Draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 11

The State Government’s Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million land use planning and infrastructure frameworks aim to accommodate 3.5 million people by 2050, encouraging greater housing diversity to meet changing community needs.  Under this framework, the Town is required to deliver at least 4,150 new dwellings, increasing the population to approximately 24,300 people.  The Town is reviewing its current planning framework to support this growth, whilst still maintaining a liveable community, protecting the area’s unique natural environment and heritage.

There is extensive background relating to the preparation of the draft local planning frameworks for certification to advertise. A chronological explanation of the project is detailed in the report presented to the 28 June 2022 Council Meeting.

At that meeting, Council considered the draft Local Planning Strategy and resolved to note that it will be advertised for public comment. That consultation took place in July and August 2022, with the matter was subsequently presented back to Council on 27 September 2022. At that meeting, Council resolved to adopt the draft Strategy subject to various modifications.

The Council-adopted Strategy was subsequently forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for determination. Under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, that determination was due by 29 November 2022, however, the Department has recently advised that the matter is likely to be determined in January 2023.

TOB Local Planning Strategy

Strategy FAQs

Subsequent to Council's adoption of the draft Strategy, on 25 October 2022, Council resolved to adopt draft Local Planning Scheme No. 11, which has since been referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission, Environmental Protection Authority and Heritage Council of Western Australia for review for the purposes of consent to advertise.

Further information

The preparation of the draft Local Planning Strategy was informed by a number of State and Town documents, including those below.

BassenDream our Future Engagement Report 

Local Integrated Transport Plan

Built Form and Character Study