Just before social restrictions were introduced in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Gosnells released its draft Local Planning Scheme 24 (LPS24) and Local Planning Strategy for public comment.

Community information sessions were due to be held, to present details of the overall LPS24 and Strategy and specific proposals associated with the Rural areas of Martin and Orange Grove, and the community was given until the end of May to provide feedback.

However, social distancing requirements as a result of COVID-19 meant that the two information sessions were cancelled.

To ensure all residents and ratepayers have an opportunity to provide feedback on the changes proposed under the new LPS24 and Strategy, the City has extended the public consultation period by three months, until Wednesday 26 August.

Mayor David Goode said he hoped the extended public submission period would provide an opportunity for a workshop to be held for residents in the City’s Rural areas.

“This is a really important element within the Council’s public engagement strategy for the draft Scheme,” he said. 

“If a workshop is unable to be held within this period, the submission period may be extended again to provide this public engagement opportunity.” 

To find out more about the draft LPS24 and the Local Planning Strategy or how to make a submission, please visit the City’s community consultation website https://yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au or call 9397 3000.