The Maida Vale South urban investigation area is generally bound by Roe Highway to the west, Sultana Road East to the south, Hawtin Road to the east and the Maida Vale Cell 6 development area to the north.
Maida Vale South has been identified as an ‘Urban Expansion Area’ by the Western Australian Planning Commission’s (WAPC) North-East Sub-Regional Structure Plan. Maida Vale South has also been identified by the City of Kalamunda in the Local Planning Strategy (2010) as an ‘Urban Investigation Area’.
Burgess Design Group (BDG), a private planning consultancy firm, is working in the area to progress the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) amendment to change the zoning for the area identified as ‘Urban Investigation Area’ from ‘Rural’ to ‘Urban’. As part of this process, the area will also be proposed to be rezoned from it’s current ‘Special Rural’ designation under the City’s Local Planning Scheme No 3 (LPS3) to an ‘Urban Development’ zone.
The ‘Urban Development’ zone requires preparation and approval of a Structure Plan to facilitate residential development. BDG are also undertaking the detailed Structure Planning for the area in this regard.
As of September 2020, the City is yet to receive any formal Structure Plan or LPS3 rezoning but the City is aware that one is in the process of being prepared. The required technical reporting and investigation takes some time and the City understands this process commenced in late 2015. The City is of the understanding that it is now well progressed.