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Westralia Airports Corporation (WAC) is developing a number of premium

commercial estates on Perth Airport.
By their nature, airports are synonymous with cutting edge technology and the design of aeronautical
infrastructure and terminals. Non aviation business activities have developed in similar quality and

This guideline encourages developers to produce environmentally sensitive contemporary buildings of

a high design quality that will add to the corporate image of the tenant and to the overall vision of Perth
Airport as a premier commercial address.

transkew is located between the industrial area of Access Park and the Perth Airport aviation operational
area. With road access available for B-double and road train (two trailers) size vehicles onto Abernethy
Road, this estate is ideally suited to large transport, industrial users and associated activities.

It should be noted that:

The Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline operated by Alinta traverses this estate along its eastern
boundary at a width of up to 30 metres. It is covered by an easement that limits what can be developed
on this narrow section of land. Developers will need to meet with Alinta to determine what conditions
they place on development over this portion of the estate or any special requirements that need to be
considered when building in this area
This development precinct is located adjacent to the airports aviation operational movement area and
certain building and operational height and lighting restrictions may apply to buildings planned to be
constructed and operated from a site in this area. Developers must take this into consideration prior
to committing to develop in this area.


The intent of nominated Preferred Uses is to ensure that developments viewed

from any primary internal road, particularly Grogan Road and Hudswell Place,
will achieve a contemporary, high quality designed streetscape. Other uses may
be considered but developers must satisfy WAC that they are consistent with
the Perth Airport Master Plan and will add value to this estate.
All proposals / uses shall be at the sole discretion of WAC.

The following uses are preferred:

Ofce / Warehouse
Transport and Distribution
Showroom / Warehouse
Vehicle, Truck and Equipment Sales and Servicing
Other light industrial uses.



These Design & Development Guidelines provide practical planning criteria that
will ensure a high standard of development is maintained throughout this estate.
These development controls are designed to ensure that a high level of design is maintained and that
investors/operators will benet from a quality working environment and that investment returns and
long-term property values will be maximised while meeting environmental objectives and facilitating
more sustainable development.

Key Objectives of the Guidelines

The key objectives of the development planning guidelines are to:

Present a strong gateway to Perth Airport by providing a unied streetscape with commercial
buildings of a high quality
Encourage the design of contemporary, functional buildings that will provide creative, premium
commercial precincts and set new standards within the Perth property market
Promote sustainable design principles through the use of building materials and products that
minimise waste, provide energy efcient buildings, protect downstream environments and
enhance the efciency and use of water resources
Maintain a high standard of landscaping throughout the estate that integrates the individual
sites and street landscaping with a focus on native and water wise species
Establish estate identities
Encourage creative contemporary design that aims at developing the most effective, highest
and best use of the sites, while supporting the vision of the Perth Airport Master Plan.


Perth Airport is situated on Commonwealth Government land under a long term

lease arrangement to WAC. WAC has the responsibility to manage and operate
Perth Airport and develop the surrounding land during their lease term.
Development on airport is a two part process. Under the terms of WACs lease and the Airports Act 1996,
WAC considers and issues Development Approvals while the Department of Transport & Regional Services
(DOTARS) is the approving authority for the issue of Building Permits. WAC and DOTARS are essentially
the Local Government authority for all development on Perth Airport land.

Development Approval
All construction works require Development Approval from WAC, including:

Any new building

Alteration and extensions to internal or external of a building
A change of development use
Hardstand areas
Fencing to boundaries, within the front setback area or addressing the secondary street
Construction Environmental Management Plan.

The Development Approval is the rst stage to achieving a Building Permit.

When granted, a Development Approval is the approval of the development concept

it is not a Building Permit.


Application for Development Approval

Development Approval applications must include sketch plans
with the following information:

Overall site plan, including AHD levels, the location of

adjoining buildings, landscaping areas, provision for parking
and access. (minimum scale 1.500)
Detailed oor plans and coloured elevations (all sides)
showing window locations, doors etc. (minimum scale
A schedule of external nishes including
proposed materials, colours and features
Details of any tenant specic tout items
such as re tanks, refrigeration units etc
An indicative landscaping plan outlining the landscaping
concept, types and size of plants
and trees, existing landscaping or features,
lawn areas etc. (minimum scale 1.200)
Note: a fully detailed landscaping plan
is required with the application
Other detail that may be requested by
WAC to allow the assessment to be
properly completed
Details outlining any special requirements
or conditions that may need to be addressed
such as additional power, trade or
noxious waste
Details of vehicular trafc that will be
required to access the site with detailed
trafc ow diagrams
An Environmental Impact Statement detailing what activity
will be undertaken on the site
with comment on measures to be incorporated
in the design and operation of the facility
to achieve sustainable development and
to address any regulatory requirements
connected with the
sites permitted use
Completed Development Approval application form and fee.

A Development Approval is binding and based

on the information provided. Any variation
to that approval will require a new submission
to WAC.

A Development Approval shall remain valid

for 2 years from the date issued by WAC.


Application for Building Permit

A Building Permit is required before any building works can be commenced. All buildings and site
improvements shall be designed in accordance with the current edition of the Building Code of Australia.

The DOTARS Airport Building Controller (ABC) considers and issues all Building Permits. The ABC
assesses the proposal for conformance to the Building Code of Australia and other statutory
requirements. Building Permit application forms are available from the ABCs Domestic Terminal
ofces . In considering anyapplication, the ABC seeks WAC comment and incorporates any
conditions required by WAC in the Building Permit approval.

Applications shall include plans with the following information:

Detailed construction documentation including plans and specications

Details of all materials, colours and nishes
A Construction Environmental Management Plan to cover the works period is required
Completed application form with fees with three separate copies of the proposal and documentation.

Building plans may be required to be submitted to the Fire and Emergency Services of Western
Australia for comment.

A Building Permit approval is binding. Any variation to that approval will require a new submission
to the ABC.

A Building Permit approval will remain valid for 2 years from the date issued by the ABC.

Developers must provide WAC with a set of as constructed plans and specications within 3
months of Practical Completion of a building.

The DOTARS Airport Building Controller can be contacted on (08) 9479 5170
or by email

Change Of Use
Once approval is granted any change of use from that approved will require a new submission
and approval from WAC.

This subsequent submission will be assessed on merit and approval will be at the sole discretion of DOTARS.

Approval Flowchart
Developer approach to WAC
for availability of site and
suitability of proposal

WAC issues
Site Lease Offer

Developer submits
Development Approval
Application to WAC

WAC assessment
of application

WAC issues development

Approval (DA) to Developer

Developer submits
Application to ABC
for Building Permit

ABC forwards
application to WAC

WAC assessment ABC assesses

of proposal proposal against BCA

WAC issues
Consent to ABC ABC issues Building
Approval to Developer


WAC is committed to environmental Environmentally Sustainable

sustainability and as such will Development
give preference to developers who
demonstrate their commitment to The consideration of sound environmental design
the design and implementation of parameters can signicantly reduce everyday
sustainable building technology, running cost of buildings without signicant
additional building cost.
including minimisation of building
waste, recycling, energy and Building envelopes and internal layouts should
water efciencies and improved be designed to minimise energy consumed for
environmental outcomes. heating, cooling and light where:

All buildings as a minimum design criteria are to Window design & shading facilitates good
conform to the energy efciency requirements of thermal and daytime performance
the Building Code of Australia. Building materials and insulation minimise the
thermal transfer
Building materials and energy sources are
selected to minimise energy requirements and
greenhouse gas emissions.

Building services shall be designed to minimise

energy and resource use through:

Maximising the use of natural light and

Selection of energy efcient lighting control
systems, ttings and appliances
Design for the use and management
of natural ventilation
Utilise energy efcient mechanical ventilation
and air-conditioning equipment and controls
Minimise water use via water efcient xtures
and ttings and maximise water re-use and
recycling where possible
Minimise waste through product and material
choice and recycling and re-use of materials
if possible.


Environmental Management Plan (EMP)

Owners, Builders and Developers are required to prepare, submit and gain approval
for a Construction Environmental Management Plan from WAC that covers the build period
and an Environmental Management Plan that covers the ongoing operation of the site prior
to occupancy of the building. A Compact Disc containing a set of guidelines to assist with
the preparation of the EMP is available from WAC.

Built Form Character and Detail

Primary Internal Roads Grogan Road and Hudswell Place

Grogan Road and Hudswell Place are the primary roads accessing this development estate
and as such require buildings to be of a high standard of architectural design and detailing.

Secondary Internal Roads

Buildings on roads other than Primary Internal Roads require the street front elevation to
be carefully designed to develop a consistent and high quality of architectural character
and detail.

Architectural Character
The following principles will form part of the assessment of any new development:

Contribution to streetscape
Buildings should be sited to take advantage of views, provide a positive presentation
to road and to provide a strong corporate image and an inviting entrance
The main entrance to the building is to be clearly visible or close to the front of the building
Generally, architectural form and character should avoid large unrelieved expanses of wall or roof
Where more than one building is planned for a site, their design should result in the creation of a group of
integrated buildings clearly expressing their interrelationship
Massing and building form should be of a contemporary nature, based on simple bold and strong forms
using the selection of various materials, texture and colour to highlight the design, develop the corporate
image within the overall design vision of the precinct.


Materials, Colours and Finishes

The use of texture and colour should reect adjoining and existing developments. In general neutral shades
of greys, creams and whites are encouraged for the major areas of walling with features expressed in panels
of strong, bold corporate colours with integrated signage.

Roof cladding shall be non reective. Zincalume or similar nishes will not be approved.

All plant and equipment shall be hidden from view from public areas including public roads.
Any screening should be designed as an integral part of the building form and character.

Any plant required to be roof mounted will require special screening or design treatments.
The presentation of the roof is an important part of the total design.

Building Setbacks
Building setbacks shall be as set out below and Front Boundary Primary Streets
should respect and enhance:
Buildings shall be setback a minimum of 15 metres
The general streetscape from the front boundary.
Adjoining properties and buildings These setback areas may be used for landscaping
Prevailing winds and car parking requirements.
Existing verge and neighbouring landscaping The setback shall apply to any structure greater
Visual impact of the proposed building on than 1 metre in height other than approved
existing developments signage or display.
Landscape zone including signage requirements
within the front building set back. Secondary Street Boundaries
WAC reserves the right to nominate the street that
The following setbacks are considered minimum.
will be deemed the secondary street. Setbacks are
WAC may, at its sole discretion, allow minor
required to be:
variations or averaging to these setbacks where it
can be shown that the relief allowed will provide Buildings shall be setback a minimum of
sufcient benet to the overall streetscape. 10 metres from the secondary street for lots
less than 2000m
Lots greater than 2000m shall apply the 15
metre setback.


Building Setbacks

Side and Rear Boundaries

Set backs shall be governed by the re rating provisions outlined within the Building
Code of Australia (current edition) and subsequent amendments.

Any lot that abuts onto a conservation zone shall install a 10m wide landscaped buffer.

WAC may, at its sole discretion require setbacks that recognise neighbouring properties
or their activities or any special circumstances that dictate special consideration be given.

Car Parking Requirements and Vehicular Movement

The design of car parking and vehicular manoeuvring areas should address:

The separation of car parking from truck manoeuvring and service areas
Safe pedestrian access
Limited and practical crossover placement
Disabled parking and access shall comply with AS 1428:2002 and the BCA.

Car park design and function shall conform to Australian Standards AS 2890.1, AS 2890.2 and AS 2890.3.

The number of car bays should comply with the following table.


Typical Car Parking Minimum Requirements

Auction Mart At the discretion of WAC

Automotive & Marine Sales Premises 1 space for every employee plus 1 space for every
100m of display area

Bank 1 space for every 20m of NLA

Child Day Care Centre 1 space for every employee plus a paved put down
and pick up area to the satisfaction of WAC

Consulting Rooms 4 spaces for every practitioner

Hotel / Motel 1 space for every 2m of bar and lounge floor area.
(1 space for every 4m of seating only areas) plus 1
space for every bedroom. Where other facilities are
provided parking is to be negotiated with WAC

Industry / Workshops / Factory 1 space for every 50m of open space used for
industrial purposes, plus 1 space for every 50m
of GFA; or 1 pace for each employee, whichever
is the greater

Lunch Bar 6 spaces for every 100m of NLA

Nursing Homes / Aged Persons Hostels 1 space for every 4 beds, 1 space for every employee

Office 1 space for every 20m of NLA or 1 space for each

employee, whichever is the greater

Service Station 1 space for every service bay plus 1 space for every
employee (bowser bays shall be excluded from any
calculation of parking bays)

Shop 6 spaces for every 100m of NLA plus 1 space

for every employee

Showroom 1 space for every 100m of GFA plus 1 space

for every employee

Warehouse 1 space for every 100m of GFA plus 1 space

for every 100m of open space used for
warehousing progress

Any other use To be determined by WAC


External Service and Storage Area

Service, storage and bin areas shall be set behind the approved building line and be screened from public view.

Landscaping and or approved fencing can be used to achieve visual screening and should be planned as an
extension of the design of the building.

Boundary Fencing
Boundary fencing will be considered as part
of the total design of any development. A
high quality of fencing is required for all
street frontages.

It is acknowledged that site security is important.

Developers are encouraged to consider a range
of security deterrents including effective lighting,
landscaping, natural surveillance and building
orientation to achieve the required protection.

All street frontages will be designed to restrict

fencing to the major building line that is where
the major structure commences, not necessarily
the rst line of building but the larger structure.

Fencing alignments will be assessed with

due consideration to the impact on adjoining
properties and the aesthetic balance of
the general streetscape and the security
requirements of each development.

The minimum accepted standard of fencing is:

Street frontage to be black palisade metal

with black support members and gates
Side and rear boundaries (with no street
frontage) to be link mesh or alternative
nishes subject to WAC approval.

Lighting Restrictions
Lighting restrictions apply on the airport
to ensure the safe operation of aircraft.

Lighting design will be assessed to ensure

this criterion is achieved.

Generally, no lighting is permitted

above the horizontal.


WAC is committed to a high level of Public Art

landscaping throughout the precinct.
Street landscaping will be installed WAC is committed to supporting Western
by WAC including common areas and Australian artists by locating appropriately themed
features within this development area. WAC will
street verges. A bond will be imposed
integrate a number of these within this precinct
upon issue of the Construction at locations to be nominated. They will add value
Permit and used to rectify any to this development area and enhance the value
damage caused to landscaping or of the land and the developments.
other common areas during the
construction process.


Landscaping Objectives
WAC considers the installation of quality landscaping as a major priority and fundamental
to the success of the overall estate.

Plant selection should consist predominantly of Western Australian native ora. All plants
should be selected to minimise the attraction of birds to the Airport precinct.

WAC will provide details of our verge landscaping to ensure consistency between the common
areas and the landscaping planned for each developed site.

Minimum Criteria
The following criteria must be addressed:

Lawn areas shall be minimised and be low water tolerant

10% of the total site area shall be dedicated to landscaping and where possible this should incorporate
stormwater run-off from roofs and hardstand areas. WAC may (at their sole discretion) allow a reduction
in the total landscaping area requirement providing the developer can demonstrate that the lesser
landscape area is outweighed by a superior landscape resolve. WAC encourages the use of public art
and hard landscaping. Submissions incorporating these elements will be given every support on
artistic value
Landscaped verge areas shall be reticulated and maintained by WAC as part of tenants precinct outgoings
Shade trees should be incorporated as one (1) tree per 6 car-parking bays provided on the site
All trees shall have low ow trickle reticulation until suitably established
All landscape areas shall have a controlled reticulation system and where possible utilise grey water
from within the development.

Stormwater Catchment and Control

Water Sensitive Urban Design strategies should be applied to stormwater management on sites.

Stormwater resulting from up to the 1 in 10 year storm occurrences must be retained on site.

The use of drainage swales and recharge basins can be incorporated in the onsite landscape areas.

Rainwater tanks for storage and re-use on site are encouraged.

No polluted or contaminated stormwater may leave any site. Where necessary pollution control equipment
such as oil & grit traps and gross pollution traps, shall be installed, certied and properly serviced and
maintained as part of the Environmental Management Plan for the site.


transkew is one of WACs premium commercial development areas. WAC signage

policy requires a consistent approach be undertaken for all street, tenant and
directional signage.
WACs overall objective is to meet the signage and visibility needs of all tenants while maximising and
standardising the design aesthetics of the precincts and is detailed on the following pages.


Perth Airport is developing and delivering a premium commercial precinct that reects its proximity
to Perth Airport and leverages its global access
It is attracting high prole tenants and delivering a top level, high quality property development based
on comprehensive design guidelines
An important part of these guidelines is the signage policy that sets out to ensure a thoroughly
integrated and appealing approach is applied to all site and street signage
It applies to all precinct tenants, users and any business looking to establish a visual presence within
any of the precincts
The overall objective is to meet the signage and visibility needs of all tenants while maximising and
standardising the design aesthetics of the precincts.

Roadside verges
All roadside verges are under the control of Perth Airport and Main Roads WA. As such they must comply
with all Australian signage standards (inc. AS 1972). Additionally any signage to be placed upon roadside
verges will be conned to the following:
One tenancy address sign will be provided on the verge in the front of each tenancy. This sign will
identify the business and street address and be designed within the overall theme of the precinct.
No logos, slogans or promotional messages will be displayed on these sign
The building name will be used in those instances where it is multi-tenanted.

Street Signage
As with roadside verges, street signage must comply with all Australian signage standards (inc. AS 1972).
Additionally any street/directional signage will be conned to the following:
Only street names are to appear on all street signage
There will be no tenant names or additional directions placed on street signage
All street name signage will conform to the overall design theme governing all signage within the Perth
Airport precincts.


Off-verge signage
Strong signage controls exist for all off-verge/on-property signage that is visible from the street i.e. signage
that falls on tenants land but not specic to the building or the car park area. This includes landscaped
garden areas and property perimeters. The following applies:
The only signage allowed is that related to provided services/facilities (eg. water/gas), perimeter
requirements (eg. Electric Fence) and mandated OH&S requirements (eg. standardised warning signs)
Where possible all such signage shall be neatly grouped together
No promotional or advertising signage of any type is to be in evidence
No temporary signage is to be erected at any time.

Building signage
All precinct buildings shall comply with clear signage guidelines which are as follows:
Tenants can supply on-building signage that contains their business name and/or their corporate logo
There is only to be one tenant sign per building except for large buildings with more than one road facing
No building sign shall be larger than 20% of the total area of the wall onto which it is placed
These signs must be specied, built and maintained to a high standard, with three dimensional approach
preferred (rather than a at sign) and laser cut raised lettering encouraged
All such building signage shall be integrated into the overall building design
All building signage facing primary roads shall be illuminated continuously each night (either face lit
or internally lit) to enhance the overall presentation of the precinct and help support estate security
Sub-tenants shall not place a sign on the building but may place their business name on or adjacent
to the main entrance door to their premises. Tenants with a sign on the building may also place their
business name on or adjacent to the main entrance door
No advertising or promotional signs shall be placed on buildings at any time.

Site signage
Most sites will require certain signage for the efcient and safe operation of their business. All such signage
shall comply with the following:
The only signs to be used in car parks are those for vehicle/pedestrian directions
The only signage to be used on internal roadways is for vehicle/pedestrian directions
and those required for OH&S standards
All such signage is to be built and maintained to a high standard
Its visibility from street frontage is to be minimised as far as practicable
No advertising or promotional signage is to be erected on any site.


The services outlined on the following pages are the standard level provided by
WAC to each site. WAC may however be able to provide for higher requirements on
request provided enough prior notice is given. Developers are requested to outline
any special service requirements at the earliest stage in the development process to
allow for any additional requirements.


Each site is provided with low voltage (415 amp 3 phase) power to a maximum of 200Kva per hectare of site
area to the front boundary. Tenants requiring greater than this amount must advise WAC of their needs prior
to committing to a lease.

Water And Sewerage

WAC will provide one metered connection for domestic and re requirements and a sewer connection point
at the site boundary. Each site will have one 150 mm metered water line connected to the site with a second
50 mm potable water line on the lessees side of the meter. Tenants requiring greater than this amount must
advise WAC of their needs prior to committing to a lease.

Tenants must apply to the DOTARS Airport Building Controller for approval to install bores in their lease area.

Developments must include the retention of 1:10 year storm occurrence on site.

General estate drainage will be provided by WAC by either piped or open swale type systems.

Collection and disposal of all pollutants produced within any site will be the responsibility of the Tenant.

Roads are designed to accommodate vehicle types and sizes that are appropriate to the land uses approved
under the Airport Master Plan.

Developers are responsible for the construction of crossovers at their cost.

Headworks & Connection Fees

WAC will apply charges for provision of water, sewer and power services as applied by the State of Western
Australia supply authorities on freehold land in the state.


Separate specications are available subject to each initial developments needs.

These will be made available by WAC as required and include:
Guide for preparation of a tenants operational Environmental Management Plan in Compact Disc form
WAC Development Application Form and scale of fees
DOTARS Building Application Form and scale of fees
WAC commitment to Public Art
WAC commitment to eco-friendly development
Recommended plants and trees.