Local Planning Strategy

The City has adopted its first Local Planning Strategy. The Local Planning Strategy will guide the growth of the City over the next 10-15 years. The Local Planning Strategy sets out a framework for the City to prepare a new local planning scheme to replace the existing Town Planning Scheme No. 6.

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 consultation commenced 12 March 2019 following receipt of certification to advertise from the WAPC. 
Formal public consultation on draft Local Planning Strategy undertaken.Commenced 12 March 2019 and closed Monday 10 June 2019.For more information relating to the formal advertising, please visit yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au
Review of submissions and any modifications to draft Local Planning StrategyCompleted.The responses received during the formal consultation have been reviewed and analysed. You can review the ‘Consultation Outcomes Report’ at yoursay.southperth.wa.gov.au
Council adopts Local Planning Strategy.Completed.

Council considered the Draft Local Planning Strategy at its meeting in September 2019 where it was resolved that further review was needed.

Following a series of workshops, further modifications to the Draft Strategy are proposed and Council was scheduled to again consider the Draft Strategy at the March 2020 Council Meetings. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the item was withdrawn from the agenda and the matter was not considered.

The Draft Strategy was endorsed at the July 2020 Council meeting. Please refer to the document list below.

WA Planning Commission approves Local Planning Strategy.Completed.The Draft Local Planning Strategy was endorsed by the WA Planning Commission in February 2021.  

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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