Boyup Brook is set to undergo rezoning in several areas across the Shire which will increase the size of Boyup Brook’s CBD and provide services and employment opportunities for the community. The Shire of Boyup Brook has voted to change several commercial and residential lots in the town of Boyup Brook to town centre zone classification, including Lots 1 Forrest Street and 35 Barron Street. The rezoning would allow for the consideration of a mixture of uses at these lots, including shop or housing type uses. The lots are ideal for rezoning as they are within walking distance to services and other established commercial activities located within the town centre, not subject to environmental constraints, and are connected to utilities including sealed roads, power and water. The scheme amendment was advertised and reviewed earlier this year. At the close of advertising nine submissions were received. To alleviate concerns of residents in the area expressed through submissions, the council adopted a scheme clause that will ensure no building shall be so constructed, finished or left unfinished that its external appearance would detract from the visual amenity of the locality or have the potential to depreciate the value of adjoining property. Lot 13129 Bridgetown Boyup Brook Road will also undergo rezoning from rural and public purposes to the light industry zone as the current zone is not used for public purposes of agriculture as the current zoning would suggest. The 3.9ha lot — owned by the Shire of Boyup Brook — has direct access to a major road and an extensive cleared and leveled building envelope of about 2ha. Given the size of the property, the natural vegetated buffers to surrounding land uses, and the cleared leveled areas accessible, it is considered ideal for light industrial development.