Place + Design report finalised

Media Release 20 May 2017
South Perth Station Precinct

A report outlining the key findings of the City of South Perth’s Place + Design: South Perth Station Precinct study has been finalised following an intensive period of investigations, research and community and stakeholder consultation.

The report presents a draft of a renewed stakeholder-led vision that articulates future aspirations and goals for the South Perth Station Precinct (SPSP) and immediate surrounding area, together with goals, ideas and recommended actions for the continuing planning and development of the South Perth Peninsula.

The Place + Design team, led by RobertsDay, has collaborated and worked extensively over the past six months with the City staff, Councillors and stakeholders including community group representatives, individual residents, developers, business owners, land owners and government representatives, building on the existing vision, consultant research and stakeholder input to date.

The report is the culmination of this work, and puts forward a wide range of recommendations related to planning, transportation, public realm, built form and placemaking which the City will consider and prioritise.

Recommended goals outlined in the report are;

Deliver a robust planning framework 
Reshape current processes to establish a comprehensive framework which better responds to stakeholder expectations around liveability and integrated place, design and planning outcomes.

Improve movement and connectivity 
Improve movement and access within the Peninsula through a comprehensive approach to traffic and parking management which encourages a modal shift towards walking, cycling and public transit.

Enhance street and green spaces
Improve the Peninsula’s network of streets and parks to strengthen its unique spaces and amenities, maximise usability and recreational opportunities and support ecological sustainability.

Encourage responsive development 
Ensure that new development better relates to its context, complements local character and minimises impacts on existing buildings.

Creating places for people
Reposition the Peninsula as a destination of choice by enhancing local identity, delivering community amenities and reinvigorating key assets and destinations.

The report also includes an implementation schedule outlining short, medium and long term priorities for specific actions required to deliver on the goals and ideas collectively developed with stakeholders.

Central to this is the recommended development of an Activity Centre Plan for the South Perth Station Precinct and immediate surrounding area, to comprehensively address built form, public realm, place management, economic, traffic and infrastructure issues.

The recommendations reflect the strategic direction of the City and the State Government in recognising that the area will continue to play a role in accommodating the City’s anticipated population growth as the wider city moves towards a population of 3.5 million people by 2050, whilst also ensuring that its special qualities are respected and enhanced.

As the City progresses with planning for the SPSP and surrounding area there will be further opportunities for the community and stakeholders to provide comment and be involved.

The City is now seeking community and stakeholder feedback on the Place + Design study and on the goals, ideas and actions outlined in the report. Feedback will provide preliminary guidance for the City to consider in progressing with planning for the South Perth Station Precinct and surrounding area. 

Those wishing to provide comments can do so by completing the survey on Your Say South Perth before 4pm Friday 9 June 2017.

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