Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct

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Proposed Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct

The Council at its Special Council Meeting on the 4 December 2019 resolved to initiate Amendment No. 41 to the City of Perth City Planning Scheme No. 2 (CPS2). The report to Council and minutes can be viewed here –

https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/council/council-meetings/special-council-meeting

The proposed changes to CPS2 seek to ensure that Northbridge remains the State’s premier entertainment precinct and involve:

  • The creation of a Special Entertainment Precinct and within this, a Core Entertainment Area and Frame Entertainment Area (see map).
  • Setting maximum noise levels within the Precinct, with the Core Entertainment Area at 95 dB and the Frame Entertainment Area at 79 dB.
  • Setting maximum noise levels for existing entertainment venues in the Frame Entertainment Area to 90 dB.
  • Separate proposed changes to the State Government’s Noise Regulations, will enable entertainment venues to apply for a Venue Approval to operate at these levels.
  • Ensuring that new entertainment venues, residential and short stay accommodation developments within the Precinct are designed to reduce the impact of noise.

Amendment No.41 has been referred to Environmental Protection Authority for consideration of the need for environmental assessment. It has also been referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission for preliminary review and consent to advertise. Once consent has been received from the State Government, the City of Perth will then undertake comprehensive community engagement on the proposed changes.

If you are interested in being kept informed and/or providing feedback on the proposed changes, please register your interest in the top right-hand corner of the page.

If you have any questions in relation to the proposed changes please contact: 9461 1570

State Government Reforms – Special Entertainment Precincts

The State Government has also recently released proposed reforms relating to the establishment of special entertainment precincts for public comment until the 14 February 2020.

There are two reform elements, these being:

Draft WAPC Position Statement: Special Entertainment Precincts: provides guidance to local governments on the establishment of special entertainment precincts and minimum requirements for scheme provisions. Further information can be found here: https://consultation.dplh.wa.gov.au/strategic-infrastructure-projects/special-entertainment-precincts/

Options for Proposed Amendments to the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997: to provide for certain entertainment venues to exceed the assigned (prescribed) noise levels for day to day operations through a venue approval process. Further information can be found here: https://consult.dwer.wa.gov.au/legislation-and-national-policy/seps/

Information Sessions

Information on the proposed State Government reforms as well as the City's proposed Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct will be provided at the following information sessions:

Information session (Entertainment venue focused)

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

  • Time: 9am - 10.30am
  • Location: Australian Hotels Association, 38 Parliament Place, West Perth

RSVP: research@ahawa.asn.au

Information session (Northbridge residents and businesses focused)

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Proposed Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct

The Council at its Special Council Meeting on the 4 December 2019 resolved to initiate Amendment No. 41 to the City of Perth City Planning Scheme No. 2 (CPS2). The report to Council and minutes can be viewed here –

https://www.perth.wa.gov.au/council/council-meetings/special-council-meeting

The proposed changes to CPS2 seek to ensure that Northbridge remains the State’s premier entertainment precinct and involve:

  • The creation of a Special Entertainment Precinct and within this, a Core Entertainment Area and Frame Entertainment Area (see map).
  • Setting maximum noise levels within the Precinct, with the Core Entertainment Area at 95 dB and the Frame Entertainment Area at 79 dB.
  • Setting maximum noise levels for existing entertainment venues in the Frame Entertainment Area to 90 dB.
  • Separate proposed changes to the State Government’s Noise Regulations, will enable entertainment venues to apply for a Venue Approval to operate at these levels.
  • Ensuring that new entertainment venues, residential and short stay accommodation developments within the Precinct are designed to reduce the impact of noise.

Amendment No.41 has been referred to Environmental Protection Authority for consideration of the need for environmental assessment. It has also been referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission for preliminary review and consent to advertise. Once consent has been received from the State Government, the City of Perth will then undertake comprehensive community engagement on the proposed changes.

If you are interested in being kept informed and/or providing feedback on the proposed changes, please register your interest in the top right-hand corner of the page.

If you have any questions in relation to the proposed changes please contact: 9461 1570

State Government Reforms – Special Entertainment Precincts

The State Government has also recently released proposed reforms relating to the establishment of special entertainment precincts for public comment until the 14 February 2020.

There are two reform elements, these being:

Draft WAPC Position Statement: Special Entertainment Precincts: provides guidance to local governments on the establishment of special entertainment precincts and minimum requirements for scheme provisions. Further information can be found here: https://consultation.dplh.wa.gov.au/strategic-infrastructure-projects/special-entertainment-precincts/

Options for Proposed Amendments to the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997: to provide for certain entertainment venues to exceed the assigned (prescribed) noise levels for day to day operations through a venue approval process. Further information can be found here: https://consult.dwer.wa.gov.au/legislation-and-national-policy/seps/

Information Sessions

Information on the proposed State Government reforms as well as the City's proposed Northbridge Special Entertainment Precinct will be provided at the following information sessions:

Information session (Entertainment venue focused)

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

  • Time: 9am - 10.30am
  • Location: Australian Hotels Association, 38 Parliament Place, West Perth

RSVP: research@ahawa.asn.au

Information session (Northbridge residents and businesses focused)

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Thursday, 6 February 2020