Western Australia

Draft Scarborough planning framework documents released for public comment

SCARBOROUGH residents, business owners and the broader community have been invited to comment on a suite of new planning documents that will guide future development in the area.

In a statement last month, Planning Minister John Day said the draft documents would provide the detailed guidance for development applications within the public realm and on private development sites.

Scarborough Beach, Perth
Above: Scarborough Beach, Perth / by Antoine SIPOS.

"The new planning framework will help ensure future development is high quality, complements the surrounding environment and enhances Scarborough's unique identity as a popular beachside suburb," Mr Day said.

"It is intended to provide a more flexible approach to planning, supporting mixed-use development and promoting economic growth. Some increases in height limit will be considered where development applications can show outstanding performance against design quality and public amenity criteria.

"With the master plan now confirmed for redeveloping the foreshore, the release of these documents for comment is an important next step and I encourage everyone to have their say."

The documents available for comment include the draft Scarborough redevelopment area design guidelines, development policies, heritage inventory and redevelopment scheme.

More information is available from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority website at <http://www.mra.wa.gov.au/projects-and-places/scarborough>. The public comment period ends on 20 February 2016.

Photo: Scarborough Beach, Perth / Antoine SIPOS / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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