Background

Part 1 - Planning Scenarios

The aim of Part 1 was to determine the level of future growth and change for the area.  Three 'scenarios for change' were examined:

  • Modest Change
  • Targeted Change
  • Significant 'Blue Sky' Change

Comment was sought on the three planning scenarios to help determine the community's appetite for change in the area.

After receiving a large quantity of submissions, the preferred scenario to guide Part 2 of the study was decided to be a combination of both the targeted and significant change scenarios.

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   Part 1 Summary Brochure

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   Part 1 Outcomes of Consultation

 

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Artist sketch of proposed Cambridge High Street looking east
 

Part 2 - Detailed Planning

Part 2 - Detailed Planning built upon the preferred scenario from Part 1.  The following precincts were identified for detailed design:

  • Cambridge 'High Street' (including Rosslyn Street commercial area and connection with West Leederville train station and Subiaco Oval);
  • Southport Street commercial area;
  • Leederville Railway Station link and connection with Cambridge Street;
  • community node north of Cambridge Street, centred around the Leederville Town Hall; and
  • residential area between Kerr Street and Abbotsford Street.

For each of the above precincts, Indicative Development Plans were prepared, illustrating:

  • comfortable, interesting and safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists;
  • better connections between Subiaco, West Leederville and Leederville train stations;
  • land use that supports and enhances a sustainable, mixed use area and takes advantage of access to public transport;
  • a lively, 'main street' character for Cambridge Street;
  • built form to allow for attractive, pedestrian scaled streets; and 
  • enhanced public areas: streets, parks and civic areas.

After seeking comment on the draft designs, Council decided to adopt Part 2 - Detailed Planning.

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   Part 2 Summary Brochure

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   Summary Commercial and Traffic Analysis insert

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   Part  2 Outcomes of Consultation

 

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Artist sketch of proposed Leederville link towards Cambridge Street

 

Additional Studies

To support Part 2 of the study, two additional studies were prepared.

National economics and management consulting firm pracsys assessed the commercial viability of the detailed plan for West Leederville. 

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   View Commercial Viability Analysis Report

 Porters Consulting Engineers undertook a traffic analysis and examined the likely effect that any proposed modifications to Cambridge Street to create the 'local high street' may have on nearby streets.

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   View Traffic Analysis Report


West Leederville Business Survey

To assist with the preparation of the West Leederville Planning Study, a business survey was undertaken in October 2008. Responses revealed:

  • satisfaction with West Leederville as a location to own property or operate a business;
  • West Leederville offers good value for money;
  • West Leederville is valued for its central location with easy access to the CBD, major transport routes and public transport;
  • concern for increased traffic and parking shortfalls;
  • some support for increasing density and mixed use developments to attract more commercial services and customers and to increase the vibrancy of the area;
  • a desire to see streetscape improvements; and
  • the Town of Cambridge to demonstrate a greater understanding of property owners and business owners/managers issues.

View the outcomes of the survey below.

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   West Leederville Business Survey

  

Contact us for further information on the West Leederville Planning and Urban Design study.

Last Updated: 07/10/2013