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.

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. Thank you to those who submitted an EOI, we had over 40 responses and have selected the group of 20.

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?

  • Keep an eye on the news section below, which will be updated throughout the project.
  • A project glossary, list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the draft Local Planning Policy Community Working Group Terms of Reference can be accessed in the project document library.
  • Hard copies of the draft Community Working Group Terms of Reference are also available at the City of Subiaco Administration Building, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
  • 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.

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. Thank you to those who submitted an EOI, we had over 40 responses and have selected the group of 20.

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?

  • Keep an eye on the news section below, which will be updated throughout the project.
  • A project glossary, list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the draft Local Planning Policy Community Working Group Terms of Reference can be accessed in the project document library.
  • Hard copies of the draft Community Working Group Terms of Reference are also available at the City of Subiaco Administration Building, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
  • 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.
  • Community working group meeting 4 held online

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    2 months ago

    Due to the impacts of COVID-19 face-to-face engagement is not possible at this time. As the City is committed to continuing to engage the CWG in the review of the local planning policies, we moved to an online engagement approach for the final workshop.

    On Wednesday 29 April 2020 the City held the fourth and final Community Working Group (CWG) meeting regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies, via online meeting platform Zoom.

    At the fourth workshop, CWG members were asked to provide feedback on what they think is appropriate for the character of higher density areas in the City of Subiaco. CWG members were asked to consider a number of elements including:

    • Safety – windows and balconies facing the street, no blank walls
    • Privacy for residents – buildings set back to separate private and public realm
    • Landscaping – landscaped front setback area
    • Facade design – interesting facade, modern and innovative
    • Pedestrian access – well defined and easy to find for visitors
    • Vehicle access – integrated into design, at side or rear where possible.

    More information on the meeting can be found in the workshop 4 summary report in the project document library.

    Part of the City’s engagement process will involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the draft revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared on this project page.

    If you want to find out more about the project please contact the City's Planning Services team on planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

    Due to the impacts of COVID-19 face-to-face engagement is not possible at this time. As the City is committed to continuing to engage the CWG in the review of the local planning policies, we moved to an online engagement approach for the final workshop.

    On Wednesday 29 April 2020 the City held the fourth and final Community Working Group (CWG) meeting regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies, via online meeting platform Zoom.

    At the fourth workshop, CWG members were asked to provide feedback on what they think is appropriate for the character of higher density areas in the City of Subiaco. CWG members were asked to consider a number of elements including:

    • Safety – windows and balconies facing the street, no blank walls
    • Privacy for residents – buildings set back to separate private and public realm
    • Landscaping – landscaped front setback area
    • Facade design – interesting facade, modern and innovative
    • Pedestrian access – well defined and easy to find for visitors
    • Vehicle access – integrated into design, at side or rear where possible.

    More information on the meeting can be found in the workshop 4 summary report in the project document library.

    Part of the City’s engagement process will involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the draft revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared on this project page.

    If you want to find out more about the project please contact the City's Planning Services team on planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

  • Fourth community working group meeting cancelled

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    3 months ago

    The fourth and final workshop with the Local Planning Polices (LPP) Community Working Group (CWG) was moved to an online format (to limit face-to-face contact) and planned to be held last week. The low number of CWG members who had indicated their availability for the online workshop meant that the workshop had to be cancelled. The City understands that the current situation with COVID-19 is evolving very quickly and makes planning very difficult. We understand that CWG members, like everyone else, is faced with significant changes to their normal life, their working arrangements and their priorities. This takes time to adjust and we understand that the LPP Review CWG may not be at the forefront of most people’s minds.

    The City’s Planning Services team will continue to work on the draft local planning policies based on the great content already generated from the first three workshops. If the CWG is interested, the City will consider running workshop four at a time when life has settled into a renew routine for most people.

    Once the draft local planning policies have been prepared, they will be referred to Council for consideration and for adoption for public advertising. At this point the wider community will be able to comment on the draft policies before they are reviewed in light of submissions received and presented to Council for final adoption.

    The City would like to thank the CWG for their contribution to the Local Planning Policy review.

    The fourth and final workshop with the Local Planning Polices (LPP) Community Working Group (CWG) was moved to an online format (to limit face-to-face contact) and planned to be held last week. The low number of CWG members who had indicated their availability for the online workshop meant that the workshop had to be cancelled. The City understands that the current situation with COVID-19 is evolving very quickly and makes planning very difficult. We understand that CWG members, like everyone else, is faced with significant changes to their normal life, their working arrangements and their priorities. This takes time to adjust and we understand that the LPP Review CWG may not be at the forefront of most people’s minds.

    The City’s Planning Services team will continue to work on the draft local planning policies based on the great content already generated from the first three workshops. If the CWG is interested, the City will consider running workshop four at a time when life has settled into a renew routine for most people.

    Once the draft local planning policies have been prepared, they will be referred to Council for consideration and for adoption for public advertising. At this point the wider community will be able to comment on the draft policies before they are reviewed in light of submissions received and presented to Council for final adoption.

    The City would like to thank the CWG for their contribution to the Local Planning Policy review.

  • Third community working group meeting held

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    4 months ago

    On Wednesday 11 March 2020 the City held the third of four Community Working Group (CWG) meetings regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies (LPPs).

    The focus of Workshop Three was establishing the draft policy provisions for higher density development, with particular reference to Apartments.

    CWG members also provided feedback on how to manage the interface and transition zones between different densities with consideration to the above elements.

    A summary of the meeting can be found in the project document library.

    Part of the City’s engagement process will involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the draft revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared on this project page.

    If you want to find out more about the project please contact the City's Planning Services team on planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

    On Wednesday 11 March 2020 the City held the third of four Community Working Group (CWG) meetings regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies (LPPs).

    The focus of Workshop Three was establishing the draft policy provisions for higher density development, with particular reference to Apartments.

    CWG members also provided feedback on how to manage the interface and transition zones between different densities with consideration to the above elements.

    A summary of the meeting can be found in the project document library.

    Part of the City’s engagement process will involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the draft revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared on this project page.

    If you want to find out more about the project please contact the City's Planning Services team on planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9222.

  • Second community working group

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    4 months ago

    On Wednesday 4 March 2020 the City held the second of four Community Working Group (CWG) meetings regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies.

    At the second workshop, CWG members were asked to provide feedback on which elements contribute to the established, and potential future, neighbourhood character of the City of Subiaco, identifying any unique characteristics specific to the sub-precincts within the City’s boundaries.

    A meeting summary can be viewed in the document library. Know someone in the CWG? We encourage you to talk to ask them about the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the City's Planning Services team on 9237 9222 or planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au

    Part of the City’s engagement process will also involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. In the meantime, the City will be seeking input from the CWG about wider consultation. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared on this page as the project progresses.

    On Wednesday 4 March 2020 the City held the second of four Community Working Group (CWG) meetings regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies.

    At the second workshop, CWG members were asked to provide feedback on which elements contribute to the established, and potential future, neighbourhood character of the City of Subiaco, identifying any unique characteristics specific to the sub-precincts within the City’s boundaries.

    A meeting summary can be viewed in the document library. Know someone in the CWG? We encourage you to talk to ask them about the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the City's Planning Services team on 9237 9222 or planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au

    Part of the City’s engagement process will also involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. In the meantime, the City will be seeking input from the CWG about wider consultation. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared on this page as the project progresses.
  • First community working group meeting held

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    5 months ago

    On Wednesday 12 February 2020 the City held the first of four Community Working Group (CWG) meetings regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies. The meeting was attended by the 20 person CWG, City of Subiaco staff and two consultants from Elton Consulting (project facilitators).

    The group confirmed its Terms of Reference, rules of engagement and started to process to a review the City's Local Planning Policies (LPPs).

    A meeting summary can be viewed in the document library. If you know anyone in the CWG we encourage you to talk to them about the process. If you have any questions, please contact the City's Planning Services team on 9237 9222 or planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au

    Part of the City’s engagement process will also involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. In the meantime, the City will be seeking input from the CWG about wider consultation. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared with the broader community as the project progresses.

    On Wednesday 12 February 2020 the City held the first of four Community Working Group (CWG) meetings regarding the review of the City’s existing Local Planning Policies. The meeting was attended by the 20 person CWG, City of Subiaco staff and two consultants from Elton Consulting (project facilitators).

    The group confirmed its Terms of Reference, rules of engagement and started to process to a review the City's Local Planning Policies (LPPs).

    A meeting summary can be viewed in the document library. If you know anyone in the CWG we encourage you to talk to them about the process. If you have any questions, please contact the City's Planning Services team on 9237 9222 or planning@subiaco.wa.gov.au

    Part of the City’s engagement process will also involve inviting feedback from the wider community on the revised LPPs. This will be through a public comment period to be held later in 2020. In the meantime, the City will be seeking input from the CWG about wider consultation. Further information about engagement opportunities will be shared with the broader community as the project progresses.
  • Community working group members finalised

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    5 months ago

    Thanks again to the 41 people who submitted an EOI to be part of the Local Planning Policies community working group (CWG). 20 people have now been selected as members of the CWG.

    The selection was made by Elton Consulting, who are engaged by the City to facilitate the community group workshops. Name and contact details were withheld during the selection process.

    The following selection criteria were used to assist in selecting a diverse range of nominees:

    • applicants who identified as members of community groups and businesses to ensure a range of views from across the community are represented
    • representation of age groups and gender
    • representation across different suburbs
    • reasons provided for nominating for the CWG
    • availability for Monday and Wednesday meetings

    We look forward to the first CWG which will take place on Wednesday 12 February 2020.

    Thanks again to the 41 people who submitted an EOI to be part of the Local Planning Policies community working group (CWG). 20 people have now been selected as members of the CWG.

    The selection was made by Elton Consulting, who are engaged by the City to facilitate the community group workshops. Name and contact details were withheld during the selection process.

    The following selection criteria were used to assist in selecting a diverse range of nominees:

    • applicants who identified as members of community groups and businesses to ensure a range of views from across the community are represented
    • representation of age groups and gender
    • representation across different suburbs
    • reasons provided for nominating for the CWG
    • availability for Monday and Wednesday meetings

    We look forward to the first CWG which will take place on Wednesday 12 February 2020.

  • Expressions of interest are in

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    6 months 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

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    8 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