Community Consultation for Draft New Development Standards for Housing Opportunity Areas

The City of Joondalup is seeking community feedback on Draft New Development Standards for the 10 infill areas known as Housing Opportunity Areas.

Housing Opportunity Areas are 10 areas in the City of Joondalup that have previously been identified and approved by the City and the State Government as appropriate areas for increased density and infill development.

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The draft new development standards include restrictions on the number of multiple dwellings (apartments) that can be built in some areas; new standards for landscaping areas and trees, car parking, setbacks from property boundaries; as well as other development standards that aim to better manage the impact of infill development.

The draft new development standards have been included in two separate documents — a draft Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy and an associated amendment to the City’s planning scheme (Scheme Amendment No 5).

The documents do not propose to change the boundaries of the Housing Opportunity Areas, and they do not propose any changes to the density codes in Housing Opportunity Areas.

The draft new development standards will replace the standards of the City’s existing Residential Development Local Planning Policy that currently apply to Housing Opportunity Areas.

Therefore, the Residential Development Local Planning Policy needs to be amended to delete the standards relating to Housing Opportunity Areas.

A Community Information Session will be held between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 7 December 2019 at the Joondalup Reception Centre (next to the Joondalup Library);

Anyone interested in making a submission on the Draft New Development Standards for Housing Opportunity Areas and/or the proposed changes to the City’s Residential Development Local Planning Policy is encouraged to complete the Online Submission Form available via the Community Consultation section of the City’s website.

If you wish to make a submission on the Draft New Development Standards for Housing Opportunity Areas, please complete the Online Submission Form. Alternatively, you can submit written feedback with your full contact details via email or via post to:

City of Joondalup
PO Box 21
Joondalup WA 6919

Submissions accepted: Thursday 28 November 2019 to Thursday 16 January 2020

More detailed information is available at the Community Consultation section of the City’s website, by calling the Planning Services team on 9400 4019 or email.