Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Draft redevelopment scheme for METRONET East released

    6/08/2020 1:00 PM
    • Draft METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme released for public comment
    • Provides guidance on future development around new Bayswater and High Wycombe train stations and future relocated Midland train station
    • Identifies preferred land uses and activities while encouraging high quality development
    • Local communities to benefit from new housing, employment and leisure opportunities

    Local residents and business owners are invited to comment on a draft redevelopment scheme that will guide development around the Bayswater, High Wycombe and Midland train stations.


    The Draft METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme outlines how development applications will be assessed to ensure high quality future development that reflects the character of each area. 


    The precincts will be home to a range of housing options close to quality public transport, work places, shops and community facilities.


    The Scheme will be administered by DevelopmentWA and outlines preferred land uses for different precincts within the project areas to ensure a compatible mix of activities including residential, commercial, retail, community and entertainment.


    After consideration of community and stakeholder feedback the final METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme is expected to be in place by late 2020. The planning authority for the areas will then transfer from local government to DevelopmentWA.


    Work is also progressing on the detailed Design Guidelines for the Bayswater and High Wycombe project areas, which will set out specific requirements for new development including building design and materials, heights and parking.


    The community can view the Draft Scheme and provide comment at http://www.developmentwa.com.au/planning until September 15, 2020.


    Comments attributed to Planning and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "The release of the draft METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme is an important step in establishing a robust and flexible planning framework that will attract private investment and create vibrant, sustainable communities focused around new METRONET train stations.


    "The draft Scheme provides guidance for future development to ensure integrated and high quality design outcomes delivering places where people want to live, work and visit.


    "The new Bayswater, High Wycombe and Midland train stations will bring more people and economic activity to these key centres, so it is vital new development is well designed and meets the needs of locals and visitors.


    "We invite residents, workers, business owners and land owners in these areas to have their say on the future of their communities."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500