Centre plans out soon
CONSULTATION STARTS IN AUGUST
THE Phoenix Activity Centre structure plan, built around making the shopping centre precinct more pedestrian friendly, will go out for public consultation in August.
The draft plan was set to be put out for public consideration for the standard four weeks in June.
But there were calls from local businesses for an extended period so traffic modelling could be properly considered.
Cockburn’s planning and development services director Daniel Arndt said the Department of Planning granted consent for an extended 60-day advertising period last Tuesday.
“As the city’s consultants have advised, the detailed traffic modelling will not be completed until the end of this month, the formal advertising of the Activity Centre Structure Plan and Rockingham Road upgrades will not start until early August,” he said.
“The city has, however, already begun discussions with landowners and tenants on Rockingham Road about the suggested changes and will continue to do so ahead of the formal advertising period.”
The plans are all about making the shopping centre precinct more pedestrian friendly.
Included are new shopping centre entries, new gathering spots featuring play equipment and artwork, and improved pedestrian connection.
Rockingham Road could be reduced to one lane and the speed limit set at 50km/h.