21/10/2015 - 13:41

Stirling apartment planning changes

21/10/2015 - 13:41


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Stirling apartment planning changes
The City of Stirling's administration centre on Cedric Street.

Apartment developers in the City of Stirling will be restricted to areas close to railway stations or activity centres, after changes to the city’s planning scheme were approved.

The City of Stirling moved in 2012 to change its planning regulations to not allow multiple dwelling development in areas coded R40 or below that weren’t located within an 800 metre radius of activity centres or railway stations.

The move was in response to reforms to the R-Codes scheme in 2010, which the city said had a massive impact on infill development in the City of Stirling.

Mayor Giovanni Italiano said the changes, approved recently by Planning Minister John Day, would ensure development would occur in areas flagged by the city as appropriate for higher density.

“This will mean a more considered approach to the future growth of our city,” he said.

“Increased residential density is a good thing for Perth, and we all agree it has to happen.

“However, it needs to be in the right areas where the growth can be accommodated.”

Mr Italiano said the city would now focus on creating opportunities for developers for increased density along transport corridors.

“Our goal is to encourage high-quality, higher-density developments in carefully planned activity centres and corridors that are supported by sufficient public transport and high-quality open spaces within easy reach of the residents living in apartments,” he said.

“Now that this amendment has been gazetted, it’s a win for the current and future residents of these areas.” 


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