Joondalup Activity Centre Plan

The Joondalup Activity Centre Plan (JACP) is a strategic planning document developed by the City of Joondalup, provides guidance on the development of the city centre over the next ten years, and was approved by the WAPC on 23 October 2018. The JACP has replaced the Joondalup City Centre Development Plan and Manual and the draft Joondalup City Centre Structure Plan. The JACP is split into six separate precincts:

  • City centre
  • Health and wellness
  • Learning and innovation
  • Joondalup edge
  • Joondalup west
  • Lakeside residential.

The development requirements are different in each precinct, taking into account the context, existing land uses and development potential. The JACP document comprises three parts, being:

  • Part One – Implementation that identifies the JACP area, objectives for each precinct and the development requirements.
  • Part Two – Explanatory Section provides a summary of the vision, context and technical analysis, providing the rationale for the development requirements contained within Part One.
  • Technical appendices:
    • Economic Development Plan
    • Transport Impact Assessment
    • Bushfire Management Plan

Building or starting a business in the Joondalup City Centre

If you are looking to start a business or building in the Joondalup City Centre, you will need to look at the requirements of the JACP. For example:

  • Moving into an existing tenancy may require you to get approval to change the land use, such as changing the use of a tenancy from restaurant to an office. Refer to Starting a Business for further information on approval requirements for starting a business.
  • Building in the Joondalup City Centre will require you to design in accordance with the development requirements for the precinct.

This includes standards that generally relate to:

  • Minimum and maximum building heights
  • Setback of the building to the street, side and rear lot boundaries
  • The minimum and maximum building height of any development
  • The amount of car parking required
  • Vehicle access points
  • Open space and landscaping
  • Street interface

For large scale developments, early engagement with the City’s Planning Services is encouraged.