Communities to adopt mixed-use
Minister Alannah MacTieman has approved the City of Gosnells'
development plan for Canning Vale after two years of negotiations.
development area has the potential to house about 12,000 people,
with the residential component alone estimated to cost more than
as Amendment 478, the 1 plan adheres to the State Government's
"Liveable Neighbourhoods -Community Design Code", which
was endorsed by the City of Gosnells.
Liveable Neighbourhoods policy is a move away from urban sprawl
development. It encourages mixed-use development and the
establishment of shops and public facilities within walking distance
of residential areas.
478 represents a significant landmark achievement for Canning
Vale," Mayor Pat Morris said.
benefits are achieved because there is less reliance on the motor
vehicle in Liveable Neighbourhoods.
of Gosnells strategic planning director Stuart Jardine said
community safety from an urban design point of view, through pas-
sive surveillance, was a corner- stone of the structure plan.
surveillance is achieved by establishing pedestrian thoroughfares,
buildings facing streets, a footpath network and well-lit areas.
implications long term in terms of sustain ability are huge,"
Mr Jardine said. "Suburbs will no longer be dormant and all
amenities will be easier to get to."
the finalisation of the Canning Vale amendment, work has now started
to develop similar structure plans for other expanding areas such as
those in Southern River.
Liveable Neighbourhoods policy will also be incorporated into the
redevelopment plans for the Maddington and Kenwick areas. The
planning process for these areas is expected to start in mid- 2002.