City of Vincent residents to have their say on local planning policy

Perth MLA John Carey is heading the Perth City Summit.
Perth MLA John Carey is heading the Perth City Summit.

CITY of Vincent residents are encouraged to have their say on a draft local planning policy overhaul.

The policy, which would streamline six draft policies into one, was drawn up based on more than 1500 comments and suggestions from the community, planning industry experts, developers and architects.

It identifies five key Built Form Areas: town centres, activity corridors, mixed use areas, transit corridors and residential areas, depending on what their intended function is, with specific planning requirements applying to each area.

Vincent Mayor John Carey said he was keen to see the Built Form Policy implemented.

“We believe the policy will genuinely encourage better designs and more liveable buildings, as well as providing greater clarity on building heights, rear setbacks and innovative landscaping requirements, from single houses through to large developments,” he said.

“We had to build this policy from the ground up… went back to basics and scrutinised why our various planning policies existed and how they were written.

“The result is a single coherent policy that’s much easier to use and definitely more modern.”

He said it would align with the City’s new Town Planning Scheme, which is awaiting final approval from Planning Minister Donna Faragher.

The closing date for written feedback is November 11.

For more information, go to www.vincent.wa.gov.au/planningreform.