What is a the aim of the Draft Strategy
The Draft Industrial Development Strategy (the Strategy) is intended to provide direction in regard to strategic and statutory planning decision making within the City of Kalamunda (the City) to facilitate and manage growth and changes to industrial estates within the municipal area.
What is an Industrial Investigation area?
purpose of the Industrial Investigation Area is to identify land that may be
suitable for industrial activities. This is where further detailed planning,
investigations and studies are required to determine the suitability of the Industrial
Investigation Area for use as an industrial zone. This includes the capacity
for essential infrastructure provision such sewerage, environmental studies,
water management, and roads. The purpose of investigation is to ensure that all factors are taken into consideration before
any determination is made and rezoning or structure planning progresses. An investigation may also lead to protect land that is
unsuitable for industrial activities due to significant scenic or environmental
Why is Wattle Grove South in the plan?
The entire ‘Wattle Grove South area’ is approximately 310ha and this has been identified for urban investigation by the City’s Local Planning Strategy 2010. The Western Australian Planning Commission’s North-East Sub-Regional Planning Framework also identifies the Wattle Grove South area as an Urban Expansion and Investigation area with a Medium-Long term (2022+) development horizon. There is potential for light industrial uses to be considered under this urban identification. The area (south of Crystal Brook Road) represents approx. 136ha of land with 170 existing lots, this has been identified in the draft Industrial Development Strategy as an Industrial Investigation Area. This does not mean the land will necessarily be rezoned or developed for industrial. Feasibility investigations are required to determine what land uses are the most appropriate and feasible within this site. Given the site is bordered by key freight links, Tonkin Highway and Welshpool Road East and is in close proximity to Roe Highway and Perth Airport, industrial development may be considered a feasible development option for a portion or entirety of the site.
Aircraft noise needs to also be considered as part of the development of Wattle Grove South. The provision of light industrial uses may assist with mitigating impacts from Perth Airport. The industrial interface with the existing areas of Wattle Grove will be an important consideration for the planning of the site. Detailed studies and investigations including a District Structure Plan and rezoning will be required to identify appropriate land uses within the Wattle Grove South area.
If supported a Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment will be required, this process would take a number of years and requires extensive community consultation.
The City encourages residents to share their views on the inclusion of the Wattle Grove South Area as an Industrial Investigation Area. The plan is still in draft form and is out for comment until the extended date of 30 September 2018. There will also be consultation regarding any feasibility studies.
What does it mean for community?
The Strategy builds on the City’s Strategic Community Plan to facilitate diverse and sustainable industrial development to meet changing social and economic needs and support the success and growth of industry and business. The vision of the Strategy is to enhance and expand upon our industrial precincts to accommodate future growth and diversity in industrial land uses and develop modern, efficient and attractive industrial estates that provide for the local and regional community.
What are we seeking comment on?
This is a Draft Industrial Development Strategy, as such, we are engaging the wider industry and community groups to help understand what their future requirements and aspirations are for industrial development. We will also be seeking feedback on our current industrial areas, and what improvements are needed.
Feedback will be useful in developing guiding principles for:
· Quality and maintenance of existing industrial precincts.
· Land requirements for industrial areas and lot size requirements.
· Functionality of existing industrial precincts based on the needs of the community and industry.
· Design innovations for new developments.
· Cohesion with local community look and feel through appropriate transition and interface with surrounding urban land uses.
· Humanising industrial areas and enhancing working environments
What is out of scope for this consultation?
For more information on these projects, please refer to engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.
Where are the Industrial areas in the City of Kalamunda - Current and Future?
The City currently has a total of approximately 351ha of industrial land, spread across five suburbs in Forrestfield, High Wycombe, Wattle Grove, Kewdale and Walliston. Key development precincts identified within the Strategy are generally consistent with the sites identified in the Western Australian Planning Commission’s (WAPC) Economic and Employment Land Strategy, and are broadly identified as follows:
1. Forrestfield Marshalling Yards: Representing the existing marshalling yards / intermodal freight facility between Perth Airport and Dundas Road;
2. Forrestfield Industrial Area: Representing the established Forrestfield industrial precinct west of Roe Highway in Forrestfield;
3. Forrestfield / High Wycombe Light Industrial Area Stage 1: Representing the growing industrial precinct to the north of the Forrestfield Industrial Area;
4. Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area (MKSEA): Representing the north-eastern most section of the MKSEA precinct, colloquially known as the ‘Kalamunda Wedge’ area, an area planned for future industrial development;
5. Wattle Grove South: Representing an area identified for urban investigation, and considered to have strong potential for future industrial development;
6. Walliston Industrial Area: Representing the established industrial area within Walliston, which has potential for renewal and intensification; and
7. Hatch Court / Stirling Crescent Light Industrial Area: Representing an area identified for light industrial development abutting the City of Swan’s Hazelmere Industrial Area and Perth Airport land, subject to further detailed planning.
The progression of key actions identified within this Strategy for each of these areas will be implemented via the preparation of new Local Planning Scheme No. 4 and the Local Planning Policy framework, and where necessary, amendments to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.
How can I provide feedback?
What are the Workshops and can I attend?
What is the Focus Group?
Invitation is open to those within the Industrial sector who would like to be part of the Industry Focus Working Group. Places are limited. Please register to attend by contacting City Planning on 9257 9999
Industry Focus Working Group: Zig Zag Cultural Centre, 50 Railway Road, Kalamunda: 16 August 2018 @ 5:00pm
What will happen next?
Where can I get more information?