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.

About the Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy sets out the long-term planning direction for the City of Cockburn and provides the rationale for the land use zones and other provisions of the Town Planning Scheme (the Scheme).

Key issues of the Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy includes:

  • A description of the key characteristics of Cockburn, including its regional context and major planning issues

  • An explanation of the strategic land use directions the Council is seeking to pursue

  • Land use and development opportunities and constraints, which provide a context for local planning decisions

  • The links between strategic planning in the municipality and the State, and regional planning context

  • Strategic policy statements about key issues such as housing, industry and business, open space and recreation, transport, infrastructure, environment, townsites and rural land

  • Detailed policies and proposals for particular areas or specific issues contained in the strategy

  • An outline of how the strategy will be implemented including reference to any Local Planning Policies and guidelines which may be required, planning scheme measures and proposals of the State and local government to facilitate development including capital works.

The Local Planning Strategy provides an opportunity for an integrated approach to planning across all areas of a municipality including consideration of social, environmental and economic aspects with linkages to the Council's Corporate Plan. It also provides a very real opportunity for involving the community in charting the future course for the planning and development of the district.

Local Planning Strategy context

The Local Planning Strategy sets out the framework of State and regional policies and interprets these for the local area. It provides the planning context for the land use zones, reservations and statutory provisions contained in the Town Planning Scheme.
While the Local Planning Strategy is set within the context of the Town Planning Scheme, it does not form part of the Scheme. The Council may have regard for the Local Planning Strategy when making planning decisions, and this could carry significant weight in planning appeals.

The Local Planning Strategy, unlike the Scheme, is not subject to environmental assessment but the Scheme provisions which implement the Strategy may be subject to assessment and the inclusion of conditions in the Scheme.
While the Town Planning Scheme has a five-year timeframe, the Local Planning Strategy covers a 10-15 year period.

Status of the Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy is current.

Local Planning Strategies

Document name Downloadable files
Local Planning Strategy-Bus Routes 1998 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Clause 32 Planning Control and Improvement Plan PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-DA and DC Areas PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Development Constraints 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-District Community Facilities 1996 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Education Facilities 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Environmental Characteristics 1998 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Existing and Future Retail 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Existing Bicycle Facilities 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Extractive Industries PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Future Urban Areas Jan 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Industrial Zone Land 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Infill Sewerage Program 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Local Communities Facilities 1996 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Major Planning Issues 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Metropolitan Location PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-MRS PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Municipal Heritage Inventory 1998 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Neighbourhood Communities Facilities 1996 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Parks and Recreation PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Primary School Catchments PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Proposed Bicycle Facilities 1999 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Regional Community Facilities 1996 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Residential Densities PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Road Network and Public Transport 10 Years PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Statement of Planning Policy No. 2 & No. 6 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Thompsons Lake Master Plan 1998 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Town Planning Scheme No 3 Draft PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Trails Master Plan 1996 PDF document
Local Planning Strategy-Ultimate Strategic District Plan PDF document

More information and contact

Please contact Strategic Planning  for more information on the Local Planning Strategy by Phone 08 9411 3444 or email stratplanning@cockburn.wa.gov.au.
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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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