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 city@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

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 city@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

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.

Do you have a question regarding the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 or the draft Local Planning Strategy?  If so, you can ask us here and we will respond. You can also contact members of the Planning Team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au phone 9237 9284 or attend an open day.

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  • When reviewing submissions how will the non technical or community comments be processed

    Mark Tonti asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your question. All submissions will be considered by the City of Subiaco planning staff and addressed in a report to Council. The submissions in full, Council’s consideration of the submissions and its recommendation on draft LPS 5 and the draft Strategy will be submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

  • Would you please confirm if I am interpreting a part of the proposed LPS 5 correctly before I make a submission? My understanding is that the north side of Churchill Ave, between Townsend and Thomas, will be mixed use area and will allow: • 4 Storey buildings (with 3 storey/12 metres height at the street-front). • Roof pitch that could go to 17 metres • Nil front setback • Plot ratio 2 Is this correct or can you please advise the correct interpretation? I wish to check before I lodge a submission objecting on the grounds of it being non-complementary, too dense and too bulky in relation to the mostly single-storey federation homes on the south side of Churchill. It will destroy the amenity of Churchill Ave and undermine the heritage character. The current res-commercial zoning on the north side does not greatly disadvantage the south side as it is lower in scale. The new zoning of the north side of Churchill should protect the amenity of the south side by containing the height to 3 storeys only with 2 storeys at the street front and a lower plot ratio and the types of uses should be restricted to complement the residential south side. If this is not viable for the city then planning for the south side of Churchill should allow for development complementary to the north i.e increased density to match the north side or at least residential-commercial to 3 storeys.

    Lizzy asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Your query relates to land that is subject to the Draft North Subiaco Structure Plan (NSSP) which was endorsed by Council in May 2017 and is subject to final consideration by the WAPC.

    It is not proposed to modify the development controls of the NSSP in draft LPS 5, and these provisions are proposed to be implemented through clause 33 - additional site and development requirements for areas covered by Structure Plans, Activities Centre Plans and Local Development Plans.

    The development standards for Churchill Avenue, East of Townshend Road, are provided in the table part 4(c) of Schedule D of the NSSP. These standards set out a maximum plot ratio of up to 1.5 for mixed use development, a street setback that is subject to the discretion of the city, a maximum height of three storeys (9m) with one additional storey set back at least 3m behind the façade of the lower floors or 5m from the primary street boundary. 

    For full details refer to page 50 of Draft LPS 5, please note that these provisions set out a series or maximum development standards and should be read in conjunction with the draft NSSP, which is required to be given due regard by all decision makers in determining applications for development approval.

    If you have further queries or require clarification please do not hesitate to contact the city’s dedicated phone number at 9237 9284 or via email at shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

  • Thank you for posting the survey and taking the trouble to survey residents. I completed the survey but did not receive a copy of my completed survey. Is it possible to provide one?

    Lizzy asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The system is set up to generate an automatic response with a copy of your survey. However, depending on your specific email settings, these automatic responses may be diverted to your junk mail inbox. 

    If you are still unable to find a copy of your survey, you can request a copy in writing by emailing us on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au

  • Thank you for your response. You have told me that ‘While submissions do not need to be written in technical language, they do need to be based on planning grounds ..” Does this mean that I may refer to what I see as poor planning principles/considerations (eg lack of green & open space and of new schools for the new residents)? Or should I restrict comments to “the potential impact of new development on the existing streetscape or the constraints placed on development due to small lot sizes” - which, in my opinion, completely ignore neighbourhood amenity and liveability? I see that “A good submission should also include alternatives to the proposal being advertised.” Does this include asking WAPC to withdraw LPS5 while it considers the increased density that can be planned for the PMH site? Surely such a large site offers far greater potential for good planning principles than what must be ad hoc, lot by lot, as properties are bought, on-sold and developed.

    Helen asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    You can refer to what you consider to be poor planning principles in your submission. The items you mentioned are all valid planning considerations and you are free to articulate these issues in any manner you choose. The city recommends that all submissions clearly outline specific concerns that are underpinned by potential alternatives as this format will help to translate submissions into potential recommended modifications.

    The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 do not permit the WAPC to withdraw Draft LPS 5 pending clarity on the future planning of the PMH Site. Following receipt of the Draft LPS 5 and any recommended modifications, the WAPC must consider the documents and submit recommendations to the Minister for Planning to either approve, modify or refuse Draft LPS 5.

  • Good afternoon. While Water Corps have recently carried out significant work, in Hay St, Rokeby and Nicholson Roads, I don't recall any of it being in the vicinity of either Shenton Park or Daglish stations. What is the Cit’s expectation of the existing infrastructure being able to cope with the recommended increased population?

    Helen asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    It is acknowledged that accommodating increases in population and achieving the State Government’s infill targets is likely to require upgrades to existing infrastructure to cope with additional demand for these services.

    It is generally the responsibility of the State Government’s service providers to plan for and undertake infrastructure upgrades as the population increases. The draft LPS 5 and Revised Strategy have been referred to all relevant service providers such that comment can be provided to the city during the public consultation period. Through this process, the relevant services providers are able to provide specific feedback on the capacity of their infrastructure network to manage the demand for services affected by proposed density increases. 

    Following consideration of the submissions received, the city may need to recommend modifications to the advertised documents to manage any issues raised by the service providers. Beyond the Draft LPS 5 and Revised Strategy, ongoing cooperation with the State Government and other agencies is required to ensure that appropriate upgrades are planned for and undertaken appropriately to support population growth.

    In addition to upgrades undertaken by service providers, where development of land is proposed, applicants can be required to upgrade relevant infrastructure as a condition of approval on an application. The nature of any upgrade generally responds to the type of development proposed.

  • Good afternoon. According to the POST, Council Administration believes that SaveSubi is spreading misinformation that, if adopted by residents, would likely make their submissions about LPS5 invalid. Question 1. What is this misinformation? and, in order to ensure only valid submissions are received, why has Council not shared this concern with all ratepayers? I understand from the POST that Council Administration has given relevant advice to councillors about so-called misleading information contained in material circulated by SaveSubi. Question 2. What is this advice, and please explain clearly why it is invalid. Many thanks, Helen.

    Helen asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The city has prepared a range of information materials to assist residents to understand the implications of the proposed changes. This includes the city’s webpage and Have Your Say website, letters to each property owner and occupier with details how their property may be impacted, drop-in information sessions where members of the community could speak to a city planner about the impact on their property and the wider neighbourhood, advertisements in The POST and social media posts. All communication from the city has encouraged members of the community to obtain further information or clarification (if required) by contacting the Planning team through the dedicated phone line and email specifically set up for this purpose.

    Development information provided by the city, such as potential building heights is based on the planning controls proposed under draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. Statistical information provided such as housing densities is based in Australian Bureau of Statistics data and responds to infill targets required to be achieved. This data clarifies the difference between housing density and population density.

    To ensure submissions are valid they should be based on correct information which has been provided by the city. While submissions do not need to be written in technical language, they do need to be based on planning grounds and the city will not dismiss any submissions based on planning considerations. Planning grounds may include concerns about the potential impact of new development on the existing streetscape or the constraints placed on development due to small lot sizes. A good submission should also include alternatives to the proposal being advertised. Submissions should avoid using language such as slums and should not reference house values as these matters are not town planning considerations.

    Residents are encouraged to seek clarification and additional information by contacting the city’s dedicated phone number or email address at 9237 9284 or shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au

  • Good Morning In the draft LPS5 (scheme and strategy) it references the 'The State Government’s Perth and Peel at 3.5m draft Central Sub-regional Planning Framework' (CSRPF) as a guiding document. On page 72, 6.3 'Role of Local Government ... it mentions that "There are a number of measures, statutory mechanisms or provisions available to local governmnet to enable urban consolidation to be realised. These measures include local planning policies, scheme provsions, incentives, density bonuses, up-coding, split-coding, speicial control or development areas and minimum densities. These mechansims must be considered based on the individual requirements of the urban consolidation precincts, existing adjacent development, and the position of the local government and the community, in conjunction with State/WAPC polices." My questions area a) can you tell me if anyof the above measures are included in the draft Local Planning Scheme 5 , or the Local Planning Strategy or in any other Subiaco Local Government documents, that could be read in conjunction with the draft LPS5 documents going forward . e.g In regards to 'density bonuses', could these be applicable going forward to residential zoned areas .. R20, R15, R25, R40, R50, R60, R100, Mixed Use areas or Precincts? b) Also, could a 'density bonus' allow one of more extra storeys to be approved in any residential or mixed use zones or precincts. c) What othere 'density bonuses' could be applied to residential and mixed use areas in the City of Subiaco ? Thanks Jackie

    Haveyoursay asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The Central Sub-Regional Planning Framework includes a number of measures which can be implemented by local government through local planning documents such as a local planning strategy, local planning scheme and local planning policy. Draft LPS 5 includes a range of measures to implement urban consolidation in accordance with the State Government’s priorities. In addition, local planning policies are proposed to be prepared to guide development once there is more certainty on the direction of draft LPS 5.

    Density and/or building height bonuses have to be detailed as provisions in draft LPS 5 and would include a set of criteria that guide how bonuses are applied. Decision makers would not be able to apply density bonuses in other documents (such as the Draft Apartment Design Guidelines) as these provisions are not proposed to be read into draft LPS 5.

    Local planning policy can provide additional guidance on how bonuses are applied but cannot contain provisions that result in additional density or height being available for development. Draft LPS 5 provides for height and/or plot ratio bonuses in some mixed use locations and includes criteria that need to be achieved to obtain the bonus. There are no bonuses available for residential zoned land in draft LPS 5.

    No other height or density bonuses are contemplated by draft LPS 5.

  • Hello, Could you please tell me what was R-zoning for Raphael street before the SACP was approved in November 2017? Thank you

    AnnaSh asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The zoning and R-Code for Raphael Street is Residential R80 and did not change when the Subiaco Activity Centre Plan (SACP) was approved in November 2017. Under Centre R-AC0 code, the Residential R80 standards will continue to apply to Raphael Street through the approved SACP. If you would like to discuss further with a member of the Planning Services team, please contact the city on 9237 9284.

  • TRIANGLE PRECINCT. (3 areas ) Good Morning Q1. I see that the area (triangle) bound by FINLAYSON STREET , HEYTESBURY RD AND THOMAS ST has a proposed rezoning from R20 to R60. Can you please let me know if this spot draft re-zoning to R60 was proposed by the City of Subiaco Council/Staff or was modified by the Dept of Planning WA ( WAPC)? Q2. I see that the area at 2 Nicholson Road ( Avro House) has a proposed rezoning from R20 to R60. Can you please let me know if this spot draft re-zoning to R60 was proposed by the City of Subiaco Council/Staff or was modified by the Dept of Planning WA ( WAPC)? Q3. I see that the area bound by Kings Road , Heytesbury Rd , Bedford Rd to Thomas Street has proposed spot rezoning from R20 to R60. Can you please let me know if this spot draft re-zoning to R60 was proposed by the City of Subiaco Council/Staff or was modified by the Dept of Planning WA ( WAPC)? Q4. I see that the area bound by most of the East side of Bedford Ave , Thomas St and a section of Bagot Rd has a proposed spot rezoning from R20 to R60. Can you please let me know if this spot draft re-zoning to R60 was proposed by the City of Subiaco Council/Staff or was modified by the Dept of Planning WA ( WAPC)? Q5. . What we the reasons or justifications for these 3 areas in the Triangle Precinct to be spot re zoned from R20 to R60 ? Thnaks Jackie

    Haveyoursay asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The proposed changes to the areas you refer to were adopted by Council in the version of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS 5) that was forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission. Spot rezoning is a planning term which refers to changing the zoning of individual lots in the absence of broader comprehensive planning. Spot rezoning is generally not applicable in a Scheme review process which is undertaken and considers land use planning over the entire local government area.

    The following matters were carefully considered in recommending that the properties be recoded to R60:

    •  Encourage the minor redevelopment of properties allocated a density of R20/50 under Town Planning Scheme No. 4 (TPS 4) to allow for development consistent with contemporary building practices and standards;

    •  Allow for the development of appropriately sized lots which are currently developed at a higher density than the allocated R20 zone which applies under TPS 4; and

    •  Considering the existing built form of Thomas Street to provide similar scaled development at R60 and using existing right-of-way’s to provide for access.

    It is noted that a heritage area is now under consideration for the lots on both sides of Rupert Street and Salisbury Street as well as some lots on Heytesbury Road and Nicholson Road and this will guide the city’s approach for density and development in this particular area.

  • Hello, Could you please clarify what Centre R-AC0 zoning actually means for Raphael Street, Subi? Do I understand right that it was proposed in Local Planning Strategy but should be defined in Local Planning Scheme No 5? Could you please refer me where is in the documents I can find a definition of the above zoning and implications for people who live in the areas of R-AC0 zoning? My understanding is that R-AC zones introduced for activity centers. When in a residential zone the medium-high density development can be facilitated through either an R-Code (e.g. R80, R160) or an R-AC coding. Since we are in the residential zone I wonder why R-AC0 coding was selected over R-Code for Raphael street? And if it is possible to apply R-Code zoning to Raphael street instead of R-AC0? Thank you

    AnnaSh asked 8 months ago

    Thanks for your question. All areas covered by the Subiaco Activity Centre Plan (SACP) are proposed to be zoned R-AC0 which stands for ‘Residential - Activity Centre 0’ and applies the controls in the SACP.

    The SACP (as approved in November 2017) includes controls for all development (including residential), has not been modified since approval and is being implemented through draft LPS 5. The SACP can be found in the Document Library on the top right hand side of this webpage.

    As the SACP is being implemented in draft LPS 5, there is no proposed change to residential land uses and controls as currently provided in the SACP. What it does mean is that the key development standards from the SACP will be included into LPS 5 so that they have the same legal weight as the LPS 5 provisions. Without implementation into draft LPS 5, the SACP provisions would have due regard in the assessment of planning proposals and not the full statutory weight of LPS 5.

    For Raphael Street, R-Code development standards still apply as per R80 density as indicated in Table 1 within SACP.

  • How long will the rezoning take? What month & year do you expect it to be completed?

    Mauree asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Following the end of the public advertising period on 13 July 2018, the city has 120 days to consider all submissions and submit the draft local planning scheme with a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

    Once submitted, the WAPC has 120 days to consider the local planning scheme and submit its recommendation to the Minister for Planning. The Minister for Planning, the final decision maker, does not have a timeframe to make a decision and therefore it is not possible to give an expected gazettal date for the finalised local planning scheme. It is estimated that the process may take approximately twelve to eighteen months from the end of the public advertising period.


  • As residents of this precinct who have spent a large amount of time and money trying to preserve the character of our Subiaco home, we are opposed to the plan. Can I ask how we contact our local Councillors to put forward our concerns? Is there an email address that I can collectively notify the relevant parties?

    Jill Pope asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The contact details for all Elected Members are available on the city’s website.

    Providing a submission during the consultation period is the most effective way to have your say on the future planning for the City of Subiaco. Residents are encouraged to engage with the city to gain information and make an informed submission. You can contact our Planning Team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.


  • Will corrected LPS 5 drafts be made available prior to the end of the submission period? I refer in particular to the unnumbered table at the end of schedule C titled 'Other additional site and development requirements'. In this table, 'No.3' refers to 'Shenton Park Precinct near Thomas St' but then gives boundary streets from Triangle Precinct. Do the requirements for 'Shenton Park Precinct near Thomas St' refer to the section bounded by Rokeby-Austin, Rokeby-Onslow or Rokeby-Rosalie? 'No.1' refers to 'other than Thomas St' vehicle access for 'Along Railway Road' properties; similarly a typographical error has been copy-n-paste'd through the requirement column. What are the correct requirements for each item?

    DATaylor asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question. It is understood that No. 3 was intended to apply to the properties with frontage to Thomas Street between Austin Street and Rokeby Road.  

    The city is not permitted to modify LPS No. 5 during the public consultation period. Once the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) gives its approval to advertise a Local Planning Scheme, it must be advertised as approved for advertising, inclusive of typographical errors. Following the end of public advertising and consideration of the submissions received, a report will be presented to Council inclusive of a comprehensive schedule of recommended modifications to address issues raised in submissions and to correct typographical errors such as the ones you have raised.

  • Unfortunately I will be out of Perth on the information session dates for Daglish Station Precinct. In respect of the proposed rezonings in that area please respond in detail to the following questions: 1. Will there be any prohibition on demolition of original cottages? 2. How will the zoning prevent property owners simply building bigger homes (rather than providing multiple dwellings - give need for more dwellings is suggested as a justification for zoning changes)? 3. Given the size of the lots (most are less than 520 sqm) what sort of multiple dwellings are imagined to be able to be built in the area? 4. What controls will be in place to preserve streetscape? 5. So for example how will the possibility of a large block of apartments being placed into the middle of an area otherwise containing character houses? 6. How will the environment be protected in terms of green space requirements?

    axhp asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. While the information sessions are precinct focused you are welcome to attend any session that suits you.

    Properties on a heritage list or within heritage areas are protected by statutory provisions and a tailored heritage policy adopted by the City of Subiaco. The demolition of a single house in these circumstances would require development approval and the city does not generally support the demolition of places which contribute to heritage. Single houses that are not on a heritage list or within a heritage area are not afforded the same statutory protection and can be demolished without the need for planning approval.

    The planning system does not put a cap on the size of dwellings which can be constructed where relevant planning controls set out in the draft LPS No. 5 and the Residential Design Codes have been addressed. Small lots are difficult to develop for multiple dwellings and the city envisages that some land assembly may be required to realise the full development potential of land.

    The current planning framework allows for limited protection of streetscapes. The city is reviewing options to progress a planning approach which is consistent with State policy and will ensure that any new development does not negatively impact on existing heritage, character, streetscape and public open space. This option may be presented as a potential modification to draft LPS No 5.

  • What changes did the WAPC make to zoning proposed by the Subi Council? I think the Subi Council proposal is shown on the "Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 map - as endorsed by Council 8 August 2017 (NOT THE ADVERTISED VERSION)" (on the "Documents" page of this site). Is that right? I can view that map next to the "advertised version" and spot the differences. For example, I can see houses on Gloster St that are marked R20 on "not the advertised version", but marked R60 or R80 on the "advertised version". That's useful, but a map of the changes would be more convenient, and I think other people might be interested in those changes, too. It might prevent questions to the Council such as "Why did you propose changing the zoning of my house from R20 to R60/80?".

    Graham Hannington asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The advertised version of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 including the Scheme Map (LPS 5) is different to the version which was endorsed by Council on 8 August 2017. The City of Subiaco required consent to advertise from the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) prior to formally advertising LPS No. 5. During its consideration, the WAPC required the city to modify LPS No. 5 and the modified version is the one which is subject to advertising. In regard to Residential R-Codes, the modifications primarily focused on requiring increased density in the Daglish and Shenton Park station precincts.

    The city is required to seek feedback on the version of draft LPS No. 5 which is advertised and each property was sent an individual letter advising of the proposed changes to that property. The city’s original version of draft LPS No. 5 has been made available as background information. It is important to note that these documents are not subject to public advertising and any submissions should be made on the advertised documents.

    The City of Subiaco requests all feedback through submissions which will be carefully considered in making a recommendation to the WAPC and which may include proposed modifications. Submissions will be considered on planning grounds, should be based on planning considerations and not focus on the party which required the modification. In light of this, a map showing the density changes between the city’s adopted version and the advertised version has not been prepared.

  • How will increased infrastructure be paid for? I assume much higher density will have impact on existing roads, power, gas, water (sewage)? Also, other items such a primary and high school education? The existing schools are already at capacity...

    Jeremy103 asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Upgrading existing infrastructure is generally the responsibility of the State Government through its relevant service providers. The city will continue to engage with service providers to ensure appropriate infrastructure is available and is upgraded to cater for the future population. Both the draft documents have been referred to all servicing agencies for comment. The City of Subiaco is responsible for local roads which will be upgraded where necessary. These works will be continually planned as part of the city’s ongoing maintenance programs and will be updated following the finalisation and approval of the draft revised Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5.


  • 1) How long is it likely to take before a final decision is made on the proposed new zoning scheme? 2) If the new zoning is adopted will the current council guidelines need to be significantly revised to accommodate the major differences for the codes higher than R20 (such as 2m vs 6m setbacks, 9m vs 13m building heights, etc)? Some of the proposed changes under the new R codes seem incompatible with the current guidelines for many of the Subiaco precincts.

    Zoned-Out asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 set out the process for the review of local planning schemes. Following the ending of the advertisement period on 13 July 2018, the City of Subiaco has 120 days to consider all submissions and submit the draft local planning scheme with a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Once submitted, the WAPC has 120 days to consider the local planning scheme and submit its recommendation the Minister for Planning. The Minister for Planning is the final decision maker and does not have a timeframe to make a decision.

    The city will review all planning policies to ensure they are consistent with the approved version of Local Planning Scheme No. 5.

  • Good Afternoon 1) Can you please tell me if houses listed as ‘considerable contribution’ and ‘some contribution’ in a Heritage Conservation Street , can be amalgamated ( ie two blocks which are soon to be zoned R60 or R80 or R100) ? 2) what is the minimum protection (if any ) does a residential house in a Heritage Street have under the new zoning ?

    Haveyoursay asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The City of Subiaco provides a recommendation for subdivision applications to the Western Australian Planning Commission who is the determining authority. Subdivision and amalgamation in heritage areas is generally supported where the city is satisfied that the proposal will not impact the traditional patterns and portions of the existing lots in the heritage area, and where it is demonstrated that the proposal will not adversely impact on the heritage character of the existing streetscape.

    Town Planning Scheme No. 4 and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 will retain the ability to nominate heritage places and heritage areas and existing places and areas will continue to be protected. All development (including new proposals) within a heritage area is required to comply with the relevant heritage area policy which aims to conserve existing buildings identified as making a considerable or some contribution to the heritage significance of the area and to protect the traditional streetscape character.