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Planning and Development Act 2005
Town Planning Scheme Amendment
Local Planning Scheme No.3:- Amendment No.101
Rezoning House Numbers 7 and 9, Field Street, Mount Lawley
At its meeting on 17 October 2017, Council considered an application to change the zoning of House Numbers 7 and 9 Field Street Mount Lawley from ‘Public Use Reserve (Hospital)’ to ‘'Special Use (S35) - Residential (R20)’.
This site which was no longer in use, was previously used as a hospital by the Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Authority as a rehabilitation centre.
Before the site could be used for any other purpose, the zoning of the land had to be changed. At that meeting, Council resolved to allow this site to be used for housing, and in doing so also proposed that the cluster of trees at the intersection of Rookwood Street and Field Street must be retained.
The 'Special Use' zoning was to enable zoning was to enable conditions relating to tree retention, vehicular access and lot area requirements to apply when the area was redeveloped.
The proposal to rezone the site from ‘Public Use Reserve (Hospital)’ to 'Special Use (S35) - Residential (R20) was advertised between February and March 2018.
At its meeting on 17 April 2018, Council considered the outcomes of advertising of the Scheme Amendment, and resolved to proceed with the Scheme Amendment.
As the Minister for Planning is responible for determining Scheme Amendments, the Scheme Amendment was forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission on 7 May 2018 for the Minister for Planning’s final determination.
On 3 September 2018, the City was advised that the Minister for Planning required the Scheme Amendment to be advertised in a modified form to:
- Rezone the subject site to ‘Residential (R60) and Additional Requirements (AR2)’
- Require the preparation of a Local Development Plan for the subject site prior to development (which will guide how the site will be developed. The Local Development Plan will be advertised separately at some time in the future, if Scheme Amendment No.101 is approved by the Minister for Planning)
- Introduce requirements for a tree protection area for the eastern portion of the subject site, and for vehicle access to come from Masel Land or Memorial Lane.
The proposed Residential (R60) zoning with the additional requirements was advertised for public comment between September and October 2018.
At its meeting on 12 February 2019, Council considered the outcomes of re-advertising of the Scheme Amendment, and resolved to not proceed with (not support) the Scheme Amendment.
Council also reiterated its support to rezone the sites to an R20 density.
As the Minister is responsible for final determination of Scheme Amendments, the City re-sent the Scheme Amendment to the Western Australian Planning Commission for a ministerial decision on 27 February 2019.
The City was advised on 23 May 2019 that Minister for Planning had approved the Scheme Amendment to rezone the subject sites to a ‘Residential (R60) and Additional Requirements (AR1)’ zoning, and the changes to the City’s Local Planning Scheme came into effect on 2 July 2019.
Where can I find out more information about the amendment?
More information about why the City rezoned this land can be found in the Council report which can be viewed here.
The Scheme Amendment document details the changes to the Local Planning Scheme No.3 that the City is proposing which can be viewed here.