Development Area 6 (DA6) Implementation

Development Area 6 (DA6) is located in Redcliffe and bounded by Tonkin Highway, Great Eastern Highway, Coolgardie Avenue, Redcliffe Road, Fauntleroy Avenue and Airport Precincts (as defined under the Perth Airport Masterplan).

The DA6 vision involves the reintroduction of great streetscapes that will reconnect an area which has long been divided and allow DA6 to truly integrate with itself and its surrounds. A regeneration that will allow people to enjoy safe and inviting movement by foot, bicycle, rail, bus and car, through a pedestrian-friendly environment.

DA6 will be a place where public life, public spaces, shops, housing, cafes, services, employment and transportation options come together to create an “Urban Village in a Landscaped Setting”.

We want to keep our community up to date and informed about the changes to come over the project implementation. New updates and news will be posted it as it occurs. Follow the project and keep informed!


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Development Area 6 (DA6) is located in Redcliffe and bounded by Tonkin Highway, Great Eastern Highway, Coolgardie Avenue, Redcliffe Road, Fauntleroy Avenue and Airport Precincts (as defined under the Perth Airport Masterplan).

The DA6 vision involves the reintroduction of great streetscapes that will reconnect an area which has long been divided and allow DA6 to truly integrate with itself and its surrounds. A regeneration that will allow people to enjoy safe and inviting movement by foot, bicycle, rail, bus and car, through a pedestrian-friendly environment.

DA6 will be a place where public life, public spaces, shops, housing, cafes, services, employment and transportation options come together to create an “Urban Village in a Landscaped Setting”.

We want to keep our community up to date and informed about the changes to come over the project implementation. New updates and news will be posted it as it occurs. Follow the project and keep informed!


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  • Status of Planning Framework

    about 2 years ago
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    • On behalf of METRONET, LandCorp and consultants Woodsome Management have been undertaking a Delivery Review for two key station precincts on the Forrestfield-Airport Link including Redcliffe Station and the Forrestfield Station. This review commenced in late 2018 with the purpose of identifying short, medium and long term staging and delivery strategies for both precincts, in the context of likely market dynamics to ensure that appropriate development complements the new station. Initial feedback emerging from the Review suggests that the development of both precincts will be a medium to long term process and will require investment in key infrastructure and site ...

    • On behalf of METRONET, LandCorp and consultants Woodsome Management have been undertaking a Delivery Review for two key station precincts on the Forrestfield-Airport Link including Redcliffe Station and the Forrestfield Station. This review commenced in late 2018 with the purpose of identifying short, medium and long term staging and delivery strategies for both precincts, in the context of likely market dynamics to ensure that appropriate development complements the new station. Initial feedback emerging from the Review suggests that the development of both precincts will be a medium to long term process and will require investment in key infrastructure and site activation. The findings of the Review will help inform the detailed structure planning for Development Area 6.
    • On 20 November 2018 the Western Australian Planning Commission's Statutory Planning Committee considered the City's request for formally declare the requirement for an Activity Centre Plan to be prepared over DA6. The Statutory Planning Committee resolved to defer the matter to allow for further engagement with the METRONET team before determining the planning instrument for implementation.
    • On 7 October 2018 Brearley Avenue was permanently closed to traffic at Great Eastern Highway and has subsequently been decommissioned.
    • The City's consultants are still undertaking preparation work on the DA6 Implementation Strategy Framework, which includes the preparation of an Activity Centre Structure Plan for the precinct. There are several key issues that required resolution in order to finalise the planning framework, including:
      • The formal declaration to require an Activity Centre Plan to be prepared over DA6.
      • The closure of Brearley Avenue being approved by the Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands.
      • The ultimate design for the realignment of the Southern Main Drain and the provision of Public Open Space in the precinct.
      • The declaration of an Improvement Plan over DA6 that is subject to an Improvement Scheme by the Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands.
      • The extent of financial contributions to infrastructure being made by the State Government.
    • A development application for the construction of the proposed Belmont Station, as part of the Forrestfield Airport Link (FAL), was lodged with the City on 29 May 2017. The application will be determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission. The application was advertised for comment by the WAPC from 19 June 2017 to the 3 July 2017.
    • The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has resolved to approve the development application for the commencement of development for early works associated with the construction of the Belmont Train Station on 8 March 2017. The early works involve site establishment and preparatory construction works. As the site is located within the Planning Control Area (PCA) 116, the WAPC was the determining authority for this application.
    • Consultants appointed to undertake the DA6 Implementation Strategy Framework Commence: December 2016
    • The Council at its 23 February 2016 meeting (Item 12.1) resolved to adopt the revised Local Planning Policy 14, comprising the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy, subject to amendments. Local Planning Policy 14 and the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy documents are available below.


  • Current Construction Works

    about 2 years ago
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    Redcliffe Train Station

    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.

    For more information regarding this project, contact 1800 814 512 or email: connect@forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.au.

    Brearley Avenue Closure

    On 7 October 2018 Brearley Avenue was permanently closed to traffic at Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe. The decommissioning of...
    Redcliffe Train Station

    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.

    For more information regarding this project, contact 1800 814 512 or email: connect@forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.au.

    Brearley Avenue Closure

    On 7 October 2018 Brearley Avenue was permanently closed to traffic at Great Eastern Highway in Redcliffe. 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 DA6 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.

    Works to modify the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Tonkin Highway southbound were completed last year and the redundant sections of Brearley Avenue, from Great Eastern Highway to First Street, have been prepared for landscaping, which will be undertaken by the City. Modifications to the street lighting and provision of new path lighting along Brearley Avenue will be undertaken in the first half of 2019.

    For more information contact Main Roads WA on 13 81 38 or email: enquiries@mainroads.wa.gov.au.

  • Council Decisions

    about 2 years ago
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    Current Status

    • The Council at its 23 February 2016 meeting (Item 12.1) resolved to adopt the revised Local Planning Policy 14, comprising the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy, subject to amendments. Local Planning Policy 14 and the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy documents are available below.
    • Consultants appointed to undertake the DA6 Implementation Strategy Framework Commence: December 2016


    Vision Plan

    Access the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy and Development Area 6 Vision - click for more.





    Current Status

    • The Council at its 23 February 2016 meeting (Item 12.1) resolved to adopt the revised Local Planning Policy 14, comprising the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy, subject to amendments. Local Planning Policy 14 and the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy documents are available below.
    • Consultants appointed to undertake the DA6 Implementation Strategy Framework Commence: December 2016


    Vision Plan

    Access the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy and Development Area 6 Vision - click for more.




  • Background Information

    about 2 years ago
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    DA6 has been identified as a significant re-development area since 2003, however strategic planning stalled pending formal commitment from the State Government to implement the Perth Airport Rail Project. In late 2012, public transport became high on the Agenda for the 2013 State Election, with both the Liberal and Labor parties committing to the implementation of a rail service to Perth Airport.

    The Public Transport Authority (PTA) has progressed a technical feasibility of the rail project to the point where indicative alignments were identified as well as the proposed location of three rail stations - one in the existing Domestic...

    DA6 has been identified as a significant re-development area since 2003, however strategic planning stalled pending formal commitment from the State Government to implement the Perth Airport Rail Project. In late 2012, public transport became high on the Agenda for the 2013 State Election, with both the Liberal and Labor parties committing to the implementation of a rail service to Perth Airport.

    The Public Transport Authority (PTA) has progressed a technical feasibility of the rail project to the point where indicative alignments were identified as well as the proposed location of three rail stations - one in the existing Domestic Precinct ('Airport West'), one at the International Terminal and one near Forrestfield (Bayswater Station would also require upgrading). Initial concepts show the rail line connecting from Bayswater, then travelling under the Swan River to Airport West, then continuing under the Airport runways to the existing International Terminal Precinct, before terminating at Forrestfield.

    In addition to a future residential catchment, the rail line will importantly provide public transport for those working at Perth Airport (currently approximately 18,700 workers and expected to grow significantly to 37,000 workers by 2029).

    The commitment of the State Government to the Perth Airport Rail Project and the identification of indicative alignments have given sufficient certainty for strategic planning for DA6 to proceed. As a result, in 2013 the City of Belmont and Perth Airport Pty Ltd partnered to progress a 'Vision and Implementation Plan' for DA6.

    In 2013, the City of Belmont and Perth Airport Pty Ltd engaged Taylor Burrell Barnett Town Planning and Design as a consultant to prepare the 'Vision and Implementation Plan' for DA6. The key objectives of the DA6 Vision and Implementation Plan process were:

    • Defining a clear vision for the area through community engagement, including two half-day community workshops with key stakeholders and members of the residential and business communities;
    • The encouragement of effective integration between aviation, commercial and residential land use in a manner that has regard to the current and future context of the area;
    • Adopting strong place making and urban design philosophies to take full advantage of public transport opportunities and create appeal for residents and visitors;
    • The identification of the relevant statutory processes to implement the Vision, having regard to the involvement of three tiers of government;
    • Economic and market analysis to ensure delivery of a vision that is realistic and appropriate;
    • The delivery of a diversity of housing types and choices for the local community; and
    • Continual dialogue with the local residents and business community.
    In order to engage with the local residents and business community, the City of Belmont and Perth Airport Pty Ltd hosted two Community Workshops on 17 and 18 May 2013.

    Community participation was considered to be a critical component for a strategic planning exercise of this nature, and many residents, business owners and other interested parties attended the sessions across the two days. The perspective and ideas provided by participants at the workshop provided insight into the matters of particular interest to the Community in working toward defining a vision for the Precinct. A subsequent Community Information Forum was held on 19 July 2013 summarising the proceedings, discussions and outcomes of the Community Workshops and the Community Information Forum.

    The Vision Plan for DA6, as well as an interim Local Planning Policy No 14 containing the Vision Plan, was adopted at the 27 August 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting (Item 12.1), subject to further public advertising. The Vision Plan and Draft Local Planning Policy No 14 were advertised from Monday 16 September 2013 to Friday 11 October 2013.

    In response to concerns expressed during the advertising period regarding the future role of Coolgardie Avenue, Council resolved at the 17 December 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting (Item 12.1) to adopt a modified version of the Vision Plan. Council's resolution stipulated that the Vision Plan should not propose any changes to the road network until such time that a detailed transport and traffic analysis had been undertaken.

    At the 26 August 2014 Ordinary Council Meeting (Item 12.1), Council resolved to formally request the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to support the preparation of an Improvement Plan for DA6. DA6 is considered a project of regional significance, and an Improvement Plan would allow for the State Government's planning and development for infrastructure in the surrounding area to align with the City's Vision Plan. The decision on whether the Improvement Plan is to be adopted by the area is yet to be determined.

    The WA State Government launched the Forrestfield-Airport Link Project in August 2014. The project will include the development of a new train station within DA6, known as 'Belmont Station'. Since this announcement, the City has been working to create a revised Vision Plan for DA6.

    At the 27 October 2015 Ordinary Council Meeting (Item 10.1), Council resolved to publicly advertise the revised Draft Local Planning Policy for DA6 for comment.

    Revised draft Local Planning Policy 14, comprising a Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy, was advertised for public comment from 10 November 2015 to 22 December 2015. Public advertising took place in the form of letters to landowners and occupiers within and surrounding the DA6 area, notices published in the Southern Gazette and The West Australian newspapers, community open days, on the City's web site and flyers, and feedback forms were available at the City's Civic Centre and Ruth Faulkner Library.

    The two community open days were held on Saturday 14 November 2015 and Wednesday 25 November 2015. Both days were well attended by community members. Click here to view the information that was on display at the community open days.

    The Council at its 23 February 2016 meeting (Item 12.1) resolved to adopt the revised Local Planning Policy 14, comprising the Vision Plan and Implementation Strategy, subject to amendments.


  • Community Reference Groups

    about 2 years ago
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    A Community Reference Group (CRG) was formed to assist with the stakeholder engagement phase of the project. Consisting of 12 residents or landowners within the DA6 area, the CRG attended a number of organised meetings where their advice and knowledge of the local area assisted in the creation of the Vision Plan. Minutes from the CRG meetings and presentation material can be viewed below.


    A Community Reference Group (CRG) was formed to assist with the stakeholder engagement phase of the project. Consisting of 12 residents or landowners within the DA6 area, the CRG attended a number of organised meetings where their advice and knowledge of the local area assisted in the creation of the Vision Plan. Minutes from the CRG meetings and presentation material can be viewed below.