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Project Status : In Progress
Estimated Completion Date : TBC
Location : Pomeroy Road / Canning Road, Carmel

Heidelberg is located at Lot 802 (No. 420) Canning Road, Carmel, at the Corner of Canning Road and Pomeroy Road.

Heidelberg has been identified as an appropriate site to facilitate residential aged care in the Hills region to ensure more City of Kalamunda residents have the option to remain in their local community in the later stages of life. There are also opportunities to enhance, and improve public access to, open spaces at Heidelberg.

The City took a leading role in progressing early community visioning and investigations for the project and worked collaboratively with the State Government to facilitate an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme and Local Planning Scheme No. 3 that will pave the way for an aged care development to take place. 


In mid-2019, the City sought feedback from the community on their vision for Heidelberg. This included a survey, information stall and an open workshop at the site. During the engagement process, the community expressed a high level of desire for aged care, protection of environmental values and enhanced public open space.

Results from the community engagement can be viewed in the following document:

View Community Engagement Report

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Amendment

Due to the community’s desire for aged care, the City after consultation with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) sought to initiate an MRS Amendment at Heidelberg. At the November 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to request the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to rezone a portion of Heidelberg from Parks and Recreation to Urban. 

Ordinary Council Meeting November 2019 - View Agenda | View Minutes

On 6 May 2020 the WAPC resolved to initiate the MRS Amendment. On 24 June 2020 the Environmental Protection Authority determined not to assess the Amendment.

On 22 December 2020, the Amendment was published in the Government Gazette following approval from the Minister. 

The WAPC resolved under section 126(3) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 the concurrent amendment of the City of Kalamunda Local Planning Scheme No. 3 to rezone the amendment area to the Urban Development zone.

View Previous MRS Map

View Approved MRS Map

Concept Plan

In response to the feedback from community and to support the MRS Amendment request and future detailed planning, a Concept Plan was prepared. 

Where to from here?

In June 2021, the State Government released Heidelberg to the market, commencing a process inviting expressions of interest from suitably qualified proponents for a new aged care development at Heidelberg. 

For more information about the land release, visit 

The future landowner will be required to prepare a structure plan prior to any future subdivision or development. This will need consider the development outcomes, bushfire risk, open space improvements, tree retention and ecological impact, transport requirements, and services and utilities. A structure plan is required to be publicly advertised and submissions considered before a decision on the structure plan is determined by the WAPC. 

Announcement of Successful Proponent

In March 2022, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage named the Boston Group/Rosewood as the successful proponent to develop the facility. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage will now directly engage with the successful proponent to progress contract negotiations.
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Contact Information

For further information on this project please contact the City's Planning Services during office hours.

Telephone: (08) 9257 9938

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