The plan complies with the Development Act and provides a positive outlook for our district.
However, I believe the objectives and principles of the plan have been contravened by council when it granted building approval for the construction of a house at Inverness Way, Wallaroo, in the Marina Policy Area.
In approving this building application, council ignored the following principles in its plan:
- a) The construction of “buildings to allow vistas of the marina and ocean from the public reserve and dwellings located on Lady MacDonald Drive and Barbican Close.” If allowed to proceed, I believe it will block views and set a precedent allowing other houses on that street to block the views.
- b) “Front fence should be of a see-through nature.” Even before approval a brick fence/retaining wall was installed and should be removed.
- c) Must be “four metres from rear boundary.” Is not.
- d) Dwellings should “be developed by the cutting of the allotment in preference to filling.” I have witnessed the importation of fill on this block.
Why did council devise, pay for and adopt a Development Plan only to ignore the rules?
In this case, I believe the approval should be revoked immediately, the building works stopped and a new application consistent with all aspects of the Development Plan be considered.
Peter Boaden, Wallaroo