South Perth Activity Centre Plan

The City is developing a South Perth Activity Centre Plan to set out the strategic vision and statutory planning requirements for development within the area that stretches from the tip of South Perth Peninsula to Richardson Park and the Zoo. This area covers approximately 100 hectares, with a current population of 2,675 people.

The Plan will provide:

  • A robust planning framework to manage development that accommodates forecast and required population and activity growth
  • Guidance to improve movement, connectivity, streetscapes and public open space within and around the centre

It will take a holistic, long term approach that can be updated over time to respond to issues and community aspirations.

February 2019 draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan and proposed Amendment 61

Report for Special Council Meeting 6 March 2019

First draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan and proposed Amendment 61 (September 2018)

The City’s vision for the South Perth Activity Centre was developed through the South Perth Peninsula Place & Design project in 2017:

A distinctive inner city activity centre, tourism destination and residential neighbourhood that is shaped by its connection to nature, unique assets, distinctive buildings, and future-forward approaches to sustainable living. Its lively centre and pedestrian friendly tree-lined streets connect locals and visitors to its diverse businesses, transport nodes and local heritage.


South Perth Activity Centre Plan project timeline

Milestone Status 

South Perth Peninsula Place & Design Report prepared

May 2017

Council resolves to prepare an Activity Centre Plan 

June 2017

First draft Activity Centre Plan presented to Council. Resolved to further consider the draft plan, including built form and land use requirements.

October 2018

Council workshops to further consider the draft Activity Centre PlanDecember 2018-February 2019

Draft Activity Centre Plan approved by Council for public advertising

6 March 2019

Draft Activity Centre Plan approved by Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for public advertisingEst. April 2019

Draft Activity Centre Plan advertised for public comment 

Est. April 2019

Draft Activity Centre Plan modified as required in response to any feedback received

 

Updated Activity Centre Plan approved by Council

 

Activity Centre Plan, including modifications, referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for approval

 

Following WAPC approval of the Activity Centre Plan, the City will prepare an amendment to the town planning scheme to incorporate the key built form provisions

 
Draft town planning scheme amendment approved by Council for public advertising 
Following Council approval, the draft amendment is referred to the WAPC for approval to commence public advertising 
Following WAPC approval, the draft amendment will be advertised for public comment for a minimum of 60 days 
Draft amendment modified as required in response to any feedback received 
Updated amendment approved by Council  
Amendment, including modifications, referred to the WAPC for approval and recommendation to the Minister for Planning 
Minister for Planning decides to either: approve the amendment; modify the amendment; or refuse to approve the amendment 
If approved by the Minister for Planning, amendment becomes part of the City of South Perth Town Planning Scheme No. 6