Armadale City Centre Structure Plan and Car Parking Strategy

Armadale City Centre Structure Plan and Car Parking Strategy

The Armadale City Centre is classified as a Strategic Metropolitan Centre under the State Government’s Planning Policy 4.2 Activity Centres for Perth and Peel.

In alliance with the City’s advocacy role in promoting economic development and orderly planning, the City is preparing an Activity Centre Structure Plan and a Car Parking Strategy for the Armadale City Centre. In November 2016 Council appointed Hassell Planning as the lead consultant to carry out this project with the support of the City.

Once completed, the Armadale Strategic Metropolitan Centre Structure Plan will set the vision for the Armadale City Centre and will ensure the proper planning framework is in place to guide the future development of the City Centre for the next 20 years.

Building design standards appropriate to the desired future form of the City Centre will be established through the preparation of Design Guidelines. This will inform key built form elements such as building heights, site coverage, residential densities etc.

A comprehensive Car Parking Strategy is also being prepared to ensure the City Centre is adequately supported for current and future demand.

The Structure Plan will include the identification particular precincts within the City Centre such as the:

  • Retail core
  • Commercial/office areas
  • Tourism areas
  • Civic precinct
  • Mixed business/residential precinct.

Some of the main objectives will be to consolidate the retail core of the City Centre, increase the amount of office space and expand the level of services provided in the City Centre. One of the proposals is to also increase the resident population within the City Centre by encouraging greater residential development which will help to support the viability and vitality of the City centre.

The project will take approximately 18 months to complete.

At various stages during the project, Hassell and the City staff will engage with stakeholders and the general public to gain insight into desired outcomes and gain feedback on work completed.

The engagement process will vary but briefings and workshops with stakeholders will form a major part of the engagement process.  In addition, formal public advertising will occur once a draft document has been prepared.  It is estimated that the formal public comment period will occur in April 2018.

Opportunities to Keep Informed

If you would like to stay informed about the Armadale Strategic Metropolitan Centre Structure Plan or want to make a comment you can register your interest or comment via: info@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Links to a study area map and various documents associated with the project are set out below.  The documentation will be added to as the project progresses.

Final Draft Documents Forwarded to WAPC for Approval - December 2018

At the meeting held on 27 August 2018, Council resolved (subject to modifications) to forward the Structure Plan documents to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for approval. The final documents are available via the links below, including the Council Minutes. It is expected that WAPC approval may take approximately 6 months.

Study Area Map

The Study Area comprises the whole of the Armadale City Centre between Armadale Road, South Western Highway and the railway line. Click here for the map.

West of Railway Precinct – Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

The study area includes the western side of the railway line that is currently under the planning control of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA).  This is known as the Armadale West of Railway Precinct and the MRA have prepared a separate Structure Plan for that precinct. Further information on the West of Railway precinct structure plan can be found on the MRA’s website http://cdn.mra.wa.gov.au/production/8d13176de4c3a319417f3edd67fb4626/city-centre-west-of-railway-structure-plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions with regard to this project are contained here.

Stakeholders’ Workshop No. 1 - Opportunities, Values and Vision Workshop

An Opportunities, Values and Vision Workshop for Project Stakeholders was held on 1 June 2017. Stakeholders who attended included: landowners within the study area, representatives of State Government agencies and City of Armadale Councillors. The outcomes of this workshop are here.