The City over the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years undertook a detailed review of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3). This review was required in order to satisfy the requirements of Part 6 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, which requires a scheme to be reviewed every five years.
The Scheme Review Report concluded that in the time that LPS3 has been operating, there have been significant changes to State Government policy and legislation that impacts on the operation of the Scheme. Furthermore, analysis of the performance of LPS3 demonstrated that it was not delivering on all of its objectives. Given the extent of changes required to ensure that LPS3 can deliver on its aims and objectives, the Scheme Review Report recommended that it be repealed and replaced with a new Scheme.
The Scheme Review Report was presented to Council at its meeting on 17 April 2018 where it resolved to approve the report recommendations and forward the report to the Western Australian Planning Commission (Council Resolution 0418/019 refers). The Scheme Review Report was subsequently forward to the Western Australian Planning Commission on 2 May 2018.
On 16 January 2019 the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) wrote to the City advising that it had considered the report on the review of Local Planning Scheme No. 3, and advised that it agreed with the recommendations of the report that a new local planning scheme be prepared.
The City intends to commence the preparation of the new draft scheme, Local Planning Scheme No. 4, in the 2019/20 financial year. Subject to ongoing funding being provided, the preparation of the new draft scheme is expected to take 3 – 4 years, following which the process of WAPC consent to advertise, advertising and WAPC decision will be undertaken.
Pursuant to Regulation 67(2) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, the documents below are hereby provided for public viewing. Hard copies of these documents are also available for viewing at the City’s Main Administration Building.