Local Planning Strategy

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The Town has prepared a Draft Local Planning Strategy (LPS) to provide strategic direction for future town planning and development, and review of the Town of Cambridge Town Planning Scheme No. 1.


The LPS 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 LPS 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.

Following the preliminary engagement in August - September 2018, at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 18 December 2018, Council resolved to adopt the LPS, subject to modifications and following the completion of the modifications, submit the LPS to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification.

Upon receipt of the feedback, a report will be submitted to Council regarding the formal advertising of the LPS.

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.

The Town also prepared and finalised Activity Centre Plans for Wembley and West Leederville