The Department of Communities is seeking to revitalise its properties and enhance the North Beach precinct. We have listened to you and will focus on Ellingham Street, Cromer Way and Sedgeford Road.
We will provide a range of housing choices, improving accessibility, liveability and the streetscape, and encouraging opportunities for increased social interaction.
Your vision for the North Beach precinct
“The North Beach Urban Renewal precinct embodies the relaxed and coastal character of North Beach, it is a place that connects us with the natural landscape and enables us to evolve as a community.”
What have we been doing?
The Department of Communities has been reviewing the information provided by the community, undertaking detailed market research and discussing with both the City of Stirling and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage opportunities for the North Beach Precinct. The City of Stirling has also released its Local Planning Strategy that provides further direction on how North Beach will evolve over the next 10 to 15 years.
Based on this research and community feedback, we will not prepare a local development plan over the precinct bounded by Charles Riley Road, North Beach Road and Marmion Avenue. There was general agreement from the community that the current zoning of ‘Residential R30’ enables an increase in density that still maintains the character of the suburb.
Charles Riley Road (numbers 21-27)
Each lot is currently zoned ‘Residential R30’ which allows them to each be subdivided into two lots. Based on community feedback, the decision has been made to sell these properties. This will allow for new homes to be built by the private market and continues Communities’ commitment to reducing our presence within North Beach. Any development on these lots will need to comply with City of Stirling and Western Australian Planning Commission requirements.
Communities is continuing its program of selling its properties that no longer meet the needs of our tenants. We have successfully worked with a number of existing tenants to find them more suitable housing closer to services they need.
We have also engaged new architects and planners to investigate options for our properties on Cromer Way, Ellingham Street and Sedgeford Road and this will form the basis of our next round of engagement with the local community. Further details will be available soon.
Let’s keep the conversation going
We will provide updates on this page when they are available.
In the meantime, please email NorthBeachUrbanRenewal.Housing@housing.wa.gov.au if you have any questions or would like to make a comment about the North Beach Urban Renewal precinct project.