Current Plans and Studies
The City has undertaken a number of initiatives and is in the planning stage of many others aimed at accentuating Perth's unique identity and character.
- Central Institute of Technology Precinct Plan
An exciting new plan to increase interaction between the Central Institute of Technology campus and the rest of the city has been approved by the Council.
The plan has been finalised after public consultation was undertaken on a draft masterplan in October 2012.
The Central Institute of Technology Precinct Plan can be viewed below.
- Health and Wellbeing Plan
The City of Perth is keen to promote a happy and healthy community both for those who live in the area and also those who work in the City.
To achieve this vision, the City is currently developing a community based Health and Wellbeing Plan.
Public comment was sought by the City of Perth and ended on 7 May 2012, and we wish to thank those that participated.
- Physical Activity Plan
The Physical Activity Plan (PAP) has recognised that over 106,000 people visit the city every weekday to work. With most adults spending more than 50% of their waking life at work, the City realises that the workplace provides a vital setting to influence the health of workers and the community as a whole.
The PAP has therefore been developed with two primary components:
- Community based physical activity opportunities and partnerships
- Workplace based physical activity opportunities and partnerships
The City will look to partnerships to facilitate selected physical activity initiatives within the community. The PAP identifies that the City of Perth is well placed to advocate for workplace health and wellbeing programs that involve the use of health promotion principles to develop a set of planned strategies to address identified health and wellbeing needs within an organisation.
It was further considered that some programs targeting individual employees (e.g. personal training, yoga, etc) and organisations (e.g. environmental, policies and cultural) that address issues such as physical activity and to some extent nutrition, could be planned in conjunction with service providers and tailored to meet the needs of inner city workers.
Overall, this Physical Activity Plan addresses not only how to improve participation and access to physical activity infrastructure and services for residents, but also addresses how inner city workers can benefit from the City’s commitment to increasing the level of physical activity integrated into our everyday lives.
View the Physical Activity Plan 2011-2014
- City of Perth Cycle Plan
The City of Perth has undertaken public consultation on a draft Cycle Plan to support the thousands of people choosing to cycle at present and encourage others to take up cycling.
- Public Art Study - Review Report
In January 2010, the City of Perth adopted the Public Art Study: Review Report, the first step in a process to develop a clear direction for public art in Western Australia’s capital city.
The report includes:
- a review of the City’s past and existing processes and practices for developing and managing art in public places;
- an analysis of the public art processes of government authorities locally, nationally and internationally;
- the findings of the stakeholder consultation;
- recommendations for future direction.
Following the adoption of the recommendations, the City of Perth is currently developing its first Public Art Policy and Strategy to be launched in 2011.
Enquiries regarding the Public Art Policy and Strategy can be made be email to Helen Curtis - Senior Policy Officer, Arts and Culture at email@example.com
The documents are available below for download:
- Affordable Housing - Mapping and Incentives Project
During 2009 the City of Perth commissioned Judith Stubbs and Associates to undertake a two part study on affordable housing in the City, to:
- inform the city of Perth about the current housing affordability situation, and current and future opportunities in affordable housing, and;
- inform the City as to potential strategies and incentives for affordable housing that it may employ (either on its own or in partnership) to maintain and increase the supply of affordable housing.
The study has now been finalised and is presented in two parts :- Background Report: The State of Play and Preliminary Options, and Report 2: Strategic Options for Affordable Housing.
The documents that form these reports are available in PDF format below, as separate downloads:
- Executive Summary (208kb)
- Background Report: The State of Play and Preliminary Options (2.2mb)
- Background Report Appendices: A | B | C | D | E | F | G (Note: Temporarily unavailable) | H | I | J | K pgs 1-24 | K pgs 24-end | L (Files sizes vary from 17kb - 2.5mb)
- Report 2: Strategic Options for Affordable Housing (2.2mb)
- Report 2 Appendices: A2 | B2 | C2 | D2 | E2 | F2 | G2 (Files sizes vary from 37kb - 1.7mb)
- Urban Design Framework A Vision for Perth 2029
The Urban Design Framework is a design tool that provides a physical interpretation of the City of Perth’s vision and strategies. It helps to ensure that the built environment we create reflects the community’s vision and the Council’s strategies, and it underpins an integrated approach to better physical environments.
The Urban Design Framework focuses on the broad scale and the long term, and sets an overall planning and design context within which more detailed and localised strategies, studies and projects can be coordinated. It also identifies administrative actions, economic initiatives and social initiatives that have a bearing on the creation of a great city.
Being a guiding document, the Urban Design Framework does not propose concrete solutions for the future but instead allows sufficient flexibility to manage change in changing circumstances of society, economy, environment and culture.
The complete final document is available for download HERE (PDF 87mb) or can be downloaded in smaller separate sections below:
- UDF pages 1 - 33 (PDF 11.4mb)
containing Section 1.Foreword, Introduction, Background, Vision and Defining Perth
- UDF pages 34 - 44 (PDF 16.1mb)
containing Section 6. Urban Design Framework Elements
- UDF pages 45 - 58 (PDF 16.9mb)
containing Section 6. Urban Design Framework Elements (continued)
- UDF pages 59 - 68 (PDF 21.3mb)
containing Section 6. Urban Design Framework Elements (continued)
- UDF pages 69 - 77 (PDF 12.5mb)
containing Section 6. Urban Design Framework Elements (continued)
- UDF pages 78 - 102 (PDF 7.1mb)
containing Section 7. Implementation
Enquiries regarding the Urban Design Framework can be made to the following persons:
- Director, Planning and Development
on 9461 3100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Russell Kingdom, Manager - Urban Development
on 9461 3161 or email: email@example.com or
- Michael Murphy, Principal Urban Designer
on 9461 3358 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UDF pages 1 - 33 (PDF 11.4mb)
- Economic Development Strategy 2010
In April 2010, the City of Perth released a new Economic Development Strategy 2010, designed to guide the prosperity and economic health of the State's capital city and its businesses.
It is the first time the City has released an economic development strategy that includes key performance indicators, allowing the public to measure the City's progperformance across a range of issues including housing, population, business growth and diversifying the city's economic base.
The City of Perth - Economic Development Strategy 2010 is available for download below.
For further information about Economic Development initiatives please contact us on 9461 3136.
- Public Spaces Public Life study
The City of Perth and the Government of Western Australia commissioned Jan Gehl and his team at Gehl Architects in September 2008 to undertake a Public Spaces Public Life study of the Perth central area.
This work has involved a review and update of the Public Spaces Public Life study undertaken by Jan Gehl that was published in 1995.
Upon completion of the study, Jan Gehl returned to Perth and presented his findings at a public meeting in May 2009.
The Perth 2009 - Public Spaces Public Life document is available for download below.
(Please note that the single document has been split into separate PDF documents for ease of download.)
PSPL - Introduction (PDF - 12mb)
PSPL - Analysis Part 1 (PDF - 7mb)
PSPL - Analysis Part 2 (PDF - 11.6mb)
PSPL - Analysis Part 3 (PDF - 6.1mb)
PSPL - Analysis Part 4 (PDF - 8.7mb)
PSPL - Analysis Part 5 (PDF - 6.1mb)
PSPL - Analysis Part 6 (PDF - 9.2mb)
PSPL - Recommendations (PDF - 20.4mb)
PSPL - Public Life Data (PDF - 14mb)
- Street Tree Framework
Street trees are an invaluable asset to the city. They contribute significantly to the creation of a high quality public realm in terms of aesthetics, shade, and the health of the physical environment. Trees also contribute to the legibility of the city by reinforcing the hierarchy of streets and strengthening the distinct characters of the various precincts.
The City of Perth recognises the value of trees in the urban environment and is committed to ensuring that they are given due consideration in the planning and design of the city’s streetscapes. It is to this end that the Street Tree Framework has been developed.
The specific objectives of the framework are:
- to identify opportunities to increase the number of street trees;
- to ensure that the most suitable species are planted within particular streets of the city, dependent on context and environmental factors;
- to provide a strategy for the replacement of trees when and where necessary.
The framework can be downloaded in three parts:
- Forrest Place Masterplan
The objective of the Masterplan is to re-establish Forrest Place as the premier civic space within the City of Perth and develop the supporting urban spaces of Wellington Street and Perth Station forecourt as legible, safe and stimulating places for all people at all times of the day and all year round.
- Planning for Social and Community Infrastructure in a Changing Perth Landscape
The City of Perth has released the updated study titled 'Planning for Social and Community Infrastructure in a Changing Perth Landscape'.
This study was the result of a partnership with the West Australian Government Department for Planning and Infrastructure (DPI), the East Perth Redevelopment Authority (EPRA) and the City of Perth, to look at social and community needs at a broad strategic level.
The study will be used to help guide the partners to make informed decisions when planning for the future communities of the City of Perth.
The 10 recommendations made in the report provide general direction and processes to facilitate the more detailed planning that will be needed in the provision of future services and facilities.
View the report, 'Planning for Social and Community Infrastructure in a Changing Perth Landscape' below.
(Please note that the document is available as separate PDF files due to its large file size)
- Summary Report (PDF 17mb)
- Main Report (PDF 9.1mb)
- Appendices (PDF 10.8mb)
- Attachments (PDF 364kb)
- Heirisson Island Masterplan
The Masterplan for Heirisson Island is a draft plan for public comment and the City welcomes feedback from everyone. The 2013 revised masterplan supersedes the 2008 Heirisson Island Masterplan.
While the 2008 plan provided an overall framework for the island’s development and was successful in raising its profile, the revised plan presents a more ‘grounded’ and detailed proposal.
Comments should be received by Friday 21 June 2013 via email email@example.com or addressed to City Design, City of Perth, GPO Box C120, Perth WA 6839
For further information contact Kim Johnson on 9461 3394 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the 2013 Revised Masterplan
The masterplan proposes a design for the portion of Heirisson Island south of the Causeway only. It includes landscaping and infrastructure to support the use of the island as a sculpture park.
A low key, environmentally sensitive approach to the treatment of the island has been taken, recognising and working with the existing qualities and features of the landscape, and proposing repair and remediation measures where required.
Main elements of the design include a focus point incorporating a small kiosk and informal events space, additional pathways allowing easy access to the internal parts of the island, and boardwalks through the low lying areas. Also proposed are new plantings of trees along pathways and to define smaller areas of open space, and vegetation to soften the existing rock edges.
The sculptures/artworks themselves are not part of the masterplan.
Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge Connections
The development of the island is dependent on the provision of safe and convenient access pedestrian and cyclist to the island by way of a connection across the river.
The City has been pursuing the prospect of new pedestrian/cycle bridges between Point Fraser and McCallum Park (Town of Victoria Park) with the Department of Transport, Main Roads WA, and Town of Victoria Park. As well as providing access to Heirisson Island, the connecting bridges would replace the existing pedestrian and cyclist path on the south side of the Causeway with a greatly improved facility.
For your reference, the superceded 2008 Report is still available in PDF format below . Click the links to view or download any part.
Pages 1 - 16
Pages 17 - 23
Page links below
Pages 24 - 26
Pages 27 - 36
- Aims and Outcomes
- Project Background
- Physical Context
- The Forming of an ‘Island’
- Aboriginal Cultural Context
- The City’s Cultural Context
- The Masterplan
- Creating the Vision
Pages from section:
of the Masterplan
- Visitor/ Interpretive Centre
- Staging Program
- Progressing the Project
- Funding and Management
- Back Cover
- Perth Performing Arts Precinct Master Plan
At its Council meeting held on 18 September 2007 the City of Perth approved an ambitious vision for a Perth Performing Arts Precinct situated between the Perth Concert Hall and the Swan River.
The Perth Performing Arts Precinct Master Plan is a 10-15 year plan for the development of a world class performing arts and mixed use precinct. The master plan has been prepared so that the precinct can be developed in stages, with each component being able to be developed as a finished product.
The first stage calls for the construction of the irrigation lake located between the Perth Concert Hall and the Swan River. This work will be undertaken by the City of Perth, which has already allocated funding for the project.
The full report, prepared by Hassell Ltd on behalf of the City of Perth, can be downloaded using the link below.
An extract of the final report, containing only the executive summary and the introduction of the final report, has also been made available for your convenience.
- City Environment Plan 2005 - 2008
As part of its ongoing commitment to protecting and enhancing the environment, the City of Perth developed the City Environment Plan 2005-2008. The Plan was produced after considerable review of the 1999-2002 City Environment Plan and identifies five key environmental issues:
- Water quality and conservation
- Solid waste management
The Plan focuses on achievable actions in these five priority areas and extends beyond the minimum regulatory requirements in environmental management.
- Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2010 - 2013
The SafeCity Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan 2010 – 2013 has been developed following the review of the 2006 – 2009 Plan. This plan is the result of the evaluation of the first SafeCity Plan and has been facilitated by the City of Perth, in partnership with the State Government.
Since 2006 the SafeCity Working Group (consisting of representatives from the City of Perth Council and staff, government departments, WA Police, and community safety and business groups) has supported the implementation of the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan. It has guided the development of the 2010 – 2013 Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan, in conjunction with other community input. The new issues and actions that have been identified are supported by agencies represented on the Working Group.
Four priority issues have been identified in the plan and a series of actions have been developed to address these.
1. Lack of activity in the City of Perth outside business hours.
2. Excessive use of alcohol and illegal drugs.
3. Anti-social behaviour.
4. Environments where people feel welcome and safe.
- Our People Our Plan Human Resource management plan
"Our People Our Plan" Is the City’s Strategic Human Resource Management Plan.
The plan documents the key initiatives that the City will pursue during 2007 to 2010 to ensure that we have the workforce we need to meet our current and future objectives.
The "Our People Our Plan" forms part of the City’s Strategic Management Plan and is developed with consideration to the workforce that is needed by the City to deliver the outcomes documented in the City’s Strategic Plan.
To view a copy of this Plan, please click the link below.
- Northbridge Action Plan 2003-2007
The City of Perth has undertaken extensive consultation with a wide range of key stakeholders to develop an Action Plan to guide the future development of Northbridge over the next five years.
Development of the Action Plan was spurred by the need to clearly chart the future direction for Northbridge and ensure that all City actions are coordinated and maximise the opportunities for the area.
Additional copies of the Northbridge Action Plan are available from the Strategy Unit at Council House, 27 St Geroge's Terrace, Perth WA 6000 or by calling 9461-3136.
- West Perth Pedestrian Study 2006
West Perth was the focus in 2006 for research into pedestrian activity. Building on the survey methodology of previous years, 75 sites in West Perth yielded information on pedestrians during the weekday and weekend periods. West Perth proved to be a busy location during the week predominantly with business workers, yet the evening and weekend hours found a much more diverse range of people are attracted to West Perth. As in previous surveys a Qualitative Assessment, SAFE Assessment and evening Land Use Survey provided some context for pedestrian patterns.
For further information contact the City of Perth Strategy Unit on 9461 3136
The West Perth study results and brochure "Beautifying and Regenerating West Perth" are available below for download.
Previous pedestrian surveys for Central Perth (2005) and Northbridge (2004) are available on request.
- Public Places Enhancement
The City of Perth is continuously planning and implementing initiatives aimed at accentuating Perth's unique identity and character.
One such initiative is the Public Places Enhancement Strategy, first published in June 1997 and currently under review.
This provides an integrated framework for future on-going development of the city's public domain.
The basic principles underpinning this strategy are to enhance Perth as a vibrant, dynamic and people orientated city.
This will be achieved by ensuring a coordinated approach to physical improvements and by strengthening the legibility and quality of the public domain including city boulevards, entry points, city avenues, river promenade, squares and parks, landmarks, links to the river, local centres and the civic domain as a focal point.
For more information, please contact the Urban Development Unit on 9461 3333.
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy
The Greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon, without which life would not be possible on earth. Over the past 200 years, however, the concentration of these gases has increased significantly, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels. Significant increases in the emission of Greenhouse gases have been projected, by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), to cause 'potentially devastating' global warming over the coming century.
The City of Perth is working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2010, based on 1996 levels. In order to achieve the 20% reduction the City has suggested reductions in the following areas: City of Perth operations; community; commercial and industrial sector; transport and access; and waste management and recycling. For each area a series of short and long term actions have been identified.
The Strategy document was released in 2001 is available for download below.
For further information please telephone (08) 9461 3107