WA Minister for Planning John Day
Victor P Taffa
Planning framework released for East Perth Redevelopment Authority (EPRA)
Western Australia Planning Minister John Day has announced new guidelines encouraging vibrant neighbourhoods and active public spaces.
In unveiling the new direction the Planning Minister John Day today released the East Perth Redevelopment Authority’s (EPRA) redevelopment Scheme 2 and 10 new development policies specifically designed to meet the needs of inner-city development.
Mr. Day said the new guidelines would affect EPRA’s entire redevelopment area, made up of six inner-city project areas including:
- The Link,
- Perth Cultural Centre,
- New Northbridge,
- East Perth Power Station,
- Claisebrook Village.
“The release of Scheme 2 is an important step in planning for the future development of our city and one that encourages a ‘people-focused’ approach in creating public open spaces and urban environments.” Mr. Day said.
“The new scheme and policies deliver the tools needed to continue the exciting work already under way, so we can create a truly world-class city full of vibrant public spaces.”
The new guidelines were finalised following a two-month public consultation period as well as industry workshops and research and analysis of issues and trends.
The Minister said the new guidelines would improve the development application process.
“The regeneration of Perth is about ensuring our city is environmentally sustainable and creating a place in which people want to live and encouraging more private and public sector investment.” Mr. Day said.
“Projects like The Link, the Perth Cultural Centre and New Northbridge are about opening our city up to welcome more people into it to work, live, stay and enjoy.”
From this month, Scheme 2 replaces EPRA’s original Redevelopment Scheme, first released in 1992 to help guide the Claisebrook Village project. The 10 new development policies replace the current 43 planning policies.
For inner city residents the future looks inviting.