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The intent of the Hills Rural Study is to understand the current land use and trends in the Kalamunda Hills area as well as review the existing local planning scheme, State Planning Policies, environmental strategies, and other statutory documents that govern land use and lot size with a view to preserving the orcharding industry in the Kalamunda Hills in the long term.
The area has traditionally been considered a primary production region, however anecdotal evidence has shown that there are many economic, environmental and social issues and constraints facing the orcharding industry. A close examination of these issues will form a component of the study and provide the basis for the study’s recommendations.
The objectives of the study are the following:
Hills Rural Study 2014 has been adopted by the Council in March 2015.
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.