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Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme 24

UPDATE - 23 MARCH 2020


As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the City of Gosnells is making decisions for the safety, health and wellbeing of our community, customers and staff based on the recommendations and requirements of the Commonwealth and State Governments and Chief Medical Officers.

In line with latest advice from these sources, the City has cancelled the Draft Local Planning Strategy and Scheme Community Information Session for rural areas, due to take place at Mills Park, Beckenham, on Thursday 2 April 2020, as well as the General Information Drop-in session at the Civic Centre Function Room scheduled for Thursday 26 March 2020.

Landowners and residents who have questions about the Draft Local Planning Strategy and Scheme are encouraged to contact the City by email or phone. Our friendly Customer Service Officers are available to assist you.

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 have been approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for the purpose of public consultation.

To see how your property may be affected by these changes, please go to the interactive maps feature on the City's website

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 - July 2019

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.
  • Land use controls in quarry buffer areas.
  • Normalising structure plan areas that have been substantially developed and applying appropriate zonings and reservations.

Community Consultation

Council is seeking your input into the draft Strategy and LPS 24.  Advertising will commence on 27 February 2020 and conclude on 26 May 2020.

How can I get involved?

LPS 24 will affect the way our community grows and changes, so it's vital that the community is involved in creating the final document.  Your input will ensure that the Strategy and LPS 24 provide an effective plan for the future.

Here are ways you can get involved.

Tell us what you think

  • Contact the City's Planning staff by emailing
  • Phone 9397 3000
  • Visit the City's Civic Centre at 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells

Read more about the Strategy and LPS 24

Information can be found at the following places:

  • Civic Centre, 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, 140 William Street, Perth
  • The City's various social media sites

How do I lodge a submission

Submissions on the Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme may be lodged in writing or online and should include the scheme name and number, the property affected, details of the submission and lodged with the City on or before 26 May 2020.


Local Planning Strategy


Local Planning Scheme No. 24 - Text

Local Planning Scheme No. 24 - Zoning Map

Local Planning Scheme No. 24 - Zoning Maps (Locality)

Local Planning Scheme No. 24 - Fact Sheet


Local Planning Policy 3.5 - Infill Development

Local Planning Policy 3.6 - Structure Plans

Homestead Road Development Contribution Plan Report


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