Review of Residential Character Study Area and Local Planning Policy 25 ‘Streetscape’

The Town is considering changes to its planning framework as it relates to development within the Residential Character Study Area (RCSA), a section of the Town located between Berwick Street and the railway line. A study commissioned by the Town in 2003 identified that the original dwellings located within the RCSA contribute to a unique, identifiable streetscape character that should be protected and maintained.

In 2017, the Town sought public comments in relation to Town Planning Scheme Amendment 73. Amendment 73 was proposed as a result of changes to State Planning legislation in 2015 which were considered to have the potential to erode the character of the streetscapes within the RCSA. It sought to introduce planning controls to retain the character of the RCSA. Significant community consultation was undertaken, with strong opinions being expressed both objecting to and supporting the amendment. Amendment 73 was ultimately refused by the Minister for Planning.

In 2018, the Town undertook further community engagement to understand the wishes of the community regarding residential character, and the retention of original dwellings and the design and appearance of development in the RCSA. Public submissions received in response to the consultation has been reviewed and summarised into the document called 'Consultation Summary Report'. in the document library.

What is happening now?

Element WA have prepared a draft RCSA Recommendation Report and snapshot, which has been uploaded in the document library. We are now seeking your feedback on these recommendations. Feedback received will be reviewed by Element and a final recommendation report will be presented to the Town.

How can I be involved or find out more information?

  • Review the draft Recommendation Report and snapshot document in the document library
  • Share your thoughts by completing the online comment form
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Contact the project team on 08 9311 8111
  • Read the information in the document library and FAQs

The Town is considering changes to its planning framework as it relates to development within the Residential Character Study Area (RCSA), a section of the Town located between Berwick Street and the railway line. A study commissioned by the Town in 2003 identified that the original dwellings located within the RCSA contribute to a unique, identifiable streetscape character that should be protected and maintained.

In 2017, the Town sought public comments in relation to Town Planning Scheme Amendment 73. Amendment 73 was proposed as a result of changes to State Planning legislation in 2015 which were considered to have the potential to erode the character of the streetscapes within the RCSA. It sought to introduce planning controls to retain the character of the RCSA. Significant community consultation was undertaken, with strong opinions being expressed both objecting to and supporting the amendment. Amendment 73 was ultimately refused by the Minister for Planning.

In 2018, the Town undertook further community engagement to understand the wishes of the community regarding residential character, and the retention of original dwellings and the design and appearance of development in the RCSA. Public submissions received in response to the consultation has been reviewed and summarised into the document called 'Consultation Summary Report'. in the document library.

What is happening now?

Element WA have prepared a draft RCSA Recommendation Report and snapshot, which has been uploaded in the document library. We are now seeking your feedback on these recommendations. Feedback received will be reviewed by Element and a final recommendation report will be presented to the Town.

How can I be involved or find out more information?

  • Review the draft Recommendation Report and snapshot document in the document library
  • Share your thoughts by completing the online comment form
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Contact the project team on 08 9311 8111
  • Read the information in the document library and FAQs
  • We are seeking your feedback on the draft recommendations report. 

    Information provided will be kept in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

    Consultation closes 5pm Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

    We are seeking your feedback on the draft recommendations report. 

    Information provided will be kept in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

    Consultation closes 5pm Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

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