Canning Bridge Road Widening Clause Amendment

Canning Bridge Road Widening Clause Amendment

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Thank you for your feedback about the proposed amendment to the clause and the introduction of a supporting Local Planning Policy.

Last Updated: 9 September 2020

Community Involvement

The online feedback form has now closed and 34 submissions were received. 13 people were against the amendment and 21 were in support with some making identical recommendations on clarification of the wording of the amendment.

All submissions will be reported to Council who, depending on what you told us, may decide to:

For the amendment

  • Adopt an amendment to the Plan and refer it to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for a final decision;
  • Modify the amendment to the Plan and refer it to the WAPC for a final decision;
  • Not proceed with the amendment.

For the Local Planning Policy

  • Proceed with LPP1.19 without modification; or
  • Proceed with LPP1.19 with modification; or
  • Not proceed with LPP1.19.

About the Engagement

In recent development applications submitted in the CBACP area at locations not directly along Canning Highway, such as Kintail Road, Forbes Road and Sleat Road, recognition has been sought for the accreditation of the ceding of land for road widening as a community benefit where additional building height is being requested.

To provide greater clarity that the clause is intended to only apply to properties adjoining Canning Highway, Council has resolved to amend the clause and also adopt a local planning policy.

Following the community feedback received during public consultation, the amended clause endorsed by Council now reads as follows:

22.1.10 Where the development includes a lot boundary that adjoins Canning Highway and where road widening is required adjoining Canning Highway; the applicant proposes to cede land adjoining Canning Highway free of charge to the State of Western Australia for the purposes of road widening. In such case, the area ceded will be included in the total area calculations for the purpose of Clause 2.2 and 2.3 and/or Clause 21.2 and 21.3.

What is the road widening clause?

The Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan (CBACP) identifies things that may be considered as community benefits when assessing development proposals for bonus building height. The clause the ceding of land for road widening is a community benefit. In this case, the benefit would be associated with improvements to the transport network.

In practice the City has been applying this clause to Canning Highway, Sleat, Kintail and Forbes, this amendment and policy clarifies that the clause will only be applied to properities adjoining Canning Highway.

When is the clause applicable?

Land owners whose properties adjoin Canning Highway.

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Who also wish to develop their land holding over and above the current heights for M10 and M15 and who submit a development application.

How does the change affect my property?

If your property adjoins Canning Highway (highlighted in purple on the map), the amendment does not cause any changes.

If your property adjoins Sleat, Kintail or Forbes (highlighted in blue on the map), the amendment means that the Road Widening Clause can not be offered as a community benefit as part of the development of your property.

Why are you now consulting on a Local Planning Policy? How is it different to the clause amendment in the CBACP?

The amendment to the CBACP requires endorsement from the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A Local Planning Policy (LPP) is a guide for how development applications can be assessed in a consistent way by the City. An LPP is prepared and approved by Council without endorsement of the WAPC.

Timeline

  • Thursday, 21 November 2019
  • Open for comment
  • Thursday, 9 January 2020
  • Closed for comment
  • February 2020
  • Report submitted to Council
  • 18 February 2020
  • Council to make decision on adoption of LLP1.19
  • 9 June 2020
  • Amendment being considered by Statutory Planning Committee
    If approved, refer amendment to Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC)
  • 9 June 2020
  • WAPC approved the amendment

How We Engaged With You

Who we engaged with?

We engaged with residents and land owners whose properties adjoin Canning Highway or where other road widenings apply in the Canning Bridge Activity Centre on what they think about the proposed amendment to the CBACP and the adoption of a LPP.

How could you get involved?

The community could make a submission on Melville Talks via an online form to share their feedback on the proposal by council to change the wording of Element 22.1.10 and the adoption of a LPP.

Letters were also sent to land owners whose properties adjoin Canning Highway or where other road widenings apply in the Canning Bridge Activity Centre inviting them to share their feedback via the online form. The proposed amendment and LPP were also advertised in the newspaper and shared on social media and in electronic newsletters.

What will happen with the information from the online form?

Amendment

The CBACP amendment is prepared by Council and referred to WAPC for a final decision. If approved by WAPC, the City will update the wording of Element 22.1.10 in the CBACP. 

Depending on what you told us, your Council may decide to:

  • Adopt an amendment to the Plan and refer it to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for a final decision;
  • Modify the amendment to the Plan and refer it to the WAPC for a final decision;
  • Not proceed with the amendment.

Local Planning Policy

Following your feedback, the LPP will be reported back to Council where they will:

  • Proceed with LPP1.19 without modification; or
  • Proceed with LPP1.19 with modification; or
  • Not proceed with LPP1.19.

Contact Us

If you require any further information, please contact us.

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NameJack Hobbs- Senior Strategic Urban Planner
Phone9364 0225
EmailJack.Hobbs@melville.wa.gov.au 

 

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