City of Subiaco - Amendments to Local Planning Scheme No. 5
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Amendments to Local Planning Scheme No. 5

Scheme amendments

What is a local planning scheme?

A local planning scheme is a legal document that controls and manages land use and development within a local government area. Local planning schemes are made under Part 5 of the Planning and Development Act 2005, which sets out the general objects of schemes, the matters which may be addressed in schemes and the requirements for review of schemes.

What is a scheme amendment?

It is sometimes necessary, or requests are made, to amend a local planning scheme. When a change is proposed or made it is referred to as a scheme amendment. Scheme amendments occur for a variety of different reasons. Some of these reasons include:

  • A change in zoning to accommodate appropriate development;
  • A change in the scheme’s wording to ensure more effective planning;
  • To implement the strategic vision of the Local Planning Strategy; and
  • To ensure orderly and proper planning of the local government area.

For general information on scheme amendments, including the application process, please refer to the local planning scheme amendment fact sheet (PDF, 356KB). It is highly recommended that you make an appointment with planning staff to seek further information and guidance before submitting your request in writing.

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