Project Details

Forrestfield / High Wycombe Industrial Area

Project Status : In Progress
Estimated Completion Date : Ongoing
Location : Area located by Roe Highway, Berkshire Road, Milner Road and Sultana Road West in Forrestfield/High Wycombe

The Forrestfield/High Wycombe Industrial Area includes 69 land parcels held in various public and private ownership and generally bounded by Roe Highway, Berkshire Road, Milner Road and Sultana Road West.

The Forrestfield/High Wycombe development area is located within the City of Kalamunda and is generally bound by Sultana Road West to the north, Roe Highway to the east, Berkshire Road to the south and Milner Road to the west. The area is now being developed under the Industrial Development zone, in accordance with the adopted Structure Plan, taking into consideration the Design Guidelines for the area.

The Structure Plan is intended to primarily facilitate the development of logistics and transport-based industries that can take advantage of the location of the land and its proximal relationship with key transport infrastructure.

The proposed industrial development of the precinct necessitates the provision of infrastructure upgrades in the
form of new road connections, upgrades to existing roads to accommodate heavy vehicle movements and the
relocation of service infrastructure. These infrastructure upgrades are considered to benefit all landowners and necessitated by the planned industrial redevelopment of the precinct; as such a Development Contribution Plan was prepared under the provisions of the Shire’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3 to equitably share the costs of infrastructure upgrades amongst landowners.

Development Contribution Plan
The Development Contribution Plan (DCP) outlines the costs of infrastructure within the development contribution area and sets the rate payable by developers who will contribute to the delivery of infrastructure. The DCP is administered through Schedule 12 of the Local Planning Scheme No.3.

On 25 February 2020, the Council considered and adopted the DCP Report and Cost Contribution rate proposed at $23/m² for the purposes of public advertising. The following was also established: 

  • An interim Cost Contribution rate was adopted at $23/m² for the purposes of public advertising. The interim rate will be applied from 25 February 2020 to enable the timely issue of development approvals and building licences.
  • The contributions that have been previously paid, and the future initial contributions to be paid, are to be deemed an interim payment based on estimated costs, or a combination of estimated and actual costs. It is only once all the final infrastructure costs have been established (constructed and paid for) can a final contribution rate for all landowners be determined. At this stage it is anticipated that the final cost contribution rate will be established in 2023.
  • A process has been proposed to reconcile Cost Contributions only once a final cost contribution is established (i.e. when all the infrastructure is built, and the actual cost of the infrastructure is known). This exercise will involve credits being issued to some landowners who made a higher contribution, and the City may seek additional Cost Contributions from other landowners who contributed at a lower rate.   

A copy of the Ordinary Council Minutes dated 25 February 2020 can be viewed below under Related Documents. 

A summary of the historical Cost Contribution rates adopted since the  for this DCP is as follows:

 Date Adopted

 Cost Contribution Rate
 December 2012 $23.03/m²
 December 2013 $28.49/m²
 June 2015 $31.23/m²
Reduced to $29.66/m² to account for only 50% of the cost of Sultana Road West.
 December 2016 $29.79/m²
 December 2018

 $17.01/m² Comprehensive review of utility cost
estimates resulting in significant reduction in cost. 

 February 2020 $23/m² interim rate adopted for public advertising. 


Design Guidelines/Vision Statement
The intent of the guidelines is to ensure development in the industrial area will be of a high standard which is attractive, functional and sustainable which will attract a range of companies eager to locate in the area given the strategic locational attributers of the area.

The purpose of the vision statement is to show graphically how the industrial area is proposed to be developed and to provide context to the area.

The Design Guidelines were adopted by Council in August 2019.

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Contact Information

For further information on this project please contact the City's Strategic Planning Services during office hours:
Telephone: (08) 9257 9807
© City of Kalamunda 2020