Current Stage – Council Decision – Endorse Drafts

Adoption and Gazettal

Following community consultation and consultation with statutory authorities, the draft Local Planning Strategy and Scheme have been developed. These documents were presented to Council on 25 June 2018 and adopted for the purposes of advertising. Since then, the documents have been forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency and Heritage Council of Western Australia for comment. The Western Australian Planning Commission has reviewed the documents and approved them for advertising.

The draft documents are therefore open for community and stakeholder comment until 7 August 2019. As part of the advertising period, we invite you to attend a community information session to find out more about how the draft strategy and scheme will affect you and your property.

What: Information session on the Local Planning Strategy and Scheme

When: Drop by at your convenience, between 9am and 4pm Saturday 8 June 2019

Where: Lesser Hall, Town Hall

Submissions on the Local Planning Strategy and Scheme should be made in writing and forwarded to records@york.wa.gov.au or sent to the Shire at PO Box 22, York WA 6302 by 7 August 2019. A submission form is available here. You can also leave your written comments with us at the information session.

Draft Local Planning Strategy Part 1

Draft Local Planning Strategy Part 2

Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 Text 

Draft Local Planning Scheme No.3 Maps

Project Information 

The Shire of York has prepared a draft 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 supports Council’s Strategic Community Plan. 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.