The Forrestfield/High Wycombe Industrial Area is generally bounded by Roe Highway, Berkshire Road, Milner Road and Sultana Road West. The area was historically used for rural living and orcharding, however since 2012 the area has transitioned with the development of a range of light industrial development land uses, particularly logistics and transport-based industries. BackgroundThe Forrestfield/High Wycombe development area is located within the City of Kalamunda and is generally bound by Sultana Road West to the north, Roe Highway to the east, Berkshire Road to the south and Milner Road to the west. The area is now being developed under the Industrial Development zone, in accordance with the adopted Structure Plan, taking into consideration the Design Guidelines for the area.
The Structure Plan is intended to primarily facilitate the development of logistics and transport-based industries that can take advantage of the location of the land and its proximal relationship with key transport infrastructure.
The proposed industrial development of the precinct necessitates the provision of infrastructure upgrades in theform of new road connections, upgrades to existing roads to accommodate heavy vehicle movements and therelocation of service infrastructure. These infrastructure upgrades are considered to benefit all landowners and necessitated by the planned industrial redevelopment of the precinct; as such a Development Contribution Plan was prepared under the provisions of the City's Local Planning Scheme No. 3 to share the costs of infrastructure upgrades amongst landowners.
Development Contribution PlanThe Development Contribution Plan (DCP), formally introduced in May 2013, outlines the costs of infrastructure within the development contribution area and sets the rate payable by developers who will contribute to the delivery of infrastructure. The DCP is administered through Clause 6.5 and Schedule 12 of the Local Planning Scheme No.3.
A summary of the historical Cost Contribution rates adopted since the inception if this DCP is as follows:
The current Cost Contribution rate adopted by the Council on 28 June 2022 is $21.57/m².
A copy of the latest DCP Report and relevant Council Minutes may be viewed below under Related Documents.
Design Guidelines/Vision StatementThe intent of the guidelines is to ensure development in the industrial area will be of a high standard which is attractive, functional and sustainable which will attract a range of companies eager to locate in the area given the strategic locational attributes of the area.
The purpose of the vision statement is to show graphically how the industrial area is proposed to be developed and to provide context to the area.
The Design Guidelines were adopted by Council in August 2019.
Amendment 105 to Local Planning Scheme No. 3 - Method for Calculating Contributions
The City received confirmation that, in accordance with Section 87(2)(a) of the Planning and Development Act 2005, the Minister approved Amendment 105 on 5 May 2021. for the purposes of:
‘Contribution rate’ = Cost of infrastructure items + cost of administrative items ($)
Net lot area of DCA (m²)
Amendment 105 modified the ‘Method for Calculating Contributions’ (Method) for Development Contribution Area 1 (DCA 1) under Schedule 12 of Local Planning Scheme No. 3 to remove the supplementary notes listed below the equation used for calculating the Cost Contribution Rate. Amendment 105 aligns the Method and practical application of the calculation of Cost Contribution Rates under DCA 1.
Stage 1 – Development Contribution Plan (DCP) Report
The City of Kalamunda (City) has undertaken the annual review of the Development Contribution Plan (DCP). The Council, at its Ordinary Council meeting on 21 December 2021, resolved to adopt the Forrestfield / High Wycombe Industrial Area Development Contribution Plan Report (DCP Report), and a Cost Contribution Rate of $21.57/m², for immediate application under Clause 6.5 and Schedule 12 of Local Planning Scheme No. 3.
In preparation of the current DCP Report, the City has thoroughly reviewed and analysed the DCP having regard to compliance with relevant provisions, and the requirements established through State Planning Policy 3.6 – Infrastructure Contributions, and a recent SAT decision.
The detailed DCP Report, including cost estimates and revised calculation methodology, can be viewed in the Document Library via DCP Report in June 2022.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.