Roe 8 (West) and Roe 9 Corridor Planning Study

The City of Cockburn's response to Fremantle Herald about the Roe 8 (West) and Roe 9 Corridor Planning Study

I’m after a bit of information about the proposed rezoning of the Cockburn Wildlife Corridor and the City of Cockburn’s role in that process.
• During the consultation process, I was informed that if it was rezoned “urban”, then the City of Cockburn would produce structure plans for the area. Is this correct? (I’ve been told that the City doesn’t usually produce structure plans for land it doesn’t own).
• If that’s correct, who would the City of Cockburn expect would be responsible for producing the structure plans?
• Has the City of Cockburn had discussions with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage about its role in the planning of the corridor following the rezoning?
• If so, what is the City of Cockburn’s understanding of what role it will have?
• Has the City of Cockburn been given any indication of what level of housing and density DPLH would like to achieve in the part of the corridor proposed for an urban zoning?

The project referred to is the Roe 8 (West) and Roe 9 Corridor Planning Study. The State Government is currently considering potential future land use and zoning opportunities for the western section of the corridor originally reserved for the Roe Highway extension proposal, as a precursor to initiating an amendment to the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS).
As the local government affected by this planning study, the City of Cockburn is a significant stakeholder. The City is keen to see the alternative future of this land resolved by the State Government.
It is too soon to determine who will undertake the detailed planning that would follow an amendment to the MRS.
Local structure plans are usually prepared and lodged by the landowner or a consultant acting on behalf of the landowner.
The City would adopt an assessment role in the structure planning process, with final determinations made by the Western Australian Planning Commission.
Questions about Department of Planning Lands and Heritage intentions should be directed to that department.

For more information contact

Media and Communications Officer
City of Cockburn

Email [email protected]

Phone 08 9411 3551

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