MRS Amendment 1270/41 - Ocean Reef Marina Development

Closed 24 Feb 2017

Opened 22 Nov 2016


Call for Public Submissions

Metropolitan Region Scheme Major Amendment 1270/41

Ocean Reef Marina Redevelopment

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) intends to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the local government of Joondalup and is seeking public comment. The amendment seeks to rationalise various zones and reserves in the MRS to facilitate the redevelopment of the existing Ocean Reef Marina Boat Harbour.


Display locations

Plans showing the proposed change and the WAPC’s amendment report, which explains the proposal, will be available for public inspection from Tuesday 22 November 2016 to Friday 24 February 2017 at:

Western Australian Planning Commission

  • J S Battye Library
  • City of Perth
  • City of Fremantle
  • City of Joondalup
  • City of Wanneroo
  • Office of the Environmental Protection Authority

Documents are also available online at



Any person who desires to make a submission to support, object or provide comment on any part of the proposed amendment should do so on a Form 41, which is available from the display locations, the amendment report and online.

Written submissions can be lodged online via or by post to:  Secretary, Western Australian Planning Commission, Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001.

Submissions close 5pm, Friday 24 February 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.


Additional Information

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) determined that the amendment should not be assessed, given that a Negotiated Planning Outcome (NPO) is required for the partial loss of Bush Forever site 325 and that the proposal to construct and operate the Ocean Reef Marina is being assessed by the EPA at the level of Public Environmental Review. The EPA’s assessment of the proposal and the NPO are required to be finalised, prior to the WAPC making a final determination on the amendment. 

Submissions on the Public Environmental Review should be directed to the EPA at

What happens next

Any person making a written submission has the opportunity to personally present the basis of their submission to a sub-committee of the WAPC.  Presentations made to the hearings committee are an extension of the submission process and the transcript of all hearings will become a public document.  The transcript is published and made available when the amendment is presented to both Houses of Parliament.

After considering the submissions, the WAPC may make modifications to the amendment.  The WAPC will then submit the amendment plans, together with a Report on Submissions and a copy of all written submissions, to the Minister for Planning for presentation to the Governor.

If the Governor approves, a copy of the plans of the amendment together with the Report on Submissions will be laid before each House of Parliament for twelve sitting days.  Either House may, by resolution, disallow an amendment within that time.  As soon as the amendment is no longer subject to disallowance it becomes legally effective in the MRS.

Anyone who has made a submission will receive a copy of Report on Submissions when the amendment is tabled in Parliament.  The report will also be available on the PlanningWA website

People who have made submissions will be kept advised on the progress of the amendment, and along with all affected landowners, will be notified of the final outcome.


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