Witchcliffe Streetscape Plan and Activation Grant

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The Shire has recently completed a Character Study for Witchcliffe, which identified the built, natural and experiential elements that contribute to Witchcliffe’s unique sense of place. The character study was prepared following two stages of consultation in early 2022 and presented to Council in August.


Streetscape Plan

The outcomes of the Character Study were used to develop a draft Streetscape Plan for the Witchcliffe town centre. The purpose of this plan is to set a long-term direction for future development within the village. The plan aims to ensure a coordinated approach as works occur progressively into the future as private properties redevelop and budget becomes available for Shire projects. The Streetscape Plan is not intended to be implemented all at once.

Some key measures of the plan include:

  • Designated crossing points to improve pedestrian safety;
  • Maintaining the current layout of the road, identified as important to the character of the townsite;
  • Designation of access to commercial tenancies from the laneways as they redevelop into the future, to minimise vehicle access points on the main street and reduce conflict with pedestrians and limit the removal of parking bays to accommodate sightlines requirements;
  • Enhance park area around Druids Hall to reinforce its role as a meeting place for the community;
  • Designate crossings and path locations around the townsite to provide connections between the town and subdivisions.

Feedback can be provided through the form below on the draft Streetscape Plan up until Monday, 9 January 2023.

If you have any questions on the Streetscape Plan, contact Matt Slocomb (Coordinator Planning Services) on 9780 5238 or mslocomb@amrshire.wa.gov.au


Main Street Activation

In addition to the above, the Shire has applied for a RAC activation grant trialling some of the ideas from the Character Study and Streetscape Plan. The Main Street Activation could include designated pedestrian crossing points on Bussell Highway and the installation of playable seating, landscaping, public art, and lighting in the park next to Druids Hall. If successful, the Shire is keen to collaborate with the community on the design and implementation of this trial. If you are interested in being involved in this project, complete the Town Centre Activation - Sign Up Form.


if you have questions regarding the Main Street Activation (RAC grant permitting) contact Susan Elton (Acting Coordinator Asset Management) at 9780 5210 or selton@amrshire.wa.gov.au



The Shire has recently completed a Character Study for Witchcliffe, which identified the built, natural and experiential elements that contribute to Witchcliffe’s unique sense of place. The character study was prepared following two stages of consultation in early 2022 and presented to Council in August.


Streetscape Plan

The outcomes of the Character Study were used to develop a draft Streetscape Plan for the Witchcliffe town centre. The purpose of this plan is to set a long-term direction for future development within the village. The plan aims to ensure a coordinated approach as works occur progressively into the future as private properties redevelop and budget becomes available for Shire projects. The Streetscape Plan is not intended to be implemented all at once.

Some key measures of the plan include:

  • Designated crossing points to improve pedestrian safety;
  • Maintaining the current layout of the road, identified as important to the character of the townsite;
  • Designation of access to commercial tenancies from the laneways as they redevelop into the future, to minimise vehicle access points on the main street and reduce conflict with pedestrians and limit the removal of parking bays to accommodate sightlines requirements;
  • Enhance park area around Druids Hall to reinforce its role as a meeting place for the community;
  • Designate crossings and path locations around the townsite to provide connections between the town and subdivisions.

Feedback can be provided through the form below on the draft Streetscape Plan up until Monday, 9 January 2023.

If you have any questions on the Streetscape Plan, contact Matt Slocomb (Coordinator Planning Services) on 9780 5238 or mslocomb@amrshire.wa.gov.au


Main Street Activation

In addition to the above, the Shire has applied for a RAC activation grant trialling some of the ideas from the Character Study and Streetscape Plan. The Main Street Activation could include designated pedestrian crossing points on Bussell Highway and the installation of playable seating, landscaping, public art, and lighting in the park next to Druids Hall. If successful, the Shire is keen to collaborate with the community on the design and implementation of this trial. If you are interested in being involved in this project, complete the Town Centre Activation - Sign Up Form.


if you have questions regarding the Main Street Activation (RAC grant permitting) contact Susan Elton (Acting Coordinator Asset Management) at 9780 5210 or selton@amrshire.wa.gov.au


  • Complete the Feedback Form to share your thoughts on the draft Witchcliffe Streetscape Plan up until Monday, 9 January 2023.

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  • Sign up here to be involved in the Witchcliffe town centre activation (RAC grant permitting).

    The Shire has applied for a RAC activation grant to trial some of the ideas from the Witchcliffe Character Study and draft Streetscape Plan, including designating pedestrian crossing points on Bussell Highway and the installation of playable seating, landscaping, public art, and lighting in the park next to Druids Hall. If successful with the grant application, we plan to partner with Witchcliffe community members in the implementation of this trial. 


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