Amendment No. 78 to Town Planning Scheme No. 1

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The Council at its meeting on 13 February 2018 resolved to initiate Amendment 78 to Town Planning Scheme No. 1, which proposes the following in relation to the property at No. 384 (Lot 3) Berwick Street, East Victoria Park:

1. Recoding the property from a residential density of R30 to R40/60; and

2. Including in TPS 1 the following development standards for any development of the site:

(a) Development shall consist of a series of individual buildings, clustered around a central, common courtyard;

(b) Separation between buildings shall be sufficient to reduce the overall perception of building bulk and to

The Council at its meeting on 13 February 2018 resolved to initiate Amendment 78 to Town Planning Scheme No. 1, which proposes the following in relation to the property at No. 384 (Lot 3) Berwick Street, East Victoria Park:

1. Recoding the property from a residential density of R30 to R40/60; and

2. Including in TPS 1 the following development standards for any development of the site:

(a) Development shall consist of a series of individual buildings, clustered around a central, common courtyard;

(b) Separation between buildings shall be sufficient to reduce the overall perception of building bulk and to achieve acceptable levels of solar access and natural ventilation to each building;

(c) Dwelling design should achieve high design standards, as prescribed within Council’s Local Planning Policy 33 – ‘Guide to Concessions on Planning requirements for Mixed-Use, Multi Dwelling and Non-Residential Developments’ or an adopted State Planning Policy relating to dwelling design;

(d) Development should follow the natural topography of the land and gradually step down in height from 3 storeys facing Berwick Street to 2 storeys on the remainder of the site;

(e) Car parking shall generally be below ground, largely concealed from view;

(f) Open space/landscaping should be provided in use-able parcels;

(g) Boundary setbacks are to be generally in accordance with the R-codes, however greater setbacks are to be provided where relevant, emergency vehicle access around the site and bush fire management measures; and

(h) Vehicle access to the site is to be the subject of Traffic Impact and Road Safety Assessment. Vehicle access being to/from Berwick Street via a left-in/left-out arrangement, with the exception that Council may consider access to Baillie Avenue/Carson Street for emergency vehicles only.

The site may be developed at the higher density coding of R60, where the proposed use is Aged or Dependent Persons’ Dwellings, otherwise an R40 density coding prevails.

What is happening now?

A report on the submissions to Scheme Amendment 78 went to the November 2018 OCM. Council resolved that they are supportive in-principle of modifying the Amendment to facilitate the development of the land as per the current landowners aspirations and as detailed in the submission from Rowe Group to modify Scheme Amendment 78.

Council Officers are further assessing the requested modification to Scheme Amendment 78 with a report and recommendation, to be presented to Council in early 2019.

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