City of Swan planning laws and the Swan Valley Rural Zone

Published on 07 June 2019

All houses, businesses and facilities require planning approval from their Local Government to be built, or operate.

All properties in the Swan Valley are assessed against the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 17 and the Swan Valley Planning Act area.

The City of Swan Council resolved to amend the Local Planning Scheme during a Council Meeting on Wednesday, 10 May, 2019.

The proposed amendment has been referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission and Environmental Protection Authority to determine that it is satisfactory before a 60 day public advertising process can occur.

The outcomes of public consultation will then be reported back to Council to determine if it supports or rejects the amendment, and then submitted to the Minister for Planning for final determination.

If approved, the amendment will restrict land usage in the Swan Valley Rural Zone to preserve the unique rural character of the area and support traditional agricultural activities.

The Swan Valley Rural Zone is a 73km2 area within the City of Swan local government area of 1,043km2.