Extensive community feedback has helped the City of Gosnells finalise two important planning documents – the Local Planning Scheme 24 (LPS 24) and Local Planning Strategy – which were endorsed by Council last week.

Following a six-month period of public consultation, the City received 183 submissions from landowners, residents and government agencies, prompting a number of changes in relation to higher density development around train stations and activity centres and proposed zoning in the City’s Rural areas

Mayor David Goode said the LPS 24 and Strategy were designed to guide planning and development across the City to accommodate future growth, protect the lifestyle of residents in rural areas and promote economic development.

“These documents will influence the way land is developed in the future,” he said.

“I’m confident the proposed LPS 24 and the Strategy will help the City manage future land use, in combination with promoting the best environmental, lifestyle and economic outcomes.”

Council supported almost half of the 183 submissions received, either in part or in full – and this resulted in the adoption of many extra refinements to the draft Scheme.

The documents will now be submitted to the WAPC for consideration, with a request that the Minister for Planning grant final approval of the LPS 24.

More information about these planning documents is available on the City’s website www.gosnells.wa.gov.au or call 9397 3000.