Proposed Draft Planning Policy No.3.3.24 - Parklets
At its ordinary meeting held on 23 July 2019, Council resolved to advertise a proposed draft Planning Policy No.3.3.24 – Parklets, for the purpose of public consultation, in accordance with Schedule 2, Clause 4(1) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.
Parklets are temporary moveable structures placed in car parking bays, providing publicly accessible seating and amenities for the community. They are small pockets of public space that repurpose part of the street, providing open and engaging spaces for people to linger within the street environment.
Parklets can be provided by the City or a community group as additional nodes of public open space or they can be sponsored by an adjacent host business wishing to extend its alfresco dining opportunities. Should a commercial business sponsor a parklet, it must, however, remain available to the public outside of business hours when it is not being utilised by the host business. This will ensure that the public nature of the parklet remains.
The objective of the policy is to:
(a) Encourage activation of streets and the vibrancy of places through the provision of additional public seating areas along pedestrianised streets;
(b) Set out requirements to ensure parklets are appropriately located and of a high quality design, which contributes positively to streetscape;
(c) Clarify the approval requirements and processes of the City; and
(d) Ensure that applications for parklets are dealt with in a consistent manner.
The proposed draft Planning Policy and Council report may be inspected below and at the Council Offices, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
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You can provide your feedback on this proposal
- online via Rock Port
- online via email
- mail the submission response form to: Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 2142, Rockingham DC 6967.
Written submissions on the draft Policy should be directed to the Chief Executive Officer and be received no later than 11 September 2019.
Please note that any written submission received in response to this invitation may be placed on the public record and be available for public inspection.