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

Council has considered all submissions and has made a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission

Advertising of modifications to Local Planning Scheme No. 5 concluded on Tuesday 16 April 2019 following a 61 day public comment period. All submissions have been analysed and a report was presented to the Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 June 2019 for Council consideration in making a recommendation with respect to each submission to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

The report on ‘Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 – Consideration on Submissions on Recommended Modifications’ can be found here.

A copy of all the submissions and recommendations has been sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for consideration along with all other relevant documentation including the City’s draft Local Planning Strategy supported by Council in February 2019.

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

The City would like to thank everyone who participated in the consultation process for Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and made a submission.

For any queries please contact the Planning Team on city@subiaco.wa.gov.au (External link) or 9237 9222.

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?

Council has considered all submissions and has made a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission

Advertising of modifications to Local Planning Scheme No. 5 concluded on Tuesday 16 April 2019 following a 61 day public comment period. All submissions have been analysed and a report was presented to the Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 June 2019 for Council consideration in making a recommendation with respect to each submission to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

The report on ‘Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 – Consideration on Submissions on Recommended Modifications’ can be found here.

A copy of all the submissions and recommendations has been sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for consideration along with all other relevant documentation including the City’s draft Local Planning Strategy supported by Council in February 2019.

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

The City would like to thank everyone who participated in the consultation process for Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and made a submission.

For any queries please contact the Planning Team on city@subiaco.wa.gov.au (External link) or 9237 9222.

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?

  • Unanimous council decision for LPS5

    3 months ago
    At its meeting on Tuesday 18 June 2019, Subiaco Council recommended draft Local Planning scheme No. 5 be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission with additional modifications. Council deliberated the decision at the ordinary council meeting and the vote was unanimous.

    The additional modifications seek to further reduce densities in some locations and respond to community concerns about the interface between high and low densities. Read the full media release here.

    At its meeting on Tuesday 18 June 2019, Subiaco Council recommended draft Local Planning scheme No. 5 be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission with additional modifications. Council deliberated the decision at the ordinary council meeting and the vote was unanimous.

    The additional modifications seek to further reduce densities in some locations and respond to community concerns about the interface between high and low densities. Read the full media release here.

  • Blanket density scrapped in modified LPS5

    7 months ago

    Subiaco Council has confirmed a way forward for LPS5 that directly responds to the community’s resounding feedback. Modified versions of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) and the Local Planning Strategy were supported at the 7 February Special Council Meeting. The community now has 60 days to provide feedback to the modifications to LPS5. Read more here.

    Subiaco Council has confirmed a way forward for LPS5 that directly responds to the community’s resounding feedback. Modified versions of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) and the Local Planning Strategy were supported at the 7 February Special Council Meeting. The community now has 60 days to provide feedback to the modifications to LPS5. Read more here.

  • Special Council Meeting decisions

    7 months ago

    At a Special Council Meeting on Thursday 7 February, Council supported the modified Local Planning Scheme No. 5 with an amendment to publicly advertise for 60 days. The Local Planning Strategy was supported with amendments. Read more here.


    At a Special Council Meeting on Thursday 7 February, Council supported the modified Local Planning Scheme No. 5 with an amendment to publicly advertise for 60 days. The Local Planning Strategy was supported with amendments. Read more here.


  • Community turns out to ask questions about LPS5

    8 months ago

    A Special Council Meeting was held on Wednesday 30 January 2019 to provide information about the Draft Local Planning Scheme No.5 (LPS 5) and draft Local Planning Strategy. Download the presentation slides and read more here.


    A Special Council Meeting was held on Wednesday 30 January 2019 to provide information about the Draft Local Planning Scheme No.5 (LPS 5) and draft Local Planning Strategy. Download the presentation slides and read more here.


  • Modified LPS5 now available

    8 months ago

    The City of Subiaco is recommending modifications to the advertised version of Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) in response to community feedback received last year. The modified LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy will be considered at a Special Council Meeting on 7 February. Read more here.

    The City of Subiaco is recommending modifications to the advertised version of Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) in response to community feedback received last year. The modified LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy will be considered at a Special Council Meeting on 7 February. Read more here.

  • Local planning update: letter to community

    9 months ago

    The City of Subiaco has written to everyone who made a submission on the draft revised Local Planning Strategy and/or the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) to provide an update and information on the next steps. Read more here.

    The City of Subiaco has written to everyone who made a submission on the draft revised Local Planning Strategy and/or the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) to provide an update and information on the next steps. Read more here.

  • Visit from Minister

    10 months ago

    A visit to Subiaco by the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Planning, has confirmed the State’s willingness to work with the City of Subiaco on the next steps in its planning review. Mayor Penny Taylor took the Minister on a tour of the city on Tuesday 20 November 2018. Read more here.

    A visit to Subiaco by the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Planning, has confirmed the State’s willingness to work with the City of Subiaco on the next steps in its planning review. Mayor Penny Taylor took the Minister on a tour of the city on Tuesday 20 November 2018. Read more here.

  • Findings from LPS5 community consultation

    10 months ago

    The City of Subiaco has analysed more than 1000 comments on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy. Many detailed, well-thought out and meaningful comments were provided and a number of key themes have been identified from the submissions

    The main issues raised by the community during the consultation period included the feel of our streets, the protection of heritage buildings and services to support population growth. Read more here.

    The City of Subiaco has analysed more than 1000 comments on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy. Many detailed, well-thought out and meaningful comments were provided and a number of key themes have been identified from the submissions

    The main issues raised by the community during the consultation period included the feel of our streets, the protection of heritage buildings and services to support population growth. Read more here.

  • Draft LPS5 - Where we're at now

    11 months ago

    The city has been providing regular updates about the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 as we work through the statutory process. Read all about them here:

    LPS5: State supports Subi approach Friday 19 October 2018

    The State Government has once again confirmed it is willing to work with the city’s suggestions on LPS5 to get a scheme and strategy that aligns with the community’s expectations and meets the needs of a growing population.

    Local planning is an intricate, detailed and legislative process that affects every...

    The city has been providing regular updates about the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 as we work through the statutory process. Read all about them here:

    LPS5: State supports Subi approach Friday 19 October 2018

    The State Government has once again confirmed it is willing to work with the city’s suggestions on LPS5 to get a scheme and strategy that aligns with the community’s expectations and meets the needs of a growing population.

    Local planning is an intricate, detailed and legislative process that affects every community member. The Subiaco community is currently working through this process for draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) and draft Local Planning Strategy.

    WAPC meeting next step for LPS5 Friday 28 September 2018

    The City of Subiaco will work with the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to ensure its draft local planning scheme delivers the best possible outcomes for the community.

    LPS 5: The numbers are in Friday 24 August 2018

    The City of Subiaco is in the process of reviewing feedback on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS 5) and the draft Local Planning Strategy. 1041 submissions were received on draft LPS 5 and 306 submissions on the draft strategy. Thank-you to everyone who provided feedback on these important planning documents.
  • Consultation now closed

    about 1 year 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.