Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million frameworks
Information regarding Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million and the sub-regional frameworks.
Why do we need increased density and infill development? Does every local government have an infill target of 47 per cent?
The Perth and Peel regions now stretch more than 150 kilometres from Two Rocks in the north to Bouvard in the south.
In 2010, Directions 2031 and Beyond proposed limiting Perth and Peel’s unsustainable urban sprawl by creating a consolidated and connected city and redressing the balance between infill and greenfield development to 47 and 53 per cent respectively. Perth and Peel@3.5million provides clear guidance on how this will be achieved through a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to land use and infrastructure provision.
Of the 800,000 new homes needed for the projected population increase, almost half – at least 380,000 or 47 per cent – will be provided through increased density and greater infill development in strategic areas such as around transport hubs, including the new METRONET station precincts and activity centres. Most of these will be built within existing suburbs in the Central sub-region.
Will the frameworks affect housing affordability?
The infill target of 47 per cent is for all of the Perth and Peel to the year 2050. The Central Sub-region is largely developed, so all development for these local governments will be infill by default, which offsets the other sub-regions. Not all infill targets for local governments outside of the Central Sub-region are 47 per cent, with some being higher and others being lower.
Can I appeal against a decision in the frameworks?
The frameworks aim to create thriving new communities and revitalise existing ones, particularly around key transport hubs including the new METRONET stations. It is expected that this will generate greater housing diversity and choice that reflect changing and evolving community needs and aspirations.
Greater housing diversity may result in improved housing affordability. Increased infill development should result in more people living closer to where they work, cutting commuting times and other costs associated with living on the urban fringe.
What do these terms mean?
There is no appeal process for any of the frameworks’ proposals.
However, the frameworks are not static documents. They will be monitored continuously and reviewed to ensure they remain contemporary and responsive to Government priorities and community need.
What happens next?
- Urban/industrial investigation – land that may be suitable for urban or industrial development but requires further investigation to determine its suitability.
- Planning investigation – land that will be subject to further investigation to consider its suitability for development
- Open space investigation – land that may be suitable for open space purposes but requires further investigation to determine its suitability.
These are long-term, strategic plans and do not automatically change the existing zonings and/or reservations of land, or allow for new land use. They are the next step in the ongoing process of refining and detailing planning proposals for Perth and Peel.
The need to provide land for development, landowner intentions, and the capacity of servicing agencies and local governments will guide the timing around delivery of the proposals. Future development is expected to be undertaken sequentially as logical extensions to existing development and an adequate supply of land will be continuously available.
State and local government planning bodies need to review and refine the urban form shown in their planning schemes and strategies, and maintain the spirit and intent of the frameworks through their planning decisions.
Where can I find out more information?
A review of the frameworks is scheduled to get underway in 2021 to ensure that they remain responsive to changes, challenges and community expectations as the regions develop.
The delivery of additional infill housing opportunities associated with METRONET and the Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity initiative may lead to the need for revised infill targets and/or staging of greenfield development through the review process.
Monitoring and reporting will inform Government, industry and the wider community on the progress of delivering the frameworks. This will be integral to the practice of evidence-based policy interventions that can respond to the challenges of a rapidly-changing and growing city.
It is anticipated that a timeframe will be provided closer to the review date.
Updates will be provided here and all related queries can be directed to the Strategic Planning Projects team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.