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Will there be a public workshop?
The City expects to run a public workshop during Stage 2 Public Consultation, to assist with reading and interpreting the draft Activity Centre Plan and Local Planning Policy once these have been prepared.
How will I be notified of changes?
The City will be sending letters to all landowners within the Dunsborough Town Centre to notify them when a draft Activity Centre Plan and Urban Design Local Planning Policy is being advertised for comment. If you are a tenant or business owner, the City encourages you to join the local Chamber of Commerce, speak to your landlord, strata body and neighbours, and keep a look out for public notices.
More broadly, the City will be promoting the opportunity to provide feedback via the Bay to Bay e-newsletter, media release, newspaper notices in ‘Council for the Community’, and postings on the City’s social media platforms and website. Residents are also encouraged to join local residents associations to be involved in community networks.
How will these changes affect my business or development?
Changes proposed through this process will not apply retrospectively – only to new developments and decisions made after the introduction of new planning controls and guidelines.
If you are planning to start a new business, take out a lease or undertake a new development you are advised to contact the City to discuss how Amendment #29 and the proposed Activity Centre Plan and Urban Design Local Planning Policy might affect your proposal.
Don’t forget to ask about the City’s FaçadeRefurbishment Subsidy Program, which will be re-opening soon.
What is the City doing about car parking?
The City acknowledges that car parking is in short supply in the Dunsborough Town Centre during peak periods but is ample at other times. The preparation of an Activity Centre Plan can identify the City’s strategies for providing and managing car parking, although that is not its main purpose.
The City has been actively pursuing a range of initiatives to support car parking supply and management:
Will the Dunsborough Town Centre expand onto the Playing Fields?