Riseley Centre plan adopted

A structure plan for the Riseley Centre, near the corner of Canning Highway and Riseley Street, has been adopted by the City of Melville
A structure plan for the Riseley Centre, near the corner of Canning Highway and Riseley Street, has been adopted by the City of Melville

The plan sets out the requirements for future development in the area.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said there were exciting times ahead for Melville, with an unprecedented number of strategic planning projects underway that would encourage the development of vibrant city centres and community hubs right across the City.

‘The Riseley Centre structure plan is all about offering the community a wide range of activities and facilities, including office, retail, social, cultural and entertainment spaces, and in doing so becoming a lively and sustainable centre that is a great place for people to live, work, socialise and shop,’ he said.

‘We want high quality development in the City of Melville, and we want our residents and communities to enjoy the social, economic and environmental benefits that can come from dynamic and energetic activity centres.

‘A key objective of the City’s local planning strategy is to concentrate population growth and development in these activity centres, which are also located alongside key transport links, providing greater access in and out of these centres and making it easier for people to meet, connect and conduct business.

Residents and business owners were asked by the City for feedback during the preparation of the structure plan.

The City received 64 submissions.

Mr Aubrey said 50 per cent of these supported the structure plan, 9 per cent objected and 41 per cent provided comments and suggestions that were then used to update the draft plan.

The structure plan can be viewed www.melvillecity.com.au/riseleycentre or by visiting the Planning Counter at the City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon.