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Planning strategies

City Planning Strategy

The City of Perth has prepared a draft City Planning Strategy. In accordance with the City’s Corporate Business Plan and Strategic Community Plan 2029. The Strategy is intended to guide future land use planning and decision-making for Perth city over the next 10 -15 years. The Strategy sets out a shared vision for Perth city and a framework for the coordinated delivery of projects and actions which require stakeholder and government collaboration.

All local governments are required to prepare a planning strategy in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (Planning Regulations). This will be the first planning strategy for the city.

Beyond legislative requirements, there are broader reasons which warrant the preparation of a planning strategy. The City’s population is growing and is expected to triple by 2050. The City has a responsibility to ensure that it is prepared and equipped to cater to this growth. State Government policy, such as Perth & Peel @3.5million aim to set out a framework to guide growth over the next 35 years, however a planning strategy plays a critical role in ensuring that a coordinated approach to growth is achieved at a local and sub-regional level.

Over the next 10 -15 years, the City will face opportunities and challenges primarily driven by this population growth. The Draft Strategy identifies the most important land use planning and development issues facing the City moving forward, and presents a framework for the City, community and various government agencies to work together to overcome these challenges and achieve a more sustainable future.

Stages and timeframes

Stages Timeframe
StagesCommunity Visioning
  • Share to Shape your Capital' city wide community engagement
  • Perth City Snapshot 2016
  • Strategic Community Plan
StagesPreliminary Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  • 'Your Neighbourhoods Future' city-wide and neighbourhood level consultation and surveys
  • Preliminary State Government agency liaison
StagesResearch and analysis
  • Spatial workshops with State Government agencies and peak bodies
  • Technical analysis
  • Spatial planning and interrogation
Timeframe2017-mid 2018
StagesPreparation of draft City Planning Strategy
  • Document preparation
  • Internal stakeholder review
  • Preliminary feedback sought from State Government agencies
  • Document finalisation
  • Liaison with Central Perth Planning Committee
StagesFinal Draft City Planning Strategy
  • Presentation to Council for approval to undertake preliminary public consultation
TimeframeMay 2019
StagesPreliminary Public Consultation TimeframeJune – early August 2019
StagesReview of Community and Stakeholder Feedback; Modifications to draft City Planning Strategy TimeframeUnderway
StagesCouncil Consideration and Endorsement of Strategy for Submission to State Government TimeframeTo be advised
StagesState Government Consideration and Endorsement for Formal Consultation TimeframeTo be advised
StagesFormal Community and Stakeholder Consultation TimeframeTo be advised (requires State Government approval)
StagesFinalisation of draft Strategy; Council Consideration and Approval; Lodgement with State Government TimeframeTo be advised

Head to Engage Perth for more information and updates on the progress of the draft City Planning Strategy.


Use the interactive flipbook below to review Part 1 of the draft City Planning Strategy.

Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the draft City Planning Strategy are available to download from Engage Perth.

Further information

Please contact the City Planning Strategy project team via:



City Planning Unit
City of Perth
GPO Box C120
Perth WA 6839

Phone: 9461 3136 

City of Subiaco Local Planning Strategy

The City of Subiaco Local Planning Strategy currently guides the parts of Subiaco and Crawley that were transferred from the City of Subiaco to the City on 1 July 2016.