Amendment 112 to Town Planning Scheme No. 4 – Normalisation of Kelmscott Precinct from DevelopmentWA to City of Armadale

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2005
LOCAL PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION STANDARD AMENDMENT
CITY OF ARMADALE TOWN PLANNING SCHEME NO. 4

AMENDMENT No. 112

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the City of Armadale has prepared the above mentioned planning scheme amendment.

The Amendment proposes the reintroduction of the Kelmscott Precinct into the City’s Town Planning Scheme No. 4 in order to reassume planning control over the area, which is currently under the control of DevelopmentWA. The Amendment also includes the application of appropriate zones and development standards for some areas of the precinct.  

Plans and documents setting out and explaining the scheme amendment have been placed at City of Armadale Administration Centre, 7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale and on the City of Armadale’s website at www.armadale.wa.gov.au and will be open for inspection during office hours up to and including 30 August 2021.

Please download relevant documents:

Frequently Asked Questions

* also available for download from the download relevant documents section (above).

What is meant by a Scheme Amendment?

A Scheme Amendment is a change to the provisions within the City’s Town Planning Scheme No. 4 Scheme Text and/or a change to the zoning within the City's Town Planning Scheme No. 4 Scheme Maps.

A Scheme Amendment can be proposed by a landowner/s, the City of Armadale or the State Government.

Scheme Amendments may be initiated for many different reasons, such as:

  • a change in the wording of Scheme Text (the written part of the local planning regulations);
  • a change in zoning to accommodate a type of development for which the site is deemed suitable;
  • a change in the Residential Density Code on the Scheme Maps for a specific location or precinct; or
  • to correct any inconsistency or errors in the Scheme Maps or Scheme Text.
What land is affected by Amendment 112?

The Amendment affects a number of properties on both sides of the Armadale Railway Line in the Kelmscott District Centre. Please refer to the Location Plan included on the City's website for more information.

What is Amendment 112?

Amendment 112 is a Town Planning Scheme Amendment to Town Planning Scheme No. 4 (TPS 4). Amendment 112 proposes to reintroduce the Kelmscott Precinct into the City’s TPS 4 in order to reassume planning control over the area, which is currently under the control of DevelopmentWA (DWA).

Amendment 112 proposes changes to both the Scheme Maps and wording of the Scheme Text. The Amendment proposes:

  • Introduce the precinct into the Town Planning Scheme No. 4 (TPS No.4)  boundary to enable TPS No. 4 zoning and development requirements to apply to the land;
  • Zone land east of the Armadale Railway Line as ‘District Centre’ and zone a number of lots west of the Armadale Railway Line as ‘Residential’, applying a density code of ‘R15/60’ under TPS No. 4;
  • Amend Special Control Area Map 3 to identify land east of the Armadale Railway Line as Development Area No. 67 and include relevant structure planning provisions into Schedule 8 – Development (Structure Planning) Areas of TPS No. 4 that require the preparation of a Precinct Structure Plan, prior to subdivision/development within Development Area No. 67 and including provisions permitting some development prior to the approval of Precinct Structure Plan in certain circumstances; and
  • Amend Special Control Area Maps 1 & 2 to remove references to the Armadale Redevelopment Scheme.
What is Normalisation?

This Amendment is part of broader process to facilitate the future ‘normalisation’ of the precinct, when planning control is transferred from DevelopmentWA to the City of Armadale.

Why is Amendment 112 needed?

Amendment 112 is required to facilitate the normalisation of the land from DevelopmentWA's planning control to the City of Armadale.

The Amendment ensures a planning framework remains in place following normalisation and appropriate zones and development standards are applied to the land.

Is there a Public Review Period when I can comment on the Amendment 112 proposal?

At its meeting of 19 April 2021, Council resolved to initiate Amendment 112 for the purpose of public review and to call for submissions from the public.

Prior to proceeding further with the scheme amendment process and making final recommendations to the Western Australian Planning Commission, Council will consider any submissions received on the proposal from the public and government agencies.

Who is being consulted on proposed Scheme Amendment 112?

All of the landowners that fall within the Amendment area identified in the Amendment Plan are being consulted.

In addition, Amendment 112 is being advertised through newspaper advertisements and all information is available on the City’s website. Anyone interested in the proposal can provide feedback through making a submission by email or in hard-copy form.

How do I provide feedback?

If you wish to comment on Amendment 112 and the City wrote to you directly, please complete the Submission Form provided. The Submission Form is also available from the Public Notices/Open for Comment section on the City's website under the Amendment 112 heading: www.armadale.wa.gov.au

A hardcopy of the Submission Form can also be obtained from the City’s Administration Building at 7 Orchard Avenue Armadale during business hours 8.15 to 4.45 Monday to Friday, or you may request a copy to be mailed or emailed.

You must lodge your submission with the City by the closing date below. You can either post the Submission Form back to the City (Locked Bag 2, Armadale WA 6992), deliver it to the City’s Administration Building (7 Orchard Avenue Armadale) or email it to: info@armadale.wa.gov.au

An information sheet with tips on how to write a submission can be found on the City’s website via the link below.

https://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/information-sheets-forms-and-fees-building-planning

When does the submission period close?

The advertising period for a Standard Scheme Amendment is required to be at least 42 days in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

The advertising period for Amendment 112 closes at 4.45pm on 30 August 2021.

If you would like to be informed by email when the Amendment and submissions will be going back to a Council meeting for a final recommendation, or  other progress of this Scheme Amendment, please ensure your email address is provided on your Submission Form.

Will the personal details on my submission be released to the public?

The City will not publish your name and address in the Council reports on the outcomes of the Public Review and Submissions Period. However, your full comments may be reproduced and published in planning reports. Note that a schedule of submissions, including the full details of submitters, are provided confidentially to Councillors however, this will not be made available to the public. The schedule and copy of all submissions are also provided to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Will I receive any further notifications on Amendment 112 after I lodge my submission?

Scheme Amendments may take several months following Council’s final adoption decision before the State Government’s final decision is known, however, the City will advise all persons who make a submission of the final outcome.

If you lodge a submission on Amendment 112 the City will write to or email you at the following stages:

  1. When Council has made a decision to adopt the Amendment for final approval and forwarding its recommendation to the Western Australia Planning Commission; and
  2. When the Hon. Minister for Planning has issued a final decision on the Scheme Amendment.
What happens next?

After the close of the Public Review and Submissions Period, the City will summarise all submissions received from the public and government agencies and prepare a planning report for Council’s consideration at a future round of Council meetings. Council can determine to either adopt Scheme Amendment 112 for final approval, with or without modifications, or resolve to not support the amendment.

Council’s decision is then forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission, which considers the proposal and submissions before making a final recommendation to the Minister for Planning. The Minister may grant final approval to the scheme amendment, with or without modifications, or may refuse to approve the scheme amendment. The final decision rests with the Hon. Minister for Planning.

The approved Scheme Amendment becomes part of the statutory Town Planning Scheme on the date this area is normalised by DevelopmentWA, following the Minister’s decision. The City will publish the updated Town Planning Scheme (including Maps and Text) on its website following normalisation of the area. The timing of normalisation is currently not known. and will be decided by DevelopmentWA.

Who can I contact for more information on this proposal?

For further information on proposed Scheme Amendment 112 please contact Janni Curtis, Senior Statutory/Strategic Planner on 9394 5468 or email info@armadale.wa.gov.au

Timeline

Stage 1

Initiation of Scheme Amendment by Council April 2021

July 2021
Stage 2

Commencement of Advertising of Amendment 112

August 2021
Stage 3

Close of Submissions on Amendment 112

Stage 4

Consideration of submissions by Council and Council decision on Amendment 112 

Stage 5

Submitters advised of Council decision with regard to Amendment 112

Stage 6

Amendment forwarded to Western Australia Planning Commission and Hon. Minister for Planning for determination

Stage 7

WAPC advise Council of decision of Hon. Minister for Planning on Amendment 112

Stage 8

Submitters advised of Hon. Minister for Planning’s decision on Amendment 112

Stage 9

Scheme Amendment takes effect upon normalisation of precinct by DevelopmentWA

Page Last Reviewed 18 November 2021