Have your say on the City’s inaugural draft Local Planning Strategy

Media Release 12 March 2019
Local Planning Strategy

How do you want our City to develop over the next 10 to 15 years? 

Perth’s population is growing and the State Government has set infill development targets for local governments across metropolitan Perth to curb urban sprawl. 

By 2031 our City is forecast to grow by approximately 10,200 people and is expected to accommodate 4,700 new dwellings. To prepare for this growth, the City has prepared a draft Local Planning Strategy to guide development over the next 10 to 15 years.

The draft Strategy considers a diverse range of topics including population and housing, transport, entertainment, tourism, sustainability, the environment, community facilities, heritage, character and design.

The draft document proposes over 50 actions to help shape the City’s future, these include:

  • A plan for where and how new housing will be accommodated
  • recommendations for concentrating growth to key nodes, known as ‘activity centres’, and along roads with good transport connectivity, known as ‘urban corridors’ where access to services, employment and transport is greatest
  • direction for managing the City’s transport network including growing our cycling network and supporting expanded public transport services
  • Investigation of models for delivering new civic infrastructure, such as enhanced parklands, community spaces and upgraded streetscapes
  • a plan for conserving the City’s social and environmental values, including heritage places, urban tree canopy, and improving the design of new buildings. 

City of South Perth Mayor, Sue Doherty urged all members of the community to participate in the public conversation and help to shape the future of the City’s growth and development.

“We want to create a shared community vision for our City’s future, that’s why it is so important that we hear from as many members of our community as we can and listen to what they have to say.

“The City’s inaugural draft Local Planning Strategy is a blueprint for our City’s growth, it will guide housing and infill development over the next 10 to 15 years. 

“Well-considered infill development that is appropriate for its location has the potential to create vibrant, highly liveable and sustainable urban spaces for our community now and into the future.”

There will be a number of opportunities to learn about the draft Strategy and provide feedback.

To assist in understanding the draft Strategy before making a submission, a number of community drop-in sessions have been arranged. You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions (details below). 

To view the draft document and have your say on this important City-wide strategy, visit yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au. Feedback closes 5pm, Monday 10 June 2019.

Community drop-in sessions

City Officers will be on hand to answer any queries you may have about the draft Strategy. The drop-in sessions are informal, you can come and go at any time during the session and officers will be available to explain the concepts behind the draft Strategy.

George Burnett Leisure Centre
Seminar Room 1, Crn Manning Road and Elderfield Road, Karawara
10am-1pm, Saturday 23 March 2019

South Perth Civic Centre
Reception Room, Crn Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth
Session 1: 10am-1pm, Wednesday 3 April 2019
Session 2: 5.30-8.30pm, Monday 6 May 2019

Collins Street Centre
Community Hall, Crn Collins Street and Shaftesbury Street, South Perth
4-7pm, Wednesday 10 April 2019

Moresby Street Hall
Moresby Street, Kensington
4-7pm, Thursday 9 May 2019

Manning Community Centre
Manning Community Hall, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning
10am-1pm, Saturday 1 June 2019

Media contact

For media enquiries, please contact the City’s Communications Officer.