Activity Centres Strategy

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Commercial Activity Centres serve a critical role for the City of Kalamunda community as places for socialising, working and living and as places where the community can access local services, shops and community facilities. These centres are important places for community life. The City of Kalamunda's Activity Centres Strategy will aim to provide an overarching strategy for both smaller and larger centres and encompasses a number of areas in Council including strategic planning, economic development and asset planning and development. This approach identifies ways to support activity centres and their stakeholders, ensuring planning for economic viability and ongoing improvements and support.

The City of Kalamunda’s Activity Centres Strategy will ensure that activity centres within the City are delivered to optimise community benefit by providing direction to guide the future development and enhancement of amenity. The Strategy will guide Council, its officers and applicants when considering the planning of activity centres through statutory and strategic planning processes. The Strategy builds on the priorities of the City’s Strategic Community Plan by supporting the local economy and using the land and assets sustainably, diversely and effectively. The Strategy has the following overarching vision: The City of Kalamunda will have a network of commercial activity centres that are characterised by their diversity, flexibility and unique character.

This revised Activity Centres Strategy (the strategy) seeks to maintain these key guiding objectives and provide updated information that has changed or evolved since 2010. In addition to these objectives the Strategy will:

• Ensure compliance with up-to-date strategic land use policy and economic analysis which applies to Perth and the City, with a specific focus on the detailed commercial and retail planning for Forrestfield North.

• Reflect best practice land use planning and provide a robust framework for local commercial and activity centres.

• Investigate and prepare precinct improvement documentation.

At present, there is no Activity Centres Strategy endorsed by the City. It is considered important to have a Strategy of this kind to guide future strategic and statutory planning decision making for commercial, mixed use, and surrounding land use and development. The City’s Economic Development Strategy, adopted in December 2017, has helped to inform the Strategy.

Commercial Activity Centres serve a critical role for the City of Kalamunda community as places for socialising, working and living and as places where the community can access local services, shops and community facilities. These centres are important places for community life. The City of Kalamunda's Activity Centres Strategy will aim to provide an overarching strategy for both smaller and larger centres and encompasses a number of areas in Council including strategic planning, economic development and asset planning and development. This approach identifies ways to support activity centres and their stakeholders, ensuring planning for economic viability and ongoing improvements and support.

The City of Kalamunda’s Activity Centres Strategy will ensure that activity centres within the City are delivered to optimise community benefit by providing direction to guide the future development and enhancement of amenity. The Strategy will guide Council, its officers and applicants when considering the planning of activity centres through statutory and strategic planning processes. The Strategy builds on the priorities of the City’s Strategic Community Plan by supporting the local economy and using the land and assets sustainably, diversely and effectively. The Strategy has the following overarching vision: The City of Kalamunda will have a network of commercial activity centres that are characterised by their diversity, flexibility and unique character.

This revised Activity Centres Strategy (the strategy) seeks to maintain these key guiding objectives and provide updated information that has changed or evolved since 2010. In addition to these objectives the Strategy will:

• Ensure compliance with up-to-date strategic land use policy and economic analysis which applies to Perth and the City, with a specific focus on the detailed commercial and retail planning for Forrestfield North.

• Reflect best practice land use planning and provide a robust framework for local commercial and activity centres.

• Investigate and prepare precinct improvement documentation.

At present, there is no Activity Centres Strategy endorsed by the City. It is considered important to have a Strategy of this kind to guide future strategic and statutory planning decision making for commercial, mixed use, and surrounding land use and development. The City’s Economic Development Strategy, adopted in December 2017, has helped to inform the Strategy.