Current Stage – Development of Drafts

Community consultation on the scenario plans has recently ended, with some great feedback received. The scenario plans presented a series of ideas for land use and development, considering the key themes and opportunities for growth that the community had said during community engagement are important, including:

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

Scenario Plans can be viewed here. A short document outlining some of the key options we are looking at in the review of the local planning scheme were also made public for comment, which can be viewed here.

Consultation with a number of statutory authorities on the scenario plans and scheme review, was also undertaken to consider comments made in preparation of the draft documents.   

From here, the consultant team and Shire of York will be collating the information and ideas from Phase 1 and 2 into a draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme for presentation to Council to adopt for the purposes of public advertising. We anticipate this will be presented to Council in May or June 2018.  

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.

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.