Stakeholder feedback key to South Perth Activity Centre Plan success

Media Release 2 July 2019
South Perth Activity Centre Plan

Now in the second half of the public comment period for the draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan (ACP), the City of South Perth encourages those who haven’t yet had their say to submit feedback. 

The City wants to hear what you want for the future in the area covered by the ACP, which stretches from the tip of the South Perth Peninsula to Richardson Park and encompasses the area adjacent to the Perth Zoo. 

The draft ACP sets out the long term strategic vision and statutory planning requirements for development within this iconic area, which covers approximately 100 hectares, with a current population of 2,675 people. 

It is important to have a robust planning framework in place to manage development that accommodates forecast population and activity growth; and provide guidance to improve movement, connectivity, streetscapes, quality design and public open space within and around the centre. 

The public comment period offers residents and the community an opportunity to help shape the future, and specify what they believe the area needs to continue to be a great place to work, live and visit. 

The draft ACP public comment period closes on 22 July 2019, with one drop in information session remaining this weekend, Saturday 6 July, for those wanting to ask questions. The session will be held at the City of South Perth Civic Centre from 1-3pm. Three previous sessions have been run and assisted attendees to gain a greater understanding of what’s proposed. Following the closure of public comment, the feedback will be collated and analysed. 

Mayor Sue Doherty says that while the City and Council has worked hard to produce the draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan, the key to its success is integrating a wealth of feedback from the community. 

“We want to ensure this strategy best tackles prospective future growth so this unique area remains one of Perth’s treasures,” Mayor Doherty said. 

“To be certain this plan captures the true values and expectations of our residents and ratepayers, we need to hear from them – particularly those who see their long term future in the City and would like to be part of this special area, which is so close to the Swan River and CBD. 

“While this plan outlines development options like land use and building size, it’s also about our public spaces and transport options that make South Perth a vibrant destination. 

“All feedback will be carefully considered, so providing your views is the first step to ensuring your future in South Perth is exactly what you want it to be.” 

Participants can comment on as many key elements of the plan as they are interested in:

  • Land Use
  • Building Size (Height and Plot Ratio)
  • Podiums
  • Towers
  • Design Quality
  • Additional Development Potential and Public Benefits
  • Bicycle and Car Parking
  • Movement and Access
  • Public Realm
  • Supplementary documents including potential development scenarios and drawings.

All written feedback in relation to the draft ACP, proposed Amendment No. 61 (Town Planning Scheme) and Policy P321 (South Perth Activity Centre Competitive Design Policy); the City’s recommendations; and the report on the outcomes of public consultation will be presented to the City of South Perth Council for adoption and forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). 

The WAPC will then decide whether to approve the draft ACP and make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning on proposed Amendment No. 61. The Minister for Planning is responsible for approving proposed Amendment No. 61 and can make changes to the draft proposed Amendment No. 61. 

For further information, and to have your say, visit Feedback closes 5pm, Monday 22 July 2019.

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