Scheme Amendment No. 63 – Preston Street Neighbourhood Centre

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Consultation has concluded

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

More information about Council's consideration of the Amendment is included below.


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.

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

More information about Council's consideration of the Amendment is included below.


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 feedback period has closed.

    Your submission should include reasons why you support or oppose the amendment.

    Submissions will close at 5pm, Monday 16 March 2020.

    Your submission should include reasons why you support or oppose the amendment.

    Submissions will close at 5pm, Monday 16 March 2020.

    Consultation has concluded
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