Amendments to the Town Planning Scheme

From time to time, it becomes necessary to amend the City’s Town Planning Scheme. When a change is proposed or made to the Town Planning Scheme, it is referred to as a Scheme Amendment. These changes can be proposed by landowners, the City itself or State Government agencies.

Scheme Amendments occur for a variety of reasons including:

  • A change in zoning to accommodate development
  • A change in the residential density coding to increase residential density
  • A change in the Scheme’s wording to ensure more effective planning
  • To implement the strategic vision of the Local Planning Strategy
  • To ensure orderly and proper planning.

The Town Planning Regulations require that most Scheme Amendment proposals are advertised for community comment for a minimum period of 42 days, during which written submissions are invited.

To comment on an advertised Scheme Amendment, visit the City’s Your Say South Perth engagement portal.

All submissions will be assessed in detail by City Planning Officers, who will report and recommend to the Council on each comment contained in the submissions. The Council will then recommend to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and the Minister on the submissions and the Amendment proposal.

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