The Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan (KACP) outlines the 10-year vision for the development of the town centre and provides a planning framework to coordinate the future subdivision, zoning and development in the area.
The vision for the Kalamunda Activity Centre is:
Kalamunda is a place borne of community spirit with a strong connection to its heritage. The town centre serves as a gateway to the hills and as a hub connecting both locals and visitors alike. Its natural bushland, setting and traditional village atmosphere are a platform to enhance Kalamunda's unique offerings, activities and events and provides spaces for community interactions and neighbourhood conversations.
The KACP applies to the following area (bounded by Elizabeth Street, Kalamunda Road, Canning Road, Railway Road and Dixon Road).
Following ta comprehensive public consultation process, the Plan was finalised and presented to Council at the 24 March 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting. At this meeting, Council endorsed the Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan, subject to a number of modifications to address submissions received during advertising.
The KACP was referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission in April 2020 for final endorsement.
The City is also required to progress Amendment 106 to the Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3) to ensure the KACP and LPS 3 Provisions are aligned, and to give full statutory effect. The LPS 3 amendment was finally adopted in May 2022 and referred to the WAPC for Ministerial approval. Amendment 106 is further discussed below.
Central Mall Enhancement
At the Special Meeting of Council on 30 June 2020, Council Resolved to commit budget to undertake Central Mall streetscape improvements as outlined in the Kalamunda Activity Centre - Landscape Master Plan. Construction
commenced in late 2021 and is due to be completed in the second half of 2022 - Find out more here
Community consultation for the KACP occurred over two phases:
A visioning exercise was undertaken to discuss and test ideas, aspirations and objectives on the future of the Kalamunda town centre. The engagement exercises mentioned above were specifically structured to ensure a range of stakeholders and user groups’ inputs were received. The outcomes of this process are summarised in the following reports:
The KACP was advertised from June - August 2019. A summary of the survey results and engagement findings is included in the following:
The KACP comprises a number of elements aimed at facilitating its 10-year vision:
The success of the improvements envisaged in the KACP will depend on significant investment in public infrastructure such as streetscape enhancements, as part of the future capital works programs envisaged in the Landscape Master Plan. This will require further consideration by the Council as part of annual budgeting and setting of the City's Long-Term Financial Plan.
Amendment 106 seeks to introduce a new Centre zone and objectives, rezone the area affected by the draft KACP to the Centre zone, delete the existing Special Control Area provisions relating to the Kalamunda Town Centre Design Control area, and rationalise the existing Additional Uses, Special Uses and Restricted Uses contained within the amendment area.
Amendment 106 was initiated by the Council in November 2020. Consent to advertise was granted in August 2021 and advertising occurred between November and January 2022. In May 2022, the Council considered submissions and adopted the final Amendment 106 document for referral to the WAPC and for approval of the Minister for Planning.
The Built Form Design Guidelines (BFDG) were adopted as Appendix A of the KACP. The BFDG are proposed to be adopted as LPP 30 to provide a user-friendly standalone source of information and guidance in the assessment of development proposals in the town centre.
The BFDG is intended to be used as a performance-based assessment tool for new development in the town centre. The following key design considerations form the structure of the KACP and associated BFDG:
The BFDG was initially adopted as Appendix A of the KACP, however final adoption occurred in May 2022 when the Council adopted Local Planning Policy 30. Refer to the City's Planning Policies or links below for more information.
For further information on this project please contact the City's Strategic Planning Services during office hours:Telephone: (08) 9257 9999Email: email@example.com
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.