The public consultation on the Development Application closed on 2 March 2022 and we understand that more than 1,849 people and organisations made submissions opposing the development. You can ready our Preserve Gnarabup HERE.
The State Development Assessment Unit provided the following update to Preserve Gnarabup.
“At the close of consultation for the proposed Gnarabup – Hotel, Residential and Commercial Development a total of 2057 public submissions were received, which can be broken down as follows;
- Not Supportive – 1849 (89.9%)
- Supportive with changes – 33 (1.6%)
- Supportive – 175 (8.5%)
It is important to note that these are raw figures which may need to be adjusted once we undertake a more detailed analysis to account for any duplications or late submissions.”
The State Development Assessment Unit will now assess the Development Application and consider all the submissions made. The State Development Assessment Unit will then make a recommendation for approval, approval with conditions or rejection of the Development Application to the WA Planning Commission.
The WA Planning Commission cannot make a final decision on whether to approve the Development Application until the EPA has finalised its assessment on environmental impact and the Minister for the Environment has made a decision on whether to approve or not approve the development. The environmental protection legislation has primacy over the planning legislation.