CLE staff members Neil Thom and Chris Leigh recently attended the UDIA National Conference in Adelaide, hearing from National and International speakers over 3 days. As part of the conference study tours Neil and Chris visited Lightsview, a CIC/PEET project approximately 7km’s north east of the CBD and St. Clair an AV Jennings project approximately 7.5km north west of the CBD.
Both projects showcased an interesting mix of small frontage terrace homes ranging in lot frontage widths between 3.75m-4.5m, as well as apartments and traditional family homes. The opportunity to view narrow lot product was particularly timely as WAPC and DoP currently considers policy changes to facilitate similar forms of development.
For more information on the conference and study tours contact Neil or Chris.
The State Government has released the draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million (GGP) for consultation until 13th May 2016. The GGP has major implications for industry in terms of environmental approvals, but also the planning process, land availability, likely yields and assumptions during due diligence. CLE will be making a submission on behalf of our Clients. Key planning concerns relate to: flexibility for inclusion of additional urban, industrial or infrastructure land to meet housing demand; requirements for more conservation reserves as public open space (free of cost); wetland reclassification and buffer requirements and lack of funding detail and implications on housing affordability. Please contact our planners to discuss this document and planning implications for your projects further.
The maps can be viewed on the Department of Planning website here.
The Green Growth Plan Summary can be downloaded here.
Jane Bennett today provided the key note planning address at the State Government’s Building Summit. The Summit is aimed at streamlining planning, building and local government processes and was attended by key industry and government representatives. CLE continues to work with government in providing positive and proactive solutions to current planning challenges facing the development industry.
Download a copy of today’s presentation here … Improving Efficiencies in the Planning Process to Deliver a Diverse Mix of Housing Types
On Friday 13th November 2015 CLE were pleased to have the opportunity to host the Chairman of the WAPC, members of the Statutory Planning Committee, the Director General and Department of Planning staff on a study tour of the North East and North West corridors to look specifically at two storey, medium density, single and multiple dwellings, as well as mixed use development. We appreciate and thank the representatives from both ABN and BGC for their involvement in the tour and valuable background information on the products. It was an extremely informative day with much learnt concerning the delivery of single medium density dwellings & smaller scale apartments, the opportunities emerging for alternative housing construction and latest housing trends.