Statutory Planning Committee Defers Approval of MRS Subdivision

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Statutory Planning Committee Defers Approval of MRS Subdivision

The Moore River South Subdivision Plan was before the Statutory Planning Committee (SPC) for renewal on 20th November 2018, the 2014 approval having lapsed. FOMRE was invited to make a deputation, following which the SPC voted to defer a decision to obtain legal advice from the State Solicitors Office on the implications of endorsing or refusing the application with respect to potential compensation.

You can read a summary of the deputation which was handed to all members of the SPC here:

FOMRE Presentation to Statutory Planning Committee

The Decision of the SPC is minuted as follows:

8.3 Subdivision to Create 1,940 Lots and 17 Reserves – Various Lots Barragoon Road, Caraban, Moore River South

Members discussed the deputations made and the recommendation of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
Members noted that the subdivision proposal does not comply with the current planning framework. Members noted that the original approval under Minister Lewis was due to the then-proposed port developments in the area that would create an employment base, which has not since eventuated.
They agreed that they need to understand the legal implications of endorsing or refusing the application with respect to potential compensation. Members agreed to defer the item to allow for legal advice to be obtained from the State Solicitors Office.
Motion to defer
Moved by Ms Adair Seconded by Mr Holloway
That the Statutory Planning Committee resolves to defer the item relating to the Subdivision to Create 1,940 Lots and 17 Reserves – Various Lots Barragoon Road, Caraban, Moore River South as detailed in the report dated 20 November 2018, to obtain legal advice from the State Solicitors Office on the consequences of determination.
The motion to defer was put and carried.

Doctor Roger Severn wrote a more detailed submission on behalf of FOMRE, which was sent to the WA Planning Commission and can be read here:

FOMRE Submission October 2018