Changes to the City’s Parking and Access Local Planning Policy 6.7

The City is asking for public comments on changes to the planning controls for vehicle parking contained in Local Planning Policy 6.7 - Parking and Access. Closing date: 5 August 2022 Follow project

In June 2022, Council considered modifications to Local Planning Policy 6.7 - Parking and Access following a comprehensive review of the policy. This will ensure the Policy contains contemporary, evidence based parking requirements.

Some of the main changes to the Policy include:

  • Removing on site carparking concession where a reduction is not appropriate
  • Grouping similar Land Use requirements for ease of use
  • Adding car parking ratios for three district centres
  • Removing cash in lieu for on-site car parking requirements.

More information on Local Planning Policy 6.7 - Parking and Access can be found in the 14 June 2022 Council Minutes (Item 12.2/DS4).

Document nameDownloadable files
LPP 6.7 Parking and Access - Amended Policy(PDF)


What is a local planning policy and what does it do?

The City prepares local planning policies to outline the City's expectation on planning matters and guide the assessment of development applications.

What is the purpose of this draft local planning policy?

The purpose of this local planning policy is to identify requirements for in site vehicle parking.

How is a policy processed?

Before a local planning policy comes into operation, Council has to firstly decide it should be advertised for comment, and separately must consider any comments it receives.

Advertising of a Policy provides the community the opportunity to shape the draft Policy.

A new or modified policy has to be advertised a minimum of 21 days, and Council has adopted a policy that identifies how all planning matters are advertised. 

During advertising, consultation is targeted at relevant groups, such as local community groups, relevant industry groups and potentially affected owners/occupiers.

After advertising, a summary of the submissions is reported to Council.Council decides whether to adopt the Policy (possibly with modification) or not.

If Council decide to adopt the draft Policy, the Policy comes into effect once a notice is published on the City’s website.

Do all developments have to comply with this policy?

The State Government has introduced changes to planning controls for car parking to make it easier to change from one use to another.

These mean that certain uses do not have to comply with this policy.

For more information, please contact the Development Services Business Unit on (08) 9205 8555.

The City is keen to hear the views of all residents and other stakeholders on the proposed changes.

When Council considers the comments received, it must only consider the planning merits of the comments made.The City asks that comments be limited to planning matters or impacts of the proposed Policy.

How do I make a submission?

  • Online Submissions can be made via the online form
  • By post Chief Executive Officer, City of Stirling, (Local Planning Policy 6.7 Advertising Signs), 25 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021
  • In person During business hours (8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday) at the City of Stirling Main Administration Office located at 25 Cedric Street, Stirling
  • By email


Council resolved to prepare ‘Local Planning Policy 6.7 – Parking and Access’ for public consultation

June 2022

Community consultation commences

July 2022

Community consultation concludes

August 2022

Officer reviews comments received during community consultation

August 2022

Council considers outcomes of community consultation

October 2022 - To be confirmed

‘Local Planning Policy 6.7 – Parking and Access’ will come into effect, if Council resolves to proceed with it

October 2022 - To be confirmed
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For more information on this project, or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Travis Wright and Ronni Howe on (08) 9205 8555.

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