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Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area

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.

What is the main aim of the project?

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.

What has been happening?

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. MKSEA P1 FULL SP REPORT - Advertised April - May 2019.PDF
  • 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.

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.

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 MKSEA 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.

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 3 - Environmental Review report being prepared for assessment by the EPA.

Further information

The links below contain further detailed information on the project.

If you wish to discuss any matters relating to the MKSEA, please contact Future Planning on 9397 3161.

 

Indicative Local Structure Plan (September 2015)

A concept plan for the MKSEA area.

MKSEA community consultation

How landowners in the area have been involved in the MKSEA project.

Reports to Council on MKSEA

All previous Council Reports in relation to the project.

Technical information and reports

Comprehensive information regarding various technical studies and reports undertaken or in progress.