order to contravene Subiaco’s Town Planning Scheme 4. They publicly admit that they prefer to do this in order to get approval for developments that in many cases will ruin the quality of life for residents and certainly lower residential property values.  Continue reading