This is a type of structure plan used to coordinate the future zoning, subdivision and development of land. It addresses the structural elements in the planning and development of land, such as built form controls, public open space, road hierarchy, stormwater management and infrastructure and servicing requirements.
Activity Centre Plans are prepared in line with Part 5 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 – Schedule 2 – Deemed Provisions as well as the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Structure Plan Framework (August 2015) and State Planning Policy 4.2 – Activity Centres for Perth and Peel.
It is difficult to provide a precise timeframe for when the planning framework will be adopted due to a range of factors beyond the City’s control.
The City aims to provide the draft Activity Centre Plan to the Western Australian Planning Commission for determination in mid to late 2021.
The draft Activity Centre Plan suggests a potential yield of 2,550 to 3,600 dwellings where a population of around 5,350 to 7,560 people could live.
Population growth is hard to predict as it depends on market conditions and the individual landowners’ plans for development.
To support new development and the operation of the future Redcliffe Train Station, the area needs new infrastructure which includes:
- The realignment of the Southern Main Drain
- Public open space areas
- New road connections and upgrades to the existing local road networks
- Capacity upgrades to the existing water, sewer and gas infrastructure
- Underground power
The draft Activity Centre Plan proposes that the former Brearley Avenue road reserve will be transformed into a central open space corridor spanning from Great Eastern Highway to the Redcliffe Train Station.
A total of 3.6623 hectares of public open space is proposed by the plan, which is an increase of 484m² and represents 8.72% of developable land within the precinct.
Several changes are proposed to the existing road network in the draft Activity Centre Plan. One major change proposed is the reconnection of the original grid road layout following the removal of Brearley Avenue.
The plan also proposes to adjust the way several intersections are controlled and provide traffic calming devices and streetscape upgrades.
The City’s local planning framework, including the draft Activity Centre Plan, does not apply to Perth Airport land.
Development at Perth Airport is controlled by Federal Government legislation and guided by the Perth Airport Master Plan.
Existing homes and businesses will be able to remain and operate within the precinct as usual. The redevelopment of land will depend on market demand and the development intentions of individual landowners.
Part 6 and Schedule 14 of the City of Belmont’s Local Planning Scheme No. 15 identifies DA6 as a ‘Special Control Area’, referred to as a ‘Development Area’, which requires a structure plan to be prepared to coordinate future subdivision, development and zoning of the precinct.
The City of Belmont’s Local Planning Scheme No. 15 (LPS 15) predominantly zones private land within the precinct ‘Residential’, with properties near Great Eastern Highway being zoned ‘Mixed Use’. There is also one land parcel within the precinct zoned ‘Service Station’. The precinct also comprises several areas of Public Open Space adjacent to the former Brearley Avenue road reserve, which are reserved for ‘Parks and Recreation’ under LPS 15. The existing Redcliffe Primary School is reserved ‘Public Purpose - Primary School’ under LPS 15.
The implementation of the planning framework for DA6 will require an amendment to the City of Belmont’s Local Planning Scheme No. 15 to modify the zoning and reservation of land and establish a Development Contribution Plan.