City of Belmont DA6 Website
What is the alignment of the proposed Forrestfield-Airport train line?
The train line, which extends from Bayswater Station to Forrestfield, is
proposed to be constructed underground within the existing Brearley
Avenue reserve before travelling underneath Perth Airport to
Forrestfield. More information on the project may be found at the Forrestfield-Airport Link web site.
Where will Redcliffe Station be located?
Redcliffe Station is currently under construction within the former Brearley Avenue road reserve, just north-west of the former Dunreath Drive/Brearley Avenue intersection.
Construction of Forrestfield-Airport Link
When will the train station open?
The State Government is continuing work on the construction of the Forrestfield Airport Link which includes the construction of a passenger rail station in Redcliffe. Whilst this project was aimed for completion August 2020, the State Government recently announced that the project will be delayed until the second half of 2021.
Will buses connect with the train station?
Yes, it is proposed that bus services throughout the area will connect with the train station.
What roads will buses use?
At this stage Transperth has not confirmed which routes will be used by
the bus network to connect with the station precinct, however the
project team will ensure that any roads that are used are designed to
safely cater for bus movements.
Brearley Avenue Closure
Brearley Avenue was closed by Main Roads on 17 January 2017 at the First
Street intersection. The full closure from Great Eastern Highway to
First Street will be decided by Main Roads at a future date.
When and why was Brearley Avenue closed?
On 7 October 2018 Brearley Avenue was permanently closed to traffic at Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe. Main Roads long held the view that Brearley Avenue should be closed as:
1. The upgrade of Tonkin Highway, the construction of Dunreath Drive/Tonkin Highway interchange and a future major upgrade to the Fauntleroy Avenue/Great Eastern Highway intersection, the direct link of Brearley Avenue through the Redcliffe community was no longer required as an access point to the airport; and
2. The intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Brearley Avenue was a known safety hazard for motorists, significantly reduces the efficiency of traffic movement along Great Eastern Highway and contributes to vehicle queuing at the Tonkin Highway off-ramp, each of which was considered an unacceptable risk by Main Roads.
The decommissioning of Brearley Avenue by Main Roads WA presents an opportunity to reconnect the residential streets to provide an improved, appealing, walkable, robust and more connected movement network. The Vision Plan for the area proposes that the redundant road reserve land will be converted into areas of public open space and development sites, the exact configuration of which will be determined by the Activity Centre Plan.
For further information please refer to the Main Roads web site (https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/completed/Pages/brearleyavenue.aspx).
Main Roads has long held the view that Brearley Avenue should be closed as:
- The upgrade of Tonkin Highway, the construction of Dunreath Drive/Tonkin Highway interchange and a future major upgrade to the Fauntleroy Avenue/Great Eastern Highway intersection, the direct link of Brearley Avenue through the Redcliffe community is no longer required as an access point to the airport; and
- The intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Brearley Avenue is a known safety hazard for motorists, significantly reduces the efficiency of traffic movement along Great Eastern Highway and contributes to vehicle queuing at the Tonkin Highway off-ramp, each of which is considered an unacceptable risk by Main Roads.
Will additional roads be opened throughout the area?
Additional roads will be opened throughout the project area. The
staging of road openings will depend upon the traffic demands and safety
during the project time frame, and the opening of some roads will be
contingent upon the relocation of Qantas from the current domestic
terminal to the 'Airport Central' terminal after 2020.
What is Development Area 6?
Development Area 6 (DA6) is an area located in Redcliffe which is bounded by Tonkin Highway, Great Eastern Highway, Coolgardie Avenue, Redcliffe Road, Fauntleroy Avenue and Perth Airport. The City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 15 identifies DA6 as a precinct requiring comprehensive planning and the coordination of subdivision and development through structure planning.
What is the Development Area 6 Vision Plan?
In 2016 the City of Belmont adopted the DA6 Vision Plan that seeks to transform the area into a high density, mixed use, transit-oriented development around the future Redcliffe Train Station. More specifically, it provides for the following:
· The identification of the future Redcliffe Train Station in the eastern portion of DA6;
· The creation of a high-density residential and mixed use transit-orientated precinct surrounding Redcliffe Train Station and business/residential mixed use development along Great Eastern Highway;
· The closure of Brearley Avenue and the subsequent creation of a linear public open space area spanning between Great Eastern Highway and the future Redcliffe Train Station;
· Modifications to the internal road networks.
The City has since been working on making that vision a reality through the preparation of a comprehensive planning framework.
As part of the Development Area 6 (DA6) Vision Plan local roads are
proposed to be upgraded to better cater for the needs of development
within the area, including modifying roads where possible to provide for
on-street parking, cycling and pedestrians, and to slow down the
movement of cars where desirable.
What will the planning framework comprise of?
The City of Belmont has engaged a consultant team to assist in the preparation of a comprehensive planning framework for DA6, which will comprise of the following:
· Improvement Plan: An Improvement Plan is a planning instrument used to facilitate the development of land in areas identified by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) as requiring special State-led planning.
· Improvement Scheme: An Improvement Scheme is a special local planning scheme that applies to an area subject to an Improvement Plan and it overrides any applicable Local Planning Scheme.
· Activity Centre Plan: A relatively new planning instrument that is similar to a structure plan in that it provides for the coordination of future subdivision and zoning of an area of land, but it relates specifically to planning in an identified ‘activity centre’.
· Design Guidelines: A planning document that outlines specific development and built form criteria for an area.
· Development Contribution Plan (DCP): A statutory cost sharing mechanism used for the delivery of infrastructure necessary to support the redevelopment of a defined area. A DCP will be established under an Improvement Scheme.
The Development Area 6 (DA6) Vision Plan identifies large portions of
Brearley Avenue reserve to be developed as public open space for use by
the local community.
What will the Activity Centre Plan address?
The preparation of the Activity Centre Plan will generally be guided by the adopted Vision Plan but it will address technical and detailed planning considerations including:
· Zoning and Density: Permitted land uses and the volume, scale and compactness of development.
· Built Form: The desired appearance, scale, mass and character of buildings.
· Public Open Space: The quantity, configuration and design of future public open space areas in the locality.
· Land Assembly: The amalgamation of lots necessary to achieve the objectives of the ACP and staging considerations.
· Infrastructure: The adequacy of existing infrastructure capacity to accommodate future development and whether upgrades are required.
· Traffic and Transport: Road hierarchy, traffic volumes, traffic speeds, road design and upgrade requirements, vehicle access and parking, public transport access, pedestrian and cycle access.
· Water Management: How the proposed urban structure addresses water use and management to guide all stages of subdivision, and the ultimate design and configuration of the Southern Main Drain.
Will there be more public open space developed within Development Area 6?
The Development Area 6 Vision Plan identifies large portions of the former Brearley Avenue road reserve to be developed as public open space for use by the local community. The precise quantity, configuration and design of future public open space areas will be determined through the preparation of an Activity Centre Plan over the precinct.
The draft design for the train station precinct includes a piazza style
public space, which would include alfresco areas, public art, public
seating and provide opportunity for market stalls and public events.
Will the Southern Main Drain be modified?
The existing Southern Main Drain, as a linear open drainage channel, will need to be modified to align with contemporary practice for water management. The exact design and configuration of the Southern Main Drain will be considered through the preparation of an overarching drainage strategy that will support the Activity Centre Plan. The ultimate design and configuration of the Southern Main Drain will require approval from the Department of Water and Environment Regulation and the Water Corporation.
What types of land use will be permissible throughout the study area?
The project is focused on mixed use development and medium to high
density residential development, including apartments and townhouses,
shops, cafes, restaurants, offices and other commercial businesses.
How will parking be managed in the precinct?
Parking that is required to service individual developments, including resident and visitor parking for residential developments, and employee and customer parking for commercial and office developments, must be provided for on-site as part of that development. Additional parking may be available on the street provided that this does not limit the introduction and retention of street trees or limit the movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
Parking for the train station will be provided through a 'Park and Ride' station to be located within the Perth Airport land to the east of Second Street.
What is the timeline for the project?
The redevelopment of Development Area 6 is likely to occur over a period of 15-20 years as infrastructure is delivered and investment in the area becomes desirable.
The City’s project team are currently working on the preparation of a planning framework for Development Area 6 however there is still further work to be undertaken. The City is also awaiting key decisions from the State Government on the exact composition of the planning framework and commitments to infrastructure funding. Notwithstanding, it is anticipated that the planning framework will be established by the time the Redcliffe Station becomes operational.
The redevelopment of the project area is likely to be undertaken over a period of 15-20 years
as infrastructure is delivered and investment in the area becomes
desirable. The construction of the rail station is proposed to commence
in 2017 and be finalised by 2020, and the Project Steering Group is
working towards finalising a planning framework for the area by 2018.
When will development of individual properties commence?
Development by landowners cannot commence until such time as the
statutory and strategic planning has been prepared, endorsed and
implemented by the City of Belmont and the Western Australian Planning
What is 'Metronet' and how will it affect DA6?
Metronet is an integrated transport and land use
framework that will support growth of the Perth metropolitan region over the
next 50 to 100 years. Metronet Stage 1 includes approximately 70
kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations. Stage 1
includes the Forrestfield Airport Link and Redcliffe Station. Metronet
will be involved in ensuring the Redcliffe Station precinct is planned, designed
and developed in accordance with Design WA policy framework. All relevant
scheme amendments, structure plans and development applications will be
referred to the Metronet office for comment.