Cockburn Coast

The Cockburn Coast District Structure Plan is divided into two documents or parts and guides development in this area. The plan outlines the land use framework within the Cockburn Coast and includes the Robb Jetty and Emplacement precinct local structure plans.

Cockburn Coast District Structure Plan

The Cockburn Coast area is being developed under the guidance of a two part district structure plan, which guides local structure plans.

Both documents must be read together, with Part 2 providing refinement to some earlier elements of Part 1.

Cockburn Coast District Structure Plan Part 1 (2009)

Cockburn Coast local structure plans

Local structure plans apply to the Robb Jetty and Emplacement  precincts within the Cockburn Coast District Structure Plan Area.

The remaining precinct surrounding the Power Station area is yet to be structure planned.

Design Guidelines for private landholdings in the Cockburn Coast

Two Local Planning Policies detail design guidelines in the Cockburn Coast area and cover the Newmarket precinct and the Robb Jetty and Emplacement precincts. There will also be a local planning policy to cover design guidelines for the Power Station precinct in the future.

There are public realm guidelines to cover streetscapes and other public spaces. These demonstrate the expectations on developers to provide cohesive and attractive public areas. There are no specific public realm guidelines in the Newmarket area, which is already largely developed. However, developers should expect conditions similar to the Newmarket Precinct Design Guidelines when upgrading existing roads.

Public realm guidelines are non-statutory, and cover specific elements within (such as planting selections) and other public spaces. They must be read with regard to the structure plans which designate matters such as road hierarchy and the associated cross-sections required. These demonstrate the expectations on developers to provide cohesive public areas in their developments. Public realm guidelines are detailed below.

More information and contact

Please contact Strategic Planning for more information on the Cockburn Coast on 08 9411 3444 or at c[email protected].



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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.