Western Australia

Community input sought on new planning framework for Subiaco Redevelopment Area

THE WA Government last week announced the release of a draft redevelopment scheme and associated policies for Subiaco, which include the transfer of planning authority from Western Australian Planning Commission and City of Subiaco to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

The new planning framework will apply to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority's (MRA) recently-expanded Subiaco Redevelopment Area, and considers important strategic sites, including Subiaco Oval and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site.

Apartment living at Subiaco train station
Above: Apartment living at Subiaco train station / Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Ten draft Development Policies are proposed to replace the existing Planning Policies for the Subiaco Redevelopment Area following the gazettal of the proposed Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme 2. The ten draft policies are:

  • Development Policy 1 – Green Building
  • Development Policy 2 – Heritage
  • Development Policy 3 – Sound and Vibration Attenuation
  • Development Policy 4 – Public Art
  • Development Policy 5 – Additional Structures
  • Development Policy 6 – Signage
  • Development Policy 7 – Home Based Business
  • Development Policy 8 – Hosting Public Events
  • Development Policy 9 – Affordable and Diverse Housing
  • Development Policy 10 – Adaptable Housing

In addition to establishing a new planning framework, design work is progressing for the new Inner City College and early site works will commence in the first half of 2018 to prepare the Kitchener Park site for construction.

"The new Inner City College and surrounding redevelopment will provide much-needed education and employment opportunities for the local community now and into the future," Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said.

"We are getting on with delivering the school in time for 2020 enrolment and there will be more opportunities for the local community to have their say on the future uses of Subiaco Oval precinct and PMH sites as planning progresses.

"The development area is close to key public transport infrastructure, which is what this Government sees as essential to create more liveable, better connected communities."

More information is available from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority website at <https://www.mra.wa.gov.au/public-comments>. The consultation period ends on 8 January 2018.

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