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East Wanneroo Proposed Urbanisation

East Wanneroo Proposed Urbanisation - Frequently Asked Questions

The East Wanneroo District Structure Plan is being prepared by the Western Australian Planning Commission. The City of Wanneroo will be making comment on the draft Plan as the affected local government. However, the City is not responsible for the preparation of, or consultation on, the draft Plan. 

All enquiries or submissions on the draft Plan should be addressed to the Western Australian Planning Commission by phone 6551 9725, email: ewdsp@dplh.wa.gov.au or online: www.dplh.wa.gov.au/east-wanneroo-dsp.  

Click below to view frequently asked questions on the East Wanneroo Proposed Urbanisation.

Where can I access the draft District Structure Plan?
Can I comment on the draft District Structure Plan?
What is the East Wanneroo District Structure Plan?
What is the proposed new ‘East Wanneroo’ urban area?
What happens after the District Structure Plan has been finalised?
Do I have to develop my land for urban use, once the structure plans, rezonings and DCP’s are completed?
What can I do with my land prior to urban development taking place?
How might the proposed planning changes for East Wanneroo affect my Council rates?

 

Where can I access the draft District Structure Plan?

A copy of the draft Plan can be viewed or downloaded from the WAPC website at www.dplh.wa.gov.au/east-wanneroo-dsp. Hard copies of the Plan can also be viewed during office hours at the following locations:

  • Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage, Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth
  • JS Battye Library, Level 3 Alexander Library, Perth Cultural Centre
  • City of Wanneroo Civic Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo
  • Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

For more information on the DSP, the Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage can be contacted on 6551 9725 or by email at ewdsp@dplh.wa.gov.au.

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Can I comment on the draft District Structure Plan?

The Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage are currently advertising the Plan for public comment.

Comments are invited until 20 December 2019 and can be made directly to the Department.

Written submissions can be forwarded to the Department by email: ewdsp@dplh.wa.gov.au, online: www.dplh.wa.gov.au/east-wanneroo-dsp or by mail to: East Wanneroo District Structure Plan Feedback Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage Locked Bag 2506 Perth WA 6001.

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What is the East Wanneroo District Structure Plan?

The State Government’s Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage is currently preparing a District Structure Plan for the area on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, in order to implement the State Government’s high-level North-West Sub-regional Planning Framework 2018.

The District Structure Plan is a plan which will show more detailed planning proposals for the area, to a level of detail which will allow even more detailed local structure plans to be prepared for smaller parts of the area.

The Planning Framework’s proposals for the East Wanneroo area replace those that were previously proposed for that area under the ‘East Wanneroo Structure Plan’, released by the State Government in January 2011.

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What is the proposed new ‘East Wanneroo’ urban area?

This refers to the area located to the east of the existing residential suburbs situated to the east of Wanneroo Road and north of Ocean Reef Road, which includes the localities of Gnangara, Jandabup, Mariginiup and parts of Wanneroo and Pinjar. Click below to view a map of the area:

East Wanneroo Proposed Urbanisation map

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What happens after the District Structure Plan has been finalised?

The draft District Structure Plan includes information on what further actions will need to be taken to progress things to a point where landowners will be able to start applying for approval to commence urban development of their land.

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Do I have to develop my land for urban use, once the structure plans, rezonings and DCP’s are completed?

No. It is up to you as to when you may wish to develop your land, or sell it to a developer.

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What can I do with my land prior to urban development taking place?

The draft DSP encourages existing land uses to continue until such time that development takes place. 

The draft DSP outlines the process necessary to allow urban development to take place. There are three main phases – district-level processes, precinct-level processes and subdivision and development. These can be read in more detail in Part 1 of the DSP.   

The City’s Local Planning Policy 5.3: East Wanneroo states that Council will not support planning proposals for the East Wanneroo area that are premature in respect to the process which is being followed to prepare a full planning framework for the area.  The policy also provides that Council will not support new rural developments in the area that may make it more difficult for new urban development to be undertaken in the future.

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How might the proposed planning changes for East Wanneroo affect my Council rates?

This will depend if you are rated on an Unimproved Value (UV) or a Gross Rental Value (GRV) basis.

As the actions are progressively completed that will mean that the land is getting closer to being able to be developed, the UV of the land can generally be expected to increase, and this may mean an increase in rates where the land is rated on a UV basis.  However, GRV is generally not expected to increase as a result of these actions being completed, so there is not expected to be an increase in rates due to completion of these actions on GRV properties
 

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