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

The State Government has now announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). Thank you to everyone who engaged in this process.

On Wednesday 18 December 2019 the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, approved the City’s LPS5 with modifications and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has approved the Local Planning Strategy with modifications.

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.


The City began consultation on the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) on 13 April 2018, since then hundreds of people from across the community have provided their feedback on the draft documents.

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, in line with Council’s resolution in February 2019.
  • 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 R80.

How can I find out more?

Opportunity for further community consultation

There is now an opportunity to be involved by contributing to a working group which will help draft new local planning policies. The policies are being reviewed to align with LPS5. To find out more about this project and to be part of this process, please visit the project page.

The State Government has now announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). Thank you to everyone who engaged in this process.

On Wednesday 18 December 2019 the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, approved the City’s LPS5 with modifications and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has approved the Local Planning Strategy with modifications.

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.


The City began consultation on the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) on 13 April 2018, since then hundreds of people from across the community have provided their feedback on the draft documents.

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, in line with Council’s resolution in February 2019.
  • 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 R80.

How can I find out more?

Opportunity for further community consultation

There is now an opportunity to be involved by contributing to a working group which will help draft new local planning policies. The policies are being reviewed to align with LPS5. To find out more about this project and to be part of this process, please visit the project page.

  • Modified LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy to be returned this week

    2 days ago

    In December 2019, the City was informed that the Minister for Planning and the Western Australian Planning Commission required modifications to the Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the Local Planning Strategy respectively.

    The City is required by legislation to make the modifications and return the documents by 23 January 2020.

    A Special Council Meeting was held on 6 January 2020 and a letter was subsequently sent to the Minister requesting the modifications be reconsidered.

    The City has since received a reply advising that the Minister expects the requested modified documents to be submitted by the due date.

    The City will complete and return the amendments as per the instruction from the Minister by 23 January 2020, and as required by legislation.

    The final step in the process is the gazettal of the scheme, and endorsement of the strategy.

    In December 2019, the City was informed that the Minister for Planning and the Western Australian Planning Commission required modifications to the Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the Local Planning Strategy respectively.

    The City is required by legislation to make the modifications and return the documents by 23 January 2020.

    A Special Council Meeting was held on 6 January 2020 and a letter was subsequently sent to the Minister requesting the modifications be reconsidered.

    The City has since received a reply advising that the Minister expects the requested modified documents to be submitted by the due date.

    The City will complete and return the amendments as per the instruction from the Minister by 23 January 2020, and as required by legislation.

    The final step in the process is the gazettal of the scheme, and endorsement of the strategy.

  • Council backs LPS5 but opposes Minister’s Rezoning Modifications

    16 days ago

    The City of Subiaco will ask the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, not to proceed with modifications to Local Planning Scheme 5 beyond those already approved by the Council with widespread community support.

    The draft LPS5 that Council unanimously endorsed to return to the WAPC in mid-2019 after exhaustive community consultation and more than sixteen hundred public submissions which garnered community support for a Planning Scheme that far exceeded the government’s housing infill targets.

    The special meeting of Council, held on 6 January, called to consider the Minister’s determination on LPS5, announced on the 18th of December 2019, welcomed the removal of blanket density imposed by the Western Australian Planning Commission, in which more than sixteen hundred lots in Shenton Park and Daglish were earmarked for high density, threatening character and heritage areas. 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.

    The City of Subiaco will ask the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, not to proceed with modifications to Local Planning Scheme 5 beyond those already approved by the Council with widespread community support.

    The draft LPS5 that Council unanimously endorsed to return to the WAPC in mid-2019 after exhaustive community consultation and more than sixteen hundred public submissions which garnered community support for a Planning Scheme that far exceeded the government’s housing infill targets.

    The special meeting of Council, held on 6 January, called to consider the Minister’s determination on LPS5, announced on the 18th of December 2019, welcomed the removal of blanket density imposed by the Western Australian Planning Commission, in which more than sixteen hundred lots in Shenton Park and Daglish were earmarked for high density, threatening character and heritage areas. 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.

  • Special Council Meeting regarding response to the Minister’s decision on draft LPS5 and draft LPS

    17 days ago

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Monday 6 January 2020 in the Council Chamber at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.

    The purpose of the meeting is to consider a report in response to the Minister’s decision on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the Local Planning Strategy. Click here for more information.

    The meeting agenda will be available online in the afternoon of Monday 6 January.

    The Council Chamber is currently being refurbished. As a result, audio visual technology, including projector screens and the digital voting system will not be available for this meeting.

    A Special Council Meeting of the City of Subiaco will be held at 5.30pm on Monday 6 January 2020 in the Council Chamber at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.

    The purpose of the meeting is to consider a report in response to the Minister’s decision on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the Local Planning Strategy. Click here for more information.

    The meeting agenda will be available online in the afternoon of Monday 6 January.

    The Council Chamber is currently being refurbished. As a result, audio visual technology, including projector screens and the digital voting system will not be available for this meeting.

  • Local planning scheme approved

    about 1 month ago

    New local planning framework provides future vision for City of Subiaco.

    After years of planning and consultation, the State Government has now announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5).

    The Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, has approved LPS5 with modifications and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has approved the Local Planning Strategy with modifications.

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    New local planning framework provides future vision for City of Subiaco.

    After years of planning and consultation, the State Government has now announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5).

    The Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, has approved LPS5 with modifications and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has approved the Local Planning Strategy with modifications.

    READ MORE


  • Draft LPS and draft LPS5 to be considered by the WAPC

    about 2 months ago

    The Draft Local Planning Strategy and draft LPS5 will be considered by the WAPC though the Statutory Planning Committee (WAPC's regulatory decision-making body) on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

    The Draft Local Planning Strategy and draft LPS5 will be considered by the WAPC though the Statutory Planning Committee (WAPC's regulatory decision-making body) on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

  • Unanimous council decision for LPS5

    7 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

    11 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

    12 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

    12 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

    12 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.