At tonight’s Subiaco Council meeting, elected members endorsed the proposed Local Planning Scheme 5 (LPS5) after months of discussion and despite ongoing calls from self-interested parties to go back to the drawing board.
The LPS 5 endorses adding another 8500 households to the Subiaco LGA over the next 30 years, 2900 of which are contained in MRA’s Subi East precinct, which also encompasses Bob Hawke College.
Ms Reece, Director of WAAA, and who spoke in favour of LPS 5 at the meeting, stated that this was a major win for the City.
“Every person who spoke in opposition to LPS 5 did so from a “me” perspective ie my house, my backyard or my street, but housing choice is a whole of community matter that needs leadership,” Ms Reece said.
“We have family businesses, that after 30 years are now selling because the situation in Subiaco has got so dire and yet these anti-growth groups are only focused on their NIMBY mindset.
“The fact of the matter, is that the proposed housing growth is on par with Subiaco’s current infill activities and is perfectly aligned with the fact that this LGA is located just 3kms from Perth CBD.
“The Mayor, Councillors and staff are to be congratulated for wearing the hostility of the anti-development groups over the past 18 months and still delivering a planning scheme that focuses on mainly four storeys around train stations.”
Australian Apartment Advocacy’s recent research with 3312 respondents nationally (with 1138 derived from WA) found that 66% of buyers bought their apartment because it was close to public transport with key amenities such as super markets etc also nearby.
The Subiaco apartment market has witnessed 246 settled sales in the past three years (source Pricefinder) also demonstrating that this suburb is highly sought after as are apartments as an alternative housing choice.
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