City of Greater Geraldton council rezones ‘Moresby international school’ land

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
City of Greater Geraldton offices.
Camera IconCity of Greater Geraldton offices. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

A lot in Moresby, which is the subject of discussions around building an international school, will be rezoned from rural to urban development.

City of Greater Geraldton councillors voted in favour of the motion at a recent council meeting.

The City will initiate an amendment of the Local Planning Scheme to rezone Lot 28 Fairfax Drive.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said the proponents were “looking at moving ahead of the curve with the economic downturn at the moment”.

“It could supersede the recovery of the economy if the stars and moons line up for these proponents,” he said.

According to briefing notes, the amendment will facilitate the future preparation of a structure plan over the site and adjoining Lots 52 and 1011, which are already rezoned as urban development.

Cr Victor Tanti, who moved the motion, said development of the 218ha lot could benefit the wider community.

“Hopefully, when the economy in Geraldton recovers we’ll see that development take place,” he said.

“Hopefully, the spin-off will be we will get that bridge finally built that will connect Strathalbyn and Woorree with Waggrakine and Moresby.”

The amendment will be publicly advertised before it is finalised.

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