Local Planning Scheme 7

The City has prepared a new draft local planning scheme that will apply to all land within the City of South Perth. Known as Local Planning Scheme 7 (LPS7), it will replace the existing Town Planning Scheme 6 (TPS6).

This project forms part of Thriving Neighbourhoods, along with the Integrated Transport Plan and Economic Development Plan. These projects work together to manage the City’s growth.

The local planning scheme sets out the requirements for land development such as buildings, subdivision and land use. This includes zoning and density coding requirements, as well as other limits such as building height, building setbacks, landscaping and parking.

Adoption of LPS7 will ensure the planning controls in the City are up-to-date and responsibly plan for growing activity and population. 
LPS7 includes:

  • A new Scheme Text setting out any development requirements for land within the City;
  • New Scheme Maps that set out the zoning and coding of land.

Other local plans and policies will need to be reviewed in conjunction with the preparation of LPS7 to ensure continuity of the City’s planning framework. Following adoption of LPS7, all aspects of the City’s planning framework will be comprehensively reviewed. In some areas, new planning design guidelines will be required because of changes to zoning and density under LPS7. These guidelines will manage how places grow over time. 

Council resolved to support draft LPS7 for the purposes of public advertising at its meeting of 24 August 2021. Draft LPS 7 as adopted by Council can be viewed here. Advertising is anticipated to occur in 2022 following consent being issued by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

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Milestone  StatusTimeline 
Council resolves to prepare a new local planning schemeCompleteCouncil resolved to prepare a new scheme at its meeting of 27 June 2017. Minutes of this meeting are available here 
Council adopts a Local Planning StrategyCompleteCouncil adopted the draft Local Planning Strategy in July 2020
TPS6 reviewed and draft LPS7 preparedCompleteDraft LPS 7 prepared
Council resolves to advertise draft LPS7Complete

Council resolved to support draft LPS7 for the purpose of advertising at is meeting of 24 August 2021. Minutes of this meeting are available here.

Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) gives consent to advertise In progressWAPC to review LPS7 and may require modification prior to public advertising.  
Community consultation on draft LPS7Yet to be commencedAdvertising required to be for a period of at least 90 days
Council considers the outcomes of consultation and makes a final recommendation on LPS7Yet to be commencedTo be confirmed