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Policies

This section contains information on Statutory Planning policies which the City has regard to when determining development and subdivision applications.

State Planning Policies

State planning policies are prepared and adopted by the WAPC under statutory procedures set out in part 3 of the Planning and Development Act 2005. The process of preparing a state planning policy also includes public consultation and consideration by the Planning Minister and the Governor.

The WAPC and the City must have 'due regard' to the provisions of state planning policies when preparing or amending local planning schemes and when making decisions on planning matters.

Copies of the state planning policies can be viewed on the WAPC website.

Development Control Policies

The WAPC’s operational policies, often referred to as development control or DC policies, sit within a structure which is established under the State Planning Strategy and Statement of Planning Policy No.1 State Planning Framework.

Copies of the DC policies can be viewed on the WAPC website here.

Local Planning Policies

Local planning policies are prepared by the City and adopted by Council under statutory procedures set out in TPS 2. The process of preparing a local planning policy also includes public consultation and consideration by Council.

The current Local Planning Policy Manual can be viewed here.

Council Policies

Council policies are prepared by the City and adopted by Council under statutory procedures set out in the Local Government Act 1995. The process of preparing a Council policy also includes public consultation and consideration by Council.

The current Local Planning Policy Manual can be viewed here.

Draft Local Planning Policies and Council Policies

The following local planning and Council policies (Planning related) are currently being advertised for public comment: