The Council Meeting passed the proposal to prepare the Lakes Revitalisation Strategy. This is the first stage in the development of the proposal to move the development of North Lake, Bibra Lake and South Lake forwards.
Due to the smaller size of both North Lake and Bibra Lake, and the close relationship to South Lake, it is considered appropriate that the City embark on a unified revitalisation strategy for all three suburbs, to be named The Lakes Revitalisation Strategy.
The Revitalisation Strategy will guide the form of future development of North Lake, Bibra Lake and South Lake, with a key aim to provide opportunities to enhance the qualities of these existing neighbourhoods.
The Strategy will be developed through a comprehensive contextual analysis of the suburb, stakeholder and community consultation, and the identification of an effective infill development program, including:
• Identification of areas where infill development is desired so as to provide opportunities for further housing growth, meeting the needs of existing and future residents.
• Ensure adequate services and infrastructure including promoting pedestrian orientated streetscapes and appropriate levels of car parking.
• Preserve the natural environment and identify opportunities to enhance the character of these suburbs.
• Identification of possible community facilities and infrastructure required to support additional population growth and provide further support to existing communities.
One of the key features of importance to Bibra Lake residents is the potential future rezoning of the suburb to allow the potential subdivision of many existing housing blocks. This meeting won't immediately determine this but sets out the plan for the Strategy.
There will now be a period of community consultation to formulate the final development strategy. This will incorporate a comprehensive stakeholder
and community engagement process, including a landowner survey,
community visioning forums, and a formal advertising stage.
More details can be found here