The City of Stirling's draft Local Planning Strategy will provide guidance and direction to ensure coordinated and responsive land use planning across the City.

The City of Stirling's draft Local Planning Strategy will provide guidance and direction to ensure coordinated and responsive land use planning across the City. The draft Local Planning Strategy will be broadly based on the culmination of all the Local Area Plans, whilst using the principles of the reviewed Corporate Strategic plan and be within the realms and restrictions of the existing adopted State and Cities planning related strategies. The City's draft Local Planning Strategy is intended to provide the strategic basis for the current and future Local Planning Schemes, as well as guide and manage future development in the City. The draft Local Planning Strategy is a statutory document and provides a link between State and regional strategic planning policies and local interests.

 

The draft Local Planning Strategy seeks to guide the future development within the City, particularly the residential and commercial elements. If not suitably planned, population growth and increased commercial opportunities could lead to detrimental impacts upon the City and its residents. However, with the necessary future planning measures in place through the draft Local Planning Strategy, the City will ensure that it makes the most of this potential future growth.

 

The Local Planning Strategy will also form the basis for assessing Scheme amendments including for residential density changes. The Western Australian Planning Commission will not consider any significant re-zonings until the Local Planning Strategy is in place. The City has secured consent to advertise from Western Australian Planning Commission subject to modification of the document. The City is currently undertaking these modifications and hopes to advertise the draft document to the community shortly. 

 

The main themes arising from the draft Local Planning Strategy includes:

 

    • Focus increased densities around centers and activity corridors.
    • Guide design elements of multiple and grouped dwellings throughout the City.
    • Review residential capacity in areas where unsustainable growth can occur.
    • Increase housing diversity in suitable locations.
    • Expand existing local commercial centers and investigate potential density increases and revitalise local centres.
    • Protect the natural and historic built environment.
    • Improve sustainable transport options and reduce car dependency.
    • Provide for increased employment and commercial opportunities within the City.Documents and Information
  
  
  
Assessment of the Viability of Density Increases in Suburbs and Activity Centres.pdfAssessment of the Viability of Density Increases in Suburbs and Activity Centres1616 KB
Submission on Local Planning Scheme 3 Amendments No 32 - 33 MultiDwelling in R40 Zoned Areas.pdfSubmission on Local Planning Scheme 3 Amendments No 32 - 33 MultiDwelling in R40 Zoned Areas5130 KB