The end is in sight for draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 after Subiaco Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to forward the scheme to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) with a series of recommendations in response to submissions.
The recommendations seek to further reduce densities in some locations and respond to community concerns about the interface between high and low densities.
The milestone decision is an important step in the legislative planning process that will guide development and population growth in Subiaco over the coming years.
The City of Subiaco has now provided draft Local Planning Scheme No. 5 and draft Local Planning Strategy, along with all submissions and supporting documents, to the WAPC which will make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning.
The scheme is backed by a rigorous community engagement process comprising 153 days of community consultation, 10 community information sessions and 1300 submissions that resulted in 55 modifications to the original WAPC scheme.
LPS5 and the Local Planning Strategy, endorsed by Council in February, forecast how the City could accommodate 8350 new dwellings, with the main areas for residential growth identified in the Subi East Redevelopment Area, the Town Centre and along Hay Street.
Major planning decisions like this are crucially important and impact our entire community – that’s residents, businesses, developers, visitors to Subiaco and our future community,” Mayor Taylor said.
“Council has listened to all voices in the community and worked hard to represent them.
“In more than 1300 submissions, our community has shown a steadfast commitment to preserving our City’s charm and made clear its values, principles and vision for Subiaco’s future.
“Now more than ever, we have a deep understanding of our community’s wishes and a plan that will help guide the re-energisation of Subiaco, cementing our city as a diverse, welcoming and lively place,” Mayor Taylor said.