Council adopts plan for our growing City

Media Release 4 August 2020
Local Planning Strategy

Council has adopted the City’s Draft Local Planning Strategy at a meeting last week, the first step to establishing a plan to accommodate our growing City.

The Draft Strategy provides the long term direction for the City within the key focus areas of population and housing, activity centres and employment, transport and access, environment and sustainability, heritage, public open space and community facilities and tourism and entertainment, including over fifty actions within these areas to help shape the future planning of the City.

At the meeting on Tuesday 28 August, Council endorsed the Draft Strategy subject to a number of modifications, addressing community feedback including:

  • Measures to ensure the height of future buildings with respect to existing character
  • Changes to the distribution of future density codings to assist in built-form transition near Canning Highway and Manning Road
  • That future supermarkets should be of an appropriate size for each neighbourhood
  • Modifications to improve the clarity and provide certainty for some of the strategy actions

Council previously considered the Draft Strategy in September 2019, when it was resolved that further review was needed. A series of workshops, modifications and public consultation were conducted, receiving general support across all areas.

The public consultation received 282 responses including 201 feedback forms, 78 written responses, a number of petitions and a pro-forma response signed by 42 parties.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said the City is forecast to grow by approximately 10,200 people to around 54,282 by 2031 and is expected to accommodate 4,700 new dwellings.

“This is the City’s first Local Planning Strategy and will provide a framework to guide all planning decisions made by the City for the next 10 to 15 years.

“Aside from being a legislative requirement, the Local Planning Strategy will provide the City with a high level strategic document that will assist Council’s deliberations as we move towards the drafting and implementation of the future Local Planning Scheme No 7,” Mayor Milner said.

The Draft Strategy will now be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval.

The Draft Local Planning Strategy will be reviewed periodically to ensure it remains up to date and aligned to the Strategic Community Plan.  For more information click here.

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