Reminder: have your say on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3

Reminder: have your say on draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3

The City of Nedlands is calling for comment on its draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 over a four-month period from now until 29 March.

It is proposed to replace the City’s existing Town Planning Scheme No. 2, which has been in place since 1985.

Mayor Max Hipkins said LPS 3 would affect most properties within the City of Nedlands and encouraged people to visit Your Voice Nedlands to view the scheme text and search for their properties using interactive online mapping.

“The City is required to have and maintain a scheme as a legal document that sets out how land can be used and developed,” he said.

“Specifically, a scheme stipulates how land is used, permissible uses of land, scale of development and other important information relating to development standards.

“The City bases planning decisions on the provisions and controls contained within its scheme.”

The draft LPS 3 was adopted at a special council meeting on 13 December 2016 and sent to the WA Planning Commission for review, which then required the City to make a number of unexpected modifications.

After making the modifications, the City was given WAPC consent to advertise draft LPS 3 for public comment.

Mayor Hipkins said there were several ways people could find out more about the draft LPS 3.

“The best location to find the information all in one place is Your Voice Nedlands and it’s also the best place to submit your feedback,” he said.

“There are also six opens days in February and March where community members can drop in and speak to a member of the project team to learn more.” 

Open days are being held 4pm-7pm, 7 February and 8 March at the Mt Claremont Community Centre, 4pm-7pm 15 February and 12pm-4pm 17 March at Dalkeith Hall and 9am-1pm 24 February and 4pm-7pm 28 February at the City of Nedlands’ administration building.

“The City of Nedlands has a commitment to good participation and communication with the local community, which is why we’re embracing this public comment period and giving people four months to have their say,” Mayor Hipkins said.