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Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 2

The City of Albany is inviting stakeholder and community feedback on the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 2, that has been prepared to replace the current City of Albany Local Planning Scheme No. 1. 

The community comment period on draft LPS2 is open until close of business on 23 December 2022

What is changing for my property?

Find out what changes are proposed under draft LPS2 and how these might effect your property through the following:

Access the online mapping tool

Use the City's online mapping tool to compare changes between draft LPS2 and current LPS1 for land use zones and reserves. 

Online mapping tool

Click here for instructions on how to use the mapping tool

Check the FAQ sheet

A FAQ sheet has been prepared outlining information on key changes under draft LPS2 and the process for preparing a new local planning scheme.

 LPS2 FAQ Sheet 

Download copies of LPS2 Scheme Text and Maps

LPS2 Scheme Text 

LPS2 Scheme Maps

Hard copies of draft LPS2 Scheme Text and Maps are also available for public inspection during business hours from:

City of Albany administration office - 102 North Road, Yakamia

City of Albany Library - 221 York Street, Albany

Key matters to check

Once you have determined the zoning of your property under LPS2, some key matters to check in the draft LPS2 Scheme Text would be:

  • What land uses can be considered for your property as shown in the Zoning Table (designated as P, D or A) and what can't (designated as X)
  • Zoning - some zones have additional requirements, limitations or restrictions relating to different types of development or works
  • Additional requirements or considerations that may be applicable for:
    • Land uses 
    • Development or works 
    • Specific sites or areas  

We're here to help

City of Albany Planning Services team are available to explain the scheme and answer questions - contact the City by calling 6820 3050 or by email

How do I make a submission on draft LPS2?

An important step is for local governments developing a new local planning scheme is to collect and make recommendations based on submissions from the community and stakeholders.

Submissions on the planning scheme may be lodged via the online submission form.

Online submission form

Submissions must include the following details:

  1. The scheme name and number (Local Planning Scheme No. 2)
  2. The name and address of the person making the submission
  3. Email address of the person making the submission
  4. The property affected 
  5. Details of the submission

If you would like to make your submission on hard copy, Form 3A submission forms are available upon request at the City of Albany North Road Administration Office. 

The submission period ends at close of business on 23 December 2022.

Process to prepare a new local planning scheme

Local governments are responsible for ensuring appropriate planning controls exist for land use and development within the municipality and prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

Draft LPS2 seeks to ensure that appropriate planning controls exist for land use and development within the municipality of Albany, in accordance with the Local Planning Strategy 2019 and state planning framework, including the Planning Regulations and relevant state planning policies.

The preparation of a local planning scheme is completed in stages, with advertising of the draft scheme to community and stakeholders an important part of the process.

The flowchart below outlines the stages of the process: