Draft Operational Policy 1.11 - Community Schemes and draft Community Schemes Guidelines

Closed 27 Apr 2021

Opened 22 Feb 2021


Community Titles Schemes are being introduced to Western Australia through the Community Titles Act 2018 (CT Act). A community scheme is a new form of tenure for land and buildings to facilitate more complex or mixed-use subdivision and development within a shared environment.  

The CT Act was assented to on 19 November 2018 and the draft Community Titles Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) was advertised from 9 November – 9 December 2020. 

To assist with the implementation of the Community Titles Act 2018 and Regulations, the Western Australian Planning Commission has approved the advertising of a draft operational policy and accompanying guidelines which are now open for public comment 

The draft policy aims to provide guidance on what will be considered when assessing a community development statement, and subdivision and development at various stages of a community scheme. 

The draft guidelines provide additional direction, the format for the community development statement and template documents.  

Please note that stakeholder feedback is sought only for the policy and guidelines as the consultation process for the Regulations closed in late 2020. 

Questions regarding the policy and guidelines during the consultation period should be directed to stratareform@dplh.wa.gov.au.

Information you provide in your submission will be used to help inform the final policy and guidelines which is expected to be operational when the Regulations come into effect. Your feedback may be used in a submission report that is made public, however personal details will not be included. 


Please download the policy and guidelines. You will need to refer directly to parts of the policy documents to answer questions in the feedback survey.



  • Department of Planning Lands and Heritage Perth


  • State Government
  • Commonwealth Government
  • Local Government
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  • Residents
  • Business Operators
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations


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