Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3

Do you own or live in a property within the City of Nedlands? Or maybe you're a private citizen or a member of a company or organisation. If so, you’re invited to comment on the City's draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3), which is replacing the existing Town Planning Scheme No. 2, that has been in place since 1985 and is more than 30 years old.

LPS 3 will affect most properties within the City of Nedlands

To see how it will impact you, view the map by clicking on the map tool below:



How can you be involved, find our more or provide feedback?

  • If not already registered, please register to be involved using the Register to get Involved tab on this page. Please contact the City on (08) 9273 3500 if you would like assistance.
  • Check out the interactive mapping. Click here to see how to use the map tool.
  • Read through the scheme - it can be downloaded from the document library.
  • Read the FAQs for more information and how to prepare your submission.
  • Complete the online submission form
  • Speak with a member of the Strategic Planning Team at an Open Day
  • Contact the Strategic Planning Team on (08) 9273 3500 during office hours, or email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au

Submissions close at 5pm Thursday, 29 March 2018


Do you own or live in a property within the City of Nedlands? Or maybe you're a private citizen or a member of a company or organisation. If so, you’re invited to comment on the City's draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS 3), which is replacing the existing Town Planning Scheme No. 2, that has been in place since 1985 and is more than 30 years old.

LPS 3 will affect most properties within the City of Nedlands

To see how it will impact you, view the map by clicking on the map tool below:



How can you be involved, find our more or provide feedback?

  • If not already registered, please register to be involved using the Register to get Involved tab on this page. Please contact the City on (08) 9273 3500 if you would like assistance.
  • Check out the interactive mapping. Click here to see how to use the map tool.
  • Read through the scheme - it can be downloaded from the document library.
  • Read the FAQs for more information and how to prepare your submission.
  • Complete the online submission form
  • Speak with a member of the Strategic Planning Team at an Open Day
  • Contact the Strategic Planning Team on (08) 9273 3500 during office hours, or email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au

Submissions close at 5pm Thursday, 29 March 2018


  • How the City developed the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3

    4 days ago
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    During 2016, and following the completion of the Local Planning Strategy, the City progressed with the preparation of the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3) for the City of Nedlands.

    The Draft LPS3 was presented to the Council at a special meeting held on 13 December 2016 who subsequently adopted the draft document for forwarding to the State Government's WA Planning Commission (WAPC) for review. Please the City's website (Your Council) to view the report (Agenda), Minutes and the draft LPS3.

    The WAPC reviewed the draft LPS3 and asked the City to make a... Continue reading

    During 2016, and following the completion of the Local Planning Strategy, the City progressed with the preparation of the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3) for the City of Nedlands.

    The Draft LPS3 was presented to the Council at a special meeting held on 13 December 2016 who subsequently adopted the draft document for forwarding to the State Government's WA Planning Commission (WAPC) for review. Please the City's website (Your Council) to view the report (Agenda), Minutes and the draft LPS3.

    The WAPC reviewed the draft LPS3 and asked the City to make a number of modifications which were subsequently made by the City. Following acceptance of the modifications, the WAPC approved the scheme for release to the community for comment which is currently underway.

    One of the most significant modifications required by the State Government was for all local authorities to accommodate additional dwellings. For Nedlands, this means increased residential densities. The City has been required to accommodate 4,400 additional dwellings. This can be achieved by re-zoning areas along the Stirling Highway, Hampton Road and Broadway - as Council had originally proposed.

    But, the WAPC required the residential density codes to be increased and applied to more areas. Areas affected by this change include:

    • R160 applied to an area bordering Stirling Highway
    • R60 and R40 applied to specific areas along Stirling Highway
    • R60 and R40 applied to an area west of Hampden Road and an area west of Broadway
    • R60 applied to an area near QEII Medical Centre
    • R80, R60, and R40, applied to areas surrounding Dalkeith Village
    • R20 applied to an area of Mt Claremont.


    Other WAPC modifications include:

    • Changed provisions - resulting in mandatory controls now being discretionary and possibly determined by the Development Assessment Panel. This affects building heights in your local commercial centres, mixed-use and residential zones bordering Stirling Highway, Hampden Road, Broadway and the Subiaco wastewater treatment plant buffer
    • A number of land-use definitions and permissions were changed, affecting fast food outlets, lunch bars, takeaway food outlets, shops and short-stay accommodation
    • The mixed residential zone was removed and replaced with a purely residential zone.
    There is a view that changes are being forced on the community by the State Government and they may not align with community expectation. Ultimately it is the community that should determine the look and feel of the area they live in.

    What are the implications for the proposed changes? This depends on your personal circumstances and what your views or land use in the City of Nedlands should be. It also needs to be borne in mind that the proposed changes do not affect the majority of properties in the City. However residents may be directly or indirectly affected in a number of ways (for further information, please refer to the FAQs).

    The City of Nedlands urges you to make your views known through our comment period on this engagement page. The Council can then feed these views back to the WAPC - it has the ultimate power to decide what the final Local Planning Scheme contains.

    If you have concerns, or would like to discuss the implications further or would like more information, please contact the City's Strategic Planning staff on 9273 3500, or attend one of our Open Days in the new year.

    Your feedback needs to be received by 5pm Thursday, 29 March 2018.
  • Beware of fake planning scheme flyer!

    5 days ago
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    The City of Nedlands has been made aware of a fake flyer (see image) circulating in parts of Mt Claremont that contains false information about proposed changes to draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3. These incorrect details relate to possible modifications to residential densities, commonly referred to as R-Codes.

    It is really important that you access the correct information and not rely on any unauthorised flyers.

    To confirm, the draft LPS3 proposes an increase in density from R10 to R20 in some parts of Mt Claremont with no change to the existing maximum height permitted.

    The City is giving everyone... Continue reading

    The City of Nedlands has been made aware of a fake flyer (see image) circulating in parts of Mt Claremont that contains false information about proposed changes to draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3. These incorrect details relate to possible modifications to residential densities, commonly referred to as R-Codes.

    It is really important that you access the correct information and not rely on any unauthorised flyers.

    To confirm, the draft LPS3 proposes an increase in density from R10 to R20 in some parts of Mt Claremont with no change to the existing maximum height permitted.

    The City is giving everyone every opportunity to have their say by having a four-month consultation period and using numerous methods to ensure you can gain the information you need to know.

    Whether it’s letters to residents, online information, advertising, community open days or even talking to the planners themselves, the City is committed to keeping the community informed in a fair and open manner.

    To ensure you access the correct information – and to see whether your property may be affected – read the information on this engagement page, and/or contact the City’s Strategic Planning Team on 9273 3500.

    The public comment period on draft LPS3 is open until 5pm, 29 March 2018.

  • Public Comment Invited

    18 days ago
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    The Local Planning Scheme No. 3 for the City of Nedlands is now open for public comment.

    A copy of the Scheme text and maps are available for viewing in the document library on this engagement page, or by calling into the City Administration, or the Mt Claremont and Nedlands Libraries, or the Western Australian Planning Commission during office hours.

    The Local Planning Scheme No. 3 for the City of Nedlands is now open for public comment.

    A copy of the Scheme text and maps are available for viewing in the document library on this engagement page, or by calling into the City Administration, or the Mt Claremont and Nedlands Libraries, or the Western Australian Planning Commission during office hours.