Proposed modifications to the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan

The City is proposing modifications to the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan and you are invited to comment on the proposal.

Why are modifications to the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan proposed?

The Joondalup Activity Centre Plan came into effect in 2018 and contains specific controls that guide development within the Joondalup City Centre. The development controls are in place to achieve the longer-term vision for the Joondalup City Centre to be Perth’s second CBD.

Whilst the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan has been working well since its introduction, it is considered that there are two components that would benefit from minor modification. The modifications are proposed to allow development in the shorter term, under the existing controls, whilst not compromising the longer-term vision for the City Centre.

The Joondalup Activity Centre Plan can be viewed here.

What are the proposed modifications to the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan?

It is proposed to modify the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan to provide greater flexibility in respect to some land uses and minimum building height requirements, as outlined below:

Land use

With the implementation of the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan in 2018, the land uses ‘Bulky Goods Showroom’ and ‘Warehouse/Storage’ became uses that are not permitted in the City Centre Precinct. Under the current requirements, existing approved showroom or warehouse/storage businesses can continue to operate, however if that business ceases for a period of six months or more, the use is unable to operate from the site again.

A portion of the City Centre Precinct is located within the Winton Road Business Park (refer to location plan below) which consists of a number of tenancies approved and purpose built for use as showrooms or warehouse/storage.

It is proposed to enable these land uses to continue within this portion of the City Centre precinct, even in the instance where a use has ceased to operate within the last six months, provided no significant building work occurs.

Building height

Currently, the provisions of the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan require a minimum building height in most precincts of the activity centre (refer to Figure 4 of the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan).

It is proposed to increase the flexibility around the minimum building height by allowing development that does not meet the minimum building height to be able to be considered for approval provided it can be demonstrated that future stages of the development can achieve the required minimum height.

How do I make a submission?

Submissions can be made using the online Planning Consultation Submission Form below (preferred), via an email or via post to P.O. Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919. All submissions must be in writing and include your full name and address.

What happens after I make a submission?

After the close of the advertising period, the proposal and the submissions received will be considered at a future Council meeting. If you choose to make a submission and elect to be kept informed on the progress of the application, you will be notified of the Council meeting date when confirmed.

Council will consider the proposal and the submissions made. As Council is not the final decision maker, Council’s recommendation on the proposal is then forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission who make the final decision.

Where can I get more information?

The Joondalup Activity Centre Plan and the details of the proposed modifications can be viewed at the links below.

A report on the proposal was presented to Council on 17 August 2021 outlining the proposed modifications and is available here.

When does the consultation period close?

Submissions will be accepted: Monday 8 November to Monday 20 December 2021.

Consultation Submission Form