The Freo Alternative on more Diverse and Affordable Housing Moves Forward.

The Freo Alternative has reached an important milestone. Tonight at the Planning Committee we debated and passed the draft scheme amendment and local planning policy for small infill housing. This is the first step in the process for the next phase of community engagement.

The amendment seeks to balance the need for greater housing diversity in Fremantle’s suburbs with ensuring the right type of new development within these areas. Themes which emerged in the first phase of engagement have been incorporated into the draft amendment and areas for further consideration have been been identified for the next phase of engagement. This includes the areas within the City of Fremantle where the policy would apply, the maximum size and number of dwellings on a development site and mandating higher than standard sustainability requirements.

You can view the draft amendment and local planning policy on the council agendas and minutes page. You’re also welcome to attend the Planning Committee or Council meeting to ask a question, make a statement or simply observe. Find out how to get to the meeting and register for question time here.

If adopted by council, it will enable the City of Fremantle to request approval from the West Australian Planning Commission to advertise the draft policy for public comment.

We’ll update you on the next steps for the project when the outcome of this decision is known.

http://mysay.fremantle.wa.gov.au/Freo_Alternative

 

About Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog
City of Fremantle Mayor

3 Responses to The Freo Alternative on more Diverse and Affordable Housing Moves Forward.

  1. Great move! Well done City of Fremantle for taking this initiative.

  2. Andrea Callaghan says:

    Hey Brad. Can you post the direct link to the draft amendment for Diverse and affordable housing. I can t get it with the links on the site. Ta. Andrea

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