State Planning Policies
State Planning Policy 7.3 - Residential Design Codes Volume 2 - Apartments (SPP 7.3)
SPP 7.3 Volume 2 is the framework to assess multiple dwelling (apartment) developments and is divided into different ‘design elements’ such as plot ratio, landscaping, visual privacy and parking. For all ‘design elements’ there are Element Objectives which a development needs to achieve.
Unlike the previous Residential Design Codes, SPP 7.3 Volume 2 does not have a ‘Deemed-to-Comply’ pathway for multiple dwellings (apartments) which is a more prescriptive approach to development assessment. Instead SPP 7.3 Volume 2 provides Acceptable Outcomes and Design Guidance to assist in achieving the Element Objectives for a more performance and design based development assessment.
Further information regarding SPP 7.3 Volume 2 is available via the following link: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/state-planning-policy-73-residential-design-codes-apartments
State Planning Policy 7.2 - Precinct Design (SPP 7.2)
SPP 7.2 provides a framework to guide the planning of precincts, including activity centres, commuter rail or major bus interchange station precincts and transit corridors. Supporting information to the Policy is provided in the SPP 7.2 Guidelines, divided into ‘design elements’ such as urban structure, public realm, movement and built form.
For developments proposed within precincts where a Precinct Structure Plan or a Local Development Plan has not been approved, such as the Karrinyup Activity Centre, SPP 7.2 and its Guidelines provide objectives, outcomes, measures, considerations and guidance to contemplate, as part of a performance and designed based assessment of the development application.
Further information regarding SPP 7.2 is available via the following link: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/state-planning-policy-72-precinct-design
City of Stirling Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3)
The City’s LPS 3 provides the basis for the application of the City’s planning framework and controls the types of uses and development permitted throughout the City. LPS 3 provides specific development controls to the subject site and the statutory basis for the application of the City’s local planning policies.
City of Stirling Local Planning Policies
Local Planning Policy 5.7 - Karrinyup Regional Centre Guidelines (LPP 5.7)
In addition to the requirements of SPP 7.3 Volume 2 and Local Planning Scheme No.3, the built form and design of the proposal will be assessed against the requirements of the City’s LPP 5.7. Where the proposal does not address the requirements of LPP 5.7, the development is to be considered against the relevant objectives of LPP 5.7.
Furthermore, the proposal will be assessed against the following local planning policies:
- Local Planning Policy 6.1 - Advertising Signs
- Local Planning Policy 6.2 - Bicycle Parking
- Local Planning Policy 6.3 - Bin Storage Areas
- Local Planning Policy 6.6 - Landscaping
- Local Planning Policy 6.7 - Parking and Access
- Local Planning Policy 6.11 - Trees and Development.
Please see the following link to the City’s local planning policies: