ERA Planning was engaged by Kingborough Council to review the existing Specific Area Plan (SAP) that exits within the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015 for the Kingston Park Site. The project also involved a review of Council’s initial draft Specific Area Plan for the site.

ERA initially reviewed all relevant background documentation and then facilitated a workshop with relevant Council staff to explore the work undertaken to date and potential issues with the existing Specific Area Plan. Our team then drafted a new Specific Area Plan in accordance with the template contained win the State Planning Provisions as well as the relevant practice notes issued by the Commission.

Several potential Development Application concepts were then developed for the site, in conjunction with Cumulus Studios, such that these could be ‘tested’ against the new draft Specific Area Plan to articulate the assessment process and identify any unforeseen consequences of the draft. The draft Specific Area Plan was then updated and submitted to Council for consideration.

Council is currently considering expressions of interest for development on the site prior to confirming the final Specific Area Plan.