Have your say on Two Rocks plan

The comment period for the Two Rocks town centre proposal closes on Thursday, May 11.

TWO Rocks residents only have a few days left to comment on the Two Rocks town centre local development plan.

The Roberts Day proposal put forward for Fini Group said the development of a staged retirement and aged care facility on Lot 50 would generate 70 to 85 jobs during the construction period.

The local development plan dated January 17 said the completed retirement and aged care facility was expected to create more than 60 jobs, including nursing, care services, administration and management as well as 20 indirect jobs – cleaning, allied health and other supplies.

The comment period for the Two Rocks town centre proposal closes on Thursday, May 11.

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents  Association’s April meeting  Michael Bower from Fini Group said in the next 50 years Yanchep would be the size of Joondalup and two rocks would grow from 2000sqm of retail up to 11,000sqm when the area was subject to a district centre plan, which would include 10 high schools and rail, which was not surprising given the area was Perth’s biggest growth corridor.

The Two Rocks local structure plan says Fini Group seeks approval for retirement living and residential aged care in Dolphin Island and The King precincts, which make up Lot 50 in the local structure plan.

The Roberts Day plan said the five-storey height limit took into consideration the height of the adjacent King Neptune sculpture as required by the heritage listing (City of Wanneroo Scheme Heritage List – Heritage Plane no 43).

The proposal said the development of retirement living in the Two Rocks town centre would be a catalyst for further growth in the area and would ultimately improve linkages with the marina and complement King Neptune as a landmark in the Two Rocks area.

The local district plan proposes to consolidate the public open space for precinct A and precinct B into one location adjacent to King Neptune.

“This one consolidated public open space area of 10,410sqm, which also includes the King Neptune sculpture will provide an east-west public open space linkage between Charnwood Reserve and the Two Rocks marina.’’

A band of R20/R30 retirement housing of one to two storeys is proposed adjacent Sovereign Dr.

The southern portion of the site is subject to a R80 residential coding (one to five levels) in response to future residents being centrally located within the town centre and within walking distance of existing and future services and facilities.

Lot 50, which measures 14.5ha, is bounded by Sovereign Dr to the north, Lisford Ave to the east, Enterprise Ave to the west and the King Neptune sculpture to the south.

Comments can be emailed to enquiries@wanneroo.wa.gov.au or mailed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Wanneroo, Locked Bag 1, Wanneroo WA 6946.