Goode Beach plans pulled

By Chris Thomson | posted on November 23, 2017

PLANS for a five-star resort at Goode Beach, due to be considered by Albany city councillors on Tuesday, have been pulled so the applicant can respond to concerns raised by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The city’s Executive Director Development Services, Paul Camins, confirmed councillors would now not likely get to vote on a draft structure plan for the 51-unit complex until February.

“A submission from DFES was recently received by the city and the proponent,” Mr Camins explained.

“The matters raised in the submission require further consideration.

“The proponents need to look at the matters raised and respond to the City of Albany accordingly.”

The city declined to provide details of DFES’ submission, and efforts by DFES staff to locate the precise source of that agency’s submission drew a blank this week.

The luxury resort – contentious for its proximity to Lake Vancouver, fragile dunes, and the residential subdivision at Goode Beach – is planned for a scrubby plot on La Perouse Court.

The structure plan was set to be considered by Albany councillors on November 28, ahead of referral to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

If the commission eventually approves the plan, detailed development plans will then need to be considered by the Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel.

In further Goode Beach news, The Weekender also reports warnings by a local Noongar Elder that a resort could disturb a mighty Wagyl she says still lives and breathes at Lake Vancouver.