September 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 a 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. 

Local Planning Strategy

View the Draft Local Planning Strategy 

How can I provide feedback Draft Local Planning Strategy?

Written submissions can be made before 4.30pm Monday 8 November 2021 by:

Or a form can be downloaded and completed or printed out to be completed at another time. 

Submission Form

Be sure that your submission includes your name and contact details (postal address and/email if applicable), the property affected (if relevant) and details of the submission. 

How can I attend an information session?

To speak to a member of the planning team, drop into one of the information sessions at the Town Hall:

Wednesday 13 October 2021, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Register for session


Wednesday 27 October 2021, between 5.00pm and 7.00pm

Register for session

Process and Timeline

Timeline for Local Planning Strategy 

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

(For printable version to download visit the document library below)

What will happen next?

Once public advertising closes on 8 November 2021, 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.