Draft Amended Local Planning Policy 3.6: Development Guidelines for Residential Heritage Areas

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The City of Subiaco is inviting public comment on draft amended Local Planning Policy 3.6 – Development Guidelines for Residential Heritage Areas (LPP3.6) which has recently been reviewed.


LPP 3.6 provides guidance to landowners and the community regarding appropriate development within residential heritage areas in order to ensure that contributory heritage places are retained and that any new development occurs in a way that does not reduce the heritage values of any individual place or the area as a whole.


It is good practice to regularly review local planning policies to ensure that they are relevant, facilitate appropriate outcomes and are consistent with the current legislative framework. The proposed amendments to LPP3.6:


  1. The statutory background section and terminology throughout the policy has been updated to reflect the recent changes to the planning framework and to ensure that reference to the local planning framework is consistent with the City’s other Local Planning Policies;
  2. The objectives section has been modified to ensure consistency with the wording in the Deemed Provisions in the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015;
  3. The Line of Site definition and figure have been moved from clause 4.3.4 to the definition section and the wording has been modified so that it is consistent with the City’s other Local Planning Policies;
  4. Further clarification has been provided on access to and location of garages and carports in clauses 6.1 and 7.5.
  5. Clarification as to how average side and front setbacks are calculated has been provided in Clause 7.3.
  6. For consistency across the City’s planning policies ‘Front Fence’ has been changed to ‘Street Fence’.
  7. During consultation on recent heritage area proposals many submitters requested that solar panels be allowed to be visible from the primary street if the dwelling is north facing. Although solar panels can be visually intrusive in heritage streetscapes it is considered that the overall environmental benefits they provide outweigh the adverse impacts. Therefore Clause 9.0 has been modified to allow solar panels visible from the primary street as long as the system is mounted in a way that does not require the removal of, or unduly damage, any significant fabric.

Download a copy of the report to council.

Download a copy of LPP3.6 with proposed amendments tracked.

Make an online submission.

Deadline for public comment: Monday 15 February 2021 at 5pm

Any comments with respect to this item should be submitted via one of the following ways:

  • through the online submission form below
  • by email to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au
  • by mail addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Subiaco, PO Box 270, Subiaco WA 6904.

Comments should clearly indicate the name and address of the person making the submission and the proposed development to which the submission relates.

Please note that written submissions are not considered confidential. They may be the subject of Freedom of Information requests and included as attachments to relevant reports. Personal details such as names, telephone numbers and addresses however will be redacted.

Should you wish to discuss this item further, please contact the City's Planning Services team on (08) 9237 9222 or email city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

The City of Subiaco is inviting public comment on draft amended Local Planning Policy 3.6 – Development Guidelines for Residential Heritage Areas (LPP3.6) which has recently been reviewed.


LPP 3.6 provides guidance to landowners and the community regarding appropriate development within residential heritage areas in order to ensure that contributory heritage places are retained and that any new development occurs in a way that does not reduce the heritage values of any individual place or the area as a whole.


It is good practice to regularly review local planning policies to ensure that they are relevant, facilitate appropriate outcomes and are consistent with the current legislative framework. The proposed amendments to LPP3.6:


  1. The statutory background section and terminology throughout the policy has been updated to reflect the recent changes to the planning framework and to ensure that reference to the local planning framework is consistent with the City’s other Local Planning Policies;
  2. The objectives section has been modified to ensure consistency with the wording in the Deemed Provisions in the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015;
  3. The Line of Site definition and figure have been moved from clause 4.3.4 to the definition section and the wording has been modified so that it is consistent with the City’s other Local Planning Policies;
  4. Further clarification has been provided on access to and location of garages and carports in clauses 6.1 and 7.5.
  5. Clarification as to how average side and front setbacks are calculated has been provided in Clause 7.3.
  6. For consistency across the City’s planning policies ‘Front Fence’ has been changed to ‘Street Fence’.
  7. During consultation on recent heritage area proposals many submitters requested that solar panels be allowed to be visible from the primary street if the dwelling is north facing. Although solar panels can be visually intrusive in heritage streetscapes it is considered that the overall environmental benefits they provide outweigh the adverse impacts. Therefore Clause 9.0 has been modified to allow solar panels visible from the primary street as long as the system is mounted in a way that does not require the removal of, or unduly damage, any significant fabric.

Download a copy of the report to council.

Download a copy of LPP3.6 with proposed amendments tracked.

Make an online submission.

Deadline for public comment: Monday 15 February 2021 at 5pm

Any comments with respect to this item should be submitted via one of the following ways:

  • through the online submission form below
  • by email to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au
  • by mail addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Subiaco, PO Box 270, Subiaco WA 6904.

Comments should clearly indicate the name and address of the person making the submission and the proposed development to which the submission relates.

Please note that written submissions are not considered confidential. They may be the subject of Freedom of Information requests and included as attachments to relevant reports. Personal details such as names, telephone numbers and addresses however will be redacted.

Should you wish to discuss this item further, please contact the City's Planning Services team on (08) 9237 9222 or email city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.