Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day
Cockburn Coast Leaves Its Industrial Past Behind For An Urban Future
Victor P Taffa
The Redevelopment of the Cockburn Coast has taken a significant step forward with today’s tabling in State Parliament of an amendment rezoning land under the Metropolitan Region Scheme.
The rezoning includes transferring approximately 91 ha of land in North Coogee from the Industrial zone to the Urban zone; realignment and rationalisation of the Primary Regional Roads reservation; and rezoning of the South Fremantle Power Station to Urban Deferred.
Planning Minister John Day said in coming years this rezoning would see the land’s industrial past transition to a new urban future with the potential to deliver nearly 4,800 new dwellings, providing homes for about 10,000 residents.
“The redevelopment of Cockburn Coast will see medium to high-density urban living, embodying the values of Directions 2031 and Beyond the guiding document for planning of the Perth and Peel regions.” Mr. Day said.
“The Cockburn Coast area is well located, close to the services and employment opportunities of Fremantle, beaches and Beeliar Regional Park, and will be further enhanced by the future regeneration of the South Fremantle Power Station which will become the centrepiece of the redevelopment.”
“The rezoning of the land will allow development to proceed in line with the Cockburn Coast district structure plan, which was finalised in August 2009.” Mr. Day said.
“This is one of the first steps to making the vision set out in the Cockburn Coast structure plan a reality.”
The Minister said the State Government has supported this redevelopment opportunity from the outset through the preparation of the Cockburn Coast district structure plan by the Department of Planning.
“Further planning will be undertaken of the South Fremantle Power Station to address heritage considerations, land use potential, public access and its interface with the foreshore, prior to the full Urban zoning of the site.” Mr. Day said.
“Cockburn Coast demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to infill development and promoting a range of land supply initiatives beyond purely greenfields development.”
“We are now carrying forward this commitment, with LandCorp leading the detailed design process and active engagement with landowners and stakeholders.” Mr. Day said.
The community will shortly have further opportunities for input into Cockburn Coast’s future through local planning scheme amendments and local structure planning processes.