Freeze on developments
APPLICATIONS for development in the Burswood East Precinct will not be considered until the the Town of Victoria Park completes a local structure plan for the area.
THE Town of Victoria Park has adopted an interim policy that applications for development in the Burswood Station East Precinct will not be considered.
Town chief executive Anthony Vuleta said no applications would be considered unless the council was satisfied that approval of the development would not prejudice future planning. This was to protect the integrity of the area for the future, he added.
The policy will remain in place for an estimated 12 to 18 months – or until the local structure plan, which will outline the detail of development in areas like densities, built form, setbacks and parking – is completed.
The Precinct is the area bounded by the railway line, Great Eastern Highway and the Graham Farmer Freeway.
The Burswood Peninsula District Structure Plan, which outlines the high level development guidelines of the area, was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission in February, which means the Town can start work on a local structure plan.
“The Town is concerned that approving applications before the local structure plan is in place may compro- mise the long-term planning objectives and the ultimate development of the Precinct,” Mr Vuleta said.
“The interim policy provides an equal opportunity for all developers, for example, approving a large highrise now, before the local structure plan is developed, could exhaust the parking and therefore development yield available for other developments in future, meaning they would have less opportunity for development.”
Burswood Station East is set to be an urban transit-orientated development with close proximity to the CBD, new Perth Stadium and the Swan River.
Town of Victoria Park chief executive Anthony Vuleta says the hold on new approvals is to protect the integrity of the Precinct.