Strategic Planning

Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1335/57 (Minor Amendment)

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) recently resolved to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) to rezone Lot 556 Curtin Avenue, Cottesloe (The McCall Centre) which is approximately 8,028 square metres in area from ‘Public Purposes- Special Uses reservation’ to ‘Urban zone’ in the MRS. The amendment is to facilitate the disposal of land surplus to State Government requirements, and facilitate further planning of the land, including the conservation and protection of State heritage listed buildings on the site. Submissions on the proposed amendment may be lodged online at or in writing with the Secretary of the Western Australian Planning Commission, and should be made on a form 57, which can be found in the amendment report, and is available separately. Documents can also be accessed on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website https//

Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy sets out the long term planning directions for Cottesloe, covering the main aspects and trends influencing the future development of the district, including the regional planning context. As such it is a basis for Local Planning Scheme No. 3, providing the broad rationale underpinning the land use zones, planning provisions and development controls in the Scheme.

Local Planning Strategy

Local Planning Strategy Review

Cott Village Precinct Plan

The Cott Village Precinct Plan (the Precinct Plan) is a joint project between the Town of Cottesloe and the Shire of Peppermint Grove to create an active, vibrant and well-connected urban village, offering a wide variety of services and a great range of experiences, while respecting Cottesloe Village’s unique character and sense of history.

The formulation of the Precinct Plan will occur in four distinct stages:

Part 1

The study, including research and technical investigations

Part 2

The formulation of an overarching strategic planning framework (the Precinct Plan) and associated local planning policy. The bulk of community and stakeholder engagement will be undertaken during this stage

Part 3

 The development of supporting instruments and plans such as a Schedule of Scheme Amendments

Part 4

The development of an Action Plan, including capital works programming

Part 1 is now complete. Initial research was consolidated into a spatial database, which in turn informed draft preliminary design ideas and indicative building heights contained within a draft Precinct Plan for Cott Village.

Draft Cott Village Precinct Plan November 2019

It will inform decision-making on how the Centre will redevelop and function as a social and business community. The bulk of the research undertaken within Part 1 is summarised in four technical reports that form the attachments to the draft Precinct Plan:

Community Engagement and Value Mapping Report (Curtin University);

Cott Village Access and Movement Discussion Paper (CSP Consulting)

Cott Village Urban Design Research and Recommendations (Landplan Associates); and

Cott Village Economic Sustainability Assessment (Pracsys).

The Town is now seeking input and feedback from our community on the draft Precinct Plan to ensure that the best interests of our community are addressed.

Please note that the contents of the draft Precinct Plan are not a recommendation of Council; instead these design ideas are a way for the Town to gain an understanding of community sentiment about the future of Cott Village.

How and when can I have a say?

Advertising for the Draft Cott Village Precinct Plan occurred during late 2019 to 3 May 2020.

Detailed engagement including community work shopping will commence in 2020, so watch this space!

Please note; until recently the Town and Shire have been referring to the Precinct Plan as an Integrated Local Area Plan or ILAP. This name has been updated as ‘Precinct Plan’, as it better reflects recent changes in State Planning Policy, specifically SPP 7.2.

Reference Documents

Cottesloe Enquiry by Design Report - Department of Planning and Infrastructure

Station Street Place Making Strategy - May 2017

Cottesloe Foreshore Visual Summary 2018