Local Planning Policies Review

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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.

This project is now closed to submissions.


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.


How can I find out more about this project?

  • Read the information sheets, which are available in the document library.
  • Keep an eye on the news section below, which will be updated throughout the project.
  • A project glossary, list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be accessed in the project document library.
  • Any questions please refer to the project FAQs, if you still have a question please contact the City's Planning Services team on city@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

Drop-in sessions

During the project consultation period the City held two drop-in sessions at the City of Subiaco Council Chambers at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco where community members could speak to a planner and ask questions about the LPPs. These took place on:

  • Thursday, 13 August 2020 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm; and
  • Saturday, 29 August 2020 between 8am and 10am

Note: the drop-in sessions were an opportunity for community members to speak to a planning officer on a one-on-one basis. There was no formal presentation by City staff and the community were welcome to drop-in at any time during the two-hour timeframe.

Why is this review being undertaken?

The City has undertaken a review of its local planning policies to:

  • align with the Local Planning Scheme No. 5;
  • address key actions in the Local Planning Strategy;
  • address changes to the State Planning Framework, in particularly the new Residential Design Codes Volume 2 – Apartments (Design WA);
  • modernise and improve usability of existing policies;
  • ensure the policies reflect community views and expectations; and
  • align with current best practice.

A community working group (CWG) provided input into the preparation of the draft LPPs through a series of four workshops which took place between February and April 2020.

What are Local Planning Policies?

The City currently 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.

  • 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.

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.

This project is now closed to submissions.


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.


How can I find out more about this project?

  • Read the information sheets, which are available in the document library.
  • Keep an eye on the news section below, which will be updated throughout the project.
  • A project glossary, list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be accessed in the project document library.
  • Any questions please refer to the project FAQs, if you still have a question please contact the City's Planning Services team on city@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

Drop-in sessions

During the project consultation period the City held two drop-in sessions at the City of Subiaco Council Chambers at 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco where community members could speak to a planner and ask questions about the LPPs. These took place on:

  • Thursday, 13 August 2020 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm; and
  • Saturday, 29 August 2020 between 8am and 10am

Note: the drop-in sessions were an opportunity for community members to speak to a planning officer on a one-on-one basis. There was no formal presentation by City staff and the community were welcome to drop-in at any time during the two-hour timeframe.

Why is this review being undertaken?

The City has undertaken a review of its local planning policies to:

  • align with the Local Planning Scheme No. 5;
  • address key actions in the Local Planning Strategy;
  • address changes to the State Planning Framework, in particularly the new Residential Design Codes Volume 2 – Apartments (Design WA);
  • modernise and improve usability of existing policies;
  • ensure the policies reflect community views and expectations; and
  • align with current best practice.

A community working group (CWG) provided input into the preparation of the draft LPPs through a series of four workshops which took place between February and April 2020.

What are Local Planning Policies?

The City currently 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.

  • 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.
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete this submission form to provide your feedback regarding the City's draft Local Planning Policies

    • Residential Development - Single Houses and Grouped Dwellings
    • Residential Development - Apartments


    Please note: both policies are contained within the same submission form. In the submission form you can select to comment on either policy or both, depending on your preference.


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  • CLOSED: Community working group EOIs have now closed.

    Please complete the expression of interest (EOI) form below to express your interest in being involved in the Local Planning Policy Review Community Working Group (CWG). Closes 13 January 2020.

    To ensure there is a diverse cross-section of the community represented the CWG will comprise of people who are generally representative of the City’s demographics and selected from local community and stakeholder groups.

    Before submitting your EOI you may like to read the CWG draft Terms of Reference which provide more detail about the purpose and objectives of the group. These can be found in the project document library.

    Please note: to achieve this in a fair and transparent manner, the independent facilitator for the group will be provided with your demographic information and the reasons you wish to participate. Your name and contact details will be withheld during the selection process. 


    EOIs now closed
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