Draft report for Pickering Brook and Surrounds released for comment
The community are invited to have their say on options to grow local tourism and agriculture through the Pickering Brook and Surrounds Sustainability and Tourism Strategy (the Strategy) released by the McGowan Government.
The report, Facilitating Sustainable Economic Opportunities, recognises the area's tourism and agriculture industries as important contributors to State and local economies with the ability to deliver employment and business opportunities for the community.
It was compiled by an independent working group, chaired by Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes, that was established to investigate planning and economic development opportunities for the Perth Hills.
The Working Group has made 24 planning recommendations and related actions for the Pickering Brook and surrounding area, which are focused on facilitating the sustainable growth of the tourist and agriculture economies.
These include implementing measures to enhance the areas' agritourism, encouraging tourism opportunities that are suitably located to manage bushfire risk, and exploring the potential to better recognise the Perth Hills as a tourism destination in its own right.
The report has considered community feedback, tourism analysis, soil and land capability assessment, and bushfire risk assessment.
To have your say on the strategy, visit https://consultation.dplh.wa.gov.au/land-use-planning/pickering-brook. Consultation closes on Friday April 29, 2022.
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.