Local planning scheme

Local Planning Scheme

The City’s local planning scheme is Local Planning Scheme No. 3, often known as LPS3.

LPS3 classifies land into zones, and outlines how land within those zones may be used and developed.

All local planning schemes in WA contain ‘deemed provisions’ that outline uniform processes and procedures. The ‘deemed provisions’, which are mandated by State legislation, cannot be altered or varied.

How a local planning scheme affects your property

LPS3 provides the basis for how land may be used and developed in the City.

This includes:

  • The zoning of your property and types of land uses that may be allowed to operate from a site.
  • The residential density code that applies to your property, which prescribes how many dwellings can be developed.
  • The requirements to obtain development (planning) approval for development.

The scheme maps can be found here.