Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan Review Underway

26 October 2020

The City of Melville community are being encouraged to help review the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan.

The City of Melville community are being encouraged to help review the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan (CBACP), starting with an online survey, in response to a general sentiment that development within the Canning Bridge Activity Centre is not meeting the community’s expectations.

Convened by the City of Melville, the review will be independently facilitated by Hatch RobertsDay who will work closely with the Council and community throughout the review process.

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said community concerns and questions about the type and impact of development occurring within the Canning Bridge Activity Centre had been the key driver for Council’s decision to undertake the review.

“The Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan was adopted in 2015, and established a foundation for the future of the area in the form of a vision and detailed planning controls, goals for ongoing development, guidelines for the style of built form and an implementation framework for improvements to infrastructure and land over time, said Mayor Gear.

“Over time it has become clear that many long-term residents feel the outcomes now being realised within the area are not meeting their expectations and understanding of the original vision.

“We need to ensure that we can meet State Governments infill targets while being sensitive to our community, and in a way that adds value to their quality of life and amenity.”

Mayor Gear said the review provided an opportunity to consider the community’s different viewpoints and explore options to test the current vision, principles and controls based on development outcomes seen so far.

“We’ll aim to reach an agreement on our shared core values and aspirations for the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan and jointly decide on a renewed Vision for the future,” said Mayor Gear.

Key areas that will be considered in the review include height controls, the impacts of height and increased density, the treatment of the transitional areas that are emerging between different height zones, bonus height provisions and other incentives provided to developers in return for community benefits, and other general aspects of the Plan.

Specifically, the review will explore the relationship between building heights and the flow of community benefits.

The review will help inform potential future improvements to the area supporting planning policy and investment approaches.

The community will be able to get involved in a variety of engagement activities with an online survey currently open at

The survey will take approximately 10 to15 minutes to complete and closes at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 10 November 2020.

The community can register their interest for future workshops, a Place Design Forum and Public Open House.

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