Concerns expressed were:
Inadequate traffic access to the developments on existing narrow roads.
Excess stormwater runoff from hard surfaces (roads, roofs, driveways, verandas), temporarily stored in basins, then overflowing through open street culverts.
Sewage from septic systems on steep slopes running off with stormwater.
Elimination of native bush including several 150+ year old trees that are Black Cockatoo nesting sites (on ½ acre blocks owners are allowed to completely clear all vegetation).
Introduction of a relatively dense neighborhood into a bushfire-prone area.
Also troubling is that the development was put out for public comment Dec 19 thru Jan 28, during the holiday season when no one is watching, many people are on annual leave, and many involved offices—Shire, developer, proponent—are closed. The public notice signs were placed at the far ends of the property hidden from the main corner where they might be noticed. The LSIP was buried 4 pages back in the Shire website and difficult to search. It makes one wonder if this was all deliberate, to sneak this project thru with no one noticing.
Public must submit their comments by 4 pm Jan 28 to the Shire of Mundaring.