The Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area (MKSEA) is bound by Bickley Road, Roe Highway and Tonkin Highway. Planning is underway to develop the land into a major industrial area.

Aim

To determine what land can be developed for industry whilst ensuring the protection of key environmental characteristics of the area. The area has been and continues to be subject to various planning and environmental studies to determine its suitability for industrial development.

Background

Council has undertaken various planning tasks and investigations in MKSEA.

Precinct 1

  • The Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) amendment to rezone Precinct 1 from Rural to Industrial was gazetted on 18 September 2012.
  • Amendment No. 126 to Town Planning Scheme No. 6 (TPS 6) to rezone Precinct 1 from General Rural to Business Development was approved on 11 October 2013.
  • Local Planning Policy 5.6 was adopted on 22 October 2013 to provide guidance for the assessment and determination of applications for planning approval within Precinct 1.
  • Council informs landowners of its intent to prepare a structure plan for MKSEA Precinct 1 - 6 July 2
  • Council completes an Environmental Assessment and Management Strategy, Local Water Management Strategy, Geotechnical, Traffic, Bushfire Management and Aboriginal Heritage reports for Precincts 1, 2 and 3B.
  • The preparation of are anticipated to be completed by October 2019.
  • The MKSEA Precinct 1 structure plan is advertised - 17 April 2019 to 29 May 2019. Structure Plan
  • Council recommends to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) that the MKSEA Precinct 1 structure plan be approved subject to modifications - 27 August 2019.
  • The WAPC defers a decision on the Structure Plan until 30 September 2020 pending resolution of a number of issues. Council is currently engaging with affected landowners and State Government agencies on these issues and will prepare a revised Structure Plan for Precinct 1.
  • Modified Structure Plan Advertised for Public Comment 11/12/2020 - 22/01/2021.

Precinct 2

  • The MRS amendment to rezone Precinct 2 from Rural to Industrial was gazetted on 14 October 2016.
  • Amendment No. 169 to TPS to rezone MKSEA Precinct 2 from General Rural to Business Development was initiated by Council on 13 December 2016 and forwarded to the EPA for consent to advertise for public comment.
  • Council completes an Environmental Assessment and Management Strategy, Local Water Management Strategy, Geotechnical, Traffic, Bushfire Management and Aboriginal Heritage reports for Precincts 1, 2 and 3B.
  • EPA determines that the Scheme Amendment is to be formally assessed - 3 September 2018.
  • EPA issues Instructions for Environmental Review of the Scheme amendment - 21 December 2018.
  • Council engage Environmental Consultants to prepare the Environmental Review to submit to the EPA.
  • Environmental Review Report completed by City of Gosnells and forwarded to EPA in May 2021. EPA have 30 days to review the draft document prior to advertising.

Precinct 3 (Precinct 3A and 3B)

  • The MRS amendment to rezone Precinct 3 from Rural to Industrial was gazetted on 14 October 2016.
  • Precinct 3A - Amendment No. 165 to TPS 6 to rezone Precinct 3A from General Rural to General Industry was approved on 12 December 2016.
  • The WAPC approves a structure plan for Precinct 3A on 25 August 2017.
  • Precinct 3B - Amendment No. 166 to TPS 6 to rezone Precinct 3B from General Rural to Business Development was initiated by Council on 8 March 2016 and forwarded to the EPA for consent to advertise for public comment.
  • Precinct 3B - EPA determines that the Scheme Amendment is to be formally assessed - 3 September 2018.
  • Precinct 3B - EPA issues Instructions for Environmental Review of the scheme amendment - 21 December 2018.
  • Council engage Environmental Consultants to prepare the Environmental Review to submit to the EPA.
  • Environmental Review Report completed by City of Gosnells and forwarded to EPA in May 2021. EPA have 30 days to review the draft document prior to advertising.

Kenwick Rail Freight Facility

The Minster for Planning has declared a Planning Control Area (PCA) over land identified for the proposed Kenwick Rail Freight Facility adjacent to Roe Highway in Precinct 3. The PCA was gazetted on 14 October 2016. Details on the PCA can be obtained from the WAPC.

The purpose of the PCA is to protect land that may be required for the future Kenwick Rail Freight Facility. The WAPC considers that the planning control area is required to ensure that no development occurs on this land which might prejudice this purpose until it may be reserved for railway purposes in the MRS. The declaration remains in effect for a period of 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 sooner.

What will happen next?

  • Precinct 1 - Structure Plan to be modified by Council and lodged with the WAPC for final approval.
  • Precinct 1 - Development Contribution Plan to be prepared by Council.
  • Precincts 2 and 3B - Environmental Review report being prepared for assessment by the EPA.
  • Precincts 2 and 3B - Environmental Review Report will be advertised for 90 days on the EPA consultation hub.
  • Precincts 2 and 3B - Once consent to advertise is received from the EPA, landowners will be notified and invited to comment on Amendments 166 and 169 to Town Planning Scheme No. 6 to rezone from Rural to Business Development.

Further information

See the links below or contact the City's Future Planning team on 9397 3000.

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