Planning strategies

City Planning Strategy

The City of Perth is preparing its first City Planning Strategy.

The City Planning Strategy will be a long term strategic urban land use plan that provides direction on the city’s growth and development for the next 10-15 years.

The Strategy will be guided by the City’s Strategic Community Plan and State Government planning direction and will inform a new City Planning Scheme.

The preparation of a City Planning Strategy is a State Government planning requirement.

The City must respond to the growing and changing demographics of Perth’s population to make sure the city has a bright and healthy future. By 2036, more than 40,000 residents are expected to be living in the City. The City Planning Strategy will propose long-term housing growth areas and identify areas which are suitable for denser development. To ensure growth is sustainable these locations will need to be supported by key infrastructure, public transport, activity centres, areas for recreation and access to goods/services for our day to day needs.

Stages and timeframes

 
Stages Timeframe
StagesInformation gathering including community and stakeholder engagement TimeframeJuly 2017 – late 2018
StagesStrategy development TimeframeFebruary 2018 - late 2018
StagesCouncil consideration and endorsement of draft strategy for lodgement with State Government
TimeframeMid 2019
StagesPreliminary Community Consultation
TimeframeMid 2019
StagesState Government consideration and endorsement of draft strategy for formal community and stakeholder engagement TimeframeTo be advised
StagesFormal community and stakeholder engagement  TimeframeTo be advised
StagesReview of community and stakeholder feedback and draft strategy
TimeframeTo be advised
StagesCouncil consideration and endorsement for final strategy for lodgement with State Government
TimeframeTo be advised
StagesState Government consideration and endorsement of final strategy
TimeframeTo be advised

Frequently asked questions

  • How will the City Planning Strategy affect my property?

    The City Planning Strategy is a high level document that will identify broad strategies and key actions to be implemented at a city wide and neighbourhood level.  The City Planning Strategy will not specify changes to individual properties.

    The recommendations of the City Planning Strategy will inform the development of a new City Planning Scheme and supporting planning policies which will provide more detailed planning and development guidance at an individual property level. Further community engagement will be carried out as part of the preparation of the new City Planning Scheme.

     
  • How has the community been engaged in the development of the City Planning Strategy

    Feedback was sought from the community from the community on their aspirations for the future of their city neighbourhood through the Your Neighbourhood’s Future project. Consultation was held between November 2017 and April 2018 through an online survey and city neighbourhood places activity.

    The outcomes of this community engagement will be available in due course and will help to inform the preparation of the City Planning Strategy.

     
  • How can I be involved in the finalisation of the City Planning Strategy?
    As outlined in the Stages and Timeframes section there will be formal opportunities for you to provide feedback on the draft Strategy once it has been endorsed by the State Government.
    If you wish to be kept informed on the progress of the City Planning Strategy please register for updates through the City’s Engage Perth online platform.

Further information

For further information please contact the City Planning Strategy project team via:

Email: cpuinbox@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Mail:

City of Perth City Planning Unit

GPO Box
C120 
PERTH WA  6839

Phone: 9461 3136 

City of Subiaco Local Planning Strategy

The City of Subiaco Local Planning Strategy currently guides the parts of Subiaco and Crawley that were transferred from the City of Subiaco to the City on 1 July 2016.