Miller's Crossing Development Options

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The Town of Victoria Park is considering the purchase of three parcels of land, known as Miller's Crossing, that has been used as public open space since 2004.

The land is owned by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) who originally purchased it to make way for the railway crossing at Millers Street. Since the construction of the crossing in 2004, the Town has maintained the land as open space for the community.

In 2012, the Town asked the WAPC (via a project called Amendment 56) to reserve the land for ‘Parks and Recreation’ to ensure it could continue to

The Town of Victoria Park is considering the purchase of three parcels of land, known as Miller's Crossing, that has been used as public open space since 2004.

The land is owned by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) who originally purchased it to make way for the railway crossing at Millers Street. Since the construction of the crossing in 2004, the Town has maintained the land as open space for the community.

In 2012, the Town asked the WAPC (via a project called Amendment 56) to reserve the land for ‘Parks and Recreation’ to ensure it could continue to be used as public open space into the future. In 2017 the WAPC informed the Town that they did not agree with this request and instructed the Town to modify their proposal to zone three of the lots as ‘Residential R30’. This would mean that the land could be subdivided into housing lots.

Following this instruction the Town continued to request a Parks and Recreation reservation at which point the WAPC offered the Town the opportunity to purchase the land and therefore have greater control over how is zoned in the future.

The Town undertook community engagement in June 2018 to ask if the community wanted to purchase the land, and for what purpose. Five development options were considered, with over 214 submissions received.

In August 2018 the Council delayed its decision on purchasing the land until a Public Open Strategy was prepared. As the Public Open Space strategy has now been completed, Council will be considering the purchase of the land once again.

What are the five development options being considered?

  • Option 1 - Do nothing. Council does not acquire the three lots from the WAPC. No cost to Council, estimated future annual rate revenue in the order of $21,000.
  • Option 2 - Acquire all lots for public open space. All three lots are acquired from the WAPC with independent valuations and retained as public open space. Land acquisition cost between $2.37 million to $2.9 million, continuation of annual maintenance expense (already budgeted).
  • Option 3 - Acquire only some lots for public open space. One to two of the lots are acquired from the WAPC rather than all three and retained as public open space. Land acquisition cost between $0.8 million to $1.6 million, continuation of some annual maintenance expense (already budgeted) and future annual rate revenue (dependent on configuration of lots acquired).
  • Option 4 - Acquire all lots and develop into 13 housing lots for sale. All three lots are acquired from the WAPC with independent valuations and developed for 13 housing lots. Land acquisition cost between $2.7 million to $2.9 million, estimated initial profit of $0.5 million, estimated future annual rate revenue in the order of $21,000.
  • Option 5 - Acquire all lots and develop into eight housing lots and maintain a reduce linkage to green space area. The Town would acquire all lots and maintain a linkage to green space albeit a reduced area. This would help lower the cost burden whilst allowing the maintenance of a greater linkage to green space than that which would otherwise result from not acquiring the lots. Land acquisition cost between $2.37 million to $2.9 million, estimated initial profit of $0.3 million, estimated future annual rate revenue (dependent on final design configuration).

What is happening now?

At the April Ordinary Council Meeting Council resolved to not purchase Lot 1003 (No. 7) Raleigh Street, Lot 1004 (No. 6) Raleigh Street, and Lot 1005 (No. 45) Bishopsgate Street, Carlisle from the Western Australian Planning Commission as identified in option one in the options analysis. More details can find in the April 2020 Council Minutes.

How can I find out more information?

  • Read the five development options in the document library.
  • Ask a question and we will respond.
  • Read more information in the document library or FAQ.
Consultation has concluded
  • Council to consider purchase of land at it's Ordinary Council Meeting in February

    5 months ago

    Town officers will be presenting a report to Council at it's Ordinary Council Meeting in February. The report will include outcomes from previous consultation and the Public Open Space Strategy with a request for a council decision to purchase or not purchase the land.

    The land running along Miller Street in Carlisle known as Millers Crossing has been made available to the Town for purchase. The lots owned by the Western Australian Planning Commission were part of the Miller Street railway crossing construction project completed in 2004 and were reserved for possible future road widening. The Town has maintained these...

    Town officers will be presenting a report to Council at it's Ordinary Council Meeting in February. The report will include outcomes from previous consultation and the Public Open Space Strategy with a request for a council decision to purchase or not purchase the land.

    The land running along Miller Street in Carlisle known as Millers Crossing has been made available to the Town for purchase. The lots owned by the Western Australian Planning Commission were part of the Miller Street railway crossing construction project completed in 2004 and were reserved for possible future road widening. The Town has maintained these lots as parkland since the construction of the crossing and Council will soon be making their decision as to whether the Town should purchase the land and for what purpose. Many factors such as surrounding open space, cost of purchase and maintenance will impact the decision


  • Western Australian Planning Commision extension granted

    about 2 years ago

    The Town of Victoria Park requested an extension from The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to consider the matter. This extension has been granted.


    The Town of Victoria Park requested an extension from The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to consider the matter. This extension has been granted.


  • New date for our pop-up event

    about 2 years ago

    The pop-up event has been rescheduled to this Saturday 16 June 2018, 10.30-12.30pm. Come down and learn about Miller's Crossing, the background of the project and the five development options.

    We will be located on the grass at Millers Crossing, Raleigh Street cul-de-sac.

    The pop-up event has been rescheduled to this Saturday 16 June 2018, 10.30-12.30pm. Come down and learn about Miller's Crossing, the background of the project and the five development options.

    We will be located on the grass at Millers Crossing, Raleigh Street cul-de-sac.

  • Pop-up event cancelled due to weather

    about 2 years ago

    Due to an extreme weather advisory, we unfortunately have to cancel this Sunday’s pop-up engagement at Miller’s Crossing. While we were prepared for some wind and rain, the reported severity of the storm has put a halt to outdoor activities.


    Due to an extreme weather advisory, we unfortunately have to cancel this Sunday’s pop-up engagement at Miller’s Crossing. While we were prepared for some wind and rain, the reported severity of the storm has put a halt to outdoor activities.