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Old Quinns Rocks Landform and Recoding Study

City reviewing Local Planning Policy 3.1 – Local Housing Strategy Implementation

Following the completion of the Quinns Rocks Landform and Recoding Study in August 2019 and subsequent discussions with the Western Australian Planning Commission, the City is currently in the process of preparing a revised draft Local Planning Policy 3.1 – Local Housing Strategy Implementation (LPP 3.1) for Council’s consideration.

The revised draft policy will revisit residential density in the Quinns Rocks area specifically based on the above findings and discussions.

Community consultation of the revised draft policy is planned for the end of July, following its consideration by Council.

About the project

The old Quinns Rocks residential area originated as a small squatter shack settlement in the 1930s.  Now an integrated part of urban development with increasing residential density it’s important to retain the distinct character and charm of the area.

As outlined on the City's website, Council is further considering the future risks associated with coastal erosion and how to provide a balanced resolution on multiple community priorities for the area including retaining the distinct character of old Quinns Rocks and exploring potential opportunities to increase residential density.

As a result, the City has appointed consultants Hames Sharley to manage an intensive study that considers the landform and recoding challenges in the old Quinns Rocks area.

The key aims of the study are to:

  • Protect the heritage character of Quinns Rocks;
  • Retain the distinct landform and topography of Quinns Rocks; and
  • Address the constraints embodied in Coastal Hazard and Risk Management Adaption Plan and the imperative to avoid future liabilities of both residents and the City.

The study will include substantial engagement with the community and interested stakeholders.  The community consultation and public comment period remain open until June 2019.

Community engagement activities will include a community information session, establishment of a community reference group, and a design workshop – with ample opportunities for residents to provide feedback on the challenges and opportunities identified throughout the study.

Engagement outcomes will be publicly available and community feedback will be sought on the study.

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Key Dates

Applications close for Community Reference Group (CLOSED)

    Wednesday, 24 April

    Date: 25/04/2019

Community Design Workshop

    11 May 2019 -12pm - 4pm (For CRG members only)

    Date: 12/05/2019

Community Drop-In Session

    17 April 2019 – 5pm - 7pm

    Date: 18/04/2019

Council Review

    July 2020

    Date: 31/07/2020

Final CRG Meeting

    29 May 2019 – 6pm to 7pm

    Date: 30/05/2019

Presentation of study findings to City

    August 2019

    Date: 08/09/2019

Project team analysis

    June 2019

    Date: 30/06/2019

Public comment period - NOW OPEN

    29 March to 19 June 2019

    Date: 05/04/2019

Public comment period closes

    19 June 2019

    Date: 20/06/2019

Technical Report Review

    Technical Report Review Sept / October – Study findings and recommendations being reviewed by the City and Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

    Date: 31/10/2019

Community consultation on the revised draft policy

    August 2020

    Date: 31/08/2020

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