Local Planning Strategy

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The Town's Local Planning Strategy (LPS) was endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 30 April 2021. It provides strategic direction for future town planning and development, and review of the Town of Cambridge Local Planning Scheme No. 1.

The Local Planning Strategy considers a diverse range of issues including housing and demographics, transport and infrastructure, commercial activity and employment, tourism, community facilities and the natural environment. The Local Planning Strategy seeks to address the Town's requirement to develop options to meet housing targets under the State Government's Directions 2031, Perth and Peel @ 3.5 Million and the Central Sub-regional Planning Framework.

Formal advertising of the draft Local Planning Strategy concluded on 30 March 2020; the Town would like to thank everyone who provided a submission. On 26 May 2020, Council considered a report on the outcomes of advertising, and adopted the draft Local Planning Strategy for submission to the Western Australian Planning Commission. On 30 April 2021 the Local Planning Strategy was endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

See the link below for the Town's Local Planning Strategy. Other related documents are available in the Document Library. 

Local Planning Strategy(PDF, 21MB) 

In May 2010 Council adopted a Local Planning Strategy working document, and resolved to complete a Values and Attitudes Survey (refer report DV10.44).

DV10.44 Local Planning Strategy Progress Report(PDF, 24KB)

Local Planning Strategy Working Document(PDF, 1MB)

Town of Cambridge Features Map 2010(PDF, 1MB)

Town of Cambridge Opportunities Map 2010(PDF, 1MB)

The resultant Values and Attitudes Survey was reported to Council in July 2011 as part of report DV11.65.

DV11.65 Town Planning Scheme No. 1 Review Progress Report(PDF, 29KB)

2010 Values and Attitudes Survey - Interview and Focus Groups(PDF, 484KB)

2010 Values and Attitudes Survey - Key Finding(PDF, 539KB)

From 2011 to 2015, as part of the Council endorsed progressive approach to reviewing the Town Planning Scheme, the Town focused on the various strategies that would form a Local Planning Strategy, including an Access and Parking Strategy and Housing Options document.