Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 11

Following the advice from the WAPC, the Town has progressed with the agreed actions in the report of review, as guided by Part 3 (Local planning strategies) and Part 4 (Preparation or adoption of local planning scheme) of the Regulations, and has prepared a draft amended Local Planning Strategy and a new draft Local Planning Scheme No. 11 (LPS 11).

On 4 November 2020, Council resolved to adopt the draft Strategy and draft LPS 11 for the purposes of advertising. 

Special Council Meeting Agenda 4 November 2020

Special Council Meeting Minutes 4 November 2020

Before community consultation can occur, the WAPC needs to determine whether or not the documents are acceptable to advertise in accordance with Parts 3 and 4 of the Regulations. The WAPC may direct the Town to modify one or both documents prior to advertising.  In addition, the draft Scheme is required to be referred to the Environmental Protection Authority and Heritage Council of Western Australia for review.  The draft documents are available for inspection below.

Draft Local Planning Strategy

Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 11

Draft Scheme Map

Public Consultation

The Town cannot consider any submissions on the draft documents at this stage. 

Submissions should only be made once the formal public consultation period has commenced. It is anticipated that consultation will occur early-mid 2021. The Town will be undertaking extensive community consultation at this time, for a period of not less than 90 days.

It should be noted that any review, amendment or replacement of the Strategy and/or Scheme will require formal Council consideration and community consultation, prior to finalisation. In the meantime, further information on the process and frequently asked questions are available below or via contacting the Town’s Planning Services on 9377 8000.

Draft Local Planning Scheme and Strategy FAQs

Supporting Information

BassenDream our Future

BassenDream Our Future is the name of the Town’s community engagement project, which concluded in September 2019. The implementation of BassenDream Our Future was managed by consultants Creating Communities with support from Collaborative Place Design. It  comprised of multiple community engagement initiatives where local residents and stakeholders were able to share their ideas and have input into the development of a new vision for Ashfield, Bassendean and Eden Hill, to inform the new Local Planning Framework.

BassenDream Engagement Report 

Bassendean Transport Study

Council resolved to undertake a Traffic and Transport Needs Assessment, to support the preparation of a new Local Planning Strategy for the district as well as informing the planning of transit-oriented development (TOD) around the Ashfield, Bassendean and Success Hill train stations. It was also intended to be used as an important document to advocate for strategic priorities.

The Local Integrated Transport Plan is also integral to informing the development of the new Local Planning Strategy, particularly given the important nexus between land use and transport. It is envisaged that the recommended strategies will be incorporated or reflected in the new Local Planning Strategy.

Local Integrated Transport Plan

Built Form and Character Study

The Built Form and Character Study provides guidance on shaping Bassendean's future built environment.  It catalogues the characteristics of buildings and places that are most valued and should be reflected in future development.  It will be used to inform the new Local Planning Strategy, especially in respect to better understanding the elements that have helped shape the built form and character of Bassendean.

Built Form and Character Study

Report of Review

On 28 April 2020, Council resolved to endorse the Report of Review required by Regulation 66 the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). That Report recommends that:

  • Local Planning Scheme No. 10 should be repealed and a new scheme prepared in its place; and
  • that the Local Planning Strategy for the Scheme should be reviewed.

The Report of Review was forwarded to the Western Australian planning Commission (WAPC) for its consideration and determination on 30 April 2020.

On 19 June 2020, the WAPC advised that it had considered the Report and agrees with the recommendations of the Report.  A copy of the Report and the Commission’s decision is available below.

Report of Review Document

WAPC Letter


Project Timeline
  • Report of Review

    Council resolved to endorse Report of Review on 28 April 2020
  • WAPC Report of Review endorsement

    WAPC agreed with findings of report of review on 19 June 2020
  • Preparation of draft LPS 11 and Strategy (LPS)

    Research and preparation of draft LPS and LPS11 based on Bassendream Our Future engagement exercise and planning documents
  • Consent to Advertise Draft LPS and LPS 11 by Council

    Council resolved to consent to advertise the draft LPS and LPS 11 on 4 November 2020
  • Draft forwarded to WAPC for comment

    Draft LPS and LPS 11 received by WAPC on 20 November 2020
  • Draft LPS and LPS 11 reviewed by WAPC

    Draft LPS and LPS 11 considered by WAPC for consent to advertise
  • Consent to Advertise Draft LPS and LPS 11 by WAPC

  • Public Advertising Period

    Draft LPS and LPS 11 publicly advertised for a minimum of 90 days
  • Review of Submissions

  • Final Approval - Council

    Consideration of submissions by Council and Final Approval
  • Final LPS and LPS 11 reviewed by WAPC

    Review of the LPS and LPS 11 by WAPC
  • Final Approval – WAPC

    Approval of the LPS and LPS 11 by WAPC and referral to Minister for Planning for final approval
  • Ministerial Approval

    Approval by the Minister for Planning and advertised in government gazette as law