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Excerpts from the City's Report
"As reflected in the artistic impression provided by the Applicant, the scale of commercial development proposed within the DGP area will be highly visible from Leisure Way and Syrenka Turn. Due to the scale of development proposed it is also likely that development will also be seen from residential lots within the broader Leisure Way residential/canal area."
"It is considered that a building of approximately 12,000m², at a height of 9 metres and length of 250m and at a proposed setback of only 3 metres is likely to result in a bulk and scale that will be out of character with the prevailing residential / canal character and amenity of Leisure Way and Syrenka Turn."


Proposed Development Guide Plan
Lot 90 (No 84) Leisure Way, Halls Head

The City of Mandurah has adopted the above Development Guide Plan (DGP) for the purpose of advertising and inviting public comment and, as a part of the advertising process, you have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposal. 

A DGP, once approved by Council, is a plan that guides the future subdivision and development of areas that are zoned Special Development. In summary, the proposed DGP contemplates the following development:

  • 3 residential buildings which range in development heights of between 4 to 8 storeys (all with a minimum development height of 4 storeys) which is anticipated to result in approximately 75 retirement units
  • a 4 storey aged care facility (hospice) which encompasses a mix of ancillary uses on the ground floor; and
  • a bulky goods retail/showroom commercial development approximately 12,000 square metres in area serviced by at-grade parking for approximately 270 vehicles. 

The proposed bulky goods use and the scale of development contemplated is considered to be inconsistent with the objectives of State Planning Policy 4.2 - Activity Centres in Perth and Peel, the objectives of the ‘Special Development’ zone and the intent of the City’s Halls Head Precinct Plan, Local Commercial Strategy (2002) and the recently advertised Activity Centres Planning Strategy (2012). 

In usual circumstances, if an application is considered inconsistent with the State and local planning framework it is recommended that Council not support adoption to advertise. However on this occasion, Council has decided to allow the community an opportunity to provide comment on the proposal.

City of Mandurah officers will be holding a community information session, which you are invited to attend.

On: Monday 15th July between 4pm and 7pm
At:  Halls Head Bowling Club, 3 Sticks Boulevard, Erskine

The intended structure of the meeting will be informal in nature and you are invited to attend any time between 4pm and 7pm. Officers in attendance will be available to discuss and answer any queries in relation to the proposed plan. If you wish to attend, RSVP to Donna Hoskins on 9550 3822 or at by close of business on Wednesday 10th July. 

A copy of the proposed DGP together with the report prepared for Council’s consideration is available at the City’s Administration Centre during business hours or at

Should you wish to make an appointment to discuss the proposed DGP, please call the P
lanning Services section on 9550 3748 to arrange a time. 

Alternatively, submissions may be made in writing to or to the City of Mandurah, PO Box 210, Mandurah WA 6210. Submissions will be received up until the close of business Friday 2nd August 2013. Please be advised that all submissions will be presented in full for the consideration of Council in determining the outcome of this matter and will thus become public record.

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