East Wanneroo Proposed Urbanisation

Parts of the current rural area in East Wanneroo (in the localities of Wanneroo, Gnangara, Jandabup and Mariginiup) have been identified as ‘potential urban’ by the State government planning agencies.

Update 8 September 2017

Preparation of East Wanneroo District Structure Plan

On 14 August 2017, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) advised the City that the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), on behalf of the Commission, will be preparing a District Structure Plan (DSP) for the East Wanneroo area.

The Commission has advised that the preparation of the DSP will build upon the work that has already  been undertaken as part of the East Wanneroo Structure Plan of 2011.  It also advises that:

“ The district structure plan will be a high-level, strategic document that will provide an additional level of evaluation and detail; identify the future obligations to be addressed by subsequent planning stages; and provide the basis for the subsequent preparation of local structure plans.  The structure plan will provide strategic guidance on future land use, employment, density targets, the coordination of major infrastructure, activity centres, regional open space distribution, environmental assets and buffers.  The document will be prepared in close consultation with the City, as well as relevant government agencies and servicing authorities.”

It is currently anticipated that a draft DSP will be released for public comment by the State planning agencies around the middle of 2018, and that the DSP may be finalised around October 2018.

Please refer to the Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage website for more information.

Update 26 April 2016

Proposed Amendment 1308/41 to Metropolitan Region Scheme

On 5 April 2016, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) commenced advertising of proposed Amendment No. 1308/41 to the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for public comment.  This follows approval by the Minister for Planning for this advertising to proceed.

MRS Amendment 1308/41 proposes to rezone a large area of land in East Wanneroo from ‘Rural’ to ‘Urban Deferred’. This affects most of the land which is shown as 'potential urban' on the WAPC's East Wanneroo Structure Plan.

Further information regarding proposed MRS Amendment 1308/41, including which properties are affected by the proposed rezoning, is available on the WAPC website. This also includes information about how to make a submission to the WAPC on the proposal.

The public comment period concludes on 8 July 2016.

This is NOT a City of Wanneroo proposal, and while the proposed amendment documents are available at the City's administration centre, enquiries about it should be made to the Department of Planning on 6551 9000 or by email:

It should be noted that the  East Wanneroo area is also subject to significant State Government proposals contained in its draft 'Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million'.  This draft plan is also currently subject to a public comment period which concludes on 13 May 2016.

Information regarding the draft Green Growth Plan, and on how to make a submission on it, is available by clicking below:

Green Growth Plan Information


Update 9 March 2015

At its meeting in September 2014, Council resolved to work with the WAPC and the Department of Planning (DoP) to arrive at a shared approach to the further planning of the East Wanneroo area.  City Administration has subsequently been working with DoP officers on this matter.

Once the is work is completed, it is then anticipated that this matter and potential changes to Local Planning Policy (LPP) 5.3: East Wanneroo will be considered by Council.

Should Council agree that changes should be made to LPP 5.3, these proposed changes will be advertised for public comment.  The City will write to all affected landowners at that time to ensure the local community is fully consulted on the matter.”

Further information

East Wanneroo Structure Plan

The East Wanneroo Structure Plan (EWSP) was released by the State planning agencies in January 2011.  This plan identifies parts of East Wanneroo as ‘potential urban’.

Click below to view the EWSP.

East Wanneroo Structure Plan

Local Planning Policy 5.3: East Wanneroo

Council adopted Local Planning Policy (LPP) 5.3: East Wanneroo in May 2014. This policy sets out the City's position as to how it proposes that further planning and development of this area be progressed.

Click below to view the policy.

Local Planning Policy 5.3 East Wanneroo

Draft North-West Sub-regional Planning Framework

The draft North-West Sub-regional Planning Framework (NWSRPF) was released by the State planning agencies for public comment in April 2015.  The draft includes proposals for the East Wanneroo Structure Plan area which are different in some places to those of the East Wanneroo Structure Plan.  

The draft is proposed to be finalised as a North-West Sub-regional Structure Plan, which is awaiting release by the State planning agencies.