Local Planning Policy P301- Advertising of Planning Proposals

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The City is reviewing Local Planning Policy P301 - Advertising of Planning Proposals (formerly Community Engagement in Planning Proposals). The draft modified local planning policy provides guidance for consulting with stakeholders and the community on development applications and strategic planning proposals where advertising is undertaken.

This review is seeking to ensure that consultation on planning proposals continues to meet City, stakeholder and community expectations. The draft modified policy will better reflect the way we consult with stakeholders, which goes above and beyond the minimum requirements of state government legislation. The draft modified policy will primarily guide the advertising of development applications. Strategic planning proposals such as scheme amendments, local planning strategies and local planning policies will continue to be the subject of their own individual engagement processes.

The last major review of the existing policy was in 2016 and since then the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has prepared a set of model guidelines for the advertising of planning proposals. Using this model as a base, the review considered how to best ensure that all affected stakeholders are provided an opportunity to give feedback. This involved looking at what factors the City should consider when determining consultation methods and length of advertising for each proposal. The draft modified policy is more legible and easier to administer and ensures that consultation is done in a more meaningful and targeted way.

Read about the proposed changes below.

How can I give my feedback?

Feedback should be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Through the online feedback form below (preferred)
  • Complete a hard copy feedback form available at the Civic Centre, South Perth or Manning libraries and return to the City at the Civic Centre or by mail, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of South Perth Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth WA 6151.

The feedback period will close at 4pm, Friday 31 July 2020.

The City is reviewing Local Planning Policy P301 - Advertising of Planning Proposals (formerly Community Engagement in Planning Proposals). The draft modified local planning policy provides guidance for consulting with stakeholders and the community on development applications and strategic planning proposals where advertising is undertaken.

This review is seeking to ensure that consultation on planning proposals continues to meet City, stakeholder and community expectations. The draft modified policy will better reflect the way we consult with stakeholders, which goes above and beyond the minimum requirements of state government legislation. The draft modified policy will primarily guide the advertising of development applications. Strategic planning proposals such as scheme amendments, local planning strategies and local planning policies will continue to be the subject of their own individual engagement processes.

The last major review of the existing policy was in 2016 and since then the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has prepared a set of model guidelines for the advertising of planning proposals. Using this model as a base, the review considered how to best ensure that all affected stakeholders are provided an opportunity to give feedback. This involved looking at what factors the City should consider when determining consultation methods and length of advertising for each proposal. The draft modified policy is more legible and easier to administer and ensures that consultation is done in a more meaningful and targeted way.

Read about the proposed changes below.

How can I give my feedback?

Feedback should be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Through the online feedback form below (preferred)
  • Complete a hard copy feedback form available at the Civic Centre, South Perth or Manning libraries and return to the City at the Civic Centre or by mail, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of South Perth Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth WA 6151.

The feedback period will close at 4pm, Friday 31 July 2020.

  • Proposed changes to the policy

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    16 days ago

    The proposed major changes and the reasons for these changes are:

    Major Changes

    Reasoning

    Removal of the notification letters (information only letters) to adjoining properties

    • Gives the illusion of consultation where it is for information purposes only
    • Those likely to be affected by a proposal will be advertised to and have the opportunity to comment

    Simplification of the advertising requirements through:

    • Having all minimum advertising requirements in one table
    • Consistent requirements for all application types with more guidance on increasing advertising scope/timeframes where necessary
    • Alignment with WALGA guidelines
    • Easier for the community to understand
    • Easier to administer in a fair and transparent way
    • Better guidance on varying the minimum advertising timeframes and minimum advertising areas will ensure that all potentially affected stakeholders are consulted.
    • Fairer and more consistent than the existing policy

    Reduction in the minimum advertising area for some developments and change in the method for measuring the advertising area

    • Current policy considered to be excessive in advertising area and often doesn’t advertise to the people who are likely to be affected
    • Use of a radius will include more properties closer to the development than the existing model which is based on distance along streets

    Removal of discussions around levels of engagement

    • Addressed by local policy P103 Stakeholder Engagement
    • Outdated information
    • Not relevant to most advertising

    Remove advertising requirements for non-planning matters (dividing fences, renaming ROW’s, road closures, etc.)

    • Policy to focus on planning proposals only
    • Individual engagement plans for non-planning matters will be prepared for each project

    The proposed major changes and the reasons for these changes are:

    Major Changes

    Reasoning

    Removal of the notification letters (information only letters) to adjoining properties

    • Gives the illusion of consultation where it is for information purposes only
    • Those likely to be affected by a proposal will be advertised to and have the opportunity to comment

    Simplification of the advertising requirements through:

    • Having all minimum advertising requirements in one table
    • Consistent requirements for all application types with more guidance on increasing advertising scope/timeframes where necessary
    • Alignment with WALGA guidelines
    • Easier for the community to understand
    • Easier to administer in a fair and transparent way
    • Better guidance on varying the minimum advertising timeframes and minimum advertising areas will ensure that all potentially affected stakeholders are consulted.
    • Fairer and more consistent than the existing policy

    Reduction in the minimum advertising area for some developments and change in the method for measuring the advertising area

    • Current policy considered to be excessive in advertising area and often doesn’t advertise to the people who are likely to be affected
    • Use of a radius will include more properties closer to the development than the existing model which is based on distance along streets

    Removal of discussions around levels of engagement

    • Addressed by local policy P103 Stakeholder Engagement
    • Outdated information
    • Not relevant to most advertising

    Remove advertising requirements for non-planning matters (dividing fences, renaming ROW’s, road closures, etc.)

    • Policy to focus on planning proposals only
    • Individual engagement plans for non-planning matters will be prepared for each project