Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme 24

Council has adopted a new Local Planning Strategy (Strategy) and Local Planning Scheme No. 24 (LPS 24) for the district of the City of Gosnells (City).  The Strategy and LPS 24, has been approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for the purpose of public consultation.

Local Planning Strategy

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) require local governments to prepare a Strategy for each Scheme that is approved for land within its district. The Strategy must:

  • set out the long term planning direction for the local government; and
  • apply any State or regional planning policy that is relevant to the Strategy; and
  • provide the rationale for any zoning or classification of land under the Scheme.

The Strategy builds upon the City’s Community Plan (2015 – 2025) and the State Planning Framework, and aims to:

  • Establish and document the rationale for the zoning, reservation of land, development and associated scheme provisions to undertake orderly and proper planning.
  • Provide a strategic framework for assessment and decision-making in relation to proposed scheme amendments, subdivision and development.
  • Identify the need for further studies within the City to address longer term strategic planning and development issues.
  • Provide a flexible and robust framework that can readily adapt to forecast growth in the City and changing community expectations as they arise.
  • Ensure consistency with State Government planning strategies, sub-regional structure plans and planning policies

 View the Draft Local Planning Strategy - August 2017

The Strategy was informed by planning strategies previously prepared by Council including: 


Local Planning Scheme No. 24

The Regulations require local governments to review their Scheme every five years. LPS 24 will replace Town Planning Scheme No. 6 (TPS 6) as the principal statutory planning tool for controlling land use and development in the City of Gosnells. LPS 24 has been prepared in the context of the Regulations (model provisions) and incorporates the relevant strategies and actions proposed in the Strategy. LPS 24 builds on the successful foundations of TPS 6, and proposes the following key changes:

  • New model provision reservations, zones and land uses as established by the Regulations. 
  • Increasing the base minimum residential density code from R17.5 to R20.
  • Increasing the residential density in activity centres, immediately adjacent to train stations, and within the walkable catchment of those activity centres and train stations.
  • The introduction of several development requirements relating to split zones, minimum densities; built form and open space. 
  • The requirement to obtain development approval for a single house in areas affected by noise from Perth Airport.  
  • The rationalisation of industrial zonings.
  • The exclusion of incompatible land uses in the Orange Grove and Martin areas and renaming the applicable zoning of these areas to Rural Residential and Rural.
  • Minimum lot sizes for Rural Residential and Rural zones.
  • Land use controls in quarry buffer areas.
  • Normalising structure plan areas that have been substantially developed and applying appropriate zonings and reservations.

Community Consultation

The Planning and Development Act 2005 and Planning and Development Regulations, specify the advertising requirements for a Strategy and a Scheme. Advertising of these documents will occur for a period of 90 days, commencing in early 2020.

What will happen next?

  • The WAPC requires the City to modify LPS 24 (text and maps).
  • Council in early 2020, will confirm the commencement and closing dates for submissions on these documents.

How can I keep up to date on this project?

  • The City's website
  • The City's various social media sites
  • Contact the City - 9397 3000
  • Public notice to be placed in The West Australian newspaper
  • Attend the City's Information Sessions in early 2020 (dates and venues to be confirmed)

How do I lodge a submission?

It is anticipated in early 2020, the City will commence the 90 day advertising period, at which time instructions on how to lodge a submission will be available. Please check the City's website for further updates.

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