Draft Local Planning Policy 6.4 - Child Care Premises

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The City is seeking comments on proposed amendments to Local Planning Policy 6.4 - Child Day Care Centres Closing date: 4 March 2021 Follow project

On 1 December 2020, Council considered the outcomes of the Local Planning Policy 6.4 – Child Day Care Centres review, and the recommended amendments to the Policy.  At that meeting Council resolved to advertise the amendments for public comment.  We are now carrying out public consultation to seek the public’s comments.

A summary of the proposed changes can be found in the FAQ’s below and a tracked changed version of the policy can be found in useful documents.

Main changes to the policy

  • An updated set of objectives to clearly identify what the Policy should achieve, and to align the Policy with the City’s Local Planning Strategy
  • Promoting Child Care Premises around activity centres and corridors
  • Updated development controls for all Child Care Premises developments.

Useful documents

Document nameDownloadable files
Draft Local Planning Policy 6.4 - Child Care Premises(PDF)
6.4 Child Care Premises260.0KB (PDF)

FAQs

What does this Policy do?

This Policy applies to all Child Care Premises developments within the City, and sets out provisions to provide guidance to developers on Child Care Premises developments within the City.

Why was a review the Policy undertaken?

The review of the Policy was undertaken as the Policy has not been reviewed since 2010. In order to ensure that local planning policies remain up to date, they should be reviewed periodically.

What did the Policy review find?

The review found that the form of Child Care Premises developments have evolved over time, resulting in these developments getting larger and more commercially-orientated.

What are the main changes to the Policy?

Some of the key changes to the Policy include:

  • An updated set of objectives to clearly identify what the Policy should achieve, and to align the Policy with the City’s Local Planning Strategy
  • Promoting Child Care Premises around activity centres and corridors
  • Updated development controls for all Child Care Premises developments.

How do I make a submission?

  • By post Chief Executive Office, City of Stirling, (Local Planning Policy 6.4), 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 located 25 Cedric Street Stirling
  • By email cityplanning@stirling.wa.gov.au.

Timeline

Council resolved that a review of the Policy be undertaken

February 2020

Council considered the proposed amendments to the Policy, and resolved to advertise the amendments

December 2020

Public consultation on the draft amended Policy commences.

February 2021

Public consultation on the draft amended Policy concludes

March 2021

Council considers the outcomes of advertising, and makes a resolution

April 2021
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For more information, or to receive this content in an alternative format, please contact City Planning on (08) 9205 8555.

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