District and sub-regional structure plans

District structure plans provide a strategic framework for the planning, assessment, coordination and implementation of major development initiatives.

Bullsbrook Freight and Industrial District Structure Plan

The department with consultants GHD are preparing the Bullsbrook Freight and Industrial District Structure Plan to provide a clear strategic vision for future development of the industrial land, service infrastructure and transport requirements to support the proposed Bullsbrook IMT and provide for long-term employment opportunities.

The District Structure Plan will:

  • assess existing and likely demand for industrial land as well as the opportunity and constraints of industrial land use within the study area
  • consider potential land use conflicts and manage the interface between communities and freight corridors and industrial development
  • ensure successful integration of the proposed IMT site and surrounding industrial and employment lands with transport infrastructure, to support a safe and efficient strategic freight transport network
  • identify broad land use precincts to guide further detailed structure planning for the area
  • provide a framework for use by State and Local Governments and stakeholders to inform the preparation of local structure plans and to guide future amendments to the Metropolitan Region Scheme and local planning scheme.
Burswood Peninsula District Structure Plan  

The purpose of the Burswood Peninsula District Structure Plan is to provide a strategic framework for the planning, assessment, coordination and implementation of major development initiatives across the Burswood Peninsula. The vision is to create an attractive, vibrant and sustainable urban setting, with a diverse mix of housing, recreation, entertainment, tourism and employment opportunities.

The principal objectives of the Burswood Peninsula District Structure Plan are to:

  • place the Peninsula in its regional context and identify any factors that might influence the future planning and development of the area
  • confirm the role and function of Peninsula in the context of the State Government’s metropolitan planning strategy, Directions 2031 and Beyond
  • develop a spatial plan that defines planning and development precincts, and informs the preparation of local structure plans, planning scheme amendments, and statutory planning and development proposals
  • identify existing environmental and geotechnical site conditions and confirm what additional studies and investigations are necessary to support planning and development decisions
  • identify any social and community infrastructure that will be necessary to support the proposed new development
  • identify any services and infrastructure constraints, and options for the coordinated delivery of additional capacity to the area.

The scale of development across the peninsula is significant, with nine planning precincts estimated to yield:

  • 12,500 residential units
  • 250,000 m2 of commercial floor space
  • 65,000 m2 of retail floor space
  • A new 60,000 seat stadium
  • A new 500 room hotel (Crown Perth).
Cockburn Coast District Structure Plan 

The Cockburn coast district structure plan has been prepared to guide future land use and transport initiatives within the area stretching between South Beach in South Fremantle and the Port Coogee marina.

The plan has been developed over several years in conjunction with local government and state government agencies, with a focus on community and landowner consultation.

Key considerations in the development of the plan include:

  • State Government policy, particularly support for infill development as the metropolitan population increases;
  • appropriate interface with the surrounding areas of South Beach and Port Coogee;
  • regional public transport and road network connections, with significant consideration given to connections with Fremantle;
  • regional infrastructure requirements;
  • likely demographic projections and requirements;
  • improving access to the beach and Beeliar regional park;
  • existing industrial operations and transitioning arrangements for these uses over time; and
  • providing an appropriate framework to encourage the regeneration of the South Fremantle power station.
Nambeelup Industrial Area District Structure Plan 

The proposed Nambeelup Industrial Area (NIA) will be a modern industrial estate comprising of approximately 1,000 ha of industrial land, situated about 9 km north-east of the Mandurah city centre and 14 km north-west of the Pinjarra townsite.

The establishment of Peel Business Park at Nambeelup is included as a key transformational project in the Peel Regional Investment Blueprint, Vision 2050 (the Blueprint) prepared by the Peel Development Commission. 

In order to facilitate a coordinated approach to the planning and development of the NIA, and to protect areas determined to be of environmental significance within the NIA, there was a need to prepare a district structure plan to provide overall guidance for future industrial development and infrastructure provision.

Following more than 10 years of planning, environmental, drainage and infrastructure servicing investigations, as well as separate public consultation periods for an initial draft District Structure Plan in 2012 and then a revised draft DSP in 2014, the Western Australian Planning Commission endorsed the final Nambeelup Industrial Area DSP in December 2015. 

The finalisation of the DSP now provides the opportunity to progress further detailed planning, environmental and infrastructure servicing investigations required for the implementation of the DSP.  

Part 1 of this report outlines the vision, key planning objectives and proposals, as well as proposed implementation mechanisms.  Part 2 provides background information relating to the preparation of the DSP, including the relevant planning, environmental, drainage and infrastructure servicing issues.

Picton Industrial Park district structure plan

The Picton Industrial Park Southern Precinct is located to the east of Picton, an existing industrial area in the eastern part of Greater Bunbury, the regional centre for the South West of Western Australia.

The Picton Industrial Park Southern Precinct District Structure Plan (DSP), identifies the principal planning considerations to be taken into account in successfully developing the DSP area predominantly for industrial development. It represents the latest DSP for the wider Preston Industrial Park (2950 hectares), originally identified as a long-term industrial area for Greater Bunbury in the 1995 Bunbury Wellington Region Plan and in Industry 2030: Greater Bunbury Industrial Land and Port Access Planning in 2000.

This plan provides a high-level strategic outline of the planning requirements to accommodate the proposed industrial uses and associated infrastructure for the DSP area, together with zoning for Rural and Regional Open Space reserves. It will provide the strategic planning framework for more detailed local structure plans.

Accompanying the District Structure Plan are the District Water Management Strategy and the Bushfire Hazard Level Assessment documents.

For further information, contact the Bunbury office of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Southern River, Forrestdale, Brookdale, Wungong District Structure Plan 

The structure plan provides a broad framework for land use and development including major community facilities, conservation areas, Bush Forever sites, open space, and potential areas for development.

Swan Urban Growth Corridor Sub-Regional Structure Plan 

The sub-regional structure plan is a strategic document that seeks to achieve proper and orderly planning and development of land and infrastructure consistently across the study area.

The sub-regional structure plan provides a set of policy principles to guide future development in the corridor in a coordinated manner, commensurate with the needs of the community. It takes into account  factors such as economic development, road networks, transit stations, community facilities, district open space, urban densities, activity corridors and neighbourhood centres.

The sub-regional structure plan will guide the preparation of future district and local structure plans, including decisions relating to these plans by the WAPC and the City of Swan.

The sub-regional structure plan includes the future urban cells in the Henley Brook (Albion), West Swan and Caversham areas.

Page last reviewed 24 November 2018
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