Local Planning Strategy

February 2022

The Town of East Fremantle has now adopted a Local Planning Strategy (LPS) to provide a blueprint for the growth and development of neighbourhoods and commercial (activity) centres over the next 10 to 15 years. It will also inform the preparation of a new Local Planning Scheme.

The Draft LPS was advertised for public comment for a period of 6 weeks, closing on 8 November 2021. Of 19 submissions received: 4 offered support/no comment; 8 offered support and suggested minor changes; and 7 requested specific changes.

Council considered the submissions and resolved to adopt the LPS on 15 February 2022, subject to a number of modifications. As a final step however, the Western Australian Planning Commission must also endorse the LPS, which may require further modifications before approval is finalised.

November 2021 

The Town of East Fremantle has prepared a Draft Local Planning Strategy (Draft LPS 2021) to provide strategic direction for future planning and development within the Town over the next 10 to 15 years. It provides a blueprint for the planning and development of neighbourhoods and commercial (activity) centres and informs the preparation of a new Local Planning Scheme No. 4.

Along with other Local Governments in Western Australia, the Town is required to prepare an LPS to show how the State Government's housing targets as provided in Directions 2031 and Beyond, Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million and the Central Sub-regional Planning Framework can be achieved together with how other State Planning Policy can be applied to the local setting.

The Draft LPS 2021 provides for growth of the Town from 3,090 dwellings (2011 Census) to at least 3,980 by 2050 (+890 dwellings) to meet the State government's infill dwelling target under the Central Sub-Regional Planning Framework (WAPC, 2018). The total estimated current dwellings in 2021 is 3,310. Draft LPS 2021 generally directs growth of the remaining 670+ additional dwellings by 2050 to areas in and near activity centres and urban corridors where higher density developments is already existing or permitted. The Draft LPS 2021 provides the framework for implementing the Town's other major strategies through a new Local Planning Scheme. 

Draft LPS 2021 was advertised for public comment over 6 weeks until 8 November 2021. Council will consider the submissions and make modifications if required before it is adopted. The WAPC must endorse the Draft LPS 2021 as a final step. 

Local Planning Strategy

View the Draft Local Planning Strategy 

How can I provide feedback on the Draft Local Planning Strategy?

Formal advertising of the Draft LPS 2021 has now closed (Monday 8 November 2021). 

How can I attend an information session?

Public information drop in sessions were held on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and Wednesday 27 October 2021 at the Town Hall. 

No further information sessions are planned at this time. 

Process and Timeline

Timeline for Local Planning Strategy 

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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What will happen next?

Public advertising closed on 8 November 2021 and a report on the submissions and any proposed amendments to the Draft Local Planning Strategy 2021 will be presented to Council for consideration either towards the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.

Council's resolution will then be forwarded to the WAPC for its decision regarding final approval.