Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Bunbury Council & high rise development

Courtesy Bunbury Herald:

According to the City of Bunbury, it should be the Bunbury City Council
and not the Western Australian government that controls high rise
development along the Bunbury coastline.

Bunbury City Council development executive Tony Brun said it was
dangerous enforcing blanket approaches to building heights. "Planning
should be about the best needs for a community. It is dangerous to
become prescriptive about planning on a statewide basis."

The issue is in the news because of a proposal by Valeque to build a
six storey residential development on Koombana Drive and has been
fueled by opposing political parties.