Proposed Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct

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PROPOSED NORTHBRIDGE SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT - PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT

The City is proposing to amend its City Planning Scheme No. 2 (CPS2) and invites your comments on the proposed changes. Due to an increase in public interest the City has decided to extend the advertising period until 26 February 2021. Your submission will assist the Council to make an informed decision.

On 4 December 2019, Council approved for public comment, Amendment No.41 to the CPS2. Amendment No. 41 is intended to establish Northbridge as the State’s first Special Entertainment Precinct. The key elements of Amendment No. 41 include:

  • Defining a Core and Frame Entertainment Area;
  • Identifying maximum noise levels for entertainment venues for attenuation purposes; and
  • Setting noise attenuation requirements for new noise sensitive development and new entertainment venues.

The Council also agreed on the 29 September 2020 to include supplementary information provided by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. This includes an Option B which has been informed by feedback on the draft Western Australian Planning Commission Position Statement: Special Entertainment Precincts and further acoustic technical studies provided by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. Option B is not part of Amendment No. 41 but is provided as supplementary information for consultation purposes so that the most up-to-date information is available to help inform the community.

The key differences between Option B compared to Amendment No. 41 include:

  • Expanding the Core Entertainment Area;
  • Reducing the maximum noise level for entertainment venues in the Core Entertainment Area;
  • Reducing the Frame Entertainment Area in the northwest corner of the precinct, to acknowledge the predominately residential character of this area; and
  • Introducing a new Transition Area between the Core and Frame Entertainment Areas.

Submissions on the planning scheme amendment may also be lodged in writing and should include the amendment number, the property affected and details of the submission. Written submissions should be lodged at the City of Perth on or before 26 February 2021.

An online submission can be completed using the form at the end of this page.

A copy of the Council Minutes (29 September – item 13.1) including supporting attachments, the scheme amendment report, frequently asked questions and standard submission form are provided in the document library.


Where can I find out more information about Amendment No. 41?

Three public information sessions will be held at the State Library WA located at 25 Francis St, Perth, in November 2020 on the following dates, where the proposed amendment will be explained in further detail:

Thursday, 5 November

Great Southern Room

Starts 18:00hrs

Ends 19:30hrs

Tuesday, 10 November

Great Southern Room

Starts 18:00hrs

Ends 19:30hrs

Saturday, 28 November

Great Southern Room

Starts 14:00hrs

Ends 15:30hrs


Representatives from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will also be available to answer any questions you may have on the proposed State Government Reforms. Limited seats for each session are available, please register your interest to attend by emailing info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au with your preferred session and number of attendees.


State Government – Proposed Planning and Environmental Health Reforms

To assist with the planning and environmental health reforms to facilitate the above proposal, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), the Department of Water and Environmental Regulations (DWER) released for public consultation between the 22 November 2019 and 14 February 2020, the following documents:


Next Steps:

1. City of Perth -- the Council will need to make a decision following public consultation to either:

  1. Support the Amendment without modification; or
  2. Support the Amendment with modification; or
  3. Not proceed with the amendment.

Note - any modifications proposed to Amendment No. 41 which the Council considers may be significant, may need to be advertised again for a further 42 days.


2. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, will finalise the draft position statement, taking into consideration the intent of the reform and the submissions received, ahead of seeking WAPC approval of the final position statement.


3. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is preparing amendments to the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 and will publish a Decision Regulatory Impact Statement.

For more information, please contact our Customer Experience Officers on 9461 3333 or email info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au.

THE CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

PROPOSED NORTHBRIDGE SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT - PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT

The City is proposing to amend its City Planning Scheme No. 2 (CPS2) and invites your comments on the proposed changes. Due to an increase in public interest the City has decided to extend the advertising period until 26 February 2021. Your submission will assist the Council to make an informed decision.

On 4 December 2019, Council approved for public comment, Amendment No.41 to the CPS2. Amendment No. 41 is intended to establish Northbridge as the State’s first Special Entertainment Precinct. The key elements of Amendment No. 41 include:

  • Defining a Core and Frame Entertainment Area;
  • Identifying maximum noise levels for entertainment venues for attenuation purposes; and
  • Setting noise attenuation requirements for new noise sensitive development and new entertainment venues.

The Council also agreed on the 29 September 2020 to include supplementary information provided by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. This includes an Option B which has been informed by feedback on the draft Western Australian Planning Commission Position Statement: Special Entertainment Precincts and further acoustic technical studies provided by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. Option B is not part of Amendment No. 41 but is provided as supplementary information for consultation purposes so that the most up-to-date information is available to help inform the community.

The key differences between Option B compared to Amendment No. 41 include:

  • Expanding the Core Entertainment Area;
  • Reducing the maximum noise level for entertainment venues in the Core Entertainment Area;
  • Reducing the Frame Entertainment Area in the northwest corner of the precinct, to acknowledge the predominately residential character of this area; and
  • Introducing a new Transition Area between the Core and Frame Entertainment Areas.

Submissions on the planning scheme amendment may also be lodged in writing and should include the amendment number, the property affected and details of the submission. Written submissions should be lodged at the City of Perth on or before 26 February 2021.

An online submission can be completed using the form at the end of this page.

A copy of the Council Minutes (29 September – item 13.1) including supporting attachments, the scheme amendment report, frequently asked questions and standard submission form are provided in the document library.


Where can I find out more information about Amendment No. 41?

Three public information sessions will be held at the State Library WA located at 25 Francis St, Perth, in November 2020 on the following dates, where the proposed amendment will be explained in further detail:

Thursday, 5 November

Great Southern Room

Starts 18:00hrs

Ends 19:30hrs

Tuesday, 10 November

Great Southern Room

Starts 18:00hrs

Ends 19:30hrs

Saturday, 28 November

Great Southern Room

Starts 14:00hrs

Ends 15:30hrs


Representatives from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will also be available to answer any questions you may have on the proposed State Government Reforms. Limited seats for each session are available, please register your interest to attend by emailing info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au with your preferred session and number of attendees.


State Government – Proposed Planning and Environmental Health Reforms

To assist with the planning and environmental health reforms to facilitate the above proposal, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), the Department of Water and Environmental Regulations (DWER) released for public consultation between the 22 November 2019 and 14 February 2020, the following documents:


Next Steps:

1. City of Perth -- the Council will need to make a decision following public consultation to either:

  1. Support the Amendment without modification; or
  2. Support the Amendment with modification; or
  3. Not proceed with the amendment.

Note - any modifications proposed to Amendment No. 41 which the Council considers may be significant, may need to be advertised again for a further 42 days.


2. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, will finalise the draft position statement, taking into consideration the intent of the reform and the submissions received, ahead of seeking WAPC approval of the final position statement.


3. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is preparing amendments to the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 and will publish a Decision Regulatory Impact Statement.

For more information, please contact our Customer Experience Officers on 9461 3333 or email info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au.

THE CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED

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