A Local Planning Strategy is an essential component for the preparation of a Town Planning Scheme. It details the background and rationale for proposed zones, and density and land use controls introduced as part of a new planning scheme. It is also a State planning requirement that each local government in Western Australia has a Town Planning Scheme and a Local Planning Strategy.
Local governments are required to review their Town Planning Schemes every five years. The City’s current Town Planning Scheme No.2 was released in 2004 and has been amended and updated numerous times. A new Town Planning Scheme will represent a comprehensive review of the current scheme, and bring it into line with contemporary planning regulations.
A Local Planning Strategy does not specify changes to individual properties. The strategy will set out the City’s objectives for future planning and development and includes a broad framework by which to pursue those objectives. The strategy will address the social, environmental, resource management and economic factors that affect land use and development.
The recommendations of the strategy inform the development of a revised Town Planning Scheme, which will provide more detailed planning and development guidance at an individual property level.
Previous community and stakeholder consultation has uncovered the values and perception of various planning issues. As community values change it is important to re-test ideas, identifying any gaps or new emerging ideas and invite feedback from the community and other stakeholders.
The City is running an extensive community engagement program which includes community workshops, social media campaigns, mail outs, and a community survey. The final outcome of the community engagement process will be presented to Council for endorsement prior to the finalisation of the draft Local Planning Strategy.
The anticipated date for a draft to be considered by Council and, subject to Council approval, referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission is October 2023.
You can participate in a number of ways:
Register your email address via Rock Port to receive updates on the Local Planning Strategy or email the City at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once registered in Rock Port, you can opt in to the topic of interest category Local Planning Strategy (LPS) via the My Profile page.
You can share your thoughts via the online form on Rock Port.
Talk to us
City staff and Councillors want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
Send us an email, call, write to us, make an appointment and come in for a chat.
Ask to speak to a member of the Strategic Planning Team on 9528 0333.
Write to us
Mail your response to: City of Rockingham Planning Services, PO Box 2142, Rockingham DC 6967 WA
Visit the City’s Administration Office at Civic Boulevard, Rockingham and ask to speak to a member of our Strategic Planning team.
All feedback will be reviewed, and will inform the draft Local Planning Strategy prior to it being submitted to Council and the Western Australian Planning Commission.
The City values and respects your privacy so your personal details will not be shared with others or published, if requested.