Current Stage – Scenario Planning

Shape the strategy! Consultation on scenarios!

The consultant team has prepared some preliminary ideas based on consultation outcomes so far. We’d love your ideas!

If you missed the launch of the scenario plans at the markets on 10 February, you can have a look at them here or drop into the town hall anytime you like until 26 February and look at the display.

The scenarios present a series of ideas for land use and development, considering the key themes and opportunities for growth that the community have said are important, including:

  • Rural land
  • Rural lifestyle
  • Tourism
  • A vibrant town centre that celebrates heritage
  • Arts and culture
  • Infrastructure

You can tell us which ideas you like and don’t like through the online submission form here, or you can fill out a form at the Town Hall and leave it in the comment box there for us to collect.

If you have any questions you would like clarified, please email the Shire’s planner at planning@york.wa.gov.au and we’ll get you an answer.

Your comments on the ideas will help us refine the strategic approach into a draft local planning strategy that will be presented to Council and advertised later this year.

We have also prepared a short document outlining some of the key options we are looking at in the review of the local planning scheme. You can have a look at the scheme review document here, and email any thoughts to tso@york.wa.gov.au

Project Information 

The Shire of York is preparing a new Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme. These planning documents provide the long term vision, goals and objectives to guide and control future land use and development in the Shire. The local planning strategy and scheme will consider land use, housing types, density, and identify locations for community and physical infrastructure to support the responsible growth of the Shire.

The Shire’s current planning scheme was first gazetted in 1996. Being over 20 years old, it requires significant review to reflect changes in the planning system put in place by the state government.

The local planning strategy and scheme support Council’s Strategic Community Plan, 2016. They will help Council and the community implement key community aspirations of the Strategic Community Plan through the planning and development framework.

A key objective of the project is to engage with the community and other key stakeholders throughout the project. Engagement and consultation throughout the project will tell us how well the local planning strategy and scheme adequately capture and support community aspirations expressed in the Strategic Community Plan.