Dual Density Design Guidelines

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Local Planning Scheme No. 3 - Amendment 82: Minister for Planning approved the Local Planning Scheme amendment on 18 January 2018 [read full notice here...]

Project 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.

Properties to be affected

Click the Council adopted maps to see if we’ve identified your property for proposed recoding.

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

Proposed Dual Density Design Guidelines (Explanatory Notes)

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 City 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.

Below is the process outline for the new dual density codes to take effect:

2014

Council initiates Amendment 82 to Local Planning Scheme No. 3

2015

State government approves advertising of the Amendment 82

4 Jan 2016 – 4 March 2016

The Council invited comment on the proposal. Information evenings were held at Kalamunda, High Wycombe and Forrestfield

July 2016

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

June / July 2017

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.

July - August 2017

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.

Community Consultation has now been completed. The City invited Community to comment on the proposal which closed on August 22nd 2017. Three information evenings were held at Kalamunda, High Wycombe and Forrestfield.

September 2017

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.

November 2017

A report will be presented to Council reporting on the findings of the Community consultation for the Dual Density Design Guidelines, a final version of the guidelines will be presented for final adoption

January 2018

Minister of Planning approval granted 18th January 2018, Gazetted 6th February 2018

Upon Approval

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

If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please contact the City's Approval Services Department on 9257 9876.

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