Big thinking about small housing

The City has given its final approval to a ground-breaking new approach to infill housing in suburban areas, called the ‘Freo Alternative - Big Thinking about Small Housing’.

Council voted to change the City’s Local Planning Scheme and adopt a new planning policy to stimulate development of a wider choice of housing in suburban areas while still maintaining what people value about their neighbourhoods.

The proposed planning scheme amendment and policy will now be sent to the Minister for Planning for final determination.

Hear from Mayor Brad Pettitt: