Petition to lower height limits

Proposed rezonng to R60-3 stories shaded red

Latest Update: The city is carrying out a survey on the rezoning of land facing the foreshore at the end of Dunn Bay Road. You can support the change in zoning and thereby lowering the permitted building heights to three stories by going here.

Update: Councillor Sue Riccelli’s motion to rezone R80 lots to R60 was passed unanimously by council February 10. This will now work its way through the system and eventually, we hope, be signed off by the Planning Minister in the next 6 months or so. Although it does not have legal status until then, it can come into play when planning decisions are made. That is why it is great that it was unanimous. Many thanks to the councillors!

Update: Wednesday, Jan. 20 the petition signed by over 740 City of Busselton electors was delivered to council. In a statement, the DPA called on council to rezone the R80 lots on Geographe Bay Rd to R60. The city’s director of planning told the council it should wait until the Activity Centre Plan is complete. Tony Sharp, on behalf of the DPA, said by then it could be too late as properties are already being offered for sale for development. And it would be definitely too late for the proposed development along Seymour Park, he said.

Background: The Dunsborough Progress Association is supporting a petition to the mayor to rezone lots along Geographe Bay Rd, Dunsborough to R60 from R80. This will limit building heights to 3 stories or roughly 10-12metres. Currently R80 zoned lots can contain buildings up to 4 stories and 15m. There is currently one 4 story building seeking approval. More information on that here.

Over 200 signed the petition at the Dunsborough Market, Jan 9, 2021 and over 150 signed at the December market. We now have over 500 signatures. The goal is to present the petition to council at the Jan 20 meeting. If you didn’t get to the markets, you can download the petition here, fill it out and leave it at Christian Fletcher Gallery, 27 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough or at Text&Co opposite Lions Park. Or you can sign the petition at either venue. Even better, you can pick up a petition or two and get your friends on board. The more names the better chance of limiting the height of the building adjacent to Seymour Park. You must be a City of Busselton ratepayer to sign.

If you would like to help or want more information please fill out the form below. Thank you.