Have your say on the City's draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan
People are drawn to South Perth for many reasons – not least because of its convenient location close to the Perth CBD, its beautiful tree-lined streets, green open space and picturesque Swan River foreshore.
The area, stretching from the tip of the South Perth Peninsula to Richardson Park and the Perth Zoo, covers around 100 hectares and is home to around 2,600 people. That population is currently expected to grow to over 7,000 by 2041.
The State Government has identified the potential of this area and has classified it as an activity centre - a hub for diverse housing, jobs and transport. To manage the expected growth the City, in collaboration with the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC), has prepared a draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan (ACP) to set out the strategic vision and statutory planning requirements for development within the area.
To implement the South Perth ACP, and provide a high level of certainty about the form and scale of permitted development in the area, the City’s Town Planning Scheme must be amended, and the City has also prepared a proposed Town Planning Scheme Amendment (Amendment No. 61) in collaboration with the WAPC. The amendment proposes to incorporate the key development requirements such as height, plot ratio and setbacks in the Town Planning Scheme.
The City has also prepared a draft local planning policy P321 ‘South Perth Activity Centre Competitive Design Policy’ to set out the processes and requirements for undertaking a competitive design process to satisfy design quality requirements in proposed Amendment No. 61 and the draft ACP.
Once the draft ACP, proposed Amendment No. 61 and draft policy P321 are finalised they will guide the future growth and development of the ACP area. They will provide a clearer direction and requirements for: land use, building size, podiums, towers, design quality, additional development potential, car and bicycle parking, movement and access, and public realm.
Deputy Mayor Glenn Cridland encouraged all stakeholders to have their say, and provide their feedback on the draft ACP, proposed Amendment No. 61 and draft policy P321.
“Our City’s population is forecast to increase and the Activity Centre Plan provides residents and other stakeholders with an opportunity to shape the future of the South Perth activity centre so it continues to be a great place to live, work and visit,” Mr Cridland said.
“Once finalised the South Perth Activity Centre Plan will set out guidelines for the type of development to ensure that we can accommodate our population as it undergoes the growth that is forecast. Ultimately, the vision is to create a distinctive inner city activity centre, tourism destination and residential neighbourhood.”
You are invited to share your feedback at yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au or by completing the hard copy feedback forms available from the Civic Centre and City libraries. Feedback opens Tuesday 14 May and closes 5pm, Monday 22 July 2019.
To assist you in providing feedback, the City has prepared a series of summary sheets on the key development requirements within the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61.
These summary sheets are available to view on yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au. Each summary sheet has a corresponding feedback form. You can fill in one feedback form or as many of the forms as you like.
Additionally, a series of informal drop in information sessions will provide opportunities for you to find out more about the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61, and ask questions of City planning officers.
Following the public comment period, the City will further review the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61 in response to stakeholder feedback before they are presented to Council for final endorsement and submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission for approval.
Drop in information sessions
To find out more about the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61 come along to one of our informal drop in information sessions. City staff and planning officers will be available to answer your questions.
- John McGrath Pavilion 97 Hensman St, South Perth 2-4pm, Wednesday 22 May
- South Perth Bowling Club 2 Mends St, South Perth 1-3pm, Saturday 8 June
- South Perth Bowling Club 2 Mends St, South Perth 6-8pm, Wednesday 19 June
- South Perth Civic Centre Reception Room, Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth 1-3pm, Saturday 6 July
Have your say
Go to yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au where you can.
- View the full documents
- Read the frequently asked questions
- Ask questions using the question and answer tool
- Find out the dates of the drop in session where you can learn more or chat to a startegic planner
- Provide feedback on the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61.
- Hard copy feedback forms are available at the Civic Centre and City libraries.
- Phone 9474 0777
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org