Scheme Amendment No. 75 - Lot 200 (No. 119) Hope Street, White Gum Valley




The City of Fremantle has considered a proposed scheme amendment for Lot 200 (No. 119) Hope Street White Gum Valley.


In July 2018, Council resolved to initiate the amendment with some changes to the original proposal. The City subsequently undertook formal community advertising on the revised proposal between September and November 2018. The outcomes of this consultation were considered by Council in December 2018, who resolved to adopt the proposal subject to further modifications. The proposal will now be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final assessment and a decision from the Minister for Planning and Transport.


What would the potential amendment allow for?

The amendment would allow for more diverse housing to be provided on the site in White Gum Valley.

Where the development meets the requirements of the Residential Design Codes and additional development requirements relating to housing diversity, sustainability, open space, trees and landscaping, built form, car movement and parking, Council can consider:

  • Residential development up to a density of R60; and
  • Variation to the minimum (120m2) lot size normally applicable for grouped dwellings for R60 development.


What's the background?

In 2017 the owners of 119 Hope Street, White Gum Valley (WGV) met with the City to discuss development opportunities for their site. Officers advised that the City may consider a scheme amendment application for the whole street block if aligned with council's strategic objectives. Officers advised provisions based on the established aims and objectives of the Freo Alternative would be an appropriate basis for consideration of a scheme amendment for the block bounded by Hope Street to the north, Wongan Avenue to the east, Watkins Street to the south and Yalgoo Avenue to the east.


Aerial of initial site area subject of the potential scheme amendment (prior to Council resolution - 25 July 2018)


The owners of 119 Hope Street, WGV undertook their own preliminary engagement on potential development of the site in September 2017. The City also undertook preliminary engagement on the potential amendment in May-June before Council made its resolution to initiate the amendment.

Council considered the submissions received during the preliminary engagement on the proposed scheme amendment 75 at its ordinary meeting on 25 July 2018, and agreed to initiate it with some changes. These include:

  • Reducing the amendment area to be applicable to 119 Hope Street only (refer to map above), and;
  • Amending the provisions for multiple dwelling development to restrict these to a maximum of 2 storeys in height.

For more information, please see the information in the Document Library as well as in the project updates section below. The image below also provides a visual summary of the proposed amendment.




The City of Fremantle has considered a proposed scheme amendment for Lot 200 (No. 119) Hope Street White Gum Valley.


In July 2018, Council resolved to initiate the amendment with some changes to the original proposal. The City subsequently undertook formal community advertising on the revised proposal between September and November 2018. The outcomes of this consultation were considered by Council in December 2018, who resolved to adopt the proposal subject to further modifications. The proposal will now be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final assessment and a decision from the Minister for Planning and Transport.


What would the potential amendment allow for?

The amendment would allow for more diverse housing to be provided on the site in White Gum Valley.

Where the development meets the requirements of the Residential Design Codes and additional development requirements relating to housing diversity, sustainability, open space, trees and landscaping, built form, car movement and parking, Council can consider:

  • Residential development up to a density of R60; and
  • Variation to the minimum (120m2) lot size normally applicable for grouped dwellings for R60 development.


What's the background?

In 2017 the owners of 119 Hope Street, White Gum Valley (WGV) met with the City to discuss development opportunities for their site. Officers advised that the City may consider a scheme amendment application for the whole street block if aligned with council's strategic objectives. Officers advised provisions based on the established aims and objectives of the Freo Alternative would be an appropriate basis for consideration of a scheme amendment for the block bounded by Hope Street to the north, Wongan Avenue to the east, Watkins Street to the south and Yalgoo Avenue to the east.


Aerial of initial site area subject of the potential scheme amendment (prior to Council resolution - 25 July 2018)


The owners of 119 Hope Street, WGV undertook their own preliminary engagement on potential development of the site in September 2017. The City also undertook preliminary engagement on the potential amendment in May-June before Council made its resolution to initiate the amendment.

Council considered the submissions received during the preliminary engagement on the proposed scheme amendment 75 at its ordinary meeting on 25 July 2018, and agreed to initiate it with some changes. These include:

  • Reducing the amendment area to be applicable to 119 Hope Street only (refer to map above), and;
  • Amending the provisions for multiple dwelling development to restrict these to a maximum of 2 storeys in height.

For more information, please see the information in the Document Library as well as in the project updates section below. The image below also provides a visual summary of the proposed amendment.

  • Final Council Decision - December 2018

    6 months ago

    At its meeting on 12 December 2018, the City of Fremantle Council gave its final approval to this project. The Council voted to support the amendment subject to further minor modifications. The modifications to the final amendment proposal included administrative/formatting improvements to the proposed provisions, as well as a change to the sustainability criteria. A copy of the final Council minutes is provided in the Document Library on the right hand side of this page.

    The amendment will now be sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final assessment and determination by the Minister for Planning and Transport. If...

    At its meeting on 12 December 2018, the City of Fremantle Council gave its final approval to this project. The Council voted to support the amendment subject to further minor modifications. The modifications to the final amendment proposal included administrative/formatting improvements to the proposed provisions, as well as a change to the sustainability criteria. A copy of the final Council minutes is provided in the Document Library on the right hand side of this page.

    The amendment will now be sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final assessment and determination by the Minister for Planning and Transport. If approved by the State Government, the amendment will be gazetted in the government gazette. In the meantime, this web page will be updated as further information comes to hand.

    For further general enquiries in the meantime, please feel free to contact the City's Strategic Planning department on 9432 9999 or planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

  • Amendment No. 75 to be Considered by Planning Committee and Council

    7 months ago

    The proposal is currently scheduled to be presented to the December round of Council meetings. A report on the proposal will be considered by the Planning Committee on Wednesday 5 December 2018 and then at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 12 December 2018. Both meetings are open to the public and commence at 6.00pm at the North Fremantle Community Hall (No. 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle).

    Agendas are published by 5pm on the Friday prior to the meeting, can be viewed on the Minutes and Agendas section of the City’s website. Members of the public are welcome to ask a question, make a statement or observe the proceedings, you can find out more about this process under 'community participation' on the City's website. If you would like to register to speak in reference to an item at a Planning Committee or Council meeting, contact the minute secretary on 08 9432 9999 or planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au before close of business the day of the meeting, or register at the venue before 5.50pm on the day of the meeting.


    The proposal is currently scheduled to be presented to the December round of Council meetings. A report on the proposal will be considered by the Planning Committee on Wednesday 5 December 2018 and then at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 12 December 2018. Both meetings are open to the public and commence at 6.00pm at the North Fremantle Community Hall (No. 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle).

    Agendas are published by 5pm on the Friday prior to the meeting, can be viewed on the Minutes and Agendas section of the City’s website. Members of the public are welcome to ask a question, make a statement or observe the proceedings, you can find out more about this process under 'community participation' on the City's website. If you would like to register to speak in reference to an item at a Planning Committee or Council meeting, contact the minute secretary on 08 9432 9999 or planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au before close of business the day of the meeting, or register at the venue before 5.50pm on the day of the meeting.


  • Council agrees to initiate scheme amendment with modifications

    by JenV, 10 months ago

    Council considered the submissions received during the preliminary engagement on the proposed scheme amendment 75 at its ordinary meeting on 25 July 2018, and agreed to initiate it with some changes. These include:

    • Reducing the amendment area to be applicable to 119 Hope Street only (refer to map above), and;
    • Amending the provisions for multiple dwelling development to restrict these to a maximum of 2 storeys in height.

    Now the proposed scheme amendment has been officially initiated by Council, the City will be undertaking formal community engagement on the amendment in due course.

    The council minutes are available below

    Proposed Scheme Amendment 75 Council minutes 25 July 2018

    Council considered the submissions received during the preliminary engagement on the proposed scheme amendment 75 at its ordinary meeting on 25 July 2018, and agreed to initiate it with some changes. These include:

    • Reducing the amendment area to be applicable to 119 Hope Street only (refer to map above), and;
    • Amending the provisions for multiple dwelling development to restrict these to a maximum of 2 storeys in height.

    Now the proposed scheme amendment has been officially initiated by Council, the City will be undertaking formal community engagement on the amendment in due course.

    The council minutes are available below

    Proposed Scheme Amendment 75 Council minutes 25 July 2018