Proposed Changes to the DPA

The Council staff presented their proposed changes to the public at a public information session on 23rd September 2013. While some of residents concerns were addressed, there remain many troubling proposals, including 5 storey developments. Councillors will meet on the 14th October 2013 to consider the proposed changes. We urge concerned residents to keep in touch with their local councillors and discuss any concerns.

After initial reluctance, staff have published the information slides. These slides contain limited information. The changes outlined in the slides are extensive with development density decreasing in some areas and increasing in other areas. If you have questions, the following staff can be contacted. Please consider including SPRA ( and your councillors in communications with council. This page will be updated with concerns that residents identify.

Kathryn Clausen
Senior Urban Planner
T: 08 8366 4560

Eleanor Walters
Manager, Urban Planning & Sustainability
T: 08 8366 4521

It is disappointing to note that the submission in response to the Draft Residential Development (Zones and Policy Areas) Development Plan Amendment have disappeared from the website.

The next meeting of the SPRA will provide a forum for discussing these issues prior to the council meeting on 14th October.