Local Planning Strategy

The City is preparing its first Local Planning Strategy. The Draft Local Planning Strategy was formally endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission to advertise for public comment. The public comment period has now closed and feedback will be analysed and used to inform the final document.

The process for preparing a Local Planning Strategy, including community consultation, is set by the State Government.

Local Planning Strategy project timeline

Milestone Status Notes 
Preliminary consultation with stakeholders.Complete.Consultation and Survey Responses Summary Report
Draft Local Planning Strategy prepared.Complete.The Draft Local Planning Strategy was considered by Council at its September meeting and endorsed for the purpose of carrying out consultation. The minutes can be viewed here.
Draft Local Planning Strategy endorsed by Council and document forwarded to WA Planning Commission.


The Draft Local Planning Strategy was forwarded to the WA Planning Commission for certification. The draft Local Planning Strategy also includes an appendix, which is available here.
WA Planning Commission certifies draft Local Planning Strategy for the purpose of commencing public consultation.Received March 2019. 
Formal public consultation on draft Local Planning Strategy undertaken.Commenced 12 March 2019 and closed Monday 10 June 2019. 
Review of submissions and any modifications to draft Local Planning StrategyCommencing June 2019. 
Council adopts Local Planning Strategy.Yet to be commenced. 
WA Planning Commission approves Local Planning Strategy.Yet to be commenced. 

The City’s population is forecast to grow by an additional 21,742 people to a total of around 65,000 people between 2016 and 2041. This population growth will increase demand for employment opportunities and access to infrastructure of all kinds (social, open space, transport).  

The purpose of the Local Planning Strategy is to establish a plan that best accommodates this forecast growth and responds to forecast demand. A growing population offers the City an opportunity to strengthen local communities socially, economically and environmentally. 

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