Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan

Canning Bridge Activity Centre

The Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan(CBACP) is a guide for development in the precinct surrounding Canning Bridge Station and comprises land within both the City of Melville and the City of South Perth.

The CBACP has been identified as well-placed to develop into an important strategic centre because of its accessibility via major roads and public transport, close proximity to the Perth CBD, existing employment opportunities and connection to the Swan and Canning rivers.

Background

In 2006, the City of Melville, in partnership with the Western Australian Planning Commission and the City of South Perth, commenced a major study of the precinct surrounding the soon to be opened Canning Bridge Station. The precinct area extends approximately an 800 metre radius around the station, representing a ten-minute walk or a two-minute cycling distance.

The Canning Bridge rail station precinct study was carried out between 2007 and 2010 in response to successive State Government strategies which aim at providing for population growth up to 2031 and beyond. These strategies promote ‘activity centres’, such as Canning Bridge, containing a range of land uses, increased residential densities and employment opportunities adjacent to major public transport routes, services and amenities. This work culminated in the Canning Bridge Precinct Vision being endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission in 2011.

Canning Bridge Precinct Vision Statement

The Canning Bridge area will evolve to become a unique, vibrant, creative community centred on the integrated transport node of the Canning Bridge station. The area will be recognised by its unique location, its integrated mix of office, retail, residential, recreational and cultural uses that create areas of excitement, the promotion of its local heritage and as a pedestrian friendly enclave that integrates with the regional transport networks while enhancing the natural attractions of the Swan and Canning Rivers.

Following endorsement of the Vision, a working group was established to oversee the production of the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan. The working group comprised senior technical officers from the WA Departments of Planning and Transport, Main Roads WA, Public Transport Authority, and Cities of Melville and South Perth. The strategies and studies that informed the development of the CBACP can be found under related documents.

Considerable engagement with the community was undertaken in preparing the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan including workshops with residents, land owners and other stakeholders, public information sessions, community surveys and opportunities for public submissions.

The Plan was endorsed by the City of Melville Council on the 17 March 2015 and subsequently approved by the Western Australia Planning Commission in April 2016.

Development Progress

The State Government has allocated the City of Melville a target of providing for an additional 10,830 dwellings by 2031 on top of the 40,110 dwellings in existence in 2011.  

As detailed in the City’s Local Planning Strategy, a significant portion of this growth has been designated within the Canning Bridge precinct where “a minimum of 2,500 new dwellings to 2031 is proposed as the area transforms to an inner urban environment”. 

Development activity has increased within the precinct following the Council’s adoption of the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan in 2015.

The following map and registry of approved developments tracks the progress of each development within the City of Melville areas of the precinct since 2015.

Approved Developments (Map)

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Approved Developments (Registry)

1. The Precinct (Stage 1)

Address: 17 Ogilvie Road

Zone: M15

Building Height: 9 storeys

No. of Apartments: 34

Status: Complete

Development Progress

Development approval: November 2013

Building permit: April 2014

Completion: November 2015

Development Description

The Precinct (Stage 1) is a nine storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 34 apartments (7x 1 Bed, 26x 2 Bed and 1x 3 Bed), 18 office tenancies and 2 shop tenancies.

The building includes two basement levels containing 96 car parking bays and 30 bike bays with a further 8 visitor parking bays and a loading bay at the ground level.

The Precinct (Stage 1) contains a community benefit space in the form of a community facility (92m2) currently leased free of charge as a gym to the Swan River Rowing Club.

2. Cirque (Stage 1)

Address: 63-65 Kishorn Road, Mount Pleasant

Zone: M15

Building Height: 20 storeys

No. of Apartments: 111

Status: Complete

Development Progress

Development Approval: November 2015

Construction Commenced: May 2017

Completion: April 2019

Development Description

Cirque (Stage 1) is a twenty storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 111 apartments (22x 1 Bed, 74x 2 Bed and 15x 3 Bed), 1x business centre (68m2), 1x café tenancy (74m2) and 1x community space tenancy (114m2). The building includes 142 car parking bays and 80 bicycle bays primarily located within the ground and podium levels

Across Stage 1 and Stage 2 the development contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping, dual footpath, bike racks) to Kishorn Road and Ogilvie Road (comprising ~748sqm);
  • Pedestrian access link (128m2) between Kishorn and Ogilvie Road activated with public art lighting installation. The link will contribute to the creation of improved access to the river foreshore from Ogilvie via Kishorn Roads;
  • Publicly accessible toilets (2), showers (2) and bike storage (36);
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties (Stage 1 and Stage 2);
  • Community meeting facilities - publicly accessible business centre (68m2) and community benefit space (114m2) at the Kishorn Road street level;
  • 11 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)
3. Cirque (Stage 2)

Address: 18 & 20 Ogilve Road, Mount Pleasant

Zone: M15

Building Height: 20 storeys

No. of Apartments: 124

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: November 2015

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Cirque (Stage 2) is a twenty storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 124 apartments (26x 1 Bed, 80x 2 Bed and 18x 3 Bed), 1 restaurant (342m2) and 1x office (117m2) tenancy. The building includes 141 car parking bays and 48 bicycle bays

Across Stage 1 and Stage 2 the development contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping, dual footpath, bike racks) to Kishorn Road and Ogilvie Road (comprising ~748sqm);
  • Pedestrian access link (128m2) between Kishorn and Ogilvie Road activated with public art lighting installation. The link will contribute to the creation of improved access to the river foreshore from Ogilvie via Kishorn Roads;
  • Publicly accessible toilets (2), showers (2) and bike storage (36);
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties (Stage 1 and Stage 2);
  • Community meeting facilities - publicly accessible business centre (68m2) and community benefit space (114m2) at the Kishorn Road street level;
  • 11 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)
4. The Precinct (Stage 2)

Address: 893 Canning Highway, Mount Pleasant

Zone: M15

Building Height: 22 storeys

No. of Apartments: 193

Status: Under construction

Development Progress

Development Approval: November 2015

Construction Commenced: May 2017

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

The Precinct (Stage 2) is a twenty-two storey mixed use development consisting of a total of  193 apartments (70x 1 Bed, 75x 2 Bed and 48x 3 Bed), 11x food & beverage tenancies (total 1560m2). The building includes 326 car parking bays and 41 bicycle bays across the basement, ground floor and podium levels.

The  Precinct (Stage 2) contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, planter boxes, 18 new street trees) to Canning Highway (comprising ~870sqm) activated by extensive food and beverage land uses at the ground level;
  • Publicly available toilets (16), showers (2) and sheltered bike storage (10 bays).
  • 54 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)
  • The development design accommodates the opportunity for a footbridge at podium level to span Canning Highway linking to future development on the northern side. While not deliver as part of the development safeguarding this future design measure would greatly improve the pedestrian network contributing a significant community benefit.
  • A community facility (92m2 gym) provided in Stage 1 is leased free of charge as a gym for the Swan River Rowing Club.
5. Sabina (Finbar - Stage 1)

Address: 3-5 Kintail Road & 908-912 Canning Highway

Zone: M15

Building Height: 30 storeys

No. of Apartments: 179

Status: Under construction

Development Progress

Development Approval: April 2017

Construction Commenced: December 2018

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Sabina (Finbar Stage 1) is a thirty storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 179 apartments (64x 1 Bed, 92x 2 Bed and 23x 3 Bed) and 3x commercial tenancies (total 294m2). The building includes 249 car parking bays and 200 bicycle bays across the basement, ground floor and podium levels.

Across Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 the Finbar development contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping) to Canning Highway and Kintail Road (comprising ~1200sqm);
  • Publicly accessible laneway and piazza (total of 1490sqm). The laneway/piazza provides an important pedestrian link between Canning Highway and Kintail Road and is highly activated by commercial uses at the ground level and contains extensive hard and soft landscaping as well as significant public art installations;
  • Publicly accessible toilets(4), showers (4) and bike storage (33) distributed across each stage of the development;
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties;
  • 30 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)
  • 385sqm of required road widening on Canning Highway and Kintail Road ceded free of charge to the State of western Australia for future road upgrades.
6. Aroura (Finbar - Stage 2)

Address: 3-5 Kintail Road & 908-912 Canning Highway

Zone: M15

Building Height: 26 storeys

No. of Apartments: 151

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: April 2017

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Aurora (Finbar Stage 2) is a twenty-six storey mixed use development consisting of a total of  151 apartments (35x 1 Bed, 98x 2 Bed and 18x 3 Bed) and 2x commercial tenancies (total 322m2). The building includes 209 car parking bays and 173 bicycle bays across the basement, ground floor and podium levels.

Across Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 the Finbar development contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping) to Canning Highway and Kintail Road (comprising ~1200sqm);
  • Publicly accessible laneway and piazza (total of 1490sqm). The laneway/piazza provides an important pedestrian link between Canning Highway and Kintail Road and is highly activated by commercial uses at the ground level and contains extensive hard and soft landscaping as well as significant public art installations;
  • Publicly accessible toilets(4), showers (4) and bike storage (33) distributed across each stage of the development;
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties;
  • 30 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)
  • 385sqm of required road widening on Canning Highway and Kintail Road ceded free of charge to the State of western Australia for future road upgrades.
7. Finbar Stage 3

Address: 3-5 Kintail Road & 908-912 Canning Highway

Zone: M15

Building Height: 26 storeys

No. of Apartments: 122

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: April 2017

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Finbar Stage 3 is a twenty-six storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 122 apartments (10x 1 Bed, 51x 2 Bed and 61x 3 Bed) and 3x commercial tenancies (total 249m2). The building includes 210 car parking bays and 142 bicycle bays across the basement, ground floor and podium levels.

Across Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 the Finbar development contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping) to Canning Highway and Kintail Road (comprising ~1200sqm);
  • Publicly accessible laneway and piazza (total of 1490sqm). The laneway/piazza provides an important pedestrian link between Canning Highway and Kintail Road and is highly activated by commercial uses at the ground level and contains extensive hard and soft landscaping as well as significant public art installations;
  • Publicly accessible toilets(4), showers (4) and bike storage (33) distributed across each stage of the development;
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties;
  • 30 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)

385sqm of required road widening on Canning Highway and Kintail Road ceded free of charge to the State of western Australia for future road upgrades.

8. No.12 Tweedale Road

Address: No.12 Tweedale Road

Zone: H4

Building Height: 4 storeys

No. of Apartments: 4

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: July 2017

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

No.12 Tweedale Road is a four storey residential development consisting of a total of 5 apartments (1x 2 Bed and 4x 3 Bed) and includes 10 car parking bays.

9. No.18 Tweedale Road

Address: No.18 Tweedale Road

Zone: H4

Building Height: 4 storeys

No. of Apartments: 10

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: March 2018

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

No.18 Tweedale Road is a four storey with mezzanine residential development consisting of a total of 10 apartments (4x 2 Bed and 6x 3 Bed) and includes 18 car parking bays.

10. Kishorn Apartments

Address: No.21 Kishorn Road

Zone: H4

Building Height: 4 storeys

No. of Apartments: 21

Status: Under construction

Development Progress

Development Approval: January 2018

Construction Commenced: October 2019

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Kishorn Apartments is a four storey with mezzanine residential development consisting of a total of 21 apartments (6x 1 Bed and 15x 2 Bed) and includes 20 car parking bays across 10 car stackers.

11. Habitat Apartments

Address: No.36 Kintail Road

Zone: H4

Building Height: 4 storeys

No. of Apartments: 14

Status: Under construction

Development Progress

Development Approval: May 2018

Construction Commenced: September 2019

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Habitat Apartments is a four storey with mezzanine residential development consisting of a total of 14 apartments (2x 1 Bed, 6x 2 Bed and 6x 3 Bed) and includes 18 car parking bays.

12. 8 Macrae Apartments

Address: No.8 Macrae Road

Zone: H4

Building Height: 4 storeys

No. of Apartments: 30

Status: Under construction

Development Progress

Development Approval: May 2017

Construction Commenced: October 2019

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

8 Macrae Apartments is a four storey with mezzanine residential development consisting of a total of 30 apartments (9x 1 Bed and 21x 2 Bed) and includes 30 car parking bays.

13. Sanctuary Apartments

Address: No.3-5 Wren Street

Zone: H8

Building Height: 8 storeys

No. of Apartments: 47

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: April 2019

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Sanctuary Apartments is an eight storey residential development consisting of a total of 47 apartments (12x 1 Bed, 13x 2 Bed and 22x 3 Bed) and includes 73 car parking bays.

14. Grandton Applecross

Address: No.20-22 Kintail Road

Zone: M10

Building Height: 15 storeys

No. of Apartments: 94

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: September 2019

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Grandton Applecross is a sixteen storey aged care development consisting of a total of 94 apartments (64x 1 Bed, 92x 2 Bed and 23x 3 Bed as well as 10x High Care units). The development includes 95 car parking bays, 84 bicycle bays and 10 gofer bays across the basement, ground floor and podium levels.

Grandton Applecross contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping) to Kintail Road (comprising ~550sqm) inclusive of 140m2 public forecourt;
  • Publicly accessible toilets (3), shower and adult changing place (1),  and bike storage (16).
  • Community activity room (117m2), communal outdoor recreation area (190m2) and other communal facilities for use of residents of the building in the form of a gym, yoga studio, cinema and pool which reduces residents reliance to access similar services provided by the City off site. The operator proposes promoting community group events within the facilities located on Level 2 of the podium which would be for community groups of all ages not living within the building to access.
  • The development comprises an aged care facility inclusive of 10 high care units and 84 independent living units and associated support facilities.

150m2 of required road widening on Kintail Road ceded free of charge to the State Government for future road upgrades.

15. Canning Beach Promenade (Stage 1)

Address: No.55-61A Canning Beach Road and No.2 & 6 Moreau Mews, Applecross

Zone: M10

Building Height: 15 storeys

No. of Apartments: 85

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: December 2019

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Canning Beach Promenade (Stage 1) is a fifteen storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 85 apartments (16x 1 Bed, 36x 2 Bed and 33x 3 Bed).

The podium level delivered as part of Stage 1 includes nine commercial tenancies including; 5x food and beverage (Total 385m2), 1x Medical (98m2), 1x Office (30m2), 1x Beauty and Spa (310m2) and 1x Kayak Hire (59m2). The podium level includes 358 car parking bays and 335 bicycle bays.

Across Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 the Canning Beach Promenade development also contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping) to Canning Beach Road and Moreau Mews (comprising ~2350m2) activated by numerous commercial tenancies and alfresco space (~400m2) and pocket park (190m2);
  • Publicly accessible toilets (20), showers (6), change rooms (2), adult changing place (1),  and bike storage (20).
  • Improvements to the pedestrian network via extensive upgrades to the river foreshore adjacent to the site.
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties;
  • Community Resource Centre (309m2) inclusive of a comprehensive high end ‘library’ style fitout;
  • Makers Studio Art Space (126m2) fitout suitably for an arts group;
  • Workshop Space (144m2) with associated industrial ventilation and sound proofing to support a broad range of community activities;

20 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)

16. Canning Beach Promenade (Stage 2)

Address: No.55-61A Canning Beach Road and No.2 & 6 Moreau Mews, Applecross

Zone: M10

Building Height: 15 storeys

No. of Apartments: 80

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: 2019

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Canning Beach Promenade (Stage 2) is a fifteen storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 80 apartments (18x 1 Bed, 35x 2 Bed and 27x 3 Bed).

The podium level delivered as part of Stage 1 includes nine commercial tenancies including; 5x food and beverage (Total 385m2), 1x Medical (98m2), 1x Office (30m2), 1x Beauty and Spa (310m2) and 1x Kayak Hire (59m2). The podium level includes 358 car parking bays and 335 bicycle bays.

Across Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 the Canning Beach Promenade development also contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping) to Canning Beach Road and Moreau Mews (comprising ~2350m2) activated by numerous commercial tenancies and alfresco space (~400m2) and pocket park (190m2);
  • Publicly accessible toilets (20), showers (6), change rooms (2), adult changing place (1),  and bike storage (20).
  • Improvements to the pedestrian network via extensive upgrades to the river foreshore adjacent to the site.
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties;
  • Community Resource Centre (309m2) inclusive of a comprehensive high end ‘library’ style fitout;
  • Makers Studio Art Space (126m2) fitout suitably for an arts group;
  • Workshop Space (144m2) with associated industrial ventilation and sound proofing to support a broad range of community activities;

20 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)

17. Canning Beach Promenade (Stage 3)

Address: No.55-61A Canning Beach Road and No.2 & 6 Moreau Mews, Applecross

Zone: M10

Building Height: 15 storeys

No. of Apartments: 59

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: 2019

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Canning Beach Promenade (Stage 3) is a fifteen storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 59 apartments (12x 1 Bed, 24x 2 Bed and 23x 3 Bed).

The podium level delivered as part of Stage 1 includes nine commercial tenancies including; 5x food and beverage (Total 385m2), 1x Medical (98m2), 1x Office (30m2), 1x Beauty and Spa (310m2) and 1x Kayak Hire (59m2). The podium level includes 358 car parking bays and 335 bicycle bays.

Across Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 the Canning Beach Promenade development also contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, landscaping) to Canning Beach Road and Moreau Mews (comprising ~2350m2) activated by numerous commercial tenancies and alfresco space (~400m2) and pocket park (190m2);
  • Publicly accessible toilets (20), showers (6), change rooms (2), adult changing place (1),  and bike storage (20).
  • Improvements to the pedestrian network via extensive upgrades to the river foreshore adjacent to the site.
  • Greater setbacks between towers to allow for view corridors and greater access to sunlight for adjoining properties;
  • Community Resource Centre (309m2) inclusive of a comprehensive high end ‘library’ style fitout;
  • Makers Studio Art Space (126m2) fitout suitably for an arts group;
  • Workshop Space (144m2) with associated industrial ventilation and sound proofing to support a broad range of community activities;
  • 20 public car bays (to be ceded free of charge to City of Melville)
18. Forbes Residences

Address: No.10-14 Forbes Road and No. 40A-C Kishorn Road, Applecross

Zone: M10

Building Height: 13 storeys

No. of Apartments: 57

Status: Development approved

Development Progress

Development Approval: April 2020

Construction Commenced: To be confirmed

Completion: To be confirmed

Development Description

Forbes Residences is a thirteen storey mixed use development consisting of a total of 57 apartments (11x 1 Bed, 22x 2 Bed and 24x 3 Bed), 4 commercial tenancies (Total 991m2), 1x co-working facility (147m2) and 1x community centre (120m2). The building includes 110 car parking bays and 57 bicycle bays across the basement, ground floor and podium levels.

The development also contains the following community benefits:

  • Streetscape upgrades (paving, street furniture, extensive landscaping) to Forbes Road and Kishorn Road (comprising ~600sqm) activated by alfresco dining areas surrounding the food and beverage tenancy;
  • Landscaped space accessible to the public including public parklet at the ground level (36m2) and a community garden space at level one (129m2) directly accessible from Kishorn Road staircase. 
  • Publicly accessible end of trip facilities including toilets (7), shower (1), adult changing place (1),  and bike storage (4) adjacent to community benefit space on level 1.
  • Community Centre (120m2) with associated garden space (23m2), meeting rooms, storage space and sprung floor to accommodate flexible community uses located on level 1.

Co-working facility (209m2) with allocated garden space (165m2) located on level 1.

Review

Council are working towards reviewing the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan to ensure it is still meeting community needs now and into the future. The first stage of this review aimed to provide greater certainty about building heights and proposes the introduction of building height limits in the M10 and M15 zones.

In November 2019, Council resolved to support a bonus height limit of 3 additional storeys in the M10 zone and 5 additional storeys in the M15 zone. The suggested height limits were submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission for consideration as the determining authority. The Commission subsequently endorsed a maximum bonus height for the periphery of the M10 zone (sites that are opposite or adjacent to the H8 and H4 zones) to an additional 5 storeys.

The next stage of the review will further examine building heights and the processes relating to the awarding of bonus building height in exchange for community benefits.  It is due to commence in the second half of 2020 with more information available on Melville Talks.

FAQs

Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions. Click the question to reveal the answer.

Why is there an Activity Centre Plan for Canning Bridge?

The State Government has developed planning strategies which aim at providing for population growth to 2031 and beyond. In response the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan has been identified as well placed to develop into an important strategic centre because of its accessibility via major roads and public transport, close proximity to the Perth CBD, existing employment opportunities and connection to the Swan and Canning rivers.

What is the vision for the area? What will be achieved?

The Vision statement highlights the main objectives of the precinct:

'The Canning Bridge area will evolve to become a unique, vibrant, creative community centred on the integrated transport node of the Canning Bridge rail station. The area will be recognised by its unique location, its integrated mix of office, retail, residential, recreational and cultural uses that create areas of excitement, the promotion of its local heritage and as a pedestrian friendly enclave that integrates with the regional transport networks while enhancing the natural attractions of the Swan and Canning Rivers.'

Why are developments beings approved above the nominated heights?

The Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan ‘Bonus Provisions’ allows for development within the M10 (10 storey) and M15 (15 storey) zones consideration of greater height where the desired outcomes of the plans development provisions are met, exemplary design is proposed is the opinion of the Canning Bridge Design Review Panel and where the development includes the provision of benefits to the community proportionate to the extent of the bonus being ought. .

Community benefits may include;

  • Streetscape upgrades including landscaping and street furniture
  • Publicly available landscaped areas, recreation and entertainment facilities
  • Public facilities such as toilets, showers and sheltered bike storage
  • Affordable housing
  • Improvements to the pedestrian networks including through site linkages
  • Provision of view corridors and access to sunlight for adjacent properties;
  • Community, communal and commercial meeting facilities
  • Hotels
  • Aged Care
  • Ceding of land for road widening adjacent to Canning Highway free of charge
  • Public car parking
Over what timeframe is development anticipated?

This is a long term plan that anticipates development taking place up to 2051. Over the life of the plan there will be reviews and changes that might occur to respond to future community needs.

When will the plan be reviewed?

The Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan has been in operation now for a few years and the City of Melville is proactively undertaking a review to make sure that the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan is operating in accordance with its goals and objectives.  The review is due to commence in the second half of 2020.

How is the design quality of developments assessed?

All developments within the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan area are assessed by the City’s Canning Bridge Design Review Panel that is a group of independent professionals consisting of Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects.

The Canning Bridge Design Review Panel considers the design merits of a development application in accordance with the following matters: 

  • Character - a place with its own identity
  • Continuity and enclosure - where public and private space are clearly distinguished
  • Quality of the public realm - a place with attractive and well-used outdoor area
  • Ease of movement - a place that is easy to get to and move through
  • Legibility - a place that is easy to navigate
  • Adaptability - a place that can change easily
  • Diversity - a place with variety and choice
  • Sustainability - environmentally sustainable design

Where a development is seeking a development bonus under Clause 21 of the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan, the Canning Bridge Design Review Panel must provide endorsement that exemplary design has been achieved.

What residential density is permitted?

The number of dwellings in a proposed development is not specifically controlled by the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan design guidelines (i.e. there is no prescribed maximum number of dwellings for development sites within the CBACP). Rather, dwelling numbers are controlled indirectly by other development controls including: minimum dwelling size requirements, building height limits, lot setback requirements and dwelling type and diversity requirements that control the overall design and size of a building.

Market forces also play a role in dictating dwelling numbers. The City has received a range of proposals within the same zones, with some providing larger dwellings, and hence a lesser number of dwellings, and some with a larger number of smaller dwellings. This mix of dwelling sizes meets the vision for the centre.

How will development affect traffic congestion?

The regional transport network around Canning Bridge cannot accommodate continued ‘business-as-usual’ growth. The activity centre plan will reduce the impacts of this congestion through providing housing and jobs close to public transport reducing the demand for driving, while improving infrastructure also encourages mode shift to public transport, cycling and walking.

How is car parking planned for?

Car parking is an important element to consider for development and considerable analysis has been undertaken to respond to the need for parking in developing the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan.

The Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan parking requirements are aimed at ensuring adequate parking is provided while ensuring that the provision of too much parking does not induce more car-based trips and lead to excessive traffic and parking on local streets.

What infrastructure upgrades will there be?

Infrastructure upgrades are detailed in the plan and are set out in short, medium and long term categories. The City is currently in the planning stage for these initiatives.

For More Information

For more information on the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan, please contact Customer Service on 9364 0666 and request to speak to a Strategic Urban Planner.

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