The Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area (MKSEA) Precinct 1 land is bound by Bickley Road, Victoria Road and Tonkin Highway. Planning is underway to develop the land into a major industrial area.


To provide a planning framework to guide the future land use, subdivision and development of the area:

  • recognise environmentally sensitive areas
  • reserve land for drainage purposes
  • ensure orderly subdivision of lots
  • consider road networks
  • ensure road layout is consistent with Development Control Policy 4.1 - Industrial Subdivision
  • increase levels of employment within the locality
  • provide public open space for the protection and conservation of wetlands and associated flora and fauna.


Council has undertaken various planning tasks and investigations in MKSEA Precinct 1.

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 draft structure plan for MKSEA Precinct 1 - 6 July 2015
  • 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 Draft MKSEA Precinct 1 structure plan is advertised - 17 April 2019 to 29 May 2019.
  • Council recommends to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) that the Draft MKSEA Precinct 1 structure plan be approved subject to modifications - 27 August 2019.
  • The WAPC defers a decision on the Draft Structure Plan pending resolution of a number of issues. Council has engaged with affected landowners and State Government agencies on these issues.
  • Draft Modified Structure Plan Advertised for Public Comment 11/12/2020 - 22/01/2021.
  • Council at its meeting held on 21 December 2021 has approved the Draft MKSEA Precinct 1 structure plan.
  • Draft Modified Structure Plan endorsed by Council (December 2021).
  • The WAPC is assessing the Draft Structure Plan in the first half of 2022.

What will happen next?

  • Precinct 1 -  Draft Structure Plan approved by Council 21 December 2021 and forwarded to the WAPC for final approval.
  • Precinct 1 - Development Contribution Plan to be prepared by Council.

Further information

Contact the City's Future Planning team:  9397 3000