Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy

Public consultation on the city’s draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy closed at 5pm on Friday 13 July and the City of Subiaco would like to thank those who took part.

The city received hundreds of valuable responses and enquiries. For any queries please contact the Planning Team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.

What's next for draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy

The city now has four months to collate and evaluate all the responses in order to identify issues and trends raised by the community. Council will consider all feedback and make a recommendation which will be sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for consideration.

Once submitted, the WAPC has four months to consider the local planning scheme and submit its recommendation to the Minister for Planning, who is the final decision-maker on the scheme. To stay informed as the project progresses, keep an eye on this page.

About the project

All local governments in Western Australia are required to maintain a Local Planning Scheme to provide statutory planning controls for land use and development in the area. The Local Planning Scheme also implements the Council’s long term strategic direction, which is set out in the Local Planning Strategy. This includes the long term plan to accommodate increased population, add to the local economy and vibrancy of the Subiaco town centre, while maintaining the single residential and heritage character of significant areas within the City of Subiaco.

The city has revised its existing Local Planning Strategy and prepared draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. These documents were reviewed by the State Government which required the city to make a number of changes prior to public advertising.

Before coming into effect the Local Planning Strategy will need to be endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 will need to be determined by the Minister of Planning. The Minister’s options are to approve, require modifications, or refuse to approve (as per Part 5, Division 4, s. 87 of the of Planning and Development Act 2005).

The State Government will consider your input and the council's recommendation when making its final decision.

How can I find out more?

Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

Public consultation on the city’s draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy closed at 5pm on Friday 13 July and the City of Subiaco would like to thank those who took part.

The city received hundreds of valuable responses and enquiries. For any queries please contact the Planning Team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.

What's next for draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy

The city now has four months to collate and evaluate all the responses in order to identify issues and trends raised by the community. Council will consider all feedback and make a recommendation which will be sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for consideration.

Once submitted, the WAPC has four months to consider the local planning scheme and submit its recommendation to the Minister for Planning, who is the final decision-maker on the scheme. To stay informed as the project progresses, keep an eye on this page.

About the project

All local governments in Western Australia are required to maintain a Local Planning Scheme to provide statutory planning controls for land use and development in the area. The Local Planning Scheme also implements the Council’s long term strategic direction, which is set out in the Local Planning Strategy. This includes the long term plan to accommodate increased population, add to the local economy and vibrancy of the Subiaco town centre, while maintaining the single residential and heritage character of significant areas within the City of Subiaco.

The city has revised its existing Local Planning Strategy and prepared draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. These documents were reviewed by the State Government which required the city to make a number of changes prior to public advertising.

Before coming into effect the Local Planning Strategy will need to be endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 will need to be determined by the Minister of Planning. The Minister’s options are to approve, require modifications, or refuse to approve (as per Part 5, Division 4, s. 87 of the of Planning and Development Act 2005).

The State Government will consider your input and the council's recommendation when making its final decision.

How can I find out more?

Submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

  • Consultation now closed

    10 days ago

    Public consultation on the city’s draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy was open from Friday 13 April until 5pm on Friday 13 July. The City of Subiaco would like to thank those who took part.

    During the consultation period, more than 500 community members attended open days to understand the proposed changes to the planning rules in their neighbourhoods. The city received hundreds of valuable responses and enquiries.

    For any queries please contact the Planning Team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.


    Public consultation on the city’s draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy was open from Friday 13 April until 5pm on Friday 13 July. The City of Subiaco would like to thank those who took part.

    During the consultation period, more than 500 community members attended open days to understand the proposed changes to the planning rules in their neighbourhoods. The city received hundreds of valuable responses and enquiries.

    For any queries please contact the Planning Team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.


  • Two weeks to go - letter to the community

    24 days ago

    There is now only two weeks to go until the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning consultation closes on Friday 13 July and, if you haven't already, the city strongly encourages you to make a submission.

    Please see the letter to the community that has been shared by Mayor Penny Taylor and A/CEO Rochelle Lavery.

    Letter to the community.

    There is now only two weeks to go until the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning consultation closes on Friday 13 July and, if you haven't already, the city strongly encourages you to make a submission.

    Please see the letter to the community that has been shared by Mayor Penny Taylor and A/CEO Rochelle Lavery.

    Letter to the community.

  • Density targets for the City of Subiaco

    about 1 month ago

    As part of the local planning review process, the City of Subiaco must demonstrate how it will achieve density targets set out by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Based on the city’s 2011 population data, we need to plan for at least 6140 new homes by 2050. This is a density of around 25 homes per hectare.

    According to the 2016 Census data, the City of Subiaco has made some progress in meeting these targets and now has 8440 homes, which is a density of about 15 homes per hectare. This means 684 new homes have...

    As part of the local planning review process, the City of Subiaco must demonstrate how it will achieve density targets set out by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Based on the city’s 2011 population data, we need to plan for at least 6140 new homes by 2050. This is a density of around 25 homes per hectare.

    According to the 2016 Census data, the City of Subiaco has made some progress in meeting these targets and now has 8440 homes, which is a density of about 15 homes per hectare. This means 684 new homes have been added between 2011 and 2016.

    But there’s more work to be done. We need to accommodate an additional 5456 homes by 2050.

    How will we reach this target? The city’s draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5), once finalised, will guide future planning decisions to achieve these targets. The city’s original proposal to the WAPC for LPS5 included the Subi East Redevelopment Area (Subiaco Oval and Princess Margaret Hospital Sites) and aimed to achieve 6140 new homes.

    The WAPC has proposed density increases to areas within walking distance to train stations and the Subi East Redevelopment Area is now under the planning control of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. The draft LPS5, as advertised with these modifications, would provide for 8970 additional dwellings, around 30 homes per hectare. This proposal exceeds the city’s density targets.

    Every local government is required to plan for an increasing population and the City of Subiaco is working towards a local approach to growth, rather than a one size fits all solution.

    In your opinion, how can the city reach its density targets while maintaining the character and sense of place unique to Subiaco? To make a submission on the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 or draft Local Planning Strategy, click back to our main project page www.haveyoursay.subiaco.wa.gov.au/LPS

  • What is the most effective way to have your voice heard?

    about 2 months ago

    Making a submission to the City of Subiaco is the best way for you to influence future planning in Subiaco.

    There are many ways to get your opinion heard in regards to the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS 5) and draft Local Planning Strategy (LPS). Including talking to your neighbours, attending an open day, signing a petition or contacting government officials but the most effective way to have your voice heard is by making a submission to the City of Subiaco. This can be done by completing our online surveys or directly contacting the city. For more information on how to do this please see the Have Your Say Subiaco project page. Please note: to make your submission valid you need to include your name and address.

    The city will collate all submissions received, carefully consider the issues raised and make a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The WAPC then makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning for final determination of LPS 5 and this recommendation includes all submissions received. With regard to the LPS, the WAPC is the decision maker.

    You may write to the Minister for Planning or complete a petition separately but we highly encourage you to also make a submission to the city to ensure your views are taken into account by the Council and WAPC. Writing to the Minister for Planning alone will not count as a submission on the draft LPS 5 or the draft LPS.

    Making a submission to the City of Subiaco is the best way for you to influence future planning in Subiaco.

    There are many ways to get your opinion heard in regards to the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS 5) and draft Local Planning Strategy (LPS). Including talking to your neighbours, attending an open day, signing a petition or contacting government officials but the most effective way to have your voice heard is by making a submission to the City of Subiaco. This can be done by completing our online surveys or directly contacting the city. For more information on how to do this please see the Have Your Say Subiaco project page. Please note: to make your submission valid you need to include your name and address.

    The city will collate all submissions received, carefully consider the issues raised and make a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The WAPC then makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning for final determination of LPS 5 and this recommendation includes all submissions received. With regard to the LPS, the WAPC is the decision maker.

    You may write to the Minister for Planning or complete a petition separately but we highly encourage you to also make a submission to the city to ensure your views are taken into account by the Council and WAPC. Writing to the Minister for Planning alone will not count as a submission on the draft LPS 5 or the draft LPS.

  • Why attend an open day?

    2 months ago

    As part of the consultation process for the draft Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) the city is holding ten open days.

    These is no presentation at these sessions, instead they are designed to talk one-on-one to one of the city's Planning Services staff. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and find out more about the draft LPS and draft LPS5.

    The most recent open day held on Saturday 12 May at Shenton Park Community Centre was attended by just over 100 local community members. For information on upcoming sessions please see the 'Open days' panel on the right of the project page. Any questions please contact the project team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.

    As part of the consultation process for the draft Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) the city is holding ten open days.

    These is no presentation at these sessions, instead they are designed to talk one-on-one to one of the city's Planning Services staff. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and find out more about the draft LPS and draft LPS5.

    The most recent open day held on Saturday 12 May at Shenton Park Community Centre was attended by just over 100 local community members. For information on upcoming sessions please see the 'Open days' panel on the right of the project page. Any questions please contact the project team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.

  • First open day

    3 months ago
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    Our first open day held on Thursday 3 May was a success with twenty local residents attending. Attendees were able to have their questions answered firsthand by the Planning staff in a personalised one-on-one session.

    All attendees were encouraged to make a submission regarding the draft Local Planning Strategy and the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. This is the best way to get your voice heard to assist in influencing the final outcome.

    There are still nine more open days being held throughout the commnuity, so if you have a question or want to find out how your property and neighbourhood may be affected, it would be great to see you there. The next session is this Saturday 5 May 10am to 12noon at the City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.


    Our first open day held on Thursday 3 May was a success with twenty local residents attending. Attendees were able to have their questions answered firsthand by the Planning staff in a personalised one-on-one session.

    All attendees were encouraged to make a submission regarding the draft Local Planning Strategy and the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. This is the best way to get your voice heard to assist in influencing the final outcome.

    There are still nine more open days being held throughout the commnuity, so if you have a question or want to find out how your property and neighbourhood may be affected, it would be great to see you there. The next session is this Saturday 5 May 10am to 12noon at the City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.


  • Consultation is now open

    3 months ago

    The 90 day consultation period is now open and closes at 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

    Take you time to read the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the draft Local Planning Strategy and complete the surveys. Your submission can make a difference, so we strongly encourage you to take the time to complete both surveys so we can capture as much community feedback as possible.

    The 90 day consultation period is now open and closes at 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

    Take you time to read the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the draft Local Planning Strategy and complete the surveys. Your submission can make a difference, so we strongly encourage you to take the time to complete both surveys so we can capture as much community feedback as possible.