Community consultation on revised plans for the 4ha development (18 October to 17 November 2003)
A Structure Plan for the 4 hectare residential/commercial development at the southern end of the Leighton marshalling yards was prepared by Landcorp in liaison with the City of Fremantle. A community consultation process occurred over 12 weeks from 7 June to 8 September 2003, run by LandCorp on behalf of the City of Fremantle. The community contributed ideas through 3 public workshops during July and August 2003 and made some 440 written submissions. Additional workshops with community representatives led to the a revised Structure Plan, which is out for further community consultation until 17 November 2003.
Details of the revised Structure Plan for the 4 hectare site are available on the City of Fremantle website http://www.freofocus.com.au and the LandCorp project website http://www.leightonproject.com.au .
The remaining 13 hectares of the marshalling yards are to be rezoned from ‘Urban’ to ‘Parks and Recreation’ and will become part of the coastal reserve. LAC continues to have concerns about the apparent lack of government funding available for the decontamination and rehabilitation of the coastal reserve because most of the profit from the land sales in the 4 hectare development is to be redirected to the construction of the freight rail loop around Fremantle Port.
The revised Structure Plan
LAC encourages you to submit your comments
on the revised Structure Plan (http://www.leightonproject.com.au)
to Ms Jill Gaynor, City of Fremantle, PO Box 807, Fremantle 6959, fax
9432 9774, email firstname.lastname@example.org
using either the City of Fremantle's comment form
or by writing your own submission.
Consultation between LandCorp and community representatives, including LAC, has led to agreement on a number of major modifications to the first Structure Plan. The main changes are given below.
Summary of the main changes incorporated in the revised Structure Plan:
Leighton Action Coalition Inc.
C/- 34A Holland Street
Fremantle WA 6160
Tel: 9335 5182
Email: email@example.com (Susan Harrington, LAC spokesperson)