City plans to spruce up Can­ning High­way

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE City of South Perth is look­ing for feed­back about hous­ing de­vel­op­ments either side of Can­ning High­way be­tween Ber­wick Street and Dou­glas Av­enue.

As part of the Can­ning High­way #ShapeOurPlace project, a draft char­ac­ter study will be avail­able for the pub­lic to pro­vide com­ment from Oc­to­ber 10.

A com­mu­nity open day will be held on Oc­to­ber 22 from 12-3pm at the coun­cil’s Civic Cen­tre where the pub­lic will be in­vited to view the out­comes of the study and dis­cuss their views with city of­fi­cers and con­sul­tants.

A com­po­nent of the study in­cludes the pre­sen­ta­tion of an anal­y­sis of medium den­sity de­vel­op­ment from se­lected in­ner city lo­ca­tions.

The ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van­tage of these case stud­ies are be­ing iden­ti­fied for con­sid­er­a­tion in pre­par­ing plan­ning pro­vi­sions to man­age medium den­sity de­vel­op­ment in the study area in the fu­ture.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said the project in­volved a se­ries of stud­ies as the coun­cil worked to bet­ter un­der­stand the area and plan for the fu­ture.

“Can­ning High­way is a key trans­port and ur­ban cor­ri­dor that plays an im­por­tant role in the City of South Perth,” she said.

“The chal­lenge for the city is to man­age fu­ture de­vel­op­ment along the high­way and the ad­ja­cent low den­sity res­i­den­tial area to cre­ate an at­trac­tive and func­tional stretch that has con­sis­tent, high qual­ity de­sign,” she said.

“The area iden­ti­fied in the re­port is ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence in­creased de­mand for medium den­sity de­vel­op­ment in the fu­ture, be­cause of its close prox­im­ity to the Perth CBD and trans­port net­works.

“Through re­spon­si­ble and prop­erly man­aged plan­ning, this de­vel­op­ment has the po­ten­tial to add sig­nif­i­cantly to the amenity of the area by re­de­vel­op­ing some of the age­ing build­ings.”

The pub­lic are in­vited to view the char­ac­ter study re­port, reg­is­ter for the com­mu­nity open day and pro­vide their feed­back via the city’s Your Say South Perth en­gage­ment por­tal from Oc­to­ber 10 or by con­tact­ing the City on 9474 0777.

The pe­riod for com­mu­nity feed­back closes at 5pm on Fri­day Novem­ber 4.

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