Draft 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.

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. On 7 February 2023, the draft Scheme was approved for the purposes of advertising subject to minor modifications. 

The matter was subsequently considered by Council on 28 February 2023, where Council resolved to note the required changes, which have since been made.

The draft Scheme was advertised for public comment between 11 April 2023 and 14 July 2023, with the Town receiving almost 400 submissions. The submissions will now be reviewed and a report presented to Council for formal consideration, before the matter is referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Related Documents 

Draft Local Planning Scheme 11 [text]

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