Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 11 (Closed)


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 facilitate 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.


What is a Local Planning Scheme?

Local planning schemes set out the zoning of land, permissible land uses, the scale of development and other important information relating to building and development standards across the Town. It is a statutory document that forms the basis for all planning decisions made by the Town. The scheme is divided into two parts; a map which sets out the zoning and coding (which is how land can be used and the intensity of development) for each property; and text which sets out the specific development controls.

Local planning schemes are required by the Planning and Development Act 2005, and the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 require local governments to review their scheme every five years to ensure it remains contemporary.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ sheet and a copy of the draft Local Planning Scheme below. 


How to submit

Step 1

Review the Draft Local Planning Scheme 11 and FAQs 

Step 2

Complete the webform below or

download the pro-forma pdf and return via;

Email[email protected]

Mail: The Chief Executive Officer, Town of Bassendean  PO Box 87, Bassendean 6934.

In person: Customer Service Centre, 35 Old Perth Road Bassendean.


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Related Documents 

Draft Local Planning Scheme 11

Local Planning Scheme FAQs



Map  (Full Area)

Map (North)

Map (South)

Interactive map

Any questions relating to the scheme can be directed to [email protected] or phone the Planning Team on 08 9377 8000.