Planning projects throughout the City hold a range of objectives, including increased amenity, increased employment opportunities, and meeting future population and aged care demands.
The Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan (KACP) outlines the 10-year vision for the development of the town centre and provides a planning framework to coordinate the future subdivision, zoning and development in the area.
The vision for the Kalamunda Activity Centre is:
Kalamunda is a place borne of community spirit with a strong connection to its heritage. The town centre serves as a gateway to the hills and as a hub connecting both locals and visitors alike. Its natural bushland, setting and traditional village atmosphere are a platform to enhance Kalamunda's unique offerings, activities and events and provides spaces for community interactions and neighbourhood conversations.
The KACP applies to the following area (bound by Elizabeth Street, Kalamunda Road, Canning Road, Railway Road and Dixon Road).
Following the conclusion of Phase 2: Public Advertising, the plan was finalised and presented to Council at the 24 March 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting. At this meeting, Council endorsed the Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan, subject to a number of modifications to address submissions received during advertising.
The KACP was referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission in April 2020 for final endorsement.
The City is also required to progress an amendment to the Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3) to ensure the KACP and LPS 3 Provisions are aligned, and to give full statutory effect. It is anticipated that an LPS 3 amendment will be presented to Council in August/September 2020 for adoption and will take approximately 8-12 months.
At the Special Meeting of Council on 30 June 2020, Council Resolved to commit $2.4 million from the 2020/2021 budget to undertake Central Mall streetscape improvements as outlined in the Kalamunda Activity Centre - Landscape Master Plan. Construction is planned to commence in late 2020/2021.
Community consultation for the Kalamunda Activity Centre Plan occurred over two phases:
The City of Kalamunda and its project team undertook the first phase of stakeholder and community consultation in early 2018 to gain insights on local perceptions of the town centre and how it could better meet needs and aspirations. This included discussion with local business owners, landowners and tenants, the local Chamber of Commerce, local organisations and the broader community through:
The Phase 1 Consultation provided a basis for establishing a Visioning Report and key themes to guide the drafting of the KACP. A summary of the engagement process is also included in the Placemaking and Engagement Report.
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On 28 May 2019, Council adopted the KACP for the purposes of public advertising.
The KACP was advertised from June - August 2019. A summary of the survey results and engagement findings is included in the KACP Submission Table and Summary of Survey Responses.
The KACP comprises a number of elements aimed at facilitating its 10-year vision:
The KACP document provides a high-level overview of the 'steps' needed to realise the vision for the town centre. Additional guidelines and plans sit under the KACP which identify the detailed steps needed to achieve the KACP's vision.
For further information on this project please contact the City's Strategic Planning Services during office hours:
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