Scheme Amendment No. 8 (Rezoning of 26 Brentham Street, Leederville)

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Background + Previous Consultation

The City of Vincent previously asked for community feedback on the proposed sale of the City-owned lot at 26 Brentham Street, Leederville.

The background information on the potential sale is available here: Potential Sale of 26 Brentham Street

Since the closure of the previous consultation, the item was presented to Council on 8 March 2022. As a summary, 87 comments were received with 82 of those being opposed to the potential sale. Students from Aranmore Catholic Primary School also submitted a 440 page document filled with letters and drawings expressing their concern over the potential land sale.

Having due consideration for the submissions, Council determined not to advertise the land for sale but, instead, to invite offers directly from Aranmore and Rosewood first. The minutes of the meeting are available here under item 9.4 starting at page 22: Minutes and Decision of Council (8 March 2022)

Amendment 8

At the same meeting, Council determined to prepare Amendment 8 to Local Planning Scheme No. 2 (this Amendment) to rezone the subject property from 'Public Open Space' to 'Residential R60'. A plan of the proposed rezoning is available below and in the documents library on this page:

Why should the land be rezoned?

The report to Council's 8 March 2022 meeting explains that the land is surplus to the City's public open space requirements since Brentham Street Reserve and Britannia Reserve are so close by. The intent of this Amendment is to expand the types of uses that may be permitted on the land. Currently, the rear portion of the site is reserved for Public Open Space, which means it can only be used as a local park. By rezoning to Residential R60, the land can still be used as a park but can also be converted to uses that would typically be seen in a residential area such as houses/apartments, home offices, and aged persons dwellings. The rezoning would give the land commercial value and flexibility for development if it is eventually sold.

The R60 density code sets a deemed-to-comply height limit of three storeys. In the case of the potential development of grouped dwellings on the site, a maximum of 11 dwellings could be permitted across the entirety of Lot 37 (1,784 square meters), however site constraints would likely limit this further.

How is this related to the sale process?

The rezoning process is separate from the proposed land sale. If the rezoning is completed, this does not necessarily mean that the land sale would proceed. The City would be able to decide whether to hold the land as Residential R60 while maintaining its current use as a park, or to sell/lease the land. As a residential property, the land would have a higher value for sale. The City would use the proceeds to establish or improve public open space in other areas of Vincent that need it, as well as improve landscaping around the remainder of Brentham Street Reserve.

Similarly, if the rezoning does not occur, the land could still be sold, but it would negatively impact the site's potential value and development potential.


Share your thoughts

Comments can be submitted via the feedback form below or by email to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au and should include the subject: Amendment 8 to Local Planning Scheme No. 2.

Submissions close on 20 May 2022.

Following the close of submissions, the City will consider the comments and make a recommendation to Council on whether or not to proceed with the proposed Amendment. All submitters will be notified of the Council process in the coming months.

Background + Previous Consultation

The City of Vincent previously asked for community feedback on the proposed sale of the City-owned lot at 26 Brentham Street, Leederville.

The background information on the potential sale is available here: Potential Sale of 26 Brentham Street

Since the closure of the previous consultation, the item was presented to Council on 8 March 2022. As a summary, 87 comments were received with 82 of those being opposed to the potential sale. Students from Aranmore Catholic Primary School also submitted a 440 page document filled with letters and drawings expressing their concern over the potential land sale.

Having due consideration for the submissions, Council determined not to advertise the land for sale but, instead, to invite offers directly from Aranmore and Rosewood first. The minutes of the meeting are available here under item 9.4 starting at page 22: Minutes and Decision of Council (8 March 2022)

Amendment 8

At the same meeting, Council determined to prepare Amendment 8 to Local Planning Scheme No. 2 (this Amendment) to rezone the subject property from 'Public Open Space' to 'Residential R60'. A plan of the proposed rezoning is available below and in the documents library on this page:

Why should the land be rezoned?

The report to Council's 8 March 2022 meeting explains that the land is surplus to the City's public open space requirements since Brentham Street Reserve and Britannia Reserve are so close by. The intent of this Amendment is to expand the types of uses that may be permitted on the land. Currently, the rear portion of the site is reserved for Public Open Space, which means it can only be used as a local park. By rezoning to Residential R60, the land can still be used as a park but can also be converted to uses that would typically be seen in a residential area such as houses/apartments, home offices, and aged persons dwellings. The rezoning would give the land commercial value and flexibility for development if it is eventually sold.

The R60 density code sets a deemed-to-comply height limit of three storeys. In the case of the potential development of grouped dwellings on the site, a maximum of 11 dwellings could be permitted across the entirety of Lot 37 (1,784 square meters), however site constraints would likely limit this further.

How is this related to the sale process?

The rezoning process is separate from the proposed land sale. If the rezoning is completed, this does not necessarily mean that the land sale would proceed. The City would be able to decide whether to hold the land as Residential R60 while maintaining its current use as a park, or to sell/lease the land. As a residential property, the land would have a higher value for sale. The City would use the proceeds to establish or improve public open space in other areas of Vincent that need it, as well as improve landscaping around the remainder of Brentham Street Reserve.

Similarly, if the rezoning does not occur, the land could still be sold, but it would negatively impact the site's potential value and development potential.


Share your thoughts

Comments can be submitted via the feedback form below or by email to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au and should include the subject: Amendment 8 to Local Planning Scheme No. 2.

Submissions close on 20 May 2022.

Following the close of submissions, the City will consider the comments and make a recommendation to Council on whether or not to proceed with the proposed Amendment. All submitters will be notified of the Council process in the coming months.

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