Greater diversity of housing options secured in City of Armadale

Greater diversity of housing options secured in City of Armadale
Wednesday 11 December 2019

State Government supports amendment to Armadale's local planning scheme.

Changes to the City of Armadale's local planning scheme will ensure more diverse and attractive housing options on land adjacent to the Kelmscott train station and around Kelmscott Senior High School. 

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti today announced support for an amendment to the City's local planning scheme to support greater diversity of housing options in close proximity to public transport.

The introduction of new residential density codes will increase options for redevelopment through higher density housing types. It will also complement redevelopment works associated with the METRONET Denny Avenue level crossing removal project.

New housing types will include one and two-bedroom dwellings, townhouse developments and two to three-storey apartment developments, providing greater opportunities for first homeowners and allowing residents to age in place.

The new scheme is consistent with the McGowan Government's METRONET vision to create transit oriented communities, providing greater housing options within walkable distance of public transport and local community amenity.

Development applications will be subject to planning approval, including consistency with the State Government's Design WA principles and guidelines released earlier this year, and may also be subject to review by the City of Armadale's Design Review Panel.

Read the full media statement.

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