City of Swan

Local Area Plans

What is Local Area Planning?

The City's Place Management approach recognises that the City is made up of many local communities (Places) which may differ in needs and goals. While the Local Planning Strategy covers the whole of the City or deals with particular 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 Plans (LAPs) focus on planning for the management of future growth as well as offering community service provision. Each LAP identifies a broad range of issues that affect the local area and, in consultation with the local community, establishes a vision and objectives for the area, consolidating strategies and actions already identified in the Strategic Community Plan and the Local Planning Strategy. Community workshops help to identify further strategies and actions and prioritise them in accordance with the vision and objectives.

LAPs 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 local areas for which eleven LAPs will be developed and regularly reviewed, being:

Last Update : 26/05/2015
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