Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy is the key strategic urban planning document for the City of Melville.

What is a Local Planning Strategy?

The City of Melville's Local Planning Strategy draws on the City’s Corporate Plan and the community plan 'People, Places, Participation' to provide a broad direction for the future growth and development of the City for the next 10 to 15 years.

To do this, the Local Planning Strategy considers all relevant Regional and State planning documents (such as Directions 2031 and beyond) and the current urban character of the City of Melville and its people.

The Strategy makes broad projections on how and where future residents may live in response to changing metropolitan circumstances; considers the state of our environment, State Government direction and major planning activities in the region that may impact (positively or negatively) on the liveability of the City and future prosperity of the municipality.

The Local Planning Strategy aims to provide a vision to assist strategic decision making and a set of principles by which co-ordinated, sustainable development will be implemented over time. It is not a fixed blue-print but a framework for strategic planning which assists in creating the community we want to live in

How is the Local Planning Strategy different to a Local Planning Scheme?

While the Local Planning Strategy sets the broad strategic planning direction for the City, the Local Planning Scheme is the operational tool that establishes specific controls for land use and development in the City of Melville.  The Local Planning Scheme sets and defines zones, acceptable land uses within each zone of the City and establishes development standards for new and re-developed sites.

Copies of the Local Planning Strategy can also be obtained from one of the City of Melville Libraries or viewed during business hours at the City of Melville, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon.