Draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan

The feedback period closed on 22 July. Thank you to everyone that participated. All feedback received will now be reviewed and the draft ACP, proposed Amendment No. 61 and Policy P321 will be modified as required before being presented to Council for approval later in the year.

The City has prepared the draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan (ACP) and associated proposed Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 61 (Amendment No. 61) to set out the long term strategic vision and the statutory planning requirements for development in the area over the next 10 years. The area covered by the draft ACP stretches from the tip of South Perth Peninsula to Richardson Park and Perth Zoo.

Significant changes to the buildings and activity in South Perth have occurred over time and will continue to occur. The draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61 provide a proactive approach to manage future development.

The draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61 provide a detailed planning framework to guide movement and access, land use and built form within the activity centre. Together, they will shape the development of the area to accommodate projected and required growth to ensure a functioning, sustainable and viable activity centre. Watch the video to find out more.

The City is also seeking feedback on draft local planning policy (policy P321) which sets out the processes and requirements for undertaking a competitive design process to satisfy design quality requirements in the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61.

How can I get involved?

The City is inviting community feedback on the draft ACP, proposed Amendment No. 61 and Policy P321. These documents are lengthy and complex, so to make it easier to provide feedback we have developed an overview and background document, summary sheets and feedback forms for each of the key elements of the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61. Information on this project that is not distributed by the City cannot be relied upon to be accurate. If you’d like any clarification, please contact the City, ask us a question below or come along to one of the drop in information sessions.

First, please register to participate or sign in if you already have a user account. Please take a moment to check that your user details are up to date, as the City requires certain information to be able to report fully to Council and the WA Planning Commission.

Secondly, take a look at the Overview and Background document which explains the background and development of the documents and how to provide the most useful and constructive feedback.

Then, click on a link below to read about a key element of your choice and to provide feedback on it. You are welcome to comment on as many or as few of the key elements as you'd like and none of the questions about the documents are compulsory to answer. You may wish to start with the key elements you are most passionate about, and you can always come back to the others later.

If you have any other feedback including on matters in Part One of the draft ACP not covered in the summary sheets (such as housing diversity, street interface, heritage, sustainability - landscaping - water management, adaptability, detailing and materials), Part Two of the draft ACP and Appendices, and proposed Amendment No. 61. you can provide it on the General Comment Feedback Form.

Potential development scenarios and explanatory drawings illustrate how the amount of development expected between now and 2041 could be distributed and how the built form requirements in proposed Amendment No. 61 combine to determine the building envelope (the three-dimensional space within which a building can be designed).

You can provide feedback on the draft Local Planning Policy P321.

You can also:

Feedback on the South Perth Activity Centre Plan closed at 5pm, Monday 22 July 2019.

Community Panel

Invitations have been mailed to randomly selected households for nomination to participate in a Community Panel to discuss the question ‘What improvements could we make to the guiding framework for the development of the South Perth Activity Centre now and into the future?’ More information about the Community Panel is available here.

The feedback period closed on 22 July. Thank you to everyone that participated. All feedback received will now be reviewed and the draft ACP, proposed Amendment No. 61 and Policy P321 will be modified as required before being presented to Council for approval later in the year.

The City has prepared the draft South Perth Activity Centre Plan (ACP) and associated proposed Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 61 (Amendment No. 61) to set out the long term strategic vision and the statutory planning requirements for development in the area over the next 10 years. The area covered by the draft ACP stretches from the tip of South Perth Peninsula to Richardson Park and Perth Zoo.

Significant changes to the buildings and activity in South Perth have occurred over time and will continue to occur. The draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61 provide a proactive approach to manage future development.

The draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61 provide a detailed planning framework to guide movement and access, land use and built form within the activity centre. Together, they will shape the development of the area to accommodate projected and required growth to ensure a functioning, sustainable and viable activity centre. Watch the video to find out more.

The City is also seeking feedback on draft local planning policy (policy P321) which sets out the processes and requirements for undertaking a competitive design process to satisfy design quality requirements in the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61.

How can I get involved?

The City is inviting community feedback on the draft ACP, proposed Amendment No. 61 and Policy P321. These documents are lengthy and complex, so to make it easier to provide feedback we have developed an overview and background document, summary sheets and feedback forms for each of the key elements of the draft ACP and proposed Amendment No. 61. Information on this project that is not distributed by the City cannot be relied upon to be accurate. If you’d like any clarification, please contact the City, ask us a question below or come along to one of the drop in information sessions.

First, please register to participate or sign in if you already have a user account. Please take a moment to check that your user details are up to date, as the City requires certain information to be able to report fully to Council and the WA Planning Commission.

Secondly, take a look at the Overview and Background document which explains the background and development of the documents and how to provide the most useful and constructive feedback.

Then, click on a link below to read about a key element of your choice and to provide feedback on it. You are welcome to comment on as many or as few of the key elements as you'd like and none of the questions about the documents are compulsory to answer. You may wish to start with the key elements you are most passionate about, and you can always come back to the others later.

If you have any other feedback including on matters in Part One of the draft ACP not covered in the summary sheets (such as housing diversity, street interface, heritage, sustainability - landscaping - water management, adaptability, detailing and materials), Part Two of the draft ACP and Appendices, and proposed Amendment No. 61. you can provide it on the General Comment Feedback Form.

Potential development scenarios and explanatory drawings illustrate how the amount of development expected between now and 2041 could be distributed and how the built form requirements in proposed Amendment No. 61 combine to determine the building envelope (the three-dimensional space within which a building can be designed).

You can provide feedback on the draft Local Planning Policy P321.

You can also:

Feedback on the South Perth Activity Centre Plan closed at 5pm, Monday 22 July 2019.

Community Panel

Invitations have been mailed to randomly selected households for nomination to participate in a Community Panel to discuss the question ‘What improvements could we make to the guiding framework for the development of the South Perth Activity Centre now and into the future?’ More information about the Community Panel is available here.

Do you have a question about the draft ACP or proposed Amendment No. 61 that you'd like answered before you give your feedback? Ask it here! We'll either answer it on this page (and send you an email) or we'll answer you directly.

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  • Does the draft ACP/Amendment No. 61 propose a limit on the amount of overshadowing caused by new buildings?

    3 months ago

    Yes. The draft ACP includes a requirement that “development shall not cast a shadow over more than 80% of any adjoining lot for more than 2 hours between 9am and 3pm on 21 June.” (draft ACP Part One, development requirement 4.3.3.4, page 25).

    Please see the frequently asked questions for additional information relating to this question.

  • What is the expected population of the activity centre plan area?

    3 months ago

    The current population of the activity centre plan area is 2,675 people. This is forecast to grow to 4,750 people by the year 2031, and 7,500 people by 2041.

    Please see the frequently asked questions for additional information relating to this question.

  • Can you please clarify the definition of Building height as set out in Amendment No 61. The document states " 'building height' has the same meaning as 'height, building' in Appendix 1 of the R-Codes." I have referred to the code and the definition is not clear so I would prefer if you could more clearly define the height, particularly as it applies to building on the Esplanade.

    4 months ago

    Thanks for getting in touch with your question. Building height is defined in the R-Codes as the distance between the natural ground level and the highest point of any part of the building. For example, the proposed Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 61 sets a base building height limit for properties fronting South Perth Esplanade in the low height area (coloured light green on the building height limits map in Summary Sheet 2) of 14.4m. Therefore no part of the building (excluding minor projections) can be higher than 14.4m above natural ground level.

    Kind regards, the Strategic Planning team