City of Subiaco receive modified Local Planning Scheme No. 5 submission results

Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor.
Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor.

CHANGES to the City of Subiaco’s LPS5 in Daglish and Shenton Park have support from the majority of ratepayers but several wanted the dwelling target reduced to 6140.

The City adopted a modified version of the LPS5 and released the modified areas of the scheme for public comment.

The City has received 298 submissions since February 15.

The main concerns raised include location of density within residential areas and its impact on street character, poor development outcomes, development impacts and overshadowing as well as confusion over dwelling targets.

The City’s decision in removing blanket density in Daglish, west and east of the railway line, was well received with 83.9 per cent of submissions in support of the west and 70.5 per cent for the east.

About 70 per cent of submissions also supported the City’s removal of blanket density in Shenton Park.

Several submissions also asked for the modified LSP5 dwelling target to be reduced to 6140.

According to an officer’s report, submissions received did not raise any new planning issues which were not apparent, considered and responded to prior to the City preparing the modified LPS5.

At a briefing session on Tuesday, councillors will consider any further modifications to the February adopted LPS5 before forwarding it, along with the submissions, to the WA Planning Commission following a full council meeting next week.