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Re-Zoning in Perth? (Cof Wanneroo)

Discussion in 'Development' started by Big Aussie, 17th Aug, 2016.

  1. Big Aussie

    Big Aussie New Member

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    How difficult is it to get a single property re-zoned?

    Anyone with any experience at this?
    What factors are considered?

    We have a large block, 1240sqm, in the Northern Suburbs (Cof Wanneroo)
    Its currently zoned R20.

    We're one street (~60m) back from Wanneroo rd.
    All the blocks on the opposite side of our street are R40.
    the block behind us is R30.
     
  2. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Were the R30 and R40 blocks rezoned recently? If they were then there is probably a reason behind not doing your side of the street - unfortunately the line has to be somewhere.
    Did you get involved in any of the community consultation about zoning in your area? When they run information nights they usually talk about why some areas are and aren't.
    The best person to start with would be council to see if there is any plans to do more rezoning and try and get in on that.
    If there are no plans then there are some situations where a spot rezone can be applied for however they need lots of justification and it's not about being close to a main road but close to a local activity centre (shops etc), public transport etc etc
    The other alternative to a spot rezone is if you have a very regular shaped block and it's wide or a corner then you might be able to apply to WAPC for 3 lots - they have the authority to approve lots that are justifiable (again distance to public transport, ammenities and shopping centres) but don't meet the 450sqm average.
     
  3. Big Aussie

    Big Aussie New Member

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    The subdivision is relatively new. Maybe 10 years old
    Our house was the "homestead" on a large market-garden.
    (So its now 20+ years old)
    I was "told" when we purchased, that when the subdivision was drawn up, the owner "had the option" of making our lot R40 (whatever that means.)

    In terms of public transport, there are buses on Wanneroo rd, and the feeder service runs down Dalecross.
    Kingsway City is down Wanneroo rd.
    There's a lot of R40 and R30 in our area, and we'd be "closer" to all those amenities than most of it. (For whatever that's worth.)

    Unfortunately we're not a corner block.