Liveable neighbourhoods

Liveable Neighbourhoods is a Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) operational policy that guides the structure planning and subdivision for greenfield and large brownfield (urban infill) sites.
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In general, Liveable Neighbourhoods replaces the current WAPC development control policies. Where such policies conflict with Liveable Neighbourhoods, Liveable Neighbourhoods will prevail unless an applicant can demonstrate why it cannot or should not apply.

Liveable Neighbourhoods review

The next stage of Design WA is Neighbourhood Design.

It will update and revise Liveable Neighbourhoods to provide a State Planning Policy to guide the structure planning and subdivision of greenfield and large infill sites – complementing Precinct Design. Given the predictions of Perth and Peel @ 3.5 million, neighbourhood design for liveable and sustainable communities is integral to the future of our cities and towns. The Neighbourhood Design policy will be the next evolution of the pioneering and award winning Liveable Neighbourhoods policy.

Neighbourhood Design will apply the 10 Principles of Good Design outlined in State Planning Policy 7.0 Design of the Built Environment.

The policy will require a tailored, performance-based approach to neighbourhood design, supported by design review and a high level of community and stakeholder participation.