Share Your Vision: Heidelberg Park, Carmel

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Outcome

In November 2019 it was announced that the State Government will acquire management of Heidelberg Park (while Schmitt Road was given back to the City in a land swap) for the specific purpose of developing an aged care facility in the heart of the hills.

Council resolved to request the WAPC initiate an MRS Amendment to rezone a portion of the site to Urban at the November 2019 OCM. The WAPC initiated the MRS Amendment in July 2020. The MRS Amendment was gazetted on 22 December 2020 following the Minister’s approval.




Background

On 21 July 2020 the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) commenced advertisement of the MRS Amendment.

Plans showing the proposed changes and the WAPC's amendment report which explains the proposals can be accessed from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website or by visiting the WAPC, Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth; the State Library of WA; and the office of the City of Kalamunda.

Documents are available on request from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage by telephoning (08) 6551 8002 or by emailing mrs@dplh.wa.gov.au and quoting the amendment number 1372/57.

Should you wish to comment on the proposed amendments, you can do so by completing the online survey by 5pm, Friday 25 September 2020.

The WAPC will consider all submissions before making a recommendation to the Minister for Planning, who will then make a final decision on the proposed amendments.

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Amendment

Due to the community’s desire for aged care, the City after consultation with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) sought to initiate an MRS Amendment at Heidelberg Park. At the November 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to request the Western Australian Planning Commission to rezone a portion of Heidelberg Park from Parks and Recreation to Urban.

On 6 May 2020 the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) resolved to initiate the MRS Amendment. On 24 June 2020 the Environmental Protection Authority determined not to assess the Amendment.

Ordinary Council Meeting November 2019 - View Agenda | View Minutes

View Existing MRS Map

View Proposed MRS Map

Concept Plan

In response to the feedback from community and to support the MRS Amendment request and future detailed planning, a Concept Plan has been prepared.

View Concept Plan


Background

Heidelberg Park is a regional reserve, located at 420 Canning Road, Carmel and is also bordered by Pomeroy Road.

In mid-2019, the City sought feedback from the community on their vision for Heidelberg Park. The community consultation included a survey, information stall and an open workshop at the site. Results from the community engagement can be viewed in the following document:

The community during the engagement process expressed a high level of desire for aged care, protection of environmental values and enhanced public open space.


Outcome

In November 2019 it was announced that the State Government will acquire management of Heidelberg Park (while Schmitt Road was given back to the City in a land swap) for the specific purpose of developing an aged care facility in the heart of the hills.

Council resolved to request the WAPC initiate an MRS Amendment to rezone a portion of the site to Urban at the November 2019 OCM. The WAPC initiated the MRS Amendment in July 2020. The MRS Amendment was gazetted on 22 December 2020 following the Minister’s approval.




Background

On 21 July 2020 the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) commenced advertisement of the MRS Amendment.

Plans showing the proposed changes and the WAPC's amendment report which explains the proposals can be accessed from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website or by visiting the WAPC, Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth; the State Library of WA; and the office of the City of Kalamunda.

Documents are available on request from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage by telephoning (08) 6551 8002 or by emailing mrs@dplh.wa.gov.au and quoting the amendment number 1372/57.

Should you wish to comment on the proposed amendments, you can do so by completing the online survey by 5pm, Friday 25 September 2020.

The WAPC will consider all submissions before making a recommendation to the Minister for Planning, who will then make a final decision on the proposed amendments.

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Amendment

Due to the community’s desire for aged care, the City after consultation with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) sought to initiate an MRS Amendment at Heidelberg Park. At the November 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council resolved to request the Western Australian Planning Commission to rezone a portion of Heidelberg Park from Parks and Recreation to Urban.

On 6 May 2020 the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) resolved to initiate the MRS Amendment. On 24 June 2020 the Environmental Protection Authority determined not to assess the Amendment.

Ordinary Council Meeting November 2019 - View Agenda | View Minutes

View Existing MRS Map

View Proposed MRS Map

Concept Plan

In response to the feedback from community and to support the MRS Amendment request and future detailed planning, a Concept Plan has been prepared.

View Concept Plan


Background

Heidelberg Park is a regional reserve, located at 420 Canning Road, Carmel and is also bordered by Pomeroy Road.

In mid-2019, the City sought feedback from the community on their vision for Heidelberg Park. The community consultation included a survey, information stall and an open workshop at the site. Results from the community engagement can be viewed in the following document:

The community during the engagement process expressed a high level of desire for aged care, protection of environmental values and enhanced public open space.


Consultation has concluded
  • Background

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    by Katrina.Bergin,

    The City of Kalamunda consulted with adjacent landowners and the broader community, to understand the community's vision for Heidelberg Park, a vacant site on the corner of Pomeroy and Canning Road.

    Engagement Activities & Promotion

    The project underwent an extensive community engagement process, with a Visioning Workshop held on site and facilitated by Spaced Out Placemakers to identify the community's vision. The workshop was attended by adjacent landowners and advocates for aged care. The survey and workshop was also promoted through the City's social media channels, two rounds of print advertisements in the Echo and Southern Gazette newspapers, signage on site and a community pop-up at the Kalamunda Farmer's Markets. Key stakeholder groups such as Environmental Friends Groups, community and sporting clubs, schools and aged care and seniors groups were also contacted via email. The survey recieved 393 responses, and the Visioning Workshop generated 90 responses to the survey and 21 co-design plans prepared by community members. The workshop also generated 82 ideas that were mapped on the park aerial. Key themes or desires that arised were: enhancing the natural environment, need for active spaces and meeting spaces (eg. BBQ areas, playgrounds) and options for integrated aged care to be developed on site.

    Outcome

    In November 2019 it was announced that the State Government will acquire management of Heidelberg Park (while Schmitt Road was given back to the City in a land swap) for the specific purpose of developing an aged care facility in the heart of the hills.