WRAP - No prison in Westbury

Submissions - points to consider

If you've not written a submission before below is a list of potential things you can start thinking about and considering what arguments against the prison you would like to include in your representation. This is not a full list but some dot points to consider. As we get closer to submission time there will be more extensive information available and we will provide extra help if you need it.

  • Social impacts
  • Impacts on the local community e.g. change the nature of the local community
  • Impact on neighbourhood character
  • Proximity of prison to a small village & its incapacity to absorb impacts
  • Increase in crime & impact on residential amenity
  • Depletion of leading industrial economy of state significance
  • Undermining property values
  • Long term impact on local economy
  • Impact on the cultural fabric of a small heritage village
  • Visual impacts
  • Visual amenity
  • Environmental impacts including loss of trees
  • Light spillage and noise pollution
  • Disturbance resulting from use
  • Increased traffic generation
  • Effect on heritage & conservation area of Westbury
  • Road access
  • Impact on infrastructure – roads, schools, health services, drainage etc
  • Impact on services – emergency services, police, fire, public transport etc
  • Design details – bulk, height, out of scale, out of character
  • Inconsistent with local plan
  • Inconsistent with local planning policy
  • Failure to properly determine and identify biodiversity in current and proposed Meander Valley Planning Scheme mapping
  • Failure to properly determine and identify bushfire mapping in current and proposed Meander Valley Planning Scheme mapping
  • Failure to properly determine and identify heritage mapping in current and proposed Meander Valle Planning Scheme mapping