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

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Thank you for your input during our consultation on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). 

The State Government has announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). The Minister for Planning has approved Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and it was published in the Government Gazette on 21 February 2020 at which time it took effect.

The City began consultation on the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) on 13 April 2018. During the consultation the City received feedback from hundreds of people from across our community. People attended and spoke at council meetings, organised neighbourhood meetings, spoke to their neighbours, met with Elected Members, wrote to the Minister, attended open days, spoke to the City's Planning Services team, signed petitions and more.

Thank you to everyone who engaged in this process.


The Minister for Planning and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy, on Thursday 12 December 2019 and Friday 13 December respectively.

On Wednesday 18 December 2019 the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, announced the required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and the Local Planning Strategy.

In a special meeting of Council, held on 6 January, called to consider the Minister’s determination on LPS5, the Council welcomed the removal of blanket density imposed by the Western Australian Planning Commission. However, Council’s view is that further modifications ordered by the Minister imposing high density zoning changes to small areas on Onslow Road and near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations, are not the best outcome for the City or the affected residents. To read more please visit the City's homepage news item.


Local Planning Strategy outcome

  • The WAPC supported the identification and protection of character areas, around Daglish, Shenton Park and Subiaco. These areas highlight the unique history and character of Subiaco ensuring that new development positively contributes to the surrounding areas. This will be done with a focus on precinct planning rather than by investigation areas.
  • Precinct planning is a process of community consultation, research and investigation for a specific area to consider a range of detailed planning matters. Precinct planning can be used to inform planning policies and other statutory planning tools.
  • The WAPC showed overwhelming support for the City's strategy with only 14 minor or textual modifications reflecting the above.

LPS5 outcome

  • The Minister supported the City’s removal of blanket density from more than 1600 lots around Daglish and Shenton Park.
  • Just over 200 lots have retained higher densities. These are generally located near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations and along Onslow Road.
  • The Minister supported the City’s proposed zoning of Hay Street east, which encourages mixed use development. Opportunities for residential and business growth will enhance the vibrancy of east Subiaco and provide better connections to West Perth.
  • The majority of density increase is planned for Subi East, the town centre, along Hay Street, on major roads and in activity centres – taking infill pressure off character and heritage areas.
  • The most significant change is to an area in the South West of Daglish which has been increased from R25 to R60.

How can I find out more?

Opportunity for further community consultation

The City's local planning policies are now being reviewed to align with LPS5. To find out more about this project please visit the project page.

The State Government has announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). The Minister for Planning has approved Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and it was published in the Government Gazette on 21 February 2020 at which time it took effect.

The City began consultation on the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) on 13 April 2018. During the consultation the City received feedback from hundreds of people from across our community. People attended and spoke at council meetings, organised neighbourhood meetings, spoke to their neighbours, met with Elected Members, wrote to the Minister, attended open days, spoke to the City's Planning Services team, signed petitions and more.

Thank you to everyone who engaged in this process.


The Minister for Planning and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy, on Thursday 12 December 2019 and Friday 13 December respectively.

On Wednesday 18 December 2019 the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, announced the required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and the Local Planning Strategy.

In a special meeting of Council, held on 6 January, called to consider the Minister’s determination on LPS5, the Council welcomed the removal of blanket density imposed by the Western Australian Planning Commission. However, Council’s view is that further modifications ordered by the Minister imposing high density zoning changes to small areas on Onslow Road and near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations, are not the best outcome for the City or the affected residents. To read more please visit the City's homepage news item.


Local Planning Strategy outcome

  • The WAPC supported the identification and protection of character areas, around Daglish, Shenton Park and Subiaco. These areas highlight the unique history and character of Subiaco ensuring that new development positively contributes to the surrounding areas. This will be done with a focus on precinct planning rather than by investigation areas.
  • Precinct planning is a process of community consultation, research and investigation for a specific area to consider a range of detailed planning matters. Precinct planning can be used to inform planning policies and other statutory planning tools.
  • The WAPC showed overwhelming support for the City's strategy with only 14 minor or textual modifications reflecting the above.

LPS5 outcome

  • The Minister supported the City’s removal of blanket density from more than 1600 lots around Daglish and Shenton Park.
  • Just over 200 lots have retained higher densities. These are generally located near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations and along Onslow Road.
  • The Minister supported the City’s proposed zoning of Hay Street east, which encourages mixed use development. Opportunities for residential and business growth will enhance the vibrancy of east Subiaco and provide better connections to West Perth.
  • The majority of density increase is planned for Subi East, the town centre, along Hay Street, on major roads and in activity centres – taking infill pressure off character and heritage areas.
  • The most significant change is to an area in the South West of Daglish which has been increased from R25 to R60.

How can I find out more?

Opportunity for further community consultation

The City's local planning policies are now being reviewed to align with LPS5. To find out more about this project please visit the project page.

  • CLOSED: This survey is now closed.

    A planning scheme is a legal document that controls land use and development in a local government. The City of Subiaco is in the process of replacing its existing Town Planning Scheme No. 4 with a new Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS 5). The draft LPS 5 which was advertised in 2018 included blanket densities around Daglish and Shenton Park which were required to be advertised by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

    On 7 February 2019 Council supported a modified LPS 5 which removed the blanket densities from Daglish and Shenton Park, and allocated appropriate density in key and appropriate locations. These changes were based on community feedback received during the 2018 consultation period. At the 7 February Special Council Meeting, Council resolved to advertise the proposed modifications for public comment.

    The modifications which are currently being advertised are the changes between the advertised version of draft LPS 5 (advertised from 13 April 2018 to 13 July 2018) and the Council supported version of draft LPS 5 from the 7 February 2019 Special Council Meeting. Under the Planning Regulations, public submissions can only be received in relation to these specific changes.

    The following questions will guide you through the proposed modifications on the draft Scheme Map (remember to scroll down to see the map) and Text on which submissions can be made. You can choose which modification you wish to comment on, and you may wish to comment or more than one modification.

    Feedback received during this process will be presented to Council following advertising. Council will consider the submissions in making a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. 

    Thank you for your input during our consultation on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). 

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  • CLOSED: This survey is now closed.

    Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 prescribes how land can be used and/or developed. The Scheme implements the direction set within the Local Planning Strategy in the short term over the next 5 to 10 years.

    The draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 can be viewed in the document library or by clicking HERE.

    Thank you for your input during our consultation on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). 

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  • CLOSED: This survey is now closed.

    The revised Local Planning Strategy is a long term strategic plan that sets out the direction that the City proposes to develop over the next 10 to 15 years. This high level document sets a broad framework for development within City of Subiaco, and is required to implement the relevant State framework.

    The draft Local Planning Strategy can be viewed in the document library or by clicking HERE.

    Thank you for your input during our consultation on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). 

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