07/01/2010 - 12:08

New EPRA guidelines released by Govt

07/01/2010 - 12:08

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The state government has released the East Perth Redevelopment Authority's new guidelines designed to meet the needs of inner-city development for six project areas including The Link, the Perth Cultural Centre and Riverside.

New EPRA guidelines released by Govt

The state government has released the East Perth Redevelopment Authority's new guidelines designed to meet the needs of inner-city development for six project areas including The Link, the Perth Cultural Centre and Riverside.

Planning Minister John Day said today's release of EPRA's Redevelopment Scheme 2 and 10 new development policies delivered the tools needed to continue the exciting work already under way to create a truly world-class city full of vibrant public spaces and would improve the development application process.

The new guidelines were finalised following a two-month public consultation period as well as industry workshops and research and analysis of issues and trends.

"The regeneration of Perth is about ensuring our city is environmentally sustainable and creating a place in which people want to live and encouraging more private and public sector investment," he said in a statement.

"Projects like The Link, the Perth Cultural Centre and New Northbridge are about opening our city up to welcome more people into it - to work, live, stay and enjoy."

From this month, Scheme 2 replaces EPRA's original Redevelopment Scheme, first released in 1992 to help guide the Claisebrook Village project. The 10 new development policies replace the current 43 planning policies.

 

 

Full announcement below:

 

Planning framework released for EPRA (East Perth Redevelopment Authority)
Portfolio: Planning

New guidelines encouraging vibrant neighbourhoods and active public spaces have been unveiled by the State Government.

Planning Minister John Day today released EPRA's Redevelopment Scheme 2 and 10 new development policies specifically designed to meet the needs of inner-city development.

Mr Day said the new guidelines would affect EPRA's entire redevelopment area, made up of six inner-city project areas including The Link; Perth Cultural Centre; Riverside; New Northbridge; East Perth Power Station; and Claisebrook Village.

"The release of Scheme 2 is an important step in planning for the future development of our city and one that encourages a 'people-focused' approach in creating public open spaces and urban environments," he said.

"The new scheme and policies deliver the tools needed to continue the exciting work already under way, so we can create a truly world-class city full of vibrant public spaces."

The new guidelines were finalised following a two-month public consultation period as well as industry workshops and research and analysis of issues and trends.

The Minister said the new guidelines would improve the development application process.

"The regeneration of Perth is about ensuring our city is environmentally sustainable and creating a place in which people want to live and encouraging more private and public sector investment," he said.

"Projects like The Link, the Perth Cultural Centre and New Northbridge are about opening our city up to welcome more people into it - to work, live, stay and enjoy."

From this month, Scheme 2 replaces EPRA's original Redevelopment Scheme, first released in 1992 to help guide the Claisebrook Village project. The 10 new development policies replace the current 43 planning policies.

Scheme 2 and the 10 development policies can be downloaded from EPRA's website at http://www.epra.wa.gov.au/planning or by contacting EPRA at 9222 8000.

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