Planning

For the planning history of Latitude 32, please visit About the project

To view all relevant Latitude 32 documents visit the Documents page.

Latitude 32 has its own Act of Parliament known as the Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Act 2000 (the Act). The Act established the Authority (LandCorp) with the functions to plan, undertake, promote and coordinate the development and redevelopment of land in the redevelopment area.

As required by the Act a Master Plan (Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Project Master Plan) was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in 2004, and functions in a manner similar to a town planning scheme. The Master Plan provides the procedures for establishing statutory documents including structure plans, planning policies and design guidelines, along with the requirements for planning approvals in order to control land use and development.

Latitude 32 has also undergone rigorous environmental assessment; a Ministerial Condition of the approval of the Master Plan required the preparation of biodiversity and water management strategies in 2008.

Since 2008, the biodiversity and water management strategies have been reviewed resulting in the updated Latitude 32 District Water Management Strategy and Latitude 32 Biodiversity Strategy Review. All structure plans, subdivision and development applications are required to consider these documents.

Under the Act and Master Plan the WAPC is the determining authority for planning. In early 2012, the WAPC delegated the authority back to the City of Kwinana and City of Cockburn. The Local Government responsibility in Latitude 32 is therefore planning and compliance and the WAPC is responsible for structure plan and subdivision approval.

See below for the planning requirements of developers and the roles and responsibilities of the various agencies throughout the planning process.

  Applicant / Landowner LandCorp Local Government Western Australian Planning Commission
Development Application Lodge Development Application with your local council, City of Cockburn or City of Kwinana. Referral Agency Determining Authority for application
(unless forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commision, Reserved Land or decision does not accord with LandCorp's recommendation) 
Determining Authority
(Application forwarded by Local Government, Reserved Land or decision does not accord with LandCorp's recommendation) 
Subdivision Application Lodge Subdivision Application with WAPC Referral Agency Referral Agency Approving Authority
Structure Plan Lodge Structure Plan with LandCorp 1. Initiate Structure Plan
2. Advertise Structure Plan
3. Consider Submissions
4. Forward to Western Australian Planning Commission for Approval
Referral Agency Approving Authority
Master Plan Amendment N/A 1. Initiate Amendment
2. Advertise Amendment
3. Consider Submissions
4. Forward to Western Australian Planning Commission for recommendation to Minister for consideration
Referral Agency 1. Consent to advertise Amendment
2. Consider Submissions and response from LandCorp and make recommendation to Minister for determination