Discuss City’s transition

All sessions will be held at the Ken Jackman Hall at the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre. Finger food and light refreshments will be available.

According to the strategy, Kwinana is in the process of transition from what was an isolated urban town site, buffered from the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA) and surrounded by low-intensity rural areas, with limited development pressure.

It is rapidly changing to an area where urban, industrial and non-rural development pressures are emerging as a result of strong metropolitan growth and recent State Government initiatives.

The City does not want hypergrowth to be achieved �at all cost��, requiring a careful, holistic planning approach.

The proposed strategy includes a district centre for retail in Wandi, starting with 6000sq m by 2021 and working up to 20,000sq m. It aims to control the staging of the district centre to prevent adverse impacts on other city centres.

Documents are also available for inspection at the City of Kwinana administration office during office hours until June 6, and the Darius Wells Library. Submissions on the proposed Local Planning Strategy may be made in writing by June 8.

A draft is expected to be drawn up by early next year for council approval then finalised by WA Planning Commission.