Scheme Amendment No. 63 – Preston Street Neighbourhood Centre

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Consultation has concluded

The City has received a proposal (amendment) to modify the town planning requirements for land in the Preston Street Neighbourhood Centre. These requirements relate to matters such as building height, density, land use and parking. The amendment was submitted to the City of South Perth on behalf of some of the landowners within the Preston Street Neighbourhood Centre.

In summary, the amendment proposes:

  • Recoding of Site ‘R’ (broadly the ‘Como Centre’) to allow for re-development of the site up to a maximum height of 29 metres (8 storeys)
  • Recoding of Site ‘S’ (broadly the land around the Cygnet Theatre) to allow for re-development of the site up to a maximum height of up to 47 metres (13 storeys), subject to specific development criteria relating to setbacks, public benefits and solar access
  • Increase the maximum building height limit for ‘Other Sites’ from 10.5 metres to 14 metres (generally 4 storeys)
  • Introduce requirements for Site ‘R’ and Site ‘S’ to make provision for/or payment towards upgrading of the public realm along Preston Street and the conservation of the Cygnet Theatre building
  • Additional permitted land uses (such as apartments, shops and offices) specific to Site ‘R’ and Site ‘S’ and modifications to parking requirements.

View a map of the amendment area in the Document Library.

How can I find out more?

A Summary Document has been prepared that explains the amendment in more detail. It is recommended that you review the Summary Document prior to making a submission.

The amendment is also accompanied by the Applicant's Amendment Report, prepared by the parties that submitted the amendment to the City. This report provides justification for the amendment and is accompanied by range of Amendment Documents, such as infrastructure and traffic reports.

All documents setting out and explaining the amendment are available in the Document Library.

If you have a question or would like further information or clarification, you can contact a strategic planning officer at the City to ask any questions you may have or to arrange a one-on-one meeting.

The Strategic Planning team can be contacted by email at enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au or by phone on 9474 0777.

How can I make a submission?

Submissions on the amendment closed at 5pm, Monday 16 March 2020.

The City has received a proposal (amendment) to modify the town planning requirements for land in the Preston Street Neighbourhood Centre. These requirements relate to matters such as building height, density, land use and parking. The amendment was submitted to the City of South Perth on behalf of some of the landowners within the Preston Street Neighbourhood Centre.

In summary, the amendment proposes:

  • Recoding of Site ‘R’ (broadly the ‘Como Centre’) to allow for re-development of the site up to a maximum height of 29 metres (8 storeys)
  • Recoding of Site ‘S’ (broadly the land around the Cygnet Theatre) to allow for re-development of the site up to a maximum height of up to 47 metres (13 storeys), subject to specific development criteria relating to setbacks, public benefits and solar access
  • Increase the maximum building height limit for ‘Other Sites’ from 10.5 metres to 14 metres (generally 4 storeys)
  • Introduce requirements for Site ‘R’ and Site ‘S’ to make provision for/or payment towards upgrading of the public realm along Preston Street and the conservation of the Cygnet Theatre building
  • Additional permitted land uses (such as apartments, shops and offices) specific to Site ‘R’ and Site ‘S’ and modifications to parking requirements.

View a map of the amendment area in the Document Library.

How can I find out more?

A Summary Document has been prepared that explains the amendment in more detail. It is recommended that you review the Summary Document prior to making a submission.

The amendment is also accompanied by the Applicant's Amendment Report, prepared by the parties that submitted the amendment to the City. This report provides justification for the amendment and is accompanied by range of Amendment Documents, such as infrastructure and traffic reports.

All documents setting out and explaining the amendment are available in the Document Library.

If you have a question or would like further information or clarification, you can contact a strategic planning officer at the City to ask any questions you may have or to arrange a one-on-one meeting.

The Strategic Planning team can be contacted by email at enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au or by phone on 9474 0777.

How can I make a submission?

Submissions on the amendment closed at 5pm, Monday 16 March 2020.

Consultation has concluded
  • Council resolves to support Scheme Amendment No. 63 with modifications.

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    02 Jun 2020

    Council considered Scheme Amendment No. 63 - Preston Street Neighbourhood Centre at its meeting on 26 May 2020 where it was resolved to support the amendment subject to modifications.

    The modifications are summarised as follows:

    • The height of buildings on Site ‘S’ and Site ‘R’ being limited to between 4-6 storeys;
    • The size of any shop (including a supermarket) automatically permitted in the amendment area being limited to 1,200sqm or less, about double the size of the existing supermarket;
    • Site ‘R’ now includes No. 17 Preston Street;
    • Additional provisions to further protect access to light and outlook (views) from adjoining properties.

    The minutes and an electronic recording of the meeting are available on the City's website.

    The amendment along with Council’s recommendation will now be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission. The WAPC will consider the Council’s recommendation before the Minister for Planning determines the amendment.

  • Council to consider Amendment 63

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    13 May 2020

    Council will consider Amendment 63 at the May round of meetings and make a final recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

    Due to COVID-19 the meetings will be held online. Members of the public can participate in the meeting by submitting a deputation request or questions to the relevant meeting.

    You can also register to observe each of the meetings. A registration link will be available via the Council Meeting page on 5pm the Friday before each meeting. Early registration is recommended.

    You may register to make a deputation online at the Agenda Briefing meeting. Applications close 24 hours before the briefing meeting. Forms are available via the City's website.

    • The Council Meeting will be held 6pm, Tuesday 26 May 2020. You may submit questions for a response during the online public question time as part of this meeting. For more information, please visit the website.

    The May Council Meeting agenda will be available by 5pm, Friday 22 May 2020. The final report will be available for download via the Council Meeting page of the website after this time.

    Audio recordings of the meetings will be made available the following day.

  • How can I find out more?

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    01 Apr 2020

    A Summary Document has been prepared that explains the amendment in more detail. It is recommended that you review the Summary Document prior to providing feedback.

    The amendment is also accompanied by a Report prepared by the parties that submitted the amendment to the City. This report provides justification for the amendment proposal. The report is accompanied by range of technical studies (such as a traffic assessment).

    Plans and documents setting out and explaining the amendment are available for inspection at the City’s Civic Centre and the South Perth and Manning Libraries.

    You can learn more about the amendment at the community drop in sessions, scheduled at the following times:

    Saturday 8 February, 10am-12pm: Preston Street, between Labouchere Road and Mary Street, Como

    Wednesday 19 February, 4.30-7pm and Tuesday 10 March, 9.30-11.30am: Civic Centre, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth

    If you can’t make the drop in sessions, you can arrange to meet planning staff during business hours at any time.

    If you have a question or would like further information or clarification, you can contact a strategic planning officer at the City to ask any questions you may have or to arrange a one-on-one meeting.

    The Strategic Planning team can be contacted via email on enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au (External link) or via phone on 9474 0777.