Cockburn GatewayProject Completed: 2009


In light of the release by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) of Directions 2031 – Draft Spatial Framework for Perth and Peel, and the Draft State Planning Policy – Activity Centres for Perth and Peel, Pracsys was commissioned by the Perron group to conduct an analysis of the economic sustainability of Cockburn Central Activity Centre.

The report provided analysis of the employment, diversity, intensity and accessibility characteristics of Cockburn Central as a designated Regional Town Centre, and outlined strategies likely to be required to achieve planning approval for growth of Cockburn Central in light of the release of these new documents.


Pracsys developed a series of metrics for evaluating the principles with clear targets set for each metric. Where appropriate these have been incorporated with metrics defined within Directions 2031 and the Activity Centres Policy to allow a centre to be scored based on current performance across each principle. The resulting scorecard also identified the score required to achieve minimum and “best of type” targets for its desired level in the centres hierarchy.


Since Pracsys contributed to the overall project, the Cockburn Central Activity Centre plan has been approved is currently under construction.


Perron Group

Pracsys team involved in the project:

Jason McFarlane (Project Director)

Kaitlyn Scannell