What's happening with the development of Canning Bridge?

How did we get here?

Putting together the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan, which was endorsed by the WA Planning Commission in December 2015, was a process that began in 2005.

Over that time, engagement with the community occurred in various forms including focus groups, surveys, community meetings and workshops. The draft Plan was advertised for public comment between October and December 2014 and finally approved by the City of Melville Council on 17 March 2015.

Who will be consulted?

People most likely to be impacted by the proposed development are property owners or occupiers whose properties are right next to it and/or fall within its shadow.

The three aerial shots were taken at 3 different times of day on 22 June 2016, and show where the shadow falls at 9am, 12 noon and 3pm.

What will the consultation be about?

The consultation will explore the extent to which people directly impacted by the proposed height of the building support a development of 15 storeys above the 15 identified in the Canning Activity Plan.

Owner occupiers within the area will be sent a letter inviting them to complete an online survey for that purpose. The broader community are invited to participate in the online discussion forum here on Melville Talks.

The results of the survey together with commentary from the discussion forum will be reported to Council and ultimately, contribute to the decision-making process of the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

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Realizing the dream or...?

People have widely divergent views about tall buildings. Will they provide housing alternatives? Will they make buying a home more affordable? Can they be environmentally friendly? Are they an eyesore or iconic and impressive? Will they add to local economy? Tell us what you think.