We Asked, You Said, We Did

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage values your views.  Below is some feedback about recent consultations.

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme minor amendment 1378/57 - Lot 71 Chateau Place and Lot 72 Millhouse Road, Aveley.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions.

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved the amendment to this Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2776 and is effective from the 5 October 2021, the date of publication of the notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan.

We asked

For feedback on MRS minor amendments - 1372/57 - Pt Lot 800 Canning Road, Carmel and 1373/57 - Old Railway Reserve, Kalamunda and Surrounds.

You said

We did

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme Minor amendment 1367/57 – Part Lot 5131 Jandakot Road, Treeby and Surrounds.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, with modification, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2717/1 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1369/57 - West Piara Urban Precinct.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2758 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1366/57 - Lot 912 Midland Road, Bushmead.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2752 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1365/57 – Pt Lot 4 Fern Road and Pt Lot 102 Castledare Place, Wilson.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2751 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1364/57 -Kwinana Freeway, Mundijong Road, Kulija Road Intersection.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as modified, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2750/1 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1363/57 - Lots 15 and 18 Mason Road, Kwinana Beach.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the abovementioned amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2747 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1361/57 - City of Canning Omnibus 1.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1357/57 Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Normalisation Midland.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as modified, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1356/57 - Normalisation of Central Perth and Subiaco Redevelopment Area.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as modified, the abovementioned amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission plan 1.7909/1 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1360/57 - Normalisation of Armadale Redevelopment Areas.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as modified, the abovementioned amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission plan 1.7917/1 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

The draft Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) Position Statement Special Entertainment Precincts was released for public consultation from 22 November 2019 until 14 February 2020.

More than 2,300 letters were sent to all residents, property owners and businesses in Northbridge, every local government authority and key stakeholders at the start of the consultation period. Details regarding the five scheduled information sessions and consultation process were also promoted on the Department’s website and social media pages. In addition, the consultation featured in several prominent newspapers and in two radio interviews.

Feedback was sought on:

  • the level of support for the use of special entertainment precincts to manage entertainment noise
  • what special entertainment precincts should look like and how they should function
  • the process and methodology for establishing special entertainment precincts
  • appropriate locations for special entertainment precincts.

You said

130 submissions were received. 79 per cent of submissions supported the draft position statement’s approach to entertainment noise management, either in full or with modifications. In general, submissions recognised the need to support vibrant nightlife and approved of the increased certainty provided by the proposed approach.

There was strong advocacy from multiple stakeholder groups for expanded provisions and boundaries to cater for increased vibrancy and industry growth, including provision for standalone venues.

Entertainment venues expressed strong overall support for the model (97 per cent) and provided comment on:

  • the venue approval process
  • commercial impact on venues
  • improved venue protections
  • boundary expansion and revised noise levels.

Residents of Northbridge were the least supportive of the broad stakeholder groups, although more residents supported the proposed approach in principle than opposed it (59 per cent and 41 per cent respectively).  Residents key concerns were:

  • health impacts
  • a perceived favouring of venues
  • long history of excessive noise and anti-social behaviour in Northbridge.

Many comments were inter-linked with, or primarily related to, DWER or City of Perth’s reform elements. This was understandable given the interconnectedness of each element, DWER’s concurrent consultation and the City of Perth’s formal initiation of Amendment No. 41 all occurring at the same time.

We did

The Department shared redacted copies of all submissions with DWER and the City of Perth to ensure a coordinated approach to the finalisation of the reforms.

The feedback from submissions was a driver for DWER to complete further technical investigations to better understand the potential impacts of entertainment noise in and around Northbridge.

Following the review of submissions and analysis of the further technical investigations, the Department provided the City of Perth with an alternative approach for their consideration. The Department has recommended this alternative (“Option B”) be provided as additional information during the City’s public advertising of Amendment No. 41 to enable the community to provide comment on the most up-to-date information possible.

Alternative Option B comprises:

  • An expanded Core Entertainment Area with a noise level of 90db in the 63Hz octave band to incorporate long-standing Northbridge venues and part of the Perth Cultural Centre (a 5dB reduction)
  • A new Transition Area requiring noise sensitive development to be attenuated to account for noise received from the Core Entertainment Area
  • A Frame Entertainment Area with a noise level of 79db in the 63 Hz octave band (no change)
  • Removal of the primarily residential area north west of Russell Square from the special entertainment precinct

NOTE – The final position statement will be updated in due course. Given the complex nature of entertainment noise in Northbridge, when finalised, the position statement will have regard to the feedback from public consultation, the proposed City of Perth Northbridge amendment and engagement with industry and environmental stakeholders.

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme minor amendment 1358/57 - Sawyers Valley Urban Precinct.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the abovementioned amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2743 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on MRS minor amendment 1355/57 - Redcliffe Connect Precinct.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as modified, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan 3.2740 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme 1352/57 - Part Lot 799 Katharine Street, Bellevue.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, with modification, the abovementioned amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2724 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1353/57 - Lot 33 Hopkinson Road, Cardup.

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, with modification, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan number 3.2725/1 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1335/57 - Bush Forever Omnibus 3 (South).

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan numbers 1.7558, 1.7559, 1.7560, 1.7561, 1.7562 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette (28 February 2020).

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1334/57 - Bush Forever Omnibus 2 (Central).

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, with modification, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme. 

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan numbers 1.7563, 1.7564/1, 1.7565 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette (28 February 2020).

View the Amendment report and Amending plan

We asked

For feedback on Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment 1333/57 - Bush Forever Omnibus 1 (North).

You said

Please view the Report on Submissions

We did

The Minister for Planning has approved, with modification, the amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) plan numbers 1.7566, 1.7567/1, 1.7568, 1.7569, 1.7570, 1.7571, 1.7572/1 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette (28 February 2020).

View the Amendment report and Amending plan