Western Australia

Perth City Link site up for sale

CALLING it the most significant inner-city development opportunity in more than a century, the West Australian Government this week announced that it is selling more than 5 hectares of land in the Perth City Link.

Planning Minister John Day the 5.2 hectare parcel of land was available for development to deliver a range of residential, commercial, retail and tourism facilities.

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Funding approved for first stage of Bunbury Waterfront development

THE West Australian Government has approved a $23.8 million funding strategy for Stage 1 of the proposed Bunbury Waterfront development.

The decision, announced last week, enables work to progress on the project with the government endorsing Landcorp's concept plan for Stage 1 of the Bunbury Waterfront.

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Stirling Highway Activity Corridor Study update

WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day last week gave an update on the Stirling Highway Activity Corridor Study which aims to guide the future planning of one of the major Perth-Fremantle routes.

The study includes examinations of transport and land use and seeks to plan for the provision of better amenity for residents, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users over the next two decades while retaining the existing suburban environment.

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New tool for WA land and housing supply statistics

WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day this week launched a new online tool to provide "a one-stop shop" for land and housing supply statistics.

The online State of Land and Housing Supply application provides current and time series statistical data on key demand drivers in addition to the supply status of land and housing.

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WA and Australian governments agree to streamline approvals process

WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day said a strategic assessment process agreed by the State and Australian governments will help to reduce regulatory burden and streamline development processes.

Developments in the Perth and Peel regions will be assessed under one central environmental assessment process to protect matters of national environmental significance under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

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WA local government members appointed to Development Assessment Panels

WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day yesterday announced the appointment of local government members to Development Assessment Panels across the state.

Development Assessment Panels (DAP) were established by the government earlier this year in an effort to improve the balance between technical advice and local knowledge in decision making.

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New waterfront hotel and residential project for Port Hedland

THE West Australian Government today announced that Mirvac has been selected by LandCorp to develop a $50 million hotel resort and residential development in the Pilbara region.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the development of the hotel was a State Government priority and a boost for the Town of Port Hedland, given the urgent need for accommodation of this kind in the area.

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Draft structure plan released for Stirling City Centre

WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day yesterday welcomed the City of Stirling's release of the Draft Stirling City Centre Structure Plan for public comment.

The draft plan, adopted by council last month, aims to transform the Stirling City Centre into an integrated and modern, mixed use, transit oriented centre around the Stirling train station.

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More flexibility for tourism development in WA

THE West Australian Government yesterday announced changes to planning policies in an effort to allow more flexibility to tourism development proposals and increase future investment in Western Australia.

Planning Bulleting 83, Planning for Tourism, sets out the updated policy position of the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on tourism development and guides decision-making by the WAPC and local government on subdivision, development and scheme amendment proposals for tourism purposes.

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Public Transport Plan for Perth 2031 released for public comment

THE current public transport network in Perth will be unable to cope with the projected increase in public transport use and growth of the city, according to a public transport plan released by the West Australian Government for public comment this week.

The 'Public Transport Plan for Perth 2031' establishes a long term vision for a public transport network to support a future population of 3.5 million and for public transport to be "the preferred choice of travel to Perth's strategic centres and through growth corridors."

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WA Development Assessment Panels now in operation

WEST Australian Planning Minister John Day announced last Friday that Development Assessment panels (DAP) are now operational throughout Western Australia.

The Minister called the panels a key component of the State Government's reform of the approvals process and said applicants could lodge development assessment applications to local governments for determination by one of the 15 panels.

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Review of R-Codes underway in WA

THE West Australian Government's review of the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) is currently underway, aiming to ensure they remain relevant for the changing nature of housing.

R-Codes, prepared by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC), control all forms of residential development, from single houses to multi-unit developments, and are incorporated, by reference, in local planning schemes across WA.

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WA Government releases 50 year vision for Canning Bridge area

A LONG-TERM vision for the future development of the Canning Bridge area was released last Thursday by West Australian Planning Minister John Day.

The Canning Bridge Precinct Vision provides a 50-year planning framework, focused on land close to the Canning Bridge rail and bus stations and includes the existing commercial centre located west of the river.

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