Design WA Stage 2 - Precinct Design

Design WA Stage 2 – Precinct Design has been released by the Minister for Planning for public consultation on the 13th August for a period of 60 days.

Design WA Stage 2

Precinct Design guides the preparation and assessment of planning proposals for areas that require a high level of planning, such as higher levels of density and infill, mixed use components and activity centre designation.

Given the predictions of Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million, effective precinct design is integral to the future of our cities and towns. The State Planning Policy 7.2 Precinct Design (SPP 7.2) and associated Guidelines will apply to areas that require a high-level of design focus due to their complexity, whether this is due to mixed use components, higher levels of density, an activity centre designation or character, heritage and/or ecological value. The policy will require a tailored, performance-based approach to precinct design, supported by design review and a high level of community participation. The 10 Principles of Good Design outlined in State Planning Policy 7.0 Design of the Built Environment apply. 

Stage 2 includes:

Draft State Planning Policy 7.2:  Precinct Design: the lead policy to guide the preparation and evaluation of planning proposals for areas that require a high level of planning and design focus due to their complexity - such as planned infill development, activity centre designation or areas with certain values such as heritage or local character.

Draft State Planning Policy 7.2:  Precinct Design Guidelines: built upon the 10 Design Principles contained in State Planning Policy 7.0 -Design of the Built Environment by introducing the concept of design review into precinct planning through seven performance-based design elements.

Precinct Design Planning Framework Discussion Paper: considers the potential impacts and changes that may be required to the planning framework to support effective implementation of the policy.

Have your say

The draft SPP 7.2 Precinct Design, Guidelines and Discussion Paper are open for public comment. 

Online feedback form

Submissions close 5pm on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Page last reviewed 13 August 2019
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