Dual Density Design Guidelines - Local Planning Policy

Background

The Local Housing Strategy (approved 24/3/14) is a document that provides a rationale for careful and strategic housing density changes around town centres and other focus areas. The Local Housing Strategy identifies areas in Forrestfield, Kalamunda, High Wycombe and Maida Vale for a dual density code. The dual density code is proposed to be implemented through Amendment 82 to Local Planning Scheme 3.

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Technical Details

Amendment 82 to Local Planning Scheme 3 was adopted by Council at the OCM Meeting of June 27th 2016 and seeks to recode some properties to a dual density code on the Planning Scheme map. The dual density code will consist of a lower code and a higher code (e.g. R20/R40). The lower density code will apply by default unless an owner can prove that a proposed development fulfils the requirements for the higher R-Code. Local Planning Scheme No. 3, and the associated policy and/or design guidelines, will set out the requirements that need to be met in order to develop at the higher density R-Code. The proposed policy / design guidelines will be prepared in the second half of 2016 and will be presented to Council for consideration

Additional details can also be found in the minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held in June 2016.

The City has completed the Draft Dual Density Design Guidelines as a Local Planning Policy (LPP) which will accompany the requirements for development under the Dual Density Codes adopted under Scheme Amendment 82.

Proposed Dual Density Design Guidelines LPP - Att 1

Proposed Dual Density Design Guidelines LPP - Att 2

Why are there design and development criteria to achieve the higher density code?

The design and development criteria proposed under the Scheme Amendment aims to ensure fundamental factors that contribute towards the character and amenity of a residential area are developed and maintained to the highest standard. In achieving this the criteria seeks to ensure a better built form outcome, improvement of the overall streetscape and generate a diversity in housing stock.  The Shire will create a policy to explain, in detail, the requirements for achieving the higher density code. This will illustrate the desired outcomes and the options for how to achieve them.

Planning Process

The Local Housing Strategy identifies the areas of Forrestfield, Kalamunda, High Wycombe and Maida Vale as priority areas to implement an increased housing density.

Amendment-82-Timeline

The remaining steps are as follows and must be completed before the new dual density codes take effect:

Council initiates Amendment 82 to Local Planning Scheme No. 3

Completed

State government approves advertising of the Amendment 82

Completed

The Shire invited comment on the proposal.
Information evenings were held between 6:00 and 7:30pm as follows:

4 Jan 2016 – 4 March 2016
Completed

Council considered Amendment 82 and it was adopted
The amendment was then send back to the State government (Department of Planning) for final approval

July 2016
Completed
 

The City  has progressed the development of the Draft Dual Density Design Guidelines as a Local Planning Policy (LPP) which will accompany the requirements for development under the Dual Density Codes adopted under Scheme Amendment 82.
Council to seek public comment until 22nd August 2017.
View 26 June OCM Minutes (details can be found on page 14)
The Draft (LPP) will be forwarded to the Department of Planning for their review.

 June / July of 2017

Completed

The Draft Dual Density Design Guidelines Local Planning Policy (LPP) is now being advertised for community feedback. The requirements of the Policy are for development based on the proposed Dual Density Coding proposed under Scheme Amendment 82.
The City of Kalamunda is seeking public comment by August 22nd 2017.  Once comments are received a report will be tabled to Council for their endorsement which at this stage is anticipated to be scheduled for the September or October round of Council meetings. The Draft (LPP) will also be forwarded to the Department of Planning for their review and endorsement.

The City invites the Community to  comment on the proposal.
Information evenings are be held between 6:00 and 7:30pm as follows:

Location: Kalamunda Agricultural Hall
48 Canning Road, Kalamunda
Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017

Location: High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre
200 Newburn Road, High Wycombe
Date: Thursday 27th July 2017

Location: Woodlupine Family and Community Centre
88 Hale Road, Forrestfield
Date: Thursday 3rd August 2017

Community information is sought via our Online Survey or download the print version

July - August 2017

A final adopted version of the Dual Density Design Guidelines Local Planning Policy (LPP) will be forwarded to the Department of Planning. The Department of Planning will then complete their assessment of Scheme Amendment 82 and progress a report to the Statutory Planning Committee (SPC), of which, the recommendation will be forwarded to the Minister of Planning for a final decision.

Approximately October 2017

Minister for Planning decides whether or not to approve Scheme Amendment 82.

Approximately November – December 2017

Development in accordance with the Dual Density Codes of Local Planning Scheme 3. and Dual Density Design Guidelines Local Planning Policy (LPP) can occur.

Upon Approval



If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please contact the Shire’s Planning Department on 9257 9999.

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