PORTLAND West residents wanting to rezone land to allow smaller subdivisions will have to wait until early next year for a decision by the Glenelg Shire Council.
A petition signed by 18 residents fromOak Park, McIntyre’s and Echidna roads was presented to the council in September regarding zoning changes proposed in the Glenelg Sustainable Settlement Strategy (GSSS).
The GSSS proposes rezoning of part of Portland West from Farming Zone to Rural Living Zone, making the minimum lot size eight hectares, but the petitioners want the minimum lot size changed to one hectare.
“The current default size of eight hectares, we have stated in the petition, does not reflect previous subdivision, development and growth that has occurred and is still occurring around our properties,” petition author Nicole Miller said.
“Such a large default size of land is also unmanageable to people without farming skills, specialized expensive equipment, time and physical ableness.”
Read more in Monday’s Portland Observer.