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. BackgroundThe 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.
Local Structure Plan: The Forrestfield/High Wycombe Industrial Area Stage 1 Local Structure Plan (LSP) was adopted in 2012. Council considered modifications to the LSP at its meeting on 25 September 2017, recommending the following amendments to the LSP:
In April 2018 the Western Australian Planning Commission supported all modifications to the LSP, except for:
In May 2018 the Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands approved Amendment 91, which incorporates a Special Use zone over Lot 50 (170) Sultana Road West to require a composite Residential/Light Industry land use outcome. Given the intentions of this amendment was to enable subdivision for the composite land uses, which is inconsistent with the WAPC's earlier decision, the City sought reconsideration from the WAPC.
In October 2018 the WAPC advised the City that it would support subdivision with minimum lot size of 3,000m² and composite development criteria for Lot 50 Sultana Road West only.
The City is in the process of making the changes to the LSP. The final version of the LSP is expected to be published in early 2019.
Development Contribution PlanThe 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.
The 2017/18 review to the DCP Report resulted in a contribution rate reduction from $29.79/m2 to $17.01/m2. The rate reduction was primarily due to the following factors:
The new rate of $17.01/m2 was adopted at the 3 December 2018 Special Council Meeting.
Design Guidelines/Vision StatementThe 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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