City of Subiaco propose modifications to Local Planning Scheme No. 5

Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor.
Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor.

THE City of Subiaco has released a proposed modified version of the Local Planning Scheme No.5 (LPS5) to the public, that would reject the WA Planning Commission’s (WAPC) suggested blanket density increase.

Information detailing the modified LPS5 and Local Planning Strategy (LPS), to be considered by the City at a special council meeting on February 7, was sent out to property owners via a letter on Wednesday.

”By having personal letters to over 15,000 people and dedicated planning staff with a phone hot-line, all those in Subiaco can have their questions and concerns addressed,” Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said.

The City plans to reject the increase in blanket density to 9000 by 2050, imposed by the WAPC, and instead propose a scheme that would reduce dwelling density to less than 6000 in existing Subiaco residential areas.

Ms Taylor said City staff had worked with state planning officers to propose a modified scheme that directly responded to community concerns.

“The draft WAPC proposed plan brought uncertainty and angst to our community,” she said.

“The city’s proposed modifications are an opportunity to get the WAPC scheme off the table once and for all.

“This is what the community has been asking for since first seeing the current draft scheme from the WAPC.”

Residents can find more information about the proposed LPS5 at https://bit.ly/2HuoIHV.