West Leederville Activity Centre

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 28 April 2020, Council resolved to prepare the draft revised West Leederville Activity Centre Plan for the purpose of public advertising.

The West Leederville ACP will help guide future development in the area, including how the land is used, permitted activities and building design.

Formal advertising of the draft revised West Leederville Activity Centre Plan commenced on 23 May 2020 and concluded on 22 June 2020. A copy of the draft West Leederville Activity Centre Plan can be viewed here(PDF, 34MB). A copy of the Traffic Impact Assessment undertaken by Cardno can be viewed here.(PDF, 24MB)   

Developing the West Leederville ACP

The Plan has been development over a number of years through a range of planning framework changes.

  • April 2020 – Council resolved [DV20.41] to support draft revised WLACP for the purpose of advertising.
  • February 2019 – Council resolved [DV19.15] to support a set of principles to guide modifications to the draft WLACP.
  • May 2018 – the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) Statutory Planning Committee resolved(PDF, 5MB) to require the Town to:
    1. Modify the West Leederville Activity Centre Plan, by:
      • Including appropriate residential density targets as guided by higher level strategic planning documents;
      • Detailing the impacts that achieving the desired residential density targets will have on traffic movement and access, via the preparation of a traffic impact assessment, in accordance with the Western Australian Planning Commissions' Transport Impact Assessment Guidelines; and
      • Updating the document to ensure the content and data is up-to-date, mapping standards are adequate, and the plan is consistent with the guidance provided in the draft Town of Cambridge Local Planning Strategy.
        1. Advertise the plan in accordance with Schedule 2, Part 5, Clause 34 of the Regulations; and 
    2. Resubmit the modified plan to the Western Australian Planning Commission for approval.
  • August 2017 – the Town submitted the updated draft Plan to the WAPC for endorsement.
  • July 2016 – Council resolved(PDF, 5MB) to prepare updates and provide additional background to the Plan to convert into an Activity Centre Plan to be submitted to WAPC for endorsement.
  • September 2011 – Town submitted the Plan to WAPC with content and formatting guided by the outcomes of the Urban Design Study and requirements of SPP4.2. Noting that under SPP4.2, WAPC was not required to approve the Plan due to the shop floor area increase being less than 20,000m2.
  • December 2010 – Council resolved [DV10.122] to adopt the Study as strategic direction for future planning and development for the West Leederville Study Area and resolved to submit it with accompanying documents to WAPC as a Centre Plan
  • September 2010 – draft Urban Design Study advertised for public comment.
  • May 2010 – Council resolved [DV10.43] to adopt the draft Urban Design Study for public advertising.
  • June 2009 – Council resolved [DV09.52] to adopt a preferred growth scenario for the Urban Design Study based on outcomes of consultation and to undertake detailed planning for future development in the study area.
  • April 2009 – draft Urban Design Study analysis and planning scenarios advertised for public comment.
  • May 2008 – Council decided [DV08.67] that a Planning/Urban design study for the area of West Leederville centred with a focus on Cambridge Street be undertaken.

The West Leederville Planning and Urban Design Study was implemented through changes to the planning framework including:

Scheme Amendment 27

Gazetted in June 2016, Town Planning Scheme Amendment 27 implements zoning changes and development controls to accommodate the proposals adopted in the West Leederville Planning and Urban Design Study.

West Leederville Precinct Policy

Between 2012 and 2016, Council adopted amendments to Local Planning Policy 2.5: Precinct P5 West Leederville(PDF, 289KB) to reflect some of the West Leederville Activity Plan provisions.