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Local Structure Plans
Local Structure Plan for Forrestfield North
The purpose of the Local Structure Plans (LSP) being prepared is to guide development around the new Forrestfield Train Station, currently under construction as part of the Forrestfield Airport Link project. The LSPs are will be progressed as two key components; the Transit Oriented Development Precinct and the Residential Precinct.
Residential Precinct Local Structure Plan
Development of the draft LSP for the Forrestfield North Residential Precinct included extensive community consultation with input from nearly 400 residents in 2017. Key outcomes from this engagement process included a desire from the community for a family-oriented and natural vibe, to celebrate creeks and streams, recreation and bushland living in design and provide sporting facilities and open green spaces that are lacking in the area.
Key features of the draft Forrestfield North Residential Precinct LSP include medium-high density residential zonings from R60 to R100, new road connections, approximately 20 hectares of public open space and drainage reserve, a community hub and primary school.
The draft LSP was adopted by Council for the purpose of public advertising on 30 April 2018. The submission period closed on 2 July 2018. Information sessions regarding the draft LSP were held on 21st and 23rd of May 2018 at the High Wycombe Library, and workshops were held on 13th June 2018 at the High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre and 18th June 2018 at the and Woodlupine Community Centre. These sessions provided interested community members with the opportunity to share their feedback on the Local Structure Plan for the Forrestfield North Residential Precinct.
The advertising also included newspaper advertisements, online surveys and letters to landowners within and surrounding the LSP area.
Now the public advertising period has concluded the City and its team of expert consultants are required to consider submissions received, and finalise the LSP having regard to these submissions. The feedback will be provided to a Council Briefing Meeting for consideration and an Ordinary Council Meeting for making a decision on whether to adopt the finalised LSP with or without modification. It is currently anticipated that the final Local Structure Plan will be presented to Council in September 2018.
Following Council’s adoption of the Local Structure Plan, the City is required to prepare a report and recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for a final decision. The WAPC is generally expected to make its decision within 120 days of receipt of the Local Structure Plan.
Further information on the statutory decision-making process for Local Structure Plans is outlined in the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.
Transit Oriented Development Precinct Local Structure Plan
The Transit Oriented Development Precinct will incorporate planning for a new activity centre and commercially focused transit oriented area based around the new train station. The State Government has not indicated the timeframe on the completion of the further analysis of the Train Station Precinct and therefore it is difficult to put a timeframe on the release of the draft LSP. The project team has however done a significant amount of work on the Train Station Precinct to date.
Draft Local Structure Plan
Past Consultation and Information
The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is generally expected to consider and make its decision within 120 days of receipt of the Local Structure Plan.
*Note: Preparation of the draft Transit Oriented Development Precinct Local Structure Plan subject to confirmation of Stage Government analysis and car parking design around the new train station.
In June 2014, the State Government announced the Forrestfield Airport Link, a $2 billion train line connecting with the Midland line near Bayswater Station, servicing the airport and finishing in the Forrestfield/High Wycombe area. The train line is scheduled to be up and running by 2020. Following this announcement, the State Government requested the Shire of Kalamunda explore the opportunities that a new train station could bring to the surrounding areas. This meant moving away from the industrial land uses, previously proposed, and focusing on urban uses more suitable for a train station precinct.
The new focus resulted in planning for the delivery of high density residential, a new activity centre and a commercially focused Transit Oriented Development precinct based around the new train station. In line with the draft North-East Subregional Framework, the focus of the high level District Structure Plan is to connect people with their place of work and recreation.
The planning process is well underway. Kalamunda Council approved the draft District Structure Plan on 29th September 2015, which was approved by the State Government on 4th October 2016. Take a look at the project plan or have a read of some of the previously prepared documents.
Feedback: August 2017
Following the recent community workshops and surveys the following reports and video have been collated:
Community and Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes Report (August 2017) (PDF, 10MB)
For futher information on this project please contact the City's Planning Services during office hours:
Telephone: (08) 9257 9938
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