Local Planning Scheme (LPS) and Policies

The City of Kwinana is covered by two Local Planning Schemes, the main one being Local Planning Scheme No. 2. This applies to the majority of the land within the Local Authority area. Local Planning Scheme No. 3 also applies to the Kwinana City Centre area only. Some land within Hope Valley is not covered by either Local Planning Scheme. Please see Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Area section below.

Local Planning Scheme and Policies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Kwinana is covered by two Local Planning Schemes, the main one being Local Planning Scheme No. 2. This applies to the majority of the land within the Local Authority area. Local Planning Scheme No. 3 also applies to the Kwinana City Centre area only. ​Some land within Hope Valley is not covered by either Local Planning Scheme. Please see Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Area section below.

Both Local Planning Schemes consist of a written document (the Scheme Text), maps (the Scheme Map) and supporting information.

The WA Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) were gazetted in August and took effect from 19 October 2015. The Regulations include Deemed Provisions which automatically become part of every local planning scheme. Until an integration amendment has been completed, the City of Kwinana’s Schemes must be read in conjunction with the Deemed Provisions.

In addition to the Local Planning Schemes, there are various other State and Local Planning Policies which affect the use and development of land. For example, in constructing your home you are affected by the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia, which controls how development of residential land may occur. The City of Kwinana also has its own Local Planning Policies related to development and land use which can be found below.

How does the Town Planning Scheme affect you?

You need to lodge an application for planning approval prior to undertaking development or use of land within the City, unless the type of development or use is exempt from requiring planning approval. 

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Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Area (Latitude 32)

Latitude 32 is one of Australia’s largest industrial redevelopment projects, in the Hope Valley-Wattleup area. It is managed by WA State Land Developer, LandCorp.

All development within this area, requires Planning Approval under the Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Project Master Plan (Master Plan). 

More information on the Master Plan and relevant documents can be found on the Latitude 32 Project Overview section of the website.

Local Planning Policies

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