The City of Gosnells Local Housing Strategy (LHS) is a strategic planning tool that identifies the capacity for increasing residential densities within the City to cater for population growth and change, whilst contributing to a more sustainable form of residential settlement. 

The strategy applies to various identified precinct areas throughout the City.

What is the main aim of the project? 

The primary aim of the project is to meet future housing needs within the City by identifying areas that could accommodate further residential development. Development in accordance with the identified increased density codes in the Strategy would yield approximately 11,000 additional dwellings, making a significant contribution to housing supply and a resulting increase in patronage of local businesses and services.

What has been happening?

A range of planning initiatives have been undertaken for the LHS, including:

  • Council adoption of the LHS (December 2003).
  • State Government approval of the LHS (October 2005).
  • Extensive community consultation.
  • State Government approval and gazettal of Amendment No. 111 to Town Planning Scheme 6 (TPS 6) on October 2010, which increased in density codes for approximately 4,000 residential properties.
  • State Government approval and gazettal of Amendment No. 112 to TPS 6 - Density Bonus for Corner Lots.
  • State Government approval and gazettal of Amendment No. 119 to TPS 6 - Extension Areas

Draft Local Planning Strategy

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, require the City to prepare a Local Planning Strategy (LPS) for its district.

On 12 September 2017 Council resolved to adopt the draft LPS and to forward the document to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for approval. The WAPC has approved the LPS for the purpose of public consultation (27 February to 26 August 2020).

Council endorsed the LPS at it's meeting on 23 February 2021. 

The Strategy has been submitted to the West Australian Planning Commission for consideration, with a request that the minister for Planning grant final approval.