Proposed Scheme Amendment No. 8 to City of Joondalup Local Planning Scheme No. 3

The City is seeking feedback on the proposed omnibus amendment to Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3).

Why is an omnibus amendment proposed?

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (LPS Regulations) govern the way in which local planning schemes are prepared, consolidated and amended. The LPS Regulations were updated in February 2021 and July 2021 as part of the State Government’s reform of the planning system. This included changes to the model provisions that local planning schemes are required to be based on.

It is considered appropriate to undertake an omnibus amendment to update and align LPS3 with the updated model provisions in the LPS Regulations and to also address minor anomalies which have been identified since LPS3 came into operation in October 2018.

What is an omnibus amendment?

An omnibus amendment is an amendment which typically includes a number of unrelated changes to the planning scheme that are minor or administrative in nature and do not necessarily warrant a separate or individual amendment of their own.

What is proposed in the omnibus amendment?

The amendment proposes to:

  • Change the land use permissibility of ‘Holiday House’ from a ‘D’ (discretionary) use to an ‘X’ (not permitted) use in the ‘Commercial’ zone.
  • Change the land use permissibility of ‘Animal Establishment’ from an ‘X’ use to a ‘D’ use in the ‘Light Industry’ zone of LPS3 and the ‘Joondalup West’ precinct of the Joondalup Activity Centre Plan.
  • Fix several typographical errors.
  • Update the scheme map to address a number of zoning anomalies.
  • Undertake a number of modifications to align LPS3 with the updated model provisions of the LPS Regulations.

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 decide whether to support the amendment, with or without modifications, or not support the amendment. As Council is not the final decision maker, Council’s recommendation on the proposal is forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission which makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning. The Minister can either grant final approval to the amendment, with or without modifications, or refuse the amendment.

Where can I get more information?

The proposed omnibus scheme amendment can viewed below.

A report on the proposal was presented to Council on 15 February 2022 and is available here.

When does the consultation period close?

Submissions will be accepted: 21 April 2022 to 2 June 2022.


  • Planning Consultation Submission Form

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