Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy for Development Area 6

Development Area 6

[Click image above to enlarge.] DA6 is envisaged as a new ‘pocket’ of urban life at the foothills of the Darling Scarp and includes a mix of residential densities and Airport land uses.

Taylor Burrell Barnett was recently commissioned by the City of Belmont and Perth Airport Pty Ltd (PAPL) to prepare a Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy for Development Area 6 (DA6) in Redcliffe. The purpose of the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy is to establish a Vision for the future urban regeneration of Development Area 6 (DA6), as defined by the City of Belmont’s Local Planning Scheme No. 15.

Located at the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Great Eastern Highway, DA6 presents unique challenges because 105 of its 174 hectares is land under jurisdiction of Perth Airport – and residential development is not permitted on Airport land. For this reason, the Vision Plan was required to consider the interface between residential development on the City of Belmont’s land and potential development on the Airport land.

Urban Village in a Landscaped Setting

The inspiration of the Vision Plan was to create an “Urban Village in a Landscaped Setting”. Two workshops were held with stakeholders and the local community which allowed them to comment on the Preliminary Vision Plan and discuss their concerns, what they liked about the plan and what they wanted to see changed.

DA6 is envisaged as a new ‘pocket’ of urban life at the foothills of the Darling Scarp and includes a mix of residential densities and Airport land uses. It is just walking distance to the Swan River, the future Airport West Train Station and on the doorstep of the consolidated Perth Airport which is one of Perth’s largest mixed business employment hubs. It is a place for all ages, incomes, lifestyles and families with a mix of spaces for relaxation and enjoyment for the entire community, encompassed by a variety of activity opportunities.

Looking Forward

The Vision Plan prepared for DA6 is currently being considered by the City of Belmont as a local planning policy. If adopted, the local planning policy will exist as an interim measure to articulate the Vision for DA6prior to the progression of Structure Planning for the area. The report contains broad level design guidance, which provides the foundation for the future development of detailed statutory planning documents and associated guidelines by the City and PAPL.

Importantly, the Vision Plan provides flexibility for the future detailed planning and development of DA6, particularly in terms of potential land uses and activities. It provides the inspiration for future development and the Implementation Strategy provides the foundation for staging and delivery.

Furthermore, the Vision Plan will feed into the Perth Airport’s Master Plan, which must be updated every 5 years and is due to be released again in 2014.

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