COMING SOON – local government elections – the parks and places we all share are important and deserve attention and protection. Who is putting up their hand to look after our public open spaces and what’s left of natural habitat?
Firstly, a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out last night to the Special Meeting of Electors.
The meeting was possibly the most interesting one we have had yet.
We had a great mix of residents. Lots of supporters for the Bindaring Park and it’s future and some residents from in and around the Hamilton Street site who aren’t keen for a development to take place next to them.
It was great to have a robust conversation about the Hamilton Street site and the proposed Hyland Street development. It’s as important as ever that residents are heard.
The motions that were passed were as follows:
LAND SWAP – Motion 1
That in order to preserve the integrity of Bindaring Park as expressed in TPS 4A, the Town of Bassendean offer a four unit site at 122 Hamilton Street in exchange for the owners current holding at 27L Hyland Street.
CAUSEWAY ACCESS – Motion 2
That the Town of Bassendean cause the permanent removal of the causeway currently dividing the wetland area of the Bindaring Parkland across the local open space between 27L Hyland Street and the road reserve.
FUTURE OF 27L HYLAND STREET – Motion 3
That in the event of a successful land swap, the Town of Bassendean retain 27L Hyland Street as a site pending future development with access from Watson Street or be recoded as local open space to assist in increasing the Town’s local open space deficiency.
A fourth motion was put to the meeting that the owner of 27L Hyland Street be allowed to develop his property using the existing access to the site. This motion was defeated.
This is a win for the parkland as we have given Councillors the opportunity to vote directly on the matters which we have proposed.
It’s important that we now let each of them know how their community feels on this issues before the motions come up at Council and we will send out an email by the end of the week with all you need to know to do that.
Thanks again for your support and we look forward to convincing Councillors now of the merits of protecting the park.
The newly elected Bassendean Council reconsidered its previous decision on rezoning land close to Bindaring Park. Council revoked its previous decision to approve a rezoning change and elected not to send a deputation to the WA Planning Commission.
At the September 2011 Town of Bassendean Council meeting, Councillors resolved to pursue the zone change from parks and recreation to residential for two blocks important to the proposed Bindaring Vision.