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Draft Amendment C240: improving built form outcomes in Koo Wee Rup

Published: 18 February 2020

You’re invited to have your say on a draft planning scheme amendment which formalises planning objectives outlined in the adopted Koo Wee Rup Township Strategy.

Amendment C240 will be on public exhibition between 13 February and 16 March 2020.

The amendment introduces planning overlays, which are the planning tools to address key objectives and strategies within the Koo Wee Rup Township Strategy (2015) and the Koo Wee Rup Urban Design Study (2013).

It is proposed to apply two Design and Development Overlays (DDO) and two Development Plan Overlays (DPO).  The overlays implement requirements for built form, to provide certainty about how a particular area should be developed.

Four different areas of Koo Wee Rup are proposed to have overlays applied, which are as follows:

  • Moody Street Residential Precinct (DPO23)
  • Sims Lane Residential Precinct (DPO24)
  • Koo Wee Rup established residential areas (DDO8)
  • Koo Wee Rup Township Commercial Precinct (DDO9)

The DPOs are proposed to be applied to two areas that could potentially be further developed for residential use. These provide guidance to ensure that any future development integrates with the existing surrounding residential area and has requirement for subdivision layouts, specifically, lot sizes, road linkages, setbacks, and transition to the surrounding green wedge land. This is consistent with the existing character guidelines within Koo Wee Rup Township Strategy.

The DDOs provide guidance for any redevelopment within the existing residential and commercial area of Koo Wee Rup. This includes front and side setbacks, building heights, landscaping requirements and, in the Koo Wee Rup Township Commercial Precinct, requirements for public surveillance and location of car parking. The provisions of these overlays is also consistent with the existing guidelines in the township strategy.

The application of these overlays will ensure that development within Koo Wee Rup is consistent with the Koo Wee Rup Township Strategy, which has previously been through an extensive community consultation process.

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