Residents to be consulted on Bayswater Town Centre Structure Plan

The City of Bayswater will be consulting ratepayers on the Bayswater Town Centre Structure Plan.
The City of Bayswater will be consulting ratepayers on the Bayswater Town Centre Structure Plan.

CITY of Bayswater ratepayers will be consulted over a six-week period on the draft Bayswater Town Centre Structure Plan (BTCSP) through workshops and written submissions.

The draft BTCSP, which took two years to complete, was based on transport connections, public spaces, providing for housing choices and commercial uses, high quality urban design, traffic flows and creating a walkable town centre.

The plan includes character precincts, with development heights ranging from two to four storeys except for the area around Beechboro Road and King William Street where heights of up to five or six storeys could be achieved.

Mayor Barry McKenna said community feedback was important in making sure the plan was fit for purpose and met the expectations of residents and business owners.

“The draft document is intended to provide a solid planning foundation for the success of Bayswater town centre for many years to come,” he said.

“It will pave the way for development that preserves the town centre’s unique heritage and character, while also ensuring it is vibrant and successful as a retail destination and as a great place in which to live and work.

“It also provides the potential for the community to access local employment opportunities and a wide range of locally based services, such as banks, shops, cafes, restaurants and good public transport options.”

The plan was designed to be flexible and accommodate any changes to the Bayswater train station as a result of the State Government’s $40 million upgrade pledge and the Forrestfield Airport Link works.

The City is holding two ‘Focus on the Plan’ workshops, one on August 21 at 6pm and another on August 25 at 6pm, held at the Bayswater Drill Hall.

Information on the draft BTCSP can be viewed at the City’s Civic Centre, Bayswater Library and the One-Stop-Shop at The RISE in Maylands.

Submissions close at 4.30pm on September 27.

For more information, go to engage.bayswater: http://engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au/