What are the proposed changes between in the policies supporting between TPS 40 and LPS 42?

The policies were adopted at varying periods between 1998 and 2018. The policies therefore have varying levels of applicability and relevance. Since their implementation the City has adopted the new Local Planning Scheme No 42 (LPS 42), there have been new and revised State Planning framework especially Design WA. With the adoption of the new LPS 42, new and revised policies are needed to support its implementation.

The main changes in the policies was updating templates, improving clarity, references to LPS 42 and State Planning Policies - Residential Design Codes 7.0 and 7.3 Vol 1 and Vol 2 (Design WA). The intent of the policies remains the same.

What is a Local Planning Scheme?

A Local Planning Scheme (previously called a Town Planning Scheme) is a legal document that prescribes land use and development throughout a local government area. The reserves, zones and land uses in the Scheme are closely informed by the City’s Local Planning Strategy (endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 24 October 2017). These reserves and zones also need to be consistent with the State government’s Metropolitan Region Scheme zones.

The City’s draft Local Planning Scheme No. 42 will replace the current Town Planning Scheme No. 40 as the legal document that prescribes land use and development across the City.

To find out more about the LPS 42 visit https://www.yoursaycanning.com.au/new-local-planning-scheme-no-42.

What is a Local Planning Strategy?

A Local Planning Strategy is a strategic planning document that sets out the long-term vision, objectives and actions for land use planning within the City of Canning. The Local Planning Strategy provides guidance for a 10 year period to ensure that all aspects of land use are considered and that population growth is appropriately planned for.

The Local Planning Strategy is closely informed by the following informing strategies and plans:

  • Local Environment Strategy (adopted by Council 18 February 2014);
  • Local Water Management Strategy (Adopted by Council 15 April 2014);
  • Local Housing Strategy (adopted by Council 21 October 2014);
  • Community Development Strategy (adopted by Council 17 March 2015);
  • City of Canning Heritage Strategy (adopted by Council 19 May 2015);
  • Public Open Space Strategy (adopted by Council 16 June 2015);
  • Integrated Transport Strategy (adopted by Council 20 August 2015);
  • Local Commercial and Activity Centres Strategy (adopted by Council 13 October 2015);
  • City of Canning Cycling and Walking Plan (adopted by Council 15 May 2018); and
  • Local Biodiversity Strategy (adopted by Council 19 June 2018).

The Local Planning Strategy is a link between regional and local planning and takes direction from the informing strategies, as well as Perth and Peel@3.5million.

The Local Planning Strategy was adopted by Council on 20 June 2017, and endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 24 October 2017.

The Local Planning Strategy and sub strategies are available on the City of Canning website through the link below: https://www.canning.wa.gov.au/residents/building-here/town-and-strategic-planning/local-planning-strategy.

What is the relationship between the Local Planning Scheme, Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Policies??

The Local Planning Scheme is the statutory document which implements the objectives of the Local Planning Strategy. The Local Planning Strategy details the background and rationale for proposed zone, density and land use controls introduced in draft Local Planning Scheme No. 42.

Under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, a Local Planning Strategy is an essential component of the development and delivery of a Local Planning Scheme.

Local planning policies give further guidance on how a development will be assessed. It can be strategic or operational and apply to a particular land use.

What happens with my submission after advertising?

The City will review each submission against planning considerations, and include them in a Schedule of Submissions that will be attached to the Council report. Long submissions will be summarised in the Schedule of Submissions. The City will also make a recommendation to Council on each submission, which may include noting aspects of the submission, responding to comments or issues raised, and identifying any relevant modifications to the draft local planning policies.

When will the local planning policies take effect?

The final local planning policies will come into operation when the City publishes a notice in the local newspaper. This will occur after the gazettal of Local Planning Scheme No 42.

Frequently Asked Questions – LP.08 Cash in lieu for parking in Centre Zone

When and in which areas would LP.08 apply?

LP.08 only applies to the Centre Zone (areas covered by Canning City Centre Activity Centre Plan and Queens Park Local Structure Plan). It applies to non-residential uses and the residential visitor parking that does not comply with the parking requirements.

Does it mean that the residents are subsidising parking under LP.08?

No. Where cash in lieu of parking is deemed appropriate, the developer will be making the monetary contribution to the City of Canning.

How will the funds collected be used under LP.08?

The local government is to use the cash-in-lieu funds for building and maintaining publicly accessible car parking spaces, which include land acquisition, construction or directly related improvements.

In absence of the need for a multi-storey car parking facility in an area, when justification is provided, Council may consider utilising the contributions for transport infrastructure improvement purposes as identified in LP.08.  These alternatives include:

  • Improvement to existing parking facilities and on-street parking.Purchase of privately constructed car bays where excess bays over and above the Scheme requirements are provided, and where the location of such bays are strategically located and will be available for use by the general public.
  • Public transport stops, shelters and stations, signs, lanes, vehicles tracks and catenary, priority signals and associated works/designs.
  • Paths, signs, bikes, end of trip facilities (showers and lockers), pedestrian and cycling crossings and any associated works and designs.
  • On and off street parking bays, parking machines, parking signs, shelters and any associated works/design and technologies.