Darlington Ratepayers

Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc.

The Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association (DRRA) is an incorporated organisation which provides an opportunity for the people of Darlington to be involved in maintaining and improving our hills and village lifestyle. Its objectives are to preserve the character of Darlington and safeguard the interests of its ratepayers and residents.

What we do

  • Facilitate community discussion and advise the relevant authorities of the community’s views and preferences.
  • Facilitate resolution on issues affecting the community, including planning, infrastructure, environmental matters and residential concerns.

Upcoming planning documents and links will be added to the Planning Matters page.

Link to Planning Matters

  • Prepare submissions to Local Government authorities.
  • Make representation on behalf of the community to the Shire of Mundaring and its Councillors, State Government and other authorities.

Membership

Membership is $15 per household, per year and all Darlington residents and ratepayers over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Residents from surrounding areas are welcome to attend meetings.

Community meetings

DRRA meets at the lesser hall on the SECOND Thursday of the month from February to November- 7.30pm start.

Dates for 2024: 8 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October and 14 November.

Further information

For further information on current issues and discussions or to contact us, please check DRRA notes in the Darlington Review or email drra@darlingtonvillage.org

Background

A resident’s association in one form or another has existed in Darlington since the early 20th C. Apart from a break during WWII, regular meetings have been held for over 100 years, making DRRA one of the oldest continuous representative organisations in the state. It is a history of which the Darlington community is proud.


Darlington Village Precinct Plan

Darlington Village Locality Plan 2019

The locality plan is now available to download and review.

Note that on page 21 the Useful links for the precinct plan have been superseded by the files below. The document will be updated to reflect these in due course. The 2019 version requires further amendment in order to submit again to the Shire in future.


Owen Road Crossing and Beautification

These three options have been compiled to focus primarily on the safety aspect, that being the crossing point, the type of crossing and the protection from the immediate road on The Hive side. Each design also includes general aesthetic improvements regarding potential new plantings, bike racks, etc. The three designs are a strong guideline filtered from prior community consultation.

This item has been submitted to the Shire’s 2022 Capital Works requests.

Purpose of this project?

There are ongoing safety concerns related to the visibility of pedestrians crossing Owen Rd and in particular between the entrance to the playground and the commercial property at 1 Beenong Rd (Perella’s). Two traffic calming speed bumps exist.

There are also long-term concerns regarding the aesthetics of the commercial zone between Brook Rd and Beenong Rd. 

Notes from 16th March 2022 public meeting re Licensed Bar / Restaurant proposal