Cockburn Quarter

Planning
Place
The Client
Perron Group
Project Team
Murray Casselton
Director / Principal - Planning
James Lewisson
Associate - Planning
The Project

Cockburn Quarter represents the next stage of urban expansion at Cockburn Gateway Shopping City. The $1 billion project will be developed over four stages and create a new urban precinct for Cockburn. Stage 1 of the mixed use project includes additional retail, cinemas, dining, entertainment, child care and public spaces. Later stages will expand the shopping centre as well as creating a residential precinct, professional offices and further public amenities.

The Cockburn Quarter design and composition is based on extensive community consultation to ensure the design meets community needs and expectations. As a part of the first stage of development Perron will fund and develop a pedestrian bridge over Beeliar Drive, providing an additional connection to the expanded Cockburn Central Train Station.

Our Role

element has been involved in the project for an extended period of time, facilitating a local structure plan amendment and contributing to an extensive master planning process in the preceding years to facilitate the Cockburn Quarter development application.  

The development application provided a comprehensive planning assessment, coordination of technical consultant input and was supported by a Place Activation and Management Plan prepared by element. In association with Buchan Group Architects, element managed the planning approval process through the State Development Assessment Unit (SDAU), in consultation with a range of relevant stakeholders.

Outcomes
  • Preparation of a local structure plan amendment and facilitation of Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) approval.
  • Master planning and planning strategy reporting and advice.
  • Development and planning advice to progress the development application.
  • Negotiation with the SDAU, City of Cockburn and other stakeholders.
  • Securing approval from the WAPC for the full $1 billion project.
What We Delivered
  • Statutory and land use planning.
  • Planning strategy and advice.
  • Place making and activation advice and reporting including needs analysis.
  • Major development application.

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