Darlington Ratepayers

Darlington Ratepayers & 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.

Up coming 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 $10 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 first Tuesday of the month from February to November each year.

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 residents 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.


UPDATE from community meeting May 4th 2021

Following the meeting held on May 4th discussing safety improvement on the heritage trail the next step is to establish a working group to consider findings and recommendations. Anyone interested we ask to come to the next DRRA meeting on Tuesday June 1st 7:30pm, stay back after the normal proceedings and meet briefly to agree how the working group will be managed, who will be the contact person etc. This group will provide proposed recommendations for immediate (improved signage) and longer term solutions engaging with all stakeholders.

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.


Owen Road Crossing and Beautification

These 3 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 Perellas cafe side. Each design also includes general aesthetic improvements regarding potential new plantings, bike racks, etc. The 3 designs are a strong guideline filtered from prior community consultation.

After gathering everyone’s feedback DRRA will liaise again with the Shire in near future.

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.