South Perth Station Precinct

The South Perth Station Precinct (SPSP) is ideally situated two kilometres across the Swan River from the Perth CBD and is well serviced by excellent transport networks including the freeway and bus and ferry service. In the future, it is hoped that the state government will construct a South Perth railway station at Richardson Street to service Perth Zoo, local businesses and residents.

The South Perth Station Precinct includes all land between Richardson and Darley Streets to the south and east, and Scott Street and Frasers Lane to the north.

South Perth Station Precinct Activity Centre Plan

The City is preparing an Activity Centre Plan for the South Perth Station Precinct and immediate surrounding area.

The Activity Centre Plan will provide the guiding framework (strategic vision and statutory framework) for the planning and development of the study area by taking a holistic, long term approach that can be updated over time to respond to current issues and community aspirations.

The Activity Centre Plan will guide movement and access, land use and built form within the activity centre.

This area is identified as a District Centre under the state planning framework, and as such an Activity Centre Plan is required to be prepared pursuant to Part 5, Schedule 2 (the Deemed Provisions) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) and State Planning Policy 4.2 Activity Centres for Perth and Peel (SPP 4.2). The preparation of an Activity Centre Plan is also a key recommendation of the South Perth Peninsula Place and Design Report (May 2017).

The draft Activity Centre Plan will be available for public comment in the first half of 2018.

South Perth Station Precinct Reference Group

The City has established a Reference Group to provide the City and key stakeholders with an additional reference point for planning, development and place initiatives and activities in the South Perth Station Precinct and surrounding area. The group includes 16 members representing a diverse range of stakeholders with interests in the South Perth Station Precinct and immediate surrounding area. 

Meetings are held once every two months (unless otherwise determined) and notes from each meeting will be made available under the 'progress' tab on this page.

The Terms of Reference for the Reference Group and a list of the group members can be downloaded below.

Place + Design: South Perth Station Precinct

The place and design study builds on the vision, research and stakeholder input for the South Perth Station Precinct (SPSP).

The primary focus of the study was to review the existing vision (developed in 2011 with the Western Australian Planning Commission as part of the South Perth Station Precinct Plan) against the community’s current aspirations for the SPSP.

Outcomes of the South Perth Station Precinct Place and Design Study, including the Planning Design Forum held in March 2017, are presented in the South Perth Peninsula Place + Design Report.

The report was presented to Council in June 2017 and comprises five parts outlining:

  • The relevant background information to the study, including an overview of the work done to date
  • Detailed planning and development context of the area
  • The place and design process
  • A draft renewed vision for the area as well as goals, ideas and actions for the ongoing planning and development of the area to achieve the vision
  • A recommended implementation schedule for the goals, ideas and actions.

2011 South Perth Station Precinct Plan and Vision

The South Perth Station Precinct Plan (2011) was commissioned by the City of South Perth and the Western Australian Planning Commission.

The vision of the South Perth Station Precinct Plan is to create a vibrant, attractive business location featuring a rich choice of employment, public transport options, pedestrian friendly tree-lined streets, with reminders of South Perth’s heritage.

Redevelopment and renewal opportunities should facilitate:

  • An appropriate scale and height in order to deliver a vibrant and robust urban environment
  • A dynamic mix of office, retail and other non-residential land uses, providing an attractive employment centre that is supported by residential development and public transport
  • A limited level of additional residential development to provide passive surveillance and to support the local services and street level activity
  • An active and enhanced public domain that highlights the scenic qualities of the precinct and its unique heritage character
  • An active and pedestrian-friendly environment that creates a unique and identifiable sense of place
  • A memorable network of public and private spaces that contributes to a rich urban fabric and provides a community focus.

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