Southern Suburbs

The Southern Suburbs District Structure Plan guides development and subdivision in Success, Hammond Park, Atwell and Aubin Grove. The Plan is in its third stage, which covers a section of Hammond Park. The future Hammond Park High School is being planned and construction is estimated to begin in 2018. A planning control area has been declared for the Rowley Road alignment between the Kwinana Freeway and the coast.

Southern Suburbs District Structure Plan overview and location

The Southern Suburbs District Structure Plan (SSDSP) covers subdivision and development in Success, Hammond Park, Atwell and Aubin Grove.
The District Structure Plan is now in Stage 3 (SSDSP3), which is the remaining area of development and covers Hammond Park west of the Freeway and south of Gaebler Road.

Status of the Southern Suburbs District Structure Plan

In December 2015, Council adopted amendments to the SSDSP3. A number of local structure plans in the SSDSP3 area have received endorsement from the WA Planning Commission. All endorsed Structure Plans can be viewed on the City's online mapping system,[via the 'Online Mapping' button on the left of the screen.

Hammond Park High School

Early planning of the future Hammond Park High School site is underway by the Department of Treasury and the Department of Education. Construction will begin in 2018 with the school opening in 2020, though this will be confirmed and funded through the State Budget process.

Planning control area No. 112

The Minister for Planning has declared an approved  planning control area over the proposed Rowley Road alignment between Kwinana Freeway and the Coast. The Planning Control Area will protect the proposed road and rail freight transport access corridor of Rowley Road, between Kwinana Freeway and the coast. The Planning Control Area is created to ensure that no further development occurs on this property, which might compromise this purpose until it becomes reserved in the Metropolitan Region Scheme. The declaration will remain in effect for five years from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette or until revoked by the WAPC with approval by the Minister, whichever is the sooner. Please visit the Department of Planning opens in a new window for more information.

When do I need to prepare a local structure plan?

You must prepare a local structure plan within the Southern Suburbs District Structure Plan area before you can progress to subdivision. This plan will need to be endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The WAPC is responsible for processing and approving subdivision applications, and the City provides an advisory role.
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