Activity Centres Strategy

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Community Engagement Report

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.

Consultation ran from 22 May to 26 June 2020 and was supported by an integrated marketing campaign; published on the City’s online engagement platform, the City’s website and promoted via the City’s social media channels. Additionally, the City ran two advertisements in the local newspaper The ECHO, advertising the survey on the Engage platform and the City’s online information session held on Tuesday the 9th of June 2020. Additionally, copies of the survey along with the Activity Centres infographic were hand delivered to shops established within the major shopping centres within the City.

The survey received 17 responses over the duration of the engagement. The online information session achieved 8 attendees from the City’s commercial community.





The City held an Online Information Session on Tuesday the 9th of June 2020. The full recording of this event, which steps out the Strategy development and areas of focus can be viewed here:



CONSULTATION HAS NOW CONCLUDED




Community Engagement Report

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.

Consultation ran from 22 May to 26 June 2020 and was supported by an integrated marketing campaign; published on the City’s online engagement platform, the City’s website and promoted via the City’s social media channels. Additionally, the City ran two advertisements in the local newspaper The ECHO, advertising the survey on the Engage platform and the City’s online information session held on Tuesday the 9th of June 2020. Additionally, copies of the survey along with the Activity Centres infographic were hand delivered to shops established within the major shopping centres within the City.

The survey received 17 responses over the duration of the engagement. The online information session achieved 8 attendees from the City’s commercial community.





The City held an Online Information Session on Tuesday the 9th of June 2020. The full recording of this event, which steps out the Strategy development and areas of focus can be viewed here: