Project Details

Cambridge Reserve

Project Status : In Progress
Estimated Completion Date : TBC
Location : Cambridge Road, Forrestfield

The Cambridge Reserve Enhancement Project (the Project) proposes to transform Cambridge Reserve (currently classified as a passive open space reserve) into an improved public open space, with a portion proposed to be rezoned for residential development and for aged care purposes.


The City undertook a preliminary community engagement process in February 2018, to seek feedback on how residents would like to see Cambridge Reserve improved.

The process included setting up information stalls at the Forrestfield Shopping Centre and conducting an on site workshop at Cambridge Reserve, where participants took part in mapping ideas and an online survey.

The City engaged Urbis to prepare a plan that reflects the desires of the community. The Master Plan was presented to Council on 5 June 2018 and incorporates the community’s feedback. 

The City undertook a public advertising campaign over July-August 2018 to get community feedback on the draft Cambridge Reserve plan. This included pop-up information stalls, surveys and workshops.

At the February 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting Council considered community feedback on the Concept Plan and resolved to adopt the Concept Plan for the purposes of undertaking further technical studies, initiating the land transfer process, and preparing an amendment to Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3).

Revised Concept Plan and Scheme Amendment 104

In 2019 further technical studies were undertaken including a spring flora survey which highlighted an area of significant vegetation which needed to be protected. A local water management strategy was also prepared and found the stormwater basin onsite was too small to meet contemporary standards. This resulted in modifications to the Concept Plan which among other factors includes 100% retention of protected flora and a constructed wetland design that results in the relocation of the existing stormwater basin to the western side of Cambridge Reserve. Two versions of the revised Concept Plan have been produced in this regard:

  • Option A – featuring a 1.5ha aged care site, and;
  • Option B – featuring a 1ha aged care site 
On 25 August 2020, the Council resolved to adopt the revised Concept Plans and initiate a Local Planning Scheme Amendment No. 104 (Amendment 104) for the purpose of public advertising. Amendment 104 proposes to re-zone approximately 3.85ha portion of Cambridge Reserve from ‘Local Open Space’ to the ‘Urban Development’ zone to facilitate a future aged care facility, residential lots and local open space improvements to the site. The balance of the site is proposed to remain a Local Open Space reserve.


Where to from here?

The City is currently advertising the revised Concept Plans and Proposed Scheme Amendment 104. Details can be viewed here: 

Comments close 5pm 9 November 2020. 

After advertising, submissions will be considered and put back to Council for review. 


Project Images

Cambridge Reserve - Proposed Local Planning Scheme Amendment 104 Map
Cambridge Reserve - Concept Plan B
Cambridge Reserve - Concept Plan A

Related Documents

Contact Information

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Telephone: (08) 9257 9938

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