Local Planning Scheme & Local Planning Strategy

The Shire's Local Planning Scheme No. 4 (Scheme) was gazetted on 3 March 2017. 

The purpose of the Scheme is to:

(a) set out the local government’s planning aims and intentions for the Scheme area; and set aside land as reserves for public purposes; and

(b) zone land within the Scheme area for the purposes defined in the Scheme; and

(c) control and guide development including processes for the preparation of structure plans, activity centre plans and local development plans; and set out procedures for the assessment and determination of development applications; and

(e) set out procedures for contributions to be made for the costs of providing infrastructure in connection with development through development contribution plans; and

(f) make provision for the administration and enforcement of this Scheme; and

(g) address other matters referred to in Schedule 7 of the Act.

Scheme Amendments

  • Local Planning Scheme - Amendment No 1 (Scheme Map amendment - Portion of Lot 90 from R25 to R10: Lot 91 Keane Street from R10 and R25 to Local Road Reserve. Adopted.
  • Local Planning Scheme - Amendment No 2 (Scheme Map amendment - Lot 24 & Lot 26 (No.12) Johnston Street, Peppermint Grove from R15 to R40. Pending Ministerial Decision.

Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme Review

The Shire's Local Planning Strategy (Strategy) was gazetted on 22 March 2016. The Strategy is due for review in 2024 and will be informed by community consultation and the Cottesloe Activity Centre Precinct Structure Plan current being prepared in consultation with the Town of Cottesloe. The Strategy will incorporate updated statistical information, and identify emerging development trends and opportunities to improve the responsiveness of the local planning policy framework including the amendment and adoption of additional Local Planning Policies and amendments to the Local Planning Scheme.

A Report of Review that identifies the manner and form in which a Review of a Local Planning Scheme is proposed to be undertaken has been submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The WAPC has considered the report of review scheme under regulation 67 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 and advises that it agrees with the recommendations of the report.

Preparation of a new Strategy will be a precursor to future Omnibus Scheme Amendment that itself will also be informed by community consultation. 

Link to current Scheme and Strategy

Link to Report of Review

Link to WAPC decision on Report of Review