A MASTER plan for the Australian Islamic College in Kewdale will guide the college’s future development after the City of Belmont endorsed the strategic guide last week.Following an approval for a two-storey classroom addition granted by the Metro Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) in 2017 that was not in accordance with the college’s 2006 Master Plan, the City requested a new document be drawn up.
The revised Master Plan stages 1, 2 and 3 now accords with the JDAP approvals which are currently under construction and includes the classroom addition, a new administration office, refurbishment of the school library and modifications to the access and parking layout for both the primary and secondary school components.
With traffic an ongoing issue and concern for residents in the area, Deputy Mayor Robert Rossi moved the motion to adopt the Master Plan under the conditions that six months after the approved access and parking is complete a review of traffic flow is undertaken by the City, with notification given to the college principal to request parents to uphold the new management system.
The Master Plan 2018 also outlines future development plans for the site, which on completion will allow the college to cater for 1800 students with 170 staff .
The stage 4 and 5 plans include additional classrooms, a new performance art theatre and refurbishment of existing amenities comprising of change rooms, swimming pool and gymnasium hall.
However, the Master Plan will not negate the need for the college to lodge formal development applications that will be determined on their merits in accordance with scheme requirements.