Royal George Hotel Site Amendment No 15

Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 at 3:55:46 PM

Amendment No. 15 – Royal George Hotel Site 

To make a submission click here - this link takes you to our Community Consultations Page - please click on the heading to view the documents, online form and the printable forms required for you to complete.

A submission can be made by any interested individual - the Town encourages you to submit your views on the modifications to this important Amendment.


In 2018 the Council adopted a major Amendment to its Planning Scheme for the Royal George Hotel site.  This was necessary to control development on the vacant land at the rear of the Hotel.  The Amendment considered the site’s location, its heritage value, and the character and amenity of the surrounding area.  It limited redevelopment to a non-variable maximum height which equated to 6 storeys (including basement car parking), ensured restoration of the Hotel and respected residential amenity.

The Amendment was then forwarded to the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) for its consideration.  The WAPC made substantial changes to the Amendment most notably to the building height, building setbacks and heritage controls. These changes were then reconsidered by the Minister for Planning who has directed that the Amendment be modified and advertised for public comment for 28 days.  Following the advertising period the Minister will consider public comment (submissions) and Council’s recommendations prior to making a final decision. 

The modifications most notably impact building height.  In summary, the modifications state that a building height not exceed 7 storeys.  However, a capped maximum building height is not specified. It is therefore not possible to control or establish the exact height of a building in relation to the Hotel under the modified development standards.  Other modifications include increasing developable floor space, variations to building setbacks and deletion of the heritage provisions as endorsed by the Council. 

Documents providing full details of the modifications to the Scheme Amendment are available for inspection here or at the Town Hall, 135 Canning Highway, East Fremantle, during office hours up to and including Monday, 25 February 2019

Submissions on the modifications to the Scheme Amendment may be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Town of East Fremantle on Submission Form 3A and lodged on or before Monday, 25 February 2019. 

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