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

Council consideration of submissions and 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 will be 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.

This report will be discussed at the Agenda Briefing Forum which starts at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019. This meeting is open to the public.

If you wish to make a statement or ask a question you may do so at the council meeting, which will start at 5.30pm on Tuesday 18 June. Information on meeting procedures (Attending a meeting of council) can be found on the city’s website.

A copy of all the submissions and recommendations will be 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.

Once submitted, 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 shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au(External link) or 9237 9284.

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 consideration of submissions and 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 will be 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.

This report will be discussed at the Agenda Briefing Forum which starts at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019. This meeting is open to the public.

If you wish to make a statement or ask a question you may do so at the council meeting, which will start at 5.30pm on Tuesday 18 June. Information on meeting procedures (Attending a meeting of council) can be found on the city’s website.

A copy of all the submissions and recommendations will be 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.

Once submitted, 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 shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au(External link) or 9237 9284.

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?

  • Density targets for the City of Subiaco

    12 months 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 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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.