The Local Planning Strategy sets out the long term planning direction for the City and covers a 10-15 year timeframe. It is set within the context of the Town Planning Scheme, but is not a statutory document. The Strategy sets out the general aims and intentions of the long term planning of the City and covers key issues such as housing, employment, business activity, transport and public open space.
The City is working on a new Local Planning Strategy that will guide how the City will manage growth and change in land use and development over the next 10 to 15 years. It will also guide the preparation of a new local planning scheme that will replace Town Planning Scheme No.3.
Council adopted a draft Local Planning Strategy at the 8 October 2020 meeting, and it was subsequently referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for certification/consent to advertise.
At their meeting on 14 June 2022, the WAPC Statutory Planning Committee (SPC) certified the Draft City of Cockburn Local Planning Strategy for advertising, subject to modifications.
The draft Local Planning Strategy is now being advertised for public comment until 21 November 2022. The City welcomes your feedback on the draft strategy. Read the draft and have your say on our Comment on Cockburn website.
After the advertising period, the City will analyse all submissions and may propose modifications to the Local Planning Strategy. A schedule of submissions will be presented to a Council meeting for consideration, and the draft Local Planning Strategy will then be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for final endorsement.
Until the new Local Planning Strategy is endorsed by the WAPC the current version remains in place and can be viewed below: