Comments sought to revitalise Melville District Centre

The City of Melville is calling on the community to assist in the creation and preparation of the Melville District Centre Activity Centre Plan as part of the My Future Melville vision.

The Melville District Centre covers areas along Canning Highway in the suburbs of Attadale, Melville, Palmyra and Bicton, and aims to revitalise and develop the area for future growth in line with the City’s recently approved Local Planning Strategy (LPS).

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the Activity Centre Plan would be based on town planning requirements from the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC), and would provide a clear vision to shape the future of the area.

Activity centres as defined by the WAPC are key commercial areas which by design will include a combination of activities such as offices, retail, higher-density housing, entertainment, civic/community, education and medical services. Located along major public transport corridors, easy access to transport options will be critical for ensuring the optimisation of these centres.

“Residents, local business and other members of the community are invited to comment on the City’s aspiration to create a vibrant, social Activity Centre that will not only allow for forecasted population growth, but also create a connected community,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“Outcomes of the Strategic Community Plan review found that our residents wanted accessible community spaces that they could live, work, run a business, have fun and socialise at.

“This plan will also aim to provide a clear and transparent planning framework to guide future redevelopment and will be the main town planning document for the area, guiding what landowners can and can’t do if or when they want to develop their property.

“We will be incorporating feedback from stakeholders and the community into the final plan, so we want to know what the community want and envision for the future of the area.

“Make your priorities for the Melville District Centre Activity Centre our priorities and visit www.melvilletalks.com.au/melvilledc to find out more and leave your comments.”

The Melville District Centre Activity Centre Plan, along with the LPS aim to ensure population growth and development remains within the Activity Centres, allowing established suburban areas to remain similar or the same as they are now.

Find out more about the City of Melville’s LPS and Future Vision for your area at www.melvillecity.com.au/myfuture or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.