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Planning policies & legislation

Endorsed Structure Plans & Local Development Plans (LDP)

  • A Structure Plan is a document consisting of text and maps which identifies how land is intended to be developed or is being developed and provides a broad framework to guide Council when it considers subdivision and development proposals.   In addition to illustrating details such as road configuration and the location of retail and community facilities such as shops, schools and public open space, a Structure Plan can also show details such as housing density, land use classifications and zones.
  • Local Development Plans (LDPs) Previously Detailed Area Plans (DAPs) are planning tools used to provide better control measures than those under residential design codes (R-Codes) for matters relating to urban design and the overall look of the built area.  LDPs show the differences in urban settings such as streetscape, garage location, solar orientation, landscape, building height and topography.

Endorsed Structure Plans & Local Development Plans

  • Draft Structure Plans which have been considered by Council after advertising and referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final consideration can be viewed here.

Draft Structure Plans

District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2)

The City's District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2) is a statutory document which provides the framework for the planning and development of land.  DPS 2 sets out the way land is to be used and developed by classifying various land uses into appropriate zones, for example residential and commercial.  DPS 2 also includes controls to ensure long-term planning objectives are achieved.

Request an Amendment to City's Planning Scheme

Local Planning Policies

Local planning policies are guidelines used to assist Council in making decisions under District Planning Scheme No. 2 (DPS 2).  Although local planning policies are not part of DPS 2 they must be consistent with, and cannot vary, the intent of DPS 2 provisions, including the Residential Design Codes.

Below are the City's Local Planning Policies which guide subdivision and development in the City of Wanneroo.

Local Planning Policies