Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme Review
Report of Review
At the 27 October 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting, Council approved the Report of Review prepared in relation to the City of Belmont Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 15.
The Report recommended that:
- The City of Belmont Local Planning Strategy be repealed, and a new local planning strategy be prepared in its place; and
- The City of Belmont Local Planning Scheme No. 15 be repealed, and a new local planning scheme be prepared in its place.
The Report was considered by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 21 December 2020, who advised that they agree with the recommendations of the Report.
The Report of Review and the WAPC’s decision can be located below.
Review of the Local Planning Strategy
In light of the Report of Review recommendations, four sub-strategies are currently being prepared including:
- Local Housing Strategy
- Activity Centres Planning Strategy
- Public Open Space Strategy
- Environment Strategy
Once the four sub-strategies have been finalised, the recommendations will be summarised and consolidated into a Local Planning Strategy. Statutory provisions will be written in a Local Planning Scheme, which will aim to:
- Plan how and where the City will continue to accommodate the housing needed for its predicted population;
- Control land uses appropriately through zonings and land use permissibility;
- Keep parks and recreation areas, schools, airports and other important areas reserved for those purposes;
- Provide clear development requirements for residents and businesses looking to renovate, redevelop or subdivide their properties;
- Continue to protect existing places or properties of heritage significance, while considering whether there are any other areas of heritage significance;
- Give quality public open space to the local community;
- Actively support environmental sustainability measures.
Once Council has endorsed the draft strategies and Local Planning Scheme, the City will ask the community for further feedback and insights.
The City will then advertise and review any submissions received and seek Council’s decision on the draft documents, before making a final recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission.