Local Planning Strategy

Help shape the City's future

The City has prepared a Draft Local Planning Strategy (the draft Strategy) and would like your feedback. The draft Strategy will guide and manage population and activity growth in the City of South Perth over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Draft Local Planning Strategy provides the long term strategic direction for the City within the key focus areas of population and housing, activity centres and employment, transport and access, environment and sustainability, heritage, public open space and community facilities, and tourism and entertainment. In total, the Draft Local Planning Strategy proposes over fifty actions within these focus areas to help shape the future planning of the City.

How can I get involved?

Feedback closes at 5pm, Monday 10 June 2019.


Help shape the City's future

The City has prepared a Draft Local Planning Strategy (the draft Strategy) and would like your feedback. The draft Strategy will guide and manage population and activity growth in the City of South Perth over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Draft Local Planning Strategy provides the long term strategic direction for the City within the key focus areas of population and housing, activity centres and employment, transport and access, environment and sustainability, heritage, public open space and community facilities, and tourism and entertainment. In total, the Draft Local Planning Strategy proposes over fifty actions within these focus areas to help shape the future planning of the City.

How can I get involved?

Feedback closes at 5pm, Monday 10 June 2019.


  • Comment period now open

    11 days ago

    At its September 2018 meeting, Council endorsed the Draft Local Planning Strategy and forwarded it to the State Government for certification. The certification has now been provided and the comment period is now open.

    The draft Strategy makes a series of plans, including:

    • A plan for where and how new housing will be accommodated. By 2031, the City is forecast to grow by around 10,200 people who will be accommodated in approximately 4,700 new dwellings. The Draft Local Planning Strategy recommends concentrating growth to key nodes, known as activity centres, and along roads with good transport connectivity, known as urban corridors where access to services, employment and transport is highest. A map showing these areas is on page 9 of the Summary Document.
    • A direction for managing the City’s transport network moving forward including growing the City’s cycling network and supporting expanded public transport services including bus, ferry and rail
    • Investigation of how to best deliver new public infrastructure, such as enhanced parklands, community spaces and facilities, and upgraded streets.
    • A plan for conserving our social and environmental values, including heritage places, urban tree canopy, and improving the design of new buildings.
    In total the Draft Local Planning Strategy proposes over fifty actions to help shape the future planning of the City.

    At its September 2018 meeting, Council endorsed the Draft Local Planning Strategy and forwarded it to the State Government for certification. The certification has now been provided and the comment period is now open.

    The draft Strategy makes a series of plans, including:

    • A plan for where and how new housing will be accommodated. By 2031, the City is forecast to grow by around 10,200 people who will be accommodated in approximately 4,700 new dwellings. The Draft Local Planning Strategy recommends concentrating growth to key nodes, known as activity centres, and along roads with good transport connectivity, known as urban corridors where access to services, employment and transport is highest. A map showing these areas is on page 9 of the Summary Document.
    • A direction for managing the City’s transport network moving forward including growing the City’s cycling network and supporting expanded public transport services including bus, ferry and rail
    • Investigation of how to best deliver new public infrastructure, such as enhanced parklands, community spaces and facilities, and upgraded streets.
    • A plan for conserving our social and environmental values, including heritage places, urban tree canopy, and improving the design of new buildings.
    In total the Draft Local Planning Strategy proposes over fifty actions to help shape the future planning of the City.
  • Learn more and have your say

    11 days ago

    The Draft Local Planning Strategy is divided into two parts:

    • Part 1 which contains all of the strategies and actions that will be implemented if the Draft Local Planning Strategy is adopted
    • Part 2 which provides the background evidence base from which the strategies and actions are drawn.

    A summary document has been prepared to provide an overview of the draft Strategy and an outline of the key messages. It is recommended that you read the Summary Document before completing the online survey or provide written feedback.

    Complete the feedback form

    Complete the online feedback form here. The online feedback form is the preferred way to provide your comments on the Draft Local Planning Strategy. Hard copy feedback forms can be obtained from the City of South Perth Civic Centre and South Perth and Manning libraries.

    Written submissions and other comments

    While we recommend completing the online feedback form, you’re also welcome to make a written submission to the City. Submissions can be made:

    By email: enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au

    By mail: City of South Perth, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth WA 6151

    Your feedback will help inform any modifications to the Draft Local Planning Strategy before it is returned to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final consideration.

    The comment period on the draft Strategy closes at 5pm, Monday 10 June 2019.

    Community drop in sessions

    If you’d like more information about the Draft Local Planning Strategy, you can also come along to one of the community drop in sessions listed below. City officers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the draft Strategy. The drop in sessions are informal and don’t include any presentations, so you can come and go at any time during the scheduled session.

    • George Burnett Leisure Centre - Seminar Room 1, Cnr Manning Road and Elderfield Road, Karawara, 10am-1pm, Saturday 23 March 2019
    • South Perth Civic Centre - Reception Room, Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth, 10am-1pm, Wednesday 3 April 2019
    • Collins Street Centre -Community Hall, Cnr Collins Street and Shaftesbury Street, South Perth, 4-7pm, Wednesday 10 April 2019
    • South Perth Civic Centre - Reception Room, Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth, 5:30-8:30pm, Monday 6 May 2019
    • Moresby Street Hall - Moresby Street, Kensington, 4-7pm, Thursday 9 May 2019
    • Manning Community Centre - Manning Community Hall, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning, 10am-1pm, Saturday 1 June 2019

    The Draft Local Planning Strategy is divided into two parts:

    • Part 1 which contains all of the strategies and actions that will be implemented if the Draft Local Planning Strategy is adopted
    • Part 2 which provides the background evidence base from which the strategies and actions are drawn.

    A summary document has been prepared to provide an overview of the draft Strategy and an outline of the key messages. It is recommended that you read the Summary Document before completing the online survey or provide written feedback.

    Complete the feedback form

    Complete the online feedback form here. The online feedback form is the preferred way to provide your comments on the Draft Local Planning Strategy. Hard copy feedback forms can be obtained from the City of South Perth Civic Centre and South Perth and Manning libraries.

    Written submissions and other comments

    While we recommend completing the online feedback form, you’re also welcome to make a written submission to the City. Submissions can be made:

    By email: enquiries@southperth.wa.gov.au

    By mail: City of South Perth, Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth WA 6151

    Your feedback will help inform any modifications to the Draft Local Planning Strategy before it is returned to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final consideration.

    The comment period on the draft Strategy closes at 5pm, Monday 10 June 2019.

    Community drop in sessions

    If you’d like more information about the Draft Local Planning Strategy, you can also come along to one of the community drop in sessions listed below. City officers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the draft Strategy. The drop in sessions are informal and don’t include any presentations, so you can come and go at any time during the scheduled session.

    • George Burnett Leisure Centre - Seminar Room 1, Cnr Manning Road and Elderfield Road, Karawara, 10am-1pm, Saturday 23 March 2019
    • South Perth Civic Centre - Reception Room, Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth, 10am-1pm, Wednesday 3 April 2019
    • Collins Street Centre -Community Hall, Cnr Collins Street and Shaftesbury Street, South Perth, 4-7pm, Wednesday 10 April 2019
    • South Perth Civic Centre - Reception Room, Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace, South Perth, 5:30-8:30pm, Monday 6 May 2019
    • Moresby Street Hall - Moresby Street, Kensington, 4-7pm, Thursday 9 May 2019
    • Manning Community Centre - Manning Community Hall, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning, 10am-1pm, Saturday 1 June 2019
  • Draft Local Planning Strategy progress

    3 months ago

    At its September meeting, Council endorsed the draft Local Planning Strategy. The draft Strategy will now be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification before formal consultation is undertaken.

    Consultation on the Draft Strategy is expected to commence in early 2019.

    The Local Planning Strategy will guide the planning of the City of South Perth over the next 10 to 15 years. It will provide the long term strategic direction for a range of topics influencing and influenced by planning and development, including hosting, employment and activity, the environment, and transport.


    At its September meeting, Council endorsed the draft Local Planning Strategy. The draft Strategy will now be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification before formal consultation is undertaken.

    Consultation on the Draft Strategy is expected to commence in early 2019.

    The Local Planning Strategy will guide the planning of the City of South Perth over the next 10 to 15 years. It will provide the long term strategic direction for a range of topics influencing and influenced by planning and development, including hosting, employment and activity, the environment, and transport.


  • Update on draft Local Planning Strategy

    7 months ago

    The draft Local Planning Strategy was considered by the Council at its meeting of 28 August 2018.

    The purpose of the meeting was to decide whether to forward the draft Local Planning Strategy to the WA Planning Commission and seek their consent to formally advertise the document.

    Council resolved to defer this decision. Minutes of the meeting, including the reasons for deferring the matter are available for download on the Minutes and Agendas page of the City’s website.

    The City will advise interested parties when the draft Local Planning Strategy is to be further considered by the Council.

    For more...

    The draft Local Planning Strategy was considered by the Council at its meeting of 28 August 2018.

    The purpose of the meeting was to decide whether to forward the draft Local Planning Strategy to the WA Planning Commission and seek their consent to formally advertise the document.

    Council resolved to defer this decision. Minutes of the meeting, including the reasons for deferring the matter are available for download on the Minutes and Agendas page of the City’s website.

    The City will advise interested parties when the draft Local Planning Strategy is to be further considered by the Council.

    For more information on the Local Planning Strategy project, please visit the City of South Perth website.
  • Draft Local Planning Strategy – documents available to view

    7 months ago

    Following preliminary engagement activities in February and March of this year, the City has prepared a Draft Local Planning Strategy.

    The Strategy will be considered by the Council at its August round of Council meetings for consent to advertise. Should consent be provided, the Draft Local Planning Strategy will be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification for public advertising before formal public consultation occurs.

    You will have the opportunity to make a submission on the Draft Local Planning Strategy during this public consultation period.

    The draft Council report, associated attachments and a copy of the Draft Local...

    Following preliminary engagement activities in February and March of this year, the City has prepared a Draft Local Planning Strategy.

    The Strategy will be considered by the Council at its August round of Council meetings for consent to advertise. Should consent be provided, the Draft Local Planning Strategy will be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification for public advertising before formal public consultation occurs.

    You will have the opportunity to make a submission on the Draft Local Planning Strategy during this public consultation period.

    The draft Council report, associated attachments and a copy of the Draft Local Planning Strategy are now available to view.

    Draft Local Planning Strategy

    The Draft Council Report - August 2018, and the Draft Local Planning Strategy - Parts 1 and 2, are available on the City's website, in the minutes and attachments from the August Council meeting.

    Preliminary consultation

    Consultation and Survey Responses Report - Local Planning Strategy