21 November deadline for planning strategy submissions

Main points:
  • Public submissions on the City’s draft Local Planning Strategy are due by 4pm on 21 November
  • A series of public information sessions will be held in October and November
  • The updated strategy will guide future planning and development across Cockburn’s 23 suburbs to cater for our expanding population needs
  • An updated Local Planning Strategy is legally required under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.
Do you live, work or invest in Cockburn? The City of Cockburn wants to hear from you as it prepares a new strategy to guide future planning and development across our 23 suburbs.
Cockburn is growing and to continue creating the best community for everyone, the City is preparing to finalise the City’s draft Local Planning Strategy (LPS).
The strategy will guide the City’s long-term decision-making for future land use in Cockburn and is legally required under the Planning and Development Act (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.   
Interested people have until 4pm on Monday 21 November to make a submission on the draft strategy.
Submission details are available on the City’s community consultation website, Comment on Cockburn, where links to the draft strategy, along with frequently asked questions are available.
The City will hold three community drop-in information sessions in Spearwood, Success and Beeliar on 20 October, 8 November and 10 November. An online information session will be held on 22 October.
The City’s population will expand by 30,000+ by 2030 and an updated Local Planning Strategy is vital for how we use and develop land for transport, housing, industry and space for recreation while protecting the natural landscape.
The draft LPS proposes planning actions for individual suburbs, the environment, infrastructure, centres and commercial areas, industrial areas and the Australian Marine Complex for the next 10 to 15 years.
This final public submission period follows eight community workshops and extensive consultation between 2017 and 2018.
Once public submissions are received and considered alongside the City’s and WA Government’s planning requirements, the draft strategy will be considered for approval by Cockburn Council and the WA Planning Commission.
Have your say:

Comment – Find out how to make a written submission at Comment on Cockburn.

In person community info sessions – Phoenix Shopping Centre, near Farmer Jack's (254 Rockingham Road, Spearwood) anytime between 3-6pm, Thursday 20 October; Success Library (11 Wentworth Parade, Success) anytime between 4.30-6.30pm, Tuesday 8 November; Beeliar Village Shopping Centre, near Jamaica Blue (8 Durnin Avenue, Beeliar) anytime between 10am-1pm, Thursday 10 November.
Online info session – 9-11am Saturday 22 October via Microsoft Teams. Registration is essential. Go to Comment on Cockburn.
One-on-one chat with an officer – Book at Comment on Cockburn.
**Comment on Cockburn is where you can have your say on a range of projects and important issues in your City. Visit Comment on Cockburn to sign up and get involved with decision-making in your neighbourhood.**

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