Local Planning Strategy

The City is currently preparing its first Local Planning Strategy. The draft Local Planning Strategy will be formally endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission before it is advertised for public comment. 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 August Council meeting. The minutes can be viewed here.
Draft Local Planning Strategy endorsed by Council and document forwarded to WA Planning Commission.Under consideration.Council will consider the draft Local Planning Strategy soon. Refer to the ‘Progress’ tab below for more information. 
WA Planning Commission endorses draft Local Planning Strategy for the purpose of commencing public consultation.Not commenced – expected late 2018. 
Formal public consultation on Draft Local Planning Strategy undertaken.Not commenced – expected early 2019. 
Review of submissions and any modifications to Draft Local Planning Strategy.Yet to be commenced. 
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.