Cottesloe Foreshore Development

Posted on June 24, 2012 by Western Suburbs Alliance [updated December 1, 2012] 

Picture 3The West Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and the State Government have given no serious thought to a proper planning process for the Cottesloe foreshore area. Ideas for developing the various beachfront sites have been strongly opposed by both residents and beach users from all parts of WA and overseas. The public has consistently and strongly expressed the view that they want the existing low rise Cottesloe panorama preserved, not the five to eight storey developments proposed by the Barnett government. Developments like the one proposed below would overwhelm and destroy Cottesloe’s valued coastal village character, something which makes it uniquely different from other Perth central coast visitor areas such as Leighton Beach, South Fremantle and Scarborough. Continue reading

What the community wants. What Premier Barnett wants.

Posted on June 24, 2012 by Western Suburbs Alliance

The Cottesloe Council and community favour three to five-story limits to the buildings along Marine Parade. Ratepayer groups advocate the preservation of Cottesloe’s cultural heritage and state their opposition to high rise, high density development along this world-famous beach front.

Fourteen thousand persons have signed petitions against high-rise development. An inquiry by design exercise, in which State Government planners, the local council and the community reached a compromise, was subsequently ignored by the Barnett government. After a 16 month rewrite of Town Planning Scheme No 3, the Government forcibly modified the council’s town planning scheme to allow for three storeys along Marine Terrace, up to five storeys on properties set back from the street, an eight-storey limit at the Ocean Beach Hotel site and a six storey limit to the Il Lido restaurant site.  Continue reading