SCHEME AMENDMENT No. 14 - ROOFING 2000 SITE, 91-93 CANNING HIGHWAY

Amendment No 14 is currently being considered by the State Department of Planning; Lands and Heritage and may be subject to modification.

Amendment No. 14 was initiated in April 2017 and adopted by Council with modifications in May 2018.  The Amendment was initiated by the land owner and prepared in consultation with the land owner’s representative following the Town’s agreement to proceed to amend the Planning Scheme. 

Following advertising of the Amendment in 2017 the community submissions received expressed concerns regarding the erosion of the heritage character of the Precinct, the visually and physically imposing nature of the building envelope proposed, parking and traffic, access points, overlooking, privacy, landscaping, pedestrian access, retention of trees and other more general issues related to residential amenity. 

Over the past year the Town has engaged at length and in collaboration with the owner’s representative regarding appropriate development controls.  The Town also carried out independent built form modelling for the site using an urban designer.  This work has assisted in the formulation of development controls that Council believe address the issues raised by the community and which strike a balance between the redevelopment objectives and the orderly and proper planning for the area.  The adopted Amendment provisions were considered to address resident concerns but also facilitated a greater development potential than that currently possible under the Mixed Use zone classification of the land. 

The intent of the Amendment is to provide a planning framework to guide redevelopment of the site for high density mixed use purposes.  The Amendment finally adopted by Council would allow a 7 to (potentially) 8 storey building to the north of the site, facing Canning and Stirling Highway and building(s) of lesser height that is, 2 to 5 storeys, facing Sewell Street and St Peters Road.  Basement parking would also be provided.  The development controls are specific to land use, building height and setbacks, plot ratio, vehicle parking, traffic and noise management, access, residential development and density which could not be varied by the decision-maker.  Detailed design proposals for a building/development on the site are not part of the Scheme Amendment. To view a copy of Local Planning Scheme No. 3 - Amendment No. 14 development controls click here.  

Amendment No. 14 is currently being considered by the State Department of Planning; Lands and Heritage and is possibly subject to modification by the Department.  This may result in changes to the Amendments as adopted by Council.  Department Officers will prepare a report for the Amendment and this will be considered by the Statutory Planning Committee (a sub-Committee of the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC)).  The Officer report is confidential and not available to the public prior to the meeting, however, community members can request to make a deputation/presentation to the Statutory Planning Committee (SPC).  The meetings are not open to the general public unless an invitation to make a deputation/presentation is extended.  Should you wish to make a deputation/presentation an application to the Presiding Member can be made by following the link below: 

https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/Deputations.aspx

Further information in relation to SPC Agendas and upcoming meetings at which Amendment No. 14 may be considered can be obtained from the following web site:

https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/7808.asp

Please note: Deadlines for making an application for a deputation/presentation prior to the scheduled meeting date apply – three (3) clear business days from the date of the meeting.   Agendas for meetings are available 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Following the meeting the WAPC will provide a recommendation on the Amendment to the Minister for Planning.  The Minister has the authority to approve, refuse or modify the Scheme Amendment.  

If you require further information or clarification in regard to the Scheme Amendment and when it will be considered by the SPC, or a deputation/presentation to the SPC meeting please contact Christine Catchpole on 9339 9319 or ccatchpole@eastfremantle.wa.gov.au.