Planning projects throughout the City hold a range of objectives, including increased amenity, increased employment opportunities, and meeting future population and aged care demands.
Further information on the statutory decision-making process for Local Structure Plans is outlined in the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.
On 10 December 2019, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) Statutory Planning Committee resolved to request the City to undertake the proposed modifications and resubmit the LSP for final determination once the modifications have been completed, which is expected by May 2020.
The following summarises the key additional modifications required (ie. in addition to those modifications adopted by the Council on 3 December 2018) to the advertised version of the LSP:
The DCP is envisaged to be developed over the next 18-24 months. A key part of the DCP includes an amendment to the Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3) to insert provisions and give statutory effect to, and outline the broad operational parameters of the DCP. The LPS 3 amendment will ultimately give statutory effect to the DCP and enable funds to be levied through the subdivision and development process.
The timeframe for commencing a LPS 3 amendment is dependent on the timeframe for the completion of the Residential and TOD Precinct LSP. As noted above, certainty is required from the substantial progression of these documents. The Residential Precinct LSP is expected to be finalised in early 2019 and the TOD precinct is anticipated to take another 12-18 months to complete, dependent on State Government inputs. The process to amend the LPS 3 can take up to 12 months to complete and involves the preparation and adoption of the DCP by the City, the recommendation of the WAPC and ultimately the approval of the Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands. The LPS 3 amendment will ultimately give statutory effect to the DCP and allow funds to be levied through the subdivision and development process.
* The Shire became a City in 1 July 2017.
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