Local Planning Strategy Review


The Town has a legislative responsibility under the Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act) to generally provide for an efficient and effective land use planning system and to promote the sustainable use and development of land in the local government area as part of the State.

To help realise these purposes, the Act enables a local government to prepare a Local Planning Scheme (a Scheme) in order to administer the suitable improvement, development and use of land within its municipality. Schemes that envisage the zoning of land and associated planning controls must be accompanied by a Local Planning Strategy (Strategy or LPS). 

The Strategy is a particularly important instrument because it not only comprises the underlying rationale for the Scheme but, under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations); determinations of the local government made under the Scheme must be consistent with the LPS.

The Town’s existing LPS was prepared in 2008 and is now more than ten years old, which necessitates a review in accordance with the Regulations.

The LPS Review will occur in stages over the next two years. The first stage in the review has been the development of a Local Planning Strategy Discussion Paper.

The purpose of the LPS Discussion Paper is to open up a dialogue with the community regarding the challenges and opportunities that a review of the existing Local Planning Strategy document presents.

Due to the current situation, the Town has extended the public advertising period until Sunday, 3 May 2020.

A Local Planning Strategy is a direction setting document that establishes the justification for any future changes or amendments to its Local Planning Scheme. It is therefore vital to contribute at this critical stage of the process in order to ensure that the revised Local Planning Strategy and ultimately the Local Planning Scheme reflect the interests of the community.

Please note that the Town has taken the opportunity to update its LPS Submission Form to reflect the questions as they appear in the LPS Discussion Paper (see below link). The Submission Form has been uploaded as a Word document for ease of use - please return by email to councl@cottesloe.wa.gov.au. You do not need to complete all sections to make a valid submission. 

Local Planning Strategy Review - Discussion Paper 

LPS Review Submission Form

Following a number of community and youth workshops conducted in November 2019, a Community Engagement Report has been released that summarises the methodology and outcomes of community consultation undertaken to date. The report can be viewed below.

Local Planning Strategy Review Community Engagement Report