Local Planning Policies Review

Local Planning Policies (LPPs) enable local governments to refine the planning controls contained within a planning scheme and guide the assessment and determination of planning applications.

The City has five residential local planning policies that guide development in areas that enjoy a unique character. These LPPs are often referred to as ‘Precinct Policies’ and can be viewed in the project document library.

The City is reviewing its LPPs in anticipation of the final determination of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 by the Minister for Planning. To facilitate this, the City is seeking to engage with the local community to ensure the policies are updated to be user friendly, reflect community views and expectations, and are in line with best practice planning principles.

Between 25 November 2019 and 13 January 2020 the City sought expressions of interest from community members to be part of a community working group to guide the drafting of these policies. Expressions of interest have now closed. Thank you to those who submitted an EOI, the selection process is currently underway and we will advise you soon of the selection outcome.

The wider community will have the opportunity to provide input when the draft policies are advertised for public comment.

Please note: The Local Planning Policies do not provide an opportunity to influence the zoning and density of an area as this is covered in the Local Planning Scheme and cannot be changed by a LPP.

What are Local Planning Policies?

  • They supplement local planning scheme provisions but cannot override or contradict scheme provisions;
  • They provide guidance on detailed matters relating to the design of development;
  • They are used by property owners, architects, proponents and the City to facilitate high quality development outcomes, consistent decision-making, and fair and prompt application processing; and
  • They assist in the protection of established neighbourhood character and guide the interface between areas of different density.

How can I find out more about this project?

Local Planning Policies (LPPs) enable local governments to refine the planning controls contained within a planning scheme and guide the assessment and determination of planning applications.

The City has five residential local planning policies that guide development in areas that enjoy a unique character. These LPPs are often referred to as ‘Precinct Policies’ and can be viewed in the project document library.

The City is reviewing its LPPs in anticipation of the final determination of draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 by the Minister for Planning. To facilitate this, the City is seeking to engage with the local community to ensure the policies are updated to be user friendly, reflect community views and expectations, and are in line with best practice planning principles.

Between 25 November 2019 and 13 January 2020 the City sought expressions of interest from community members to be part of a community working group to guide the drafting of these policies. Expressions of interest have now closed. Thank you to those who submitted an EOI, the selection process is currently underway and we will advise you soon of the selection outcome.

The wider community will have the opportunity to provide input when the draft policies are advertised for public comment.

Please note: The Local Planning Policies do not provide an opportunity to influence the zoning and density of an area as this is covered in the Local Planning Scheme and cannot be changed by a LPP.

What are Local Planning Policies?

  • They supplement local planning scheme provisions but cannot override or contradict scheme provisions;
  • They provide guidance on detailed matters relating to the design of development;
  • They are used by property owners, architects, proponents and the City to facilitate high quality development outcomes, consistent decision-making, and fair and prompt application processing; and
  • They assist in the protection of established neighbourhood character and guide the interface between areas of different density.

How can I find out more about this project?

  • Expressions of interest are in

    3 days ago

    Thank you to those who submitted an expressions of interest. The nominations for the Community Working Group are now closed. We had over 40 responses to our community call out.

    An independant consultant is currently making the selection for the 20 person group, and we will let you know once the process is complete.

    Thank you to those who submitted an expressions of interest. The nominations for the Community Working Group are now closed. We had over 40 responses to our community call out.

    An independant consultant is currently making the selection for the 20 person group, and we will let you know once the process is complete.

  • Expressions of interest open

    about 2 months ago

    Please complete an expression of interest (EOI) form by 5pm 13 January 2020 for your opportunity to be part of the planning policy review working group.

    Where can I find the EOI form?

    • The online EOI form can be found here
    • Hard copy forms are available at the City of Subiaco’s Administration Building at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
    • Alternatively a hard copy form can be posted to you by contacting the City’s Community Engagement Officer on 9237 9240 or engagement@subiaco.wa.gov.au

    Please complete an expression of interest (EOI) form by 5pm 13 January 2020 for your opportunity to be part of the planning policy review working group.

    Where can I find the EOI form?

    • The online EOI form can be found here
    • Hard copy forms are available at the City of Subiaco’s Administration Building at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
    • Alternatively a hard copy form can be posted to you by contacting the City’s Community Engagement Officer on 9237 9240 or engagement@subiaco.wa.gov.au