Local Planning Strategy

About the Local Planning Strategy

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.

Review of the Local Planning Strategy  

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.

Have your say on the Draft Local Planning Strategy

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.

Status of the Local Planning Strategy

Until the new Local Planning Strategy is endorsed by the WAPC the current version remains in place and can be viewed below:

Local Planning Strategies

Document name Downloadable files
Local Planning Strategy - textPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Bus Routes 1998PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Clause 32 Planning Control and Improvement PlanPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-DA and DC AreasPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Development Constraints 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-District Community Facilities 1996PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Education Facilities 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Environmental Characteristics 1998PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Existing and Future Retail 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Existing Bicycle Facilities 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Extractive IndustriesPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Future Urban Areas Jan 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Industrial Zone Land 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Infill Sewerage Program 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Local Communities Facilities 1996PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Major Planning Issues 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Metropolitan LocationPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-MRSPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Municipal Heritage Inventory 1998PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Neighbourhood Communities Facilities 1996PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Parks and RecreationPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Primary School CatchmentsPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Proposed Bicycle Facilities 1999PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Regional Community Facilities 1996PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Residential DensitiesPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Road Network and Public Transport 10 YearsPDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Statement of Planning Policy No. 2 & No. 6PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Thompsons Lake Master Plan 1998PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Trails Master Plan 1996PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Ultimate Strategic District PlanPDF document

More information and contact

For more information on the Local Planning Strategy please call 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]



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