Amendment No. 46 ‘South Perth Station Precinct’
What effect does Scheme Amendment No. 46 have on current and future development applications?
The advertised scheme amendment is not yet part of the Town Planning Scheme. However the Council or the Development Assessment Panel must have due regard to this scheme amendment (to the extent that it is relevant) when determining applications for planning approval.
1. Reduction in the extent of Special Design Area
[Refer to Plan 2 ‘Special Design Area’]
Removal of the ‘Special Design Area’ designation from the following Mill Point Road properties:
East side: between Ferry Street and Frasers Lane; and
West side: between Judd Street and Scott Street.
2. Creation of absolute height limits
[Refer to Development Requirement 6.2 within Element 6 ‘Special Design Area’ of Table A]
In the current Special Design Area, where there is no upper height limit where all required performance criteria in Table B are met. The modified provisions will impose absolute limits on the extent of a variation from the applicable basic building height limit. Under the modified provisions, it is proposed that building height would be constrained to no more than 100% above the applicable basic height limit.
3. Maximum 10% variation from minimum lot area and frontage
[Refer to Development Requirement 6.1 within Element 6 of Table A]
Under the current Town Planning Scheme provisions, building height variations are permissible on ‘under-sized’ lots if the Council is satisfied that the shortfall in area and frontage is minor. The term ‘minor’ is not defined. In relation to such lots, the proposed modified provisions restrict the shortfall in area and frontage to not more than 10%.
4. Increased street setbacks in certain streets
[Refer to Development Requirement 7.3 within Element 7 ‘Relationship to the Street’ of Table A]
Under the current provisions, on sites abutting Darley Street, Ferry Street, Frasers Lane, Judd Street (north side), Melville Parade north of Judd Street, Ray, Scott and Stone Streets, proposed buildings are required to be set back not less than 4 metres from the front boundary. Under the proposed modifications to Amendment No. 46, a 4 metre minimum front setback will also be required on sites abutting the following streets:
· Bowman Street, except those lots in the Special Design Area;
· Charles Street, except those lots in the Special Design Area;
· Hardy Street, except those lots in the Special Design Area;
· Mill Point Road, west side between Judd Street and Scott Street; and east side between Harper Terrace and Frasers Lane;
5. Mandatory 1.5 minimum non-residential plot ratio
[Refer to Development Requirement 3.2 within Element 3 ‘Plot Ratio and Land Use Proportions’ of Table A]
Under the modified provisions, it is proposed that any development in the ‘Scott-Richardson’ and ‘Mends’ Sub-Precincts must have a non-residential component with a 1.5 minimum plot ratio, compared with the current 1.0 minimum.