Transition Zones - Planning for the Future

The City is now developing a Local Planning Framework to help facilitate appropriate built form outcomes in the Transition Zones and we need you to help us do that.

Background

Transition Zones were introduced following the adoption of the City of Nedlands Local Planning Scheme No.3 in April 2019. Transition Zones will facilitate a more gradual stepdown in the built form (ie height, bulk, etc) and help mitigate any conflict between potentially non-compatible uses that may occur particularly along the primary movement corridors

To help facilitate appropriate built form outcomes that achieves the desired future residential character while still being

The City is now developing a Local Planning Framework to help facilitate appropriate built form outcomes in the Transition Zones and we need you to help us do that.

Background

Transition Zones were introduced following the adoption of the City of Nedlands Local Planning Scheme No.3 in April 2019. Transition Zones will facilitate a more gradual stepdown in the built form (ie height, bulk, etc) and help mitigate any conflict between potentially non-compatible uses that may occur particularly along the primary movement corridors

To help facilitate appropriate built form outcomes that achieves the desired future residential character while still being mindful of the existing residential character in these Transition Zones, the City is developing a Local Planning Framework which comprises a number of Local Planning Policies for each of the following Transition Zones:

  • Hollywood West Transition Zone
  • Hollywood Central Transition Zone
  • Melvista West Transition Zone
  • Melvista East Transition Zone
  • Hollywood East Transition Zone (note that this particular Transitional Zone will now form part of the future Hampden Road Activity Precinct Area).

To find out more about Transition Zones, click here.

To see an overview map of where the Transition Zones are, click here.

What has happened so far

In early 2020, the City undertook a Neighbourhood Character Assessment of these Transition Zones. This helped identify some of the key characteristics and unique attributes that exist in the various Transition Zones. The methodology applied is explained further in the Neighbourhood Character Assessment Study Methodology Overview.

Existing Character Statements for each Transition Zone have since been developed as an initial step towards informing future local planning policies. The Existing Character Statements can be found by clicking here.

The City has is currently progressing with the development of the following draft Local Planning Policies:

Next Steps

  1. The City will run an extensive engagement period with the community, to help further define the existing character and the desired future character in the Transition Zones. The survey is now CLOSED.
  2. The City will continue developing Local Planning Policies for the remainder Transition Zones.
  3. Built Form Modelling will be undertaken for all Transition Zones. This will help establish the appropriate planning provisions that need to be included in finalising the various local planning policies for the Transition Zones.
  4. There potentially be Scheme Amendments to cement a robust planning framework for future development in Transition Zones.

Should you have any questions that are not answered in our Frequently Asked Questions, please feel free to Ask us a Question.

  • Local Planning Policy - Hollywood Central Transition Zone: Open for comment

    15 Oct 2020
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    In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4 the City of Nedlands has prepared and advertises Draft Local Planning Policy Hollywood Central Transition Zone.
    This Policy is for the purpose of introducing built form provisions to facilitate a gradual transition between high and low density areas adjacent to Stirling Highway in the Hollywood Central Transition Zone.

    The draft policy is available for viewing and comment on the Local Planning Policies page.
    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 7 November 2020.

  • Need Help?

    05 Aug 2020
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    If you have any problems registering or while accessing/completing a submission, you can get online help by emailing support@engagementhq.com. Help is available weekdays, 24/5.

    Alternatively, City staff at Nedlands Community Care, Dalkeith, and the Nedlands Library can now provide assistance to those with limited or no computer experience, who would like to make a submission.

    Simply enquire at the Library or the NCC or phone 9273 3500.

    Please note: If you email in a submission, the City will ask that you submit via Your Voice to have a valid submission.