The project focuses on the preparation of a Local Planning Strategy for the Town’s municipal area to ensure that there is a balance between urban intensification and the retention of the existing character and amenity throughout the Town.
As an inner metropolitan local government the Town has a huge diversity in its built form, land use, movement network and natural environments. These assets combine to create a highly functional urban area that is an attractive place to live, work and invest.
Retaining these key attributes, whilst also accommodating the population growth prescribed by the WAPC’s Perth & Peel @ 3.5 million, is a substantial challenge for the Town moving into the future. This challenge can only be addressed with well considered and comprehensive strategic planning.
The project commenced in 2016 and TBB is leading a multi-disciplinary consultant team to progress the preparation of the Local Planning Strategy, inclusive research and analysis, extensive communication and consultation engagement, and the preparation of the Strategy to the Council and the Western Australian Planning Commission.
The Strategy provides a clear and well reasoned approach to long term strategic planning which considers local character, community values and aligns with the State Government planning framework. The Strategy will provide the basis for the Planning Scheme review and development guidance.