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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.




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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.


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 WA long held the view that Brearley Avenue should be closed as:

  1. The upgrade of Tonkin Highway, the construction of Dunreath Drive/Tonkin Highway inerchange 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 motrists, 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 decommissing of Brearley Avenue by Main Roads WA presented an opportunity to reconnect the residential streets to provide an improved, appealing, walkable, robust and more connect movement network. The Vision Plan for the area proposes that the redundant road reserve alnd will be converted into areas of public open space and develoment sites, the exact configuration of which will be determined by the Activity Centre Plan.
For further information please refer to the Main Roads WA web site.



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.


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.

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 Commission.


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.

What do the various R-Coding’s mean?

The draft Activity Centre Plan provides for a variety of housing choices through the designation of a range of medium to high density R-Codes (R60, R100, R-AC0 and R-AC3). Each R-Code allows for a different level of development, with the R60 coding allowing for a lower level of development compared to the level of development allowed under the R100 coding. The R-AC0 and R-AC3 coding’s allow for the Activity Centre Plan to stipulate built form controls.

Refer to the Primary Controls Table for further information.





Can I develop or subdivide if I do not meet the minimum site area requirements?

Approval for subdivision and development will not be granted for a site that does not achieve the minimum area or frontage requirements outlined in the Primary Controls Table. Exemptions to the minimum site area and frontage requirements may only be considered where:

  • A site area is not less than 95% of the requirement outlined in Table 1 and an applicant can demonstrate that the proposal aligns with the precinct objectives.
  • The refurbishment of an existing commercial development where the net leasable area does not increase by more than 15% of the existing commercial development.
  • An extension to an existing single house or grouped dwelling which does not result in additional floor space greater than 15% of the existing single house or grouped dwelling on site.
  • An ancillary dwelling with a plot ratio no greater than 100m² is proposed.
  • An outbuilding is proposed in accordance with the Residential Design Codes.

The City would unlikely support any departure from the above as it would not be conducive to orderly and proper planning. In addition, the amalgamation of land in a manner that excludes other land from being able to comply with the minimum site area requirements would undermine the overall intent and implementation of the Activity Centre Plan and be prejudicial to the overall development potential of the area.

What is the Southern Main Drain?

The Southern Main Drain is an open-channel regional drain that carries water from Kalamunda to the Swan River and is located adjacent to Brearley Avenue between Kanowna Avenue East and Central Avenue.


What changes are proposed to the Southern Main Drain?

The Southern Main Drain is an existing open-channel regional drain that traverses the precinct and carries water from Kalamunda to the Swan River. It is proposed to be realigned and reconfigured into an attractive urban stream integrated with a central area of public open space.


What will happen to existing houses and businesses in the area?

The draft Activity Centre Plan does not affect the ability for existing homes and businesses to remain and operate within the precinct. The redevelopment of land will be subject to market demand and development intentions of individual landowners.


Will Redcliffe Primary School be impacted by the future planning in Development Area 6?

No, however Redcliffe Primary School’s existing car park is located on land owned by another State Government agency. The long-term use of this land for a car park is a matter for these State Government agencies to consider, if necessary.


How does the draft Activity Centre Plan relate to development at Perth Airport?

Development at Perth Airport is controlled by Federal legislation and guided by the Perth Airport Master Plan. The City’s local planning framework, including the draft Activity Centre Plan, therefore does not apply to Perth Airport land.


When will Qantas relocate from Perth Airport’s Terminal 3 and 4?

Perth Airport have earmarked Qantas will relocate all operations from Terminals 3 and 4 into a consolidated terminal at Terminals 1 and 2 by 2025.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Activity Centre Plan?

An Activity Centre Plan is a type of structure plan that coordinates future zoning, subdivision and development of land. More specifically, they are a planning instrument that addresses the structural elements in the planning and development of land, such as built form controls, public open space, road hierarchy, stormwater management and infrastructure and servicing requirements.

Activity Centre Plans are prepared in accordance with Part 5 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 – Schedule 2 – Deemed Provisions as well as the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Structure Plan Framework (August 2015) and State Planning Policy 4.2 – Activity Centres for Perth and Peel.

Why is pre-consultation on the draft Activity Centre Plan being undertaken?

Due to the complexity of the draft Activity Centre Plan, it was considered necessary to provide the community with adequate time to review the plan and provide comments. It also provides the City of Belmont with an opportunity to undertake an in-depth review of the draft Activity Centre Plan in light of the submissions received, prior to undertaking formal advertising.


How long will it take for the planning framework to be adopted?

It is difficult to provide a precise timeframe for when the planning framework will be adopted due to a range of factors beyond the City’s control. Notwithstanding, the City is aiming to provide the draft Activity Centre Plan to the Western Australian Planning Commission for determination in mid to late 2021.


When will development occur in Development Area 6?

As most of the developable land is privately owned, the actual timing and sequence of development will be subject to market demand and development intentions of individual landowners.


When will Redcliffe Train Station become operational?

The Public Transport Authority has advised that the Forrestfield Airport Link, including Redcliffe Train Station, will become operational in the second half of 2021.


Will Redcliffe Train Station have a Park and Ride and drop-off facility?

The Redcliffe Train Station will have a 500 bay ‘Park and Ride’ facility which is proposed to be located within Perth Airport’s land to the east of Second Street. A 25 bay ‘Kiss and Ride’ facility is also proposed to be located adjacent to the Station entrance, accessed from Central Avenue.




How will buses access Redcliffe Train Station?

Buses will access Redcliffe Train Station from Second Street and Central Avenue (south). The Redcliffe Train Station will form a bus/train interchange with six bus bays located at the station entry.


How will parking be managed in Development Area 6?

Parking 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 on-site as part of that development, in accordance with the standards contained within the draft Activity Centre Plan. The management of on-street car parking within the precinct will be undertaken by the City.


When and why was Brearley Avenue closed?

Brearley Avenue previously served as the primary point of access to the Perth Domestic Terminal. When Tonkin Highway was upgraded in 2015, provision was made for a direct exit point onto Dunreath Drive. This resulted in Brearley Avenue no longer being required as an access point to the Perth Domestic Airport and contributed to the decision of closing Brearley Avenue. The decision to close Brearley Avenue also coincided with the State Government’s initiative to extend the passenger rail network to connect Redcliffe, Perth Airport and Forrestfield.

The closure of Brearley Avenue has presented an opportunity to reconnect residential streets and provide an improved, walkable and robust precinct. Partial closure of Brearley Avenue occurred in 2017, with full closure occurring on 7 October 2018.


What is the anticipated population and dwelling growth in Development Area 6?

The draft Activity Centre Plan suggests a potential yield of 2,550-3,600 dwellings that could accommodate a population of 5,350-7,560 people. The timing of growth will be dependent on market conditions and landowners intentions to undertake development, and is therefore difficult to predict.


What new infrastructure is required in Development Area 6?

The redevelopment of the area requires significant investment in infrastructure to support both new development and the operation of the future Redcliffe Train Station. The key infrastructure required in the precinct includes:

·  The realignment of the Southern Main Drain.

·  The development of public open space areas.

·  The construction of new road connections.

·  Capacity upgrades to the existing water, sewer and gas infrastructure.

·  Undergrounding power.

·  Upgrades to the existing local road network.

Who will be responsible for delivering new infrastructure?

It is anticipated that the City of Belmont and State agencies will be responsible for delivering infrastructure within the precinct, some of which will be funded by contributions paid when landowners undertake development.




What is a Development Contribution Plan?

The draft Activity Centre Plan proposes to establish a Development Contribution Plan (DCP) to provide for the sharing of infrastructure delivery costs amongst developing landowners within the precinct. A DCP operates by requiring landowners to make a financial contribution towards infrastructure when undertaking subdivision and/or development, with the funds collected being expended in accordance with an adopted staging plan.


Why is a Development Contribution Plan required?

The fragmented landownership and established nature of Development Area 6 presents a significant challenge whereby no one developer can be reasonably expected to fund and deliver infrastructure.  Furthermore, the timing of development is subject to the intentions of individual landowners, making funding and delivery difficult to synchronise, thereby warrant a degree of coordination.


When will I be required to make a contribution under the Development Contribution Plan?

Landowners would only be required to make a contribution under the Development Contribution Plan when undertaking subdivision and/or development.


When will new infrastructure be delivered?

The draft Activity Centre Plan identifies priorities for the delivery of infrastructure in the precinct.

Highest Priority:

  • Landscape public open space around Redcliffe Train Station.
  • Construct a roundabout at the intersection of Second Street and Boulder Avenue at the entrance of the Park and Ride facility supporting Redcliffe Train Station.
  • Deliver road connections surrounding Redcliffe Train Station, including a connection between Central Avenue and Bulong Avenue and Bulong Avenue and Second Street.

High Priority:

  • Realign and transform the Southern Main Drain into an urban stream.
  • Realign services and utilities in the former Brearley Avenue road reserve.
  • Deliver and landscape the central area of public open space within the former Brearley Avenue road reserve.
  • Deliver a road connection between Kanowna Avenue and Boulder Street.

Medium Priority:

  • Upgrade local roads and undertake streetscape improvements.
  • Deliver underground power.
  • Upgrade existing water, sewer and gas infrastructure.

Low Priority:

  • Investigate and deliver additional areas of public open space.


How much public open space will be provided in Development Area 6?

The draft Activity Centre Plan proposes to reconfigure the existing public open space network in the precinct. The former Brearley Avenue road reserve will be transformed into a central open space corridor spanning from Great Eastern Highway to the Redcliffe Train Station. A total of 3.6623ha or public open space is proposed by the plan, an increase of 484m² and representing 8.72% of developable land within the precinct.

A detailed outline of the proposed public open space provision is available here.





What changes are proposed to the road network?

The draft Activity Centre Plan proposes several changes to the existing road network, with the key change being the reconnection of the original grid road layout following the removal of Brearley Avenue.  The plan also proposes to adjust the manner in which several intersections are controlled and provide traffic calming devices and streetscape upgrades.

A detailed outline of the proposed road network is available here.

Will traffic increase in Development Area 6?

Traffic modelling indicates that traffic will increase on most roads over time, particularly as a result of the introduction of the Redcliffe Train Station and uses undertaken in Perth Airport estate. Redevelopment within DA6 will also lead to increases in traffic on local roads within the precinct, however these increases are expected to be gradual as development occurs over time.





How does the draft Activity Centre Plan address traffic and ‘rat-running’ in Development Area 6?

In the absence of any traffic controls, it is recognised that there is potential for vehicles to move through the DA6 precinct to access Perth Airport. To address this, the draft Activity Centre Plan proposes:

·  Road and streetscape upgrades that are designed to slow traffic through the area.

·  The signalisation of the Central Avenue and Second Street intersection.

·  To maintain the existing cul-de-sacs at Bulong Avenue and Central Avenue to prevent access to/from Great Eastern Highway. This arrangement however will be reassessed when Great Eastern Highway is upgraded and Qantas relocates all operations from Terminal 3 and 4 at Perth Airport (earmarked to occur in 2025).

The ongoing monitoring of traffic will be necessary to ensure that the above measures are effective in deterring movements through the precinct.

In addition, upgrades to Tonkin Highway and Great Eastern Highway as part of the approved Tonkin Highway Gap Project is expected facilitate improved access to Perth Airport from Tonkin Highway and alleviate pressure on the local road network.


When will Great Eastern Highway be upgraded?

Great Eastern Highway is a regional road that is under the care and control of Main Roads WA. The timeframes for upgrading Great Eastern Highway are unknown as the State Government has not yet committed to undertaking these works.



Why are there Precinct Areas?

The following five precinct areas are proposed as part of the draft Activity Centre Plan:

  • Centre Precinct
  • Centre Transition Precinct
  • Residential Core Precinct
  • School Interface Precinct
  • Urban Corridor Precinct

The five precinct areas have been identified for the purposes of establishing unique, precinct specific, building controls relating to density, height and setbacks.