City of Swan

Local Area Plans

What is Local Area Planning?

The City's Place Management recognises that the City is made up of many local communities (Places) which may differ in needs and goals. While Local Planning Strategy covers the whole of the City or deals with single issues such as housing, Local Area Planning (formerly Place Planning) specifically acknowledges and aims to meet the differing needs and goals of Places and provides an avenue for them to address local issues in a collaborative process with the City.

Local Area Planning replaces the City's Place Planning approach. Local Area Plans will focus on planning for the management of future growth as well as offering community service provision.

Local Area Plans are integrated with the City's Strategic Community Plan and Local Planning Strategy in order to inform the City's corporate business planning for the delivery of services to the community.


There are twelve Place areas for which eleven Local Area Plans will be developed and regularly reviewed, being:

Each Local Area Plan identifies a broad range of issues that affect the Place area, and in consultation with the local community establishes a vision and objectives for the Place area, consolidating strategies and actions already identified in the Strategic Community Plan and the Local Planning Strategy. Community workshops help to identify further Place specific strategies and actions and prioritise them in accordance with the vision and objectives for the Place.  

Last Update : 17/02/2015
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