Local Planning Scheme No 3

The Minister has advised that the Scheme was published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 which completes the approval process.

The Local Planning Scheme No. 3 changes the zoning, land use permissions, density codes and development standards for the City of Nedlands.

To assist the community in understanding the new requirements a series of information sessions will be held throughout May.

The approval of LPS3 will enable the City to commence developing its planning framework of policies and procedures to support its implementation.

Further community engagement will be undertaken as these projects progress.


How can you get involved, find out more and view the scheme?

  • View the scheme in the document library or on the Department of Planning's website
  • Visit the State Law Publisher website to view the gazette notice
  • Please read the FAQs
  • Ask us a question (see below)
  • Attend a Community Information Session:
    • Wednesday, 15 May, 4pm to 6pm at Mt Claremont Community Centre (Hakea Room)
    • Wednesday, 22 May, 5pm to 7pm at City of Nedlands Administration Centre (Board Room)
    • Saturday, 25 May, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Dalkeith Hall, Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith
  • Call a member of the Strategic Planning Team

Updates on the progress of this project will be provided on this engagement page.

The Minister has advised that the Scheme was published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 which completes the approval process.

The Local Planning Scheme No. 3 changes the zoning, land use permissions, density codes and development standards for the City of Nedlands.

To assist the community in understanding the new requirements a series of information sessions will be held throughout May.

The approval of LPS3 will enable the City to commence developing its planning framework of policies and procedures to support its implementation.

Further community engagement will be undertaken as these projects progress.


How can you get involved, find out more and view the scheme?

  • View the scheme in the document library or on the Department of Planning's website
  • Visit the State Law Publisher website to view the gazette notice
  • Please read the FAQs
  • Ask us a question (see below)
  • Attend a Community Information Session:
    • Wednesday, 15 May, 4pm to 6pm at Mt Claremont Community Centre (Hakea Room)
    • Wednesday, 22 May, 5pm to 7pm at City of Nedlands Administration Centre (Board Room)
    • Saturday, 25 May, 2.30pm to 4.30pm at Dalkeith Hall, Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith
  • Call a member of the Strategic Planning Team

Updates on the progress of this project will be provided on this engagement page.

  • City receives new Scheme

    about 1 month ago
    Cover of scheme

    The City has now received the new Local Planning Scheme No. 3 as published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday, 16 April.

    The new scheme can be viewed in the document library on this page or by visiting the Department of Planning's website.

    The City has now received the new Local Planning Scheme No. 3 as published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday, 16 April.

    The new scheme can be viewed in the document library on this page or by visiting the Department of Planning's website.

  • Local Planning Scheme No.3 Gazetted

    about 1 month ago
    Law

    The City of Nedlands Local Planning Scheme No.3 has been published in the Government Gazette and all planning decisions will now be based on the new Scheme.

    Local Planning Scheme No.3 changes the zoning, land use permissions, density codes and development standards for the City of Nedlands. To assist the community in understanding the new requirements, the City will be holding a number of information sessions throughout May.

    The approved scheme will available in the document library as soon as the documents are received from the Department of Planning.

    For enquiries please contact the planning team on 9273 3500.

    The City of Nedlands Local Planning Scheme No.3 has been published in the Government Gazette and all planning decisions will now be based on the new Scheme.

    Local Planning Scheme No.3 changes the zoning, land use permissions, density codes and development standards for the City of Nedlands. To assist the community in understanding the new requirements, the City will be holding a number of information sessions throughout May.

    The approved scheme will available in the document library as soon as the documents are received from the Department of Planning.

    For enquiries please contact the planning team on 9273 3500.

  • Minister has approved LPS3

    about 1 month ago
    Gavel

    The City has received notification from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage advising that the WAPC has considered the Scheme and submitted its recommendation to the Minister in accordance with section 87(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act).

    The Minister has approved the Scheme in accordance with section 87(2)(a) of the Act. In accordance with section 87(3) of the Act, the WAPC will cause the approved Scheme to be published in the Government Gazette.

    The Minister has released a media statement to this effect which can be viewed on the Department of...

    The City has received notification from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage advising that the WAPC has considered the Scheme and submitted its recommendation to the Minister in accordance with section 87(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act).

    The Minister has approved the Scheme in accordance with section 87(2)(a) of the Act. In accordance with section 87(3) of the Act, the WAPC will cause the approved Scheme to be published in the Government Gazette.

    The Minister has released a media statement to this effect which can be viewed on the Department of Planning's website.

  • Mayor published open letter

    about 1 month ago
    Letter

    The Mayor published a letter to all residents in the POST newspaper. To see a copy of the letter, please visit the document library.

    The Mayor published a letter to all residents in the POST newspaper. To see a copy of the letter, please visit the document library.

  • Special Council Meeting 12 March 2019

    2 months ago
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    A special meeting of Council was held on 12 March 2019, for the purpose of discussing the process for signing Local Planning Scheme No.3 and approving the LPS3 Communications Plan.

    As per council resolution, the Council directed the CEO to forward two copies of the modified scheme documents as required by the Planning Minister, as specified by the Western Australian Planning Commission in its communicated to the City dated 1 February 2019, in accordance with Section 87 of the Planning and Development Act 2005.

    Please visit the City's website (Agenda, Minutes and Reports) for further information.

    A special meeting of Council was held on 12 March 2019, for the purpose of discussing the process for signing Local Planning Scheme No.3 and approving the LPS3 Communications Plan.

    As per council resolution, the Council directed the CEO to forward two copies of the modified scheme documents as required by the Planning Minister, as specified by the Western Australian Planning Commission in its communicated to the City dated 1 February 2019, in accordance with Section 87 of the Planning and Development Act 2005.

    Please visit the City's website (Agenda, Minutes and Reports) for further information.

  • Council to consider LPS3 process for approval

    2 months ago
    Signatures
    A report on LPS3 will be presented to a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, 12 March 2019, commencing at 5.30pm.

    The report discusses the process for the approval of a local planning scheme and outlines the steps to be taken by a local government in that process.

    It explains the City’s current position in making modifications to the scheme as directed by the Minister and the purpose behind executing (signing and sealing) the modified scheme.

    The recommends that the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer execute the modified local planning scheme documents and apply the City seal, as required by...

    A report on LPS3 will be presented to a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, 12 March 2019, commencing at 5.30pm.

    The report discusses the process for the approval of a local planning scheme and outlines the steps to be taken by a local government in that process.

    It explains the City’s current position in making modifications to the scheme as directed by the Minister and the purpose behind executing (signing and sealing) the modified scheme.

    The recommends that the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer execute the modified local planning scheme documents and apply the City seal, as required by regulation 31(2)(b) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

    Please visit the City's website (Agenda, Reports and Minutes) to view the agenda and report.

  • LPS3 Dwelling Yields Explanation

    3 months ago
    Calculating

    As per Council resolution, from its meeting held 26 February 2019, please see this comparison and explanation of the dwelling yield calculations (refer document library) that have been performed in the development of Local Planning Scheme 3.

    As per Council resolution, from its meeting held 26 February 2019, please see this comparison and explanation of the dwelling yield calculations (refer document library) that have been performed in the development of Local Planning Scheme 3.

  • Clarification on Local Planning Scheme No. 3 requirements

    3 months ago
    Clarification

    The City has been made aware of misinformation circulating to the community in relation to Local Planning Scheme No. 3.

    In response, the City has sought to clarify the planning process in relation to scheme and interpreting the density map – and urges people to visit and read the information available on this engagement page or call or email (council@nedlands.wa.gov.au) the planning department on for the correct information.

    This misinformation comes after Planning Minister Rita Saffioti directed the City to make modifications to LPS3 before it is endorsed and gazetted.

    Planning and Development (Local Planning ...

    The City has been made aware of misinformation circulating to the community in relation to Local Planning Scheme No. 3.

    In response, the City has sought to clarify the planning process in relation to scheme and interpreting the density map – and urges people to visit and read the information available on this engagement page or call or email (council@nedlands.wa.gov.au) the planning department on for the correct information.

    This misinformation comes after Planning Minister Rita Saffioti directed the City to make modifications to LPS3 before it is endorsed and gazetted.

    Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations require the City to provide a copy of the modified scheme to the WA Planning Commission within 42 days (15 March) of receiving the Minister’s direction.

    In the meantime, the Minister’s office has released a map of Nedlands and Dalkeith for public information showing the densities that will result from the modifications. A map showing properties zoned mixed use has also been provided for public information. Both maps are available in the document library.

    Understanding the minister’s schedule of modifications contains technical instructions to the City, describing how officers are to amend the Local Planning Scheme text. For this reason, the schedule of modifications is a confidential document intended for planning officer interpretation.

    The document’s confidentiality should ensure administration has sufficient time to prepare a community engagement strategy, explaining the final scheme’s contents in clear, understandable language.

    Once the scheme is gazetted, the City will hold information sessions to help the community understand and interpret the new scheme requirements.

    The misinformation circulated included scheme requirements associated with laneway widening in the Nedlands area. The requirement to provide land to widen an existing laneway so it can be used for vehicle access and servicing will only apply when landowners themselves decide to subdivide or re-develop with more than one dwelling.

    The requirement to contribute land to widen an existing laneway to an appropriate width is common practice throughout Perth’s metropolitan area and is even applied currently in the City of Nedlands under Town Planning Scheme No. 2.

    A media release has also been prepared in regard to the misinformation. Please visit the City’s website to read the media release.

  • Scheme approved by Planning Minister Rita Saffioti

    3 months ago
    Decision

    Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has signed off on draft Local Planning Scheme No.3 and directed the City of Nedlands to make a number of modifications to the advertised version of the scheme before it receives final approval.

    The City has received the list of modifications and are now required to make the modifications within the next 42 days (15 March) in accordance with the Minister's Order.

    The final version of the scheme will then be returned to the WA Planning Commission and Planning Minister for endorsement.

    Following endorsement, the scheme will be published in the Government Gazette and will then...

    Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has signed off on draft Local Planning Scheme No.3 and directed the City of Nedlands to make a number of modifications to the advertised version of the scheme before it receives final approval.

    The City has received the list of modifications and are now required to make the modifications within the next 42 days (15 March) in accordance with the Minister's Order.

    The final version of the scheme will then be returned to the WA Planning Commission and Planning Minister for endorsement.

    Following endorsement, the scheme will be published in the Government Gazette and will then be operational resulting in Town Planning Scheme No.2 (TPS2) being redundant. At this point, the full endorsed copy of the scheme text and scheme maps will be available for public viewing and published in the local newspapers, placed on the City's website, update to the IntraMaps system and this engagement page.

    Letters will also be sent to everyone who made a submission.

  • WAPC considered the draft LPS3

    5 months ago
    Decision pending

    Draft Local Planning Scheme 3 was considered by the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Statutory Planning Committee on 11 December 2018.

    The Committee meeting agenda and minutes can be accessed through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website via the following link:

    https://online.dplh.wa.gov.au/PAM/view.asp?d=Statutory%20Planning%20Committee

    Statutory Planning Committee items relating to Local Planning Schemes are confidential and as such the report from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Committee’s recommendation is not publicly available.

    The City understands the Statutory Planning Committee’s recommendation has now been provided to the Minister for Planning. The Minister will make...

    Draft Local Planning Scheme 3 was considered by the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Statutory Planning Committee on 11 December 2018.

    The Committee meeting agenda and minutes can be accessed through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website via the following link:

    https://online.dplh.wa.gov.au/PAM/view.asp?d=Statutory%20Planning%20Committee

    Statutory Planning Committee items relating to Local Planning Schemes are confidential and as such the report from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Committee’s recommendation is not publicly available.

    The City understands the Statutory Planning Committee’s recommendation has now been provided to the Minister for Planning. The Minister will make the final decision on the Scheme and may:

    1. refuse the Scheme; or
    2. approve the Scheme with or without modifications.


    Should modifications be proposed, the Minister may or may not require the modifications to be advertised.

    Once the Minister has made a decision, submitters will be notified, and a notice will be published in the local newspaper and on the City’s website. It is noted there is no specified timeframe for the Minister’s decision.