Local Planning Strategies

A Local Planning Strategy (LPS) establishes the planning framework for each local government, and provides the strategic basis for local planning schemes. It sets out the local government’s objectives for future land-use planning and development, and includes a broad framework by which to meet those objectives. A LPS needs to address the social, environmental and economic factors that affect, and are affected by, land use and development.

The Shire currently has a range of strategic local planning documents that provide for future growth and development, as set out below. The Shire proposes to consolidate and update these within a single, Shire-wide Local Planning Strategy in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

The Shire of Capel is working on a Local Planning Strategy in tandem with a new Local Planning Scheme No.8, to replace the existing Town Planning Scheme No.7. Work commenced in September 2015 and in September 2019, Council resolved to advertise the draft Local Planning Strategy along with the draft Scheme 8.

The draft Local Planning Strategy has now been referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission for certification. Once the WAPC has considered the draft document, it can be advertised for public comment. It is anticipated that consultation on the draft Local Planning Strategy will take place in the first half of 2020.

The Local Planning Strategy will provide a long term (15 year) direction for land use planning in the Shire of Capel, and will reflect the existing regional and local planning framework. It will also provide the rationale for proposed zones and identify key planning issues to be addressed by the new Local Planning Scheme, as well as guiding local area plans and local planning policies for the Shire.

Existing Local Planning Strategies
Area Strategy Date
Shire Capel Shire Land Use Strategy (PDF 9.45MB) March 1999
Capel Coastal Strategy (PDF 11MB) October 2005
Capel Urban Landscape Strategy (PDF 1.4MB) October 2011
Boyanup Boyanup Townsite Strategy (PDF 3MB) May 2010
Boyanup Public Open Space Strategy (PDF 12.6MB) October 2011
Boyanup Transport Infrastructure Study (PDF 10.7MB) June 2015
Capel Capel Townsite Strategy (PDF 2.6MB) October 2009
Capel Townsite Transport Study (PDF 1.6MB) July 2011
Capel Townsite Public Open Space Strategy (PDF 3.5MB) February 2011
Capel Townsite District Water Management Strategy (PDF 12.5MB) May 2013
Peppermint Grove Beach Peppermint Grove Beach Land Use Strategy (PDF 5.5MB) July 2013
Peppermint Grove Beach Management Plan (PDF 15.7MB) April 2010