The Local Planning Strategy sets out the long term planning direction for the City over the next 10 years and beyond. The Strategy sets out a vision for the future and covers key issues such as housing, economy and environment.
The draft Local Planning Strategy also forms the basis for the preparation of a new Local Planning Scheme for the City.
The purpose of the Local Planning Strategy is to:
- identify land use planning issues and opportunities;
- outline the strategic land use development directions and actions within Kwinana until 2036, having regard to the City’s Strategic Community Plan (2021-2031;
- link strategic planning in Kwinana with State and regional planning, including current strategies, structure plans and strategic development initiatives;
- coordinate the existing plans and strategies adopted and developed by the City;
- set a strategic framework for the establishment of a new local planning scheme along with rationale for the zoning and reservation of land and for the provisions of the scheme relating to development and development control;
- provide a strategic framework for assessment and decision-making in relation to proposed scheme amendments, subdivision and development;
- identify the need for further studies or investigation to address longer-term strategic planning and development issues within Kwinana; and
- outline how the Strategy will be implemented including reference to the development of any local planning mechanisms, including policies and guidelines which may be required.
Council adopted the draft Local Planning Strategy on the 24 March 2021 and then referred it to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for consent to advertise. The Western Australian Planning Commission (Statutory Planning Committee) endorsed the draft Local Planning Strategy for advertising (subject to modifications) on 6 December 2022.
The strategy sets out the framework for planning and development at a local scale over the next 10 to 15 years. It does this by looking at 4 key topic areas being:
The draft Strategy identifies future planning implications for the City for each of the topic areas above. It then outlines strategies and actions to address these future planning implications and provides an expected timeframe for when each action should be completed.
A Local Planning Strategy is a high-level, long-term land use plan to guide the growth and change of the City for the next 10-15 years.
All local governments in Western Australia are required to prepare a local planning strategy under State legislation.
The draft Strategy provides high level strategic solutions to matters such as population growth and housing needs, strengthening the local economy and improving the connections and spaces where our community live, work and visit.
The draft Strategy will inform the City’s new Local Planning Scheme and will guide the development of local planning policies, precinct structure plans, standard structure plans and other planning tools that will shape planning decisions and implement the City’s vision for land use planning in Kwinana.
Prior to preparing the draft Local Planning Strategy, the City undertook a series of technical planning studies and also sought the community’s feedback on current needs and future direction of planning development in the City. The draft Local Planning Strategy reflects the community’s feedback and technical planning studies and is aimed at guiding our community, economy and environment towards a sustainable future.
The City is now seeking feedback on whether the draft Local Planning Strategy reflects the community's vision and will meet future needs.
There are a number of ways to make a submission/comment on the draft Local Planning Strategy.