Metropolitan Region Scheme Amendment 1423 (Standard) - Lot 1 Labouchere Road, South Perth

Closes 1 Jul 2024

Opened 20 May 2024


The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the City of South Perth.

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to transfer approximately 3,750 square metres of land within Lot 1 Labouchere Road, South Perth from the Parks and Recreation - restricted public access reservation to the Urban zone under the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS).

The proposed Urban zoning will facilitate the investigation of potential redevelopment opportunities which would be compatible with the current use of the site, and any subsequent planning and development for the site.

The proposed amendment is to be progressed as a standard region scheme amendment as the amendment is not complex, and its size and scale is not regionally significant and does not reflect a significant change to the strategic planning for the Metropolitan region.

Submissions close Monday 1 July, 2024. Late submissions may not be considered.

Please direct queries for more information on the abovementioned amendment to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage by email to or telephone(08) 6551 9000.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a region scheme?

A region scheme provides a statutory mechanism to provide strategic direction, assist in the coordination of major infrastructure, and set aside areas for regional open space and other community purposes. A region scheme usually covers more than one local government area. The content of the scheme may vary for each region, but they generally set out broad land use zones or policy areas, and identify land required for regional purposes.

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) prepares and administers region planning schemes for the effective planning and coordination of land use and development.

There are three region schemes in operation in Western Australia; the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS), the Peel Region Scheme (PRS), and the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme (GBRS).

What is the head of power that requires this application to be advertised?

The Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act) is the head of power for region schemes and amendments. Part 4 of the Act outlines the formulation and considerations of preparing or amending a region scheme and sets out the submission and approval process.

The Planning and Development (Region Planning Schemes) Regulations 2023, made under the Act, outline the advertising requirements and factors associated with the consideration of submissions.

What land does this MRS amendment cover?

Approximately 3,750 sqm of land within Lot 1 Labouchere Road, South Perth, as shown on Amending Plan 3.2831.

Has there been any community consultation on this proposal already?

No, there has been no previous consultation regarding this proposal.

There is no legislative requirement for the WAPC to pre-advertise a region scheme amendment. However, there are statutory advertising periods for all three amendment streams once the proposal has been initiated by the WAPC and determined by the EPA (if applicable).

What is the process for this to be determined?

The procedures for amending a region scheme are prescribed by the Planning and Development Act 2005 and the Planning and Development (Region Planning Schemes) Regulations 2023. In essence, the procedure for a standard amendment involves:

  • formulation of the amendment by the WAPC
  • referral to the EPA for environmental assessment
  • completion of an Environmental Review (if required) in accordance with EPA instructions
  • public submissions being sought on the proposed amendment (including Environmental Review if required)
  • consideration of submissions
  • approval, with or without any modifications in response to submissions, or refusal to approve, by the Minister
  • the amendment takes legal effect with Gazettal of the Minister's approval.

Can I have extra days to lodge my submission?

If any additional time is required to lodge a submission, please contact

If land is being zoned Urban, how will the environment be protected

An Urban zone under a Region Planning Scheme can accommodate a range of land uses apart from residential development, such as but not limited to public open space, conservation, drainage and wetland areas. 

These sites are given further consideration in the subsequent detailed planning stages, such as a local structure plan where consideration is given to the retention of these areas in accordance with advice from the Local Government and State Government environmental agencies.


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