Proposed Amendments to the Planning Consultation Local Planning Policy

The City is proposing amendments to the Planning Consultation Local Planning Policy and you are invited to comment on the proposal.

What are the proposed amendments to the Planning Consultation Local Planning Policy?

It is proposed to amend the policy to align with changes made to the way consultation can be undertaken in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (LPS Regulations) and provide clarification on consultation for development applications that do not require approval under the local planning scheme. The proposed amendments include:

  • modifications in response to changes to the LPS Regulations, being:
    • a new designation of certain types of development applications as ‘complex’, with greater consultation requirements, including a 28 day consultation period.
    • development applications that are not designated ‘complex’ being advertised for a period of 14 days, being the maximum permitted.
    • aligning the wording for consultation over the Christmas and Easter holiday period with the LPS Regulations, adding additional time for comments to be made on consultation over these periods.
    • increasing the consultation period for structure plans to 42 days.
    • removing the requirements for notification on the City/Library noticeboards for strategic proposals.
    • amending the requirement for a notice in the local newspaper for strategic proposals to be required where appropriate.
  • a position on consultation where development is exempt under the local planning scheme and the City is not the responsible authority.
  • consultation requirements for minor development in response to the draft Minor Development Local Planning Policy.

All proposed amendments are outlined in the attachments below.

How do I make a submission?

Submissions can be made using the online Planning Consultation Submission Form below (preferred), via an email or via post to P.O. Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919. All submissions must be in writing and include your full name and address.

What happens after I make a submission?

After the close of the advertising period, the proposal and the submissions received will be considered at a future Council meeting. If you choose to make a submission and elect to be kept informed on the progress of the application, you will be notified of the Council meeting date when confirmed.

Council will consider the proposal and the submissions made and make a determination whether to proceed with the amendments to the policy.

Where can I get more information?

The proposed amendments to the Planning Consultation Local Planning Policy can be viewed below.

A report on the proposal was presented to Council on 17 May 2022 outlining the proposed amendments and reasons for the amendments and is available here.

When does the consultation period close?

Submissions will be accepted: 16 June 2022 to 7 July 2022.

Draft Planning Consultation Local Planning Policy – tracked changes

Draft Planning Consultation Local Planning Policy – clean copy

  • Planning Consultation Submission Form

  • Your details

    Please note that for your feedback to be considered, your full contact details must be provided. This information will be treated as confidential and will not be published or linked to your comments in any public report on the outcomes of the consultation. Only one submission per person will be accepted.
  • Property affected by this planning proposal (if applicable and different from your postal address)
  • Your submission

    Information on this planning proposal can be found under Open Consultations.
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    If you would prefer to be informed via post, please contact the City’s Planning Services Team on 9400 4100 or via email .
  • A copy of your submission form will be sent to your email address.