Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy

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Thank you for your input during our consultation on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). 

The State Government has announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). The Minister for Planning has approved Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and it was published in the Government Gazette on 21 February 2020 at which time it took effect.

The City began consultation on the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) on 13 April 2018. During the consultation the City received feedback from hundreds of people from across our community. People attended and spoke at council meetings, organised neighbourhood meetings, spoke to their neighbours, met with Elected Members, wrote to the Minister, attended open days, spoke to the City's Planning Services team, signed petitions and more.

Thank you to everyone who engaged in this process.


The Minister for Planning and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy, on Thursday 12 December 2019 and Friday 13 December respectively.

On Wednesday 18 December 2019 the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, announced the required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and the Local Planning Strategy.

In a special meeting of Council, held on 6 January, called to consider the Minister’s determination on LPS5, the Council welcomed the removal of blanket density imposed by the Western Australian Planning Commission. However, Council’s view is that further modifications ordered by the Minister imposing high density zoning changes to small areas on Onslow Road and near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations, are not the best outcome for the City or the affected residents. To read more please visit the City's homepage news item.


Local Planning Strategy outcome

  • The WAPC supported the identification and protection of character areas, around Daglish, Shenton Park and Subiaco. These areas highlight the unique history and character of Subiaco ensuring that new development positively contributes to the surrounding areas. This will be done with a focus on precinct planning rather than by investigation areas.
  • Precinct planning is a process of community consultation, research and investigation for a specific area to consider a range of detailed planning matters. Precinct planning can be used to inform planning policies and other statutory planning tools.
  • The WAPC showed overwhelming support for the City's strategy with only 14 minor or textual modifications reflecting the above.

LPS5 outcome

  • The Minister supported the City’s removal of blanket density from more than 1600 lots around Daglish and Shenton Park.
  • Just over 200 lots have retained higher densities. These are generally located near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations and along Onslow Road.
  • The Minister supported the City’s proposed zoning of Hay Street east, which encourages mixed use development. Opportunities for residential and business growth will enhance the vibrancy of east Subiaco and provide better connections to West Perth.
  • The majority of density increase is planned for Subi East, the town centre, along Hay Street, on major roads and in activity centres – taking infill pressure off character and heritage areas.
  • The most significant change is to an area in the South West of Daglish which has been increased from R25 to R60.

How can I find out more?

Opportunity for further community consultation

The City's local planning policies are now being reviewed to align with LPS5. To find out more about this project please visit the project page.

The State Government has announced its decision on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). The Minister for Planning has approved Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and it was published in the Government Gazette on 21 February 2020 at which time it took effect.

The City began consultation on the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) on 13 April 2018. During the consultation the City received feedback from hundreds of people from across our community. People attended and spoke at council meetings, organised neighbourhood meetings, spoke to their neighbours, met with Elected Members, wrote to the Minister, attended open days, spoke to the City's Planning Services team, signed petitions and more.

Thank you to everyone who engaged in this process.


The Minister for Planning and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy, on Thursday 12 December 2019 and Friday 13 December respectively.

On Wednesday 18 December 2019 the Minister for Planning, Rita Saffioti, announced the required modifications to the City’s LPS5 and the Local Planning Strategy.

In a special meeting of Council, held on 6 January, called to consider the Minister’s determination on LPS5, the Council welcomed the removal of blanket density imposed by the Western Australian Planning Commission. However, Council’s view is that further modifications ordered by the Minister imposing high density zoning changes to small areas on Onslow Road and near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations, are not the best outcome for the City or the affected residents. To read more please visit the City's homepage news item.


Local Planning Strategy outcome

  • The WAPC supported the identification and protection of character areas, around Daglish, Shenton Park and Subiaco. These areas highlight the unique history and character of Subiaco ensuring that new development positively contributes to the surrounding areas. This will be done with a focus on precinct planning rather than by investigation areas.
  • Precinct planning is a process of community consultation, research and investigation for a specific area to consider a range of detailed planning matters. Precinct planning can be used to inform planning policies and other statutory planning tools.
  • The WAPC showed overwhelming support for the City's strategy with only 14 minor or textual modifications reflecting the above.

LPS5 outcome

  • The Minister supported the City’s removal of blanket density from more than 1600 lots around Daglish and Shenton Park.
  • Just over 200 lots have retained higher densities. These are generally located near the Shenton Park and Daglish train stations and along Onslow Road.
  • The Minister supported the City’s proposed zoning of Hay Street east, which encourages mixed use development. Opportunities for residential and business growth will enhance the vibrancy of east Subiaco and provide better connections to West Perth.
  • The majority of density increase is planned for Subi East, the town centre, along Hay Street, on major roads and in activity centres – taking infill pressure off character and heritage areas.
  • The most significant change is to an area in the South West of Daglish which has been increased from R25 to R60.

How can I find out more?

Opportunity for further community consultation

The City's local planning policies are now being reviewed to align with LPS5. To find out more about this project please visit the project page.

Thank you for your input during our consultation on the City’s Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5). 

  • Why attend an open day?

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    As part of the consultation process for the draft Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) the city is holding ten open days.

    These is no presentation at these sessions, instead they are designed to talk one-on-one to one of the city's Planning Services staff. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and find out more about the draft LPS and draft LPS5.

    The most recent open day held on Saturday 12 May at Shenton Park Community Centre was attended by just over 100 local community members. For information on upcoming sessions please see the 'Open days' panel on the right of the project page. Any questions please contact the project team on shapeourcity@subiaco.wa.gov.au or 9237 9284.

  • First open day

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    Our first open day held on Thursday 3 May was a success with twenty local residents attending. Attendees were able to have their questions answered firsthand by the Planning staff in a personalised one-on-one session.

    All attendees were encouraged to make a submission regarding the draft Local Planning Strategy and the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5. This is the best way to get your voice heard to assist in influencing the final outcome.

    There are still nine more open days being held throughout the commnuity, so if you have a question or want to find out how your property and neighbourhood may be affected, it would be great to see you there. The next session is this Saturday 5 May 10am to 12noon at the City of Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.


  • Consultation is now open

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    The 90 day consultation period is now open and closes at 5pm on Friday 13 July 2018.

    Take you time to read the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and the draft Local Planning Strategy and complete the surveys. Your submission can make a difference, so we strongly encourage you to take the time to complete both surveys so we can capture as much community feedback as possible.