The Maida Vale South urban investigation area is generally bounded by Roe Highway to the west, Sultana Road East to the south, Hawtin Road to the east and the Maida Vale Cell 6 urban area to the north (adjacent to Maida Vale Road and Poison Gully Creek).
Maida Vale South has been identified as an ‘Urban Expansion Area’ by the Western Australian Planning Commission’s (WAPC) North-East Sub-Regional Structure Plan. Maida Vale South has also been identified by the City of Kalamunda in the Local Planning Strategy (2010) as an ‘Urban Investigation Area’.
Detailed planning is required for the investigation areas prior to consideration for any rezoning under the Metropolitan Region Scheme or Local Planning Scheme No. 3 and before development can occur. Investigations include, but are not limited to, protection of significant environmental attributes, water resources, bushfire risk, servicing, community and social infrastructure, movement networks and employment.
The purpose of the amendment is to rezone approximately 177.53 ha of land in Maida Vale from the Rural zone to the Urban Deferred zone in the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS). The proposed Urban Deferred zone will allow for future residential development and areas of public open space, following the lifting of Urban Deferment, a local scheme amendment, detailed structure planning and subdivision approval.
The WAPC invites comments on this proposed amendment to the MRS. Please refer to the following documents which are linked below.
The amendment will be advertised for public submissions for a period of 60 days from Friday 29 September 2023 to Tuesday 28 November 2023.
All submissions must be received by Tuesday 28 November 2023. All submissions received by the WAPC will be acknowledged.
The Environmental Protection Authority required the proposed amendment to be formally assessed by way of an Environmental Review. A draft Environmental Review has been undertaken to examine the likely environmental impacts of the amendment if implemented and puts forward proposed environmental management measures. The draft Environmental Review is being advertised concurrently with the MRS Amendment so that comment can be made on both environmental and planning related matters.
Please visit the Environmental Protection Authority’s website for more information on the proposed Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment and a timeline on the environmental review.
The ‘Urban Development’ zone requires preparation and approval of a Structure Plan to facilitate residential development. The proponent is also seeking to undertake the detailed Structure Planning for the area in this regard.
As of October 2023, the City is yet to receive any formal proposal for a Structure Plan or LPS3 rezoning but the City is aware that these plans are in the process of being prepared.
The City has prepared a set of Frequently Asked Questions to assist with queries regarding the process.
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.