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Directions 2031 and Activity Centres Policy Implications for Local Government

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  • Morley Master Plan vs a Structure Plan Tangibles Visuals Community ownership Stakeholders PTA Utilities etc Main roads Steering committee
  • Locating the centre Existing Station or best location Identify walkable catchment Add diverse uses Identify logical boundaries Out of centre development Lines on a page vs reality Activity corridors Area is paid for in dwellings Measure the area pragmatically (MRS) Each centre has its own logic – no standard outcome
  • Going from Retail centres to activity centres Balance Entertainment Bars, restaurants, theatres, etc Community and Civic Town hall, library, community centre Convenience retail IGA, video store, bakery Office/Agency Travel agents, real estate, bank Department stores Discount department stores General retail
  • Dont know how to reconcile between ACP and sub-regional strategy population targets Not based on underlying demand or population projections Relies heavily on apartments to achieve density, unviable in most parts of Perth. Limited apartment market Minimal organic growth of fragmented ownerships Lifecycle of existing housing stock with high site coverage Undertake market assessment Explore alternative urban forms Amalgamation incentives
  • Community/Market not yet ready for high intensity Don’t stifle future intense development by requiring immediate less intense development now Synchronicity between land uses does not necessarily exist Dont miss an opportunity by requiring less intensity too early Adaptable buildings Uses can change buildings can be added to Flexible land zonings allow for unforseen development Future development dont throw baby out w bath water
  • Policy is asking us to look at PT elements beyond our sphere of influence R code enforcement not restriction Form based outcomes Incentivisation Commercial and housing strategies need reviewing R codes redundant Form based outcomes Incentivisation Subsequent investigations and policy development
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    1. 1. Directions 2031 & Activity Centre Policy Implications for Local Government
    2. 2. Presentation <ul><li>Activity Centre Policy content </li></ul><ul><li>Activity centre metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Urban form </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on Local Government policies and plans </li></ul>
    3. 3. Activity Centre Content <ul><li>Centre context </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Urban form </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
    4. 4. Centre Context Centre Structure Plan Directions 2031 Activity Centres Policy Local Commercial/ ED Strategy Hierarchy Diversity Target Residential Dwelling Target Desired Transport Infrastructure Desired Uses Employment Target Population Growth Local government strategic priorities Employment/industry targets Retail needs assessment Supporting Documents PTA 20 Year Plan Main Roads Works Program WaterCorp Works Program Local Government Housing Strategy
    5. 5. Activity
    6. 6. Integrated approach
    7. 7. Activity Centre Performance Metrics
    8. 8. Employment
    9. 9. Maturity Diversity 2010 2016 2021 2026 2031 Shop Retail Floorspace 50,000 80,000 80,000 100,000 100,000 Other Retail Floorspace 5,000 5,000 20,000 20,000 30,000 Office Business Floorspace 5,000 10,000 15,000 15,000 50,000 Entertainment/Recreation and Culture Floorspace 10,000 15,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 Total Floorspace 70,000 110,000 135,000 155,000 200,000
    10. 10. Communicating a Clear Vision <ul><ul><li>Morley City Centre Master Plan vs a Structure Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community acceptance will be key (NIMBYism) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Indicative development plan </li></ul><ul><li>Provide visuals </li></ul>It’s about creating a better community for all
    11. 11. <ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Out of centre development </li></ul><ul><li>Area is paid for in dwellings </li></ul><ul><li>Measure the area pragmatically (MRS) </li></ul>Setting the Boundary
    12. 12. Retail <ul><li>Street Based </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Community and Civic </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience retail </li></ul><ul><li>Office/Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Mall Based </li></ul><ul><li>Department stores </li></ul><ul><li>Discount department stores </li></ul><ul><li>General retail </li></ul><ul><li>Tips – Work with the Centre Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Share the costs of preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Will be the implementers </li></ul><ul><li>Smoother process </li></ul>Existing malls are major pieces of infrastructure
    13. 13. Dwellings <ul><li>Sub-Regional Strategy – Infill targets </li></ul><ul><li>AC Policy – Based on gross density </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance on apartments </li></ul><ul><li>Fragmented ownerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building lifecycles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High site coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Undertake market assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Explore alternative urban forms </li></ul><ul><li>Amalgamation incentives </li></ul>
    14. 14. Centre Maturity <ul><li>Community/Market </li></ul><ul><li>Use Synchronicity </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible land zonings </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage future development </li></ul>
    15. 15. Policy Implications <ul><li>PTA Master Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial, housing and community needs strategies </li></ul><ul><li>R codes redundant </li></ul><ul><li>(R-AC0) Form based outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Incentivisation </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Update your policies! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Directions 2031 & Activity Centre Policy Implications for Local Government