The City of Melville has approved a plan (called a ‘structure plan’) for the Riseley Centre, which is located around the intersection of Riseley Street and Canning Highway in Ardross and Applecross.

A key objective of the City’s Local Planning Strategy is to concentrate population growth and development in “activity centres” and along transport corridors. This strategy limits the need to change suburban residential areas. The Riseley Centre was identified as an important town centre for the area.

The purpose of the Riseley Centre Structure Plan is to set out a clear vision and town planning requirements for the future development of the Riseley Activity Centre.

The goal is to create a vibrant and sustainable centre that will be a great place to live, work, socialise and shop.

Riseley Centre Structure Plan

Structure plans inform the future local planning framework for an area and provide direction on matters such as: zoning, building form and height; land use, access and transport. A structure plan is an important document that will guide the future redevelopment of the area. The structure plan guides what landowners can and can’t do if or when they want to develop their property.

The structure plan was prepared and informed by community feedback and relevant town planning requirements.

You can also view a copy of the approved plan by visiting the Planning Counter at City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon.

What Happens Next?

There are a range of implementation actions recommended to make the Riseley Centre a better place, including but not limited to:

Landowners and developers can redevelop their properties when they wish to in accordance with the requirements of the structure plan

One of the high priority recommended actions is to prepare a detailed Parking Management Plan to investigate and address car parking issues in the centre

The structure plan provides recommendations on future upgrades to streetscapes and public spaces improvements, which can be considered in future budget and project discussions.

Engagement at the Riseley Centre

In 2019 we conducted a place assessment of the Riseley Centre with input from locals. We looked at things that affect the Riseley Centre area and how it functions as a place for people to visit, work and shop. The aim of this assessment was to identify and prioritise things that could make Riseley an even better place for everyone including visitors, businesses and landowners in the area. Thanks to those who participated! The Riseley Place Assessment Summary details the key findings.

Watch this space for progress and opportunities to participate in future projects.

More Information

If you would like to be kept informed on what is happening in the Riseley Centre, please click here to register your interest. Should you have any queries on this project, please contact the City’s Strategic Urban Planning Team at

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