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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 3500if 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 3500if 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 have a question of the City in relation to the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3?  If so, you can ask us here and we will respond. You can also contact members of the Strategic Planning Team on 9273 3500, or email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au, or attend an Open Day.

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  • Are the R codes in Floreat changing? Will they be the same as the R codes in the neighbouring Cambridge council?

    asked about 1 month ago

    There is no proposed change to the R-Codes that apply in Floreat. The majority of Floreat has an R12.5 code and the newer cul-de-sac streets along the southern edge of the suburb have an R20 code, both are proposed to be retained.

    North of Alderbury Street on the Cambridge side of Floreat, their current Planning Scheme shows R12.5 and R15 codes which are consistent or similar to the adjoining R12.5 on the Nedlands side. However, we understand the Town of Cambridge is in the process of reviewing its Local Planning Strategy & Scheme, and as result of that review, they may decide to change those codes.

  • I am planning to build a house on Waratah Dalkeith which is now proposed for R40. What are the practical implications for me? i.e, design, approval, building, demolition, rates adjustment and other relevant aspects. Thank you.

    wema7300 asked about 1 month ago

    If you are considering building a house now, you will be subject to the standards applicable to the R10 density code under the current Town Planning Scheme 2. The draft Local Planning Scheme 3 is currently being advertised for consultation only, it cannot be used to guide the assessment of development applications.

    Should your lot be rezoned to R40 when Local Planning Scheme 3 is finalised and enforceable, you will have various options available to you. For example, you may wish to demolish the current house and redevelop the lot, creating grouped dwellings (townhouses/villas) or multiple dwellings (apartments) that can be subdivided and sold off to new owners. Or you may wish to retain a single house on the lot and make no changes to your house or lot. In any circumstance, there will be many different factors that will influence the development of buildings on a lot.

    You might find it useful to phone the City’s Strategic Planning team on 9273 3500 or attend an Open Day in the new year to further discuss the implications for your specific lot.


  • Hello. My parents live at 36 Dalkeith Road Nedlands. I see that the plan is to rezone this to R60. Two questions: 1. Where can I see and understand what R60 means 2. Will this mean that the archaic seniors title that is currently applied to the land be lifted? Thank you.

    jane12 asked about 1 month ago

    The Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) is the main document that will guide what can be built on the land. You can view the R-Codes by following this link. At an R-Code of R60, either grouped dwellings (villas or duplex style houses) or multiple dwellings (apartments) are allowed to be built. The size of the land and the design of the buildings will determine exactly how many homes you could fit on each existing lot.  

    Should your parents’ lot be rezoned to a higher density code (R20 or greater), it will be possible to remove the senior persons restriction from the title.


  • You need a Red Rooster store in Nedlands

    Definitely not someone from Red Rooster asked about 1 month ago

    If you’re interested in finding out more about where different types of businesses might locate themselves, have a look at the Zoning Table in the Scheme Text. This table sets out all the different types of land uses (defined at the rear of the text) and the zones in which these land uses are allowed to be established.

  • Hi. It's proposed that my Archdeacon Street, Nedlands house will be rezoned R60. It is on a 809sqm block. Am I right in thinking that up to FIVE dwellings could be built my block and on those surrounding my home? I appreciate that a massive amount of information has been provided, but I'm struggling to understand the impact in practice.

    cabeahan asked about 1 month ago

    Your calculation is correct as a basic starting point. Blocks zoned R60 are required to deliver an average subdivided lot size of 150m2. However, it is likely that other design elements (such as car parking and access) will also influence the final buildings on the block – particularly if you choose to build apartments (multiple dwellings).

    It is understandable that you might need some assistance navigating the information provided. Please feel free to phone the City of Nedlands on 9273 3500 and ask to speak with a Strategic Planner. Alternatively, you can drop in to an Open Day in February and March next year, and speak to us in person. 

  • what does R10 mean?

    Roger Davis asked about 2 months ago

    The label ‘R10’ is the R-Code of an area. The R-Code lets you know the potential number of houses allowed for each block and also gives certain development standards, like setbacks and open space requirements. Very generally, an R-Code of R10 means you can have one house per 1000m2 block of land. 

  • I live at 21 Thomas Street and on the interactive map you have chopped my block in two and gone right through my house. I don't understand this map at all. The proposal to re zone Edward street is problematic as it is already far too busy(used as a cut through from Dalkeith to Bruce/Broadway). Have you had a look at the houses along Thomas street? Why would you want to destroy the big gardens? I can understand the density along Stirling Hwy but I cannot understand the proposed change in the section between Stirling Hwy and Edward especially in the section between Webster and Archdeacon. Does this mean people could sell and place two houses on my block?

    Leonie asked about 2 months ago

    The interactive map draws the block boundaries from information provided by Landgate, it does look like there might be an error of some sort in your location. We can look into this after advertising, as it is not common to have two different R-Codes over one single block.

    In regards to the proposed density increase, in order to have much higher density development on Stirling Highway it will be important to have an area of medium density to transition to the existing low density areas. Under the draft Scheme being advertised this does mean that in the area between Stirling Highway and Edward Street, blocks with single houses could be subdivided and replaced with smaller dwellings or apartments. For example at R40, you would be able to subdivide a traditional quarter acre (~1000m2)  into approximately 4 new grouped dwellings.  

    It is important to note that the advertised version of the scheme is a draft and is subject to modifications following the outcome of advertising. Therefore it is really important for you to provide a submission if you support or do not support this proposal so that it can be reported to Council and the WAPC and may result in changes to this area.

  • Hello, I am enquiring about Mayfair Street. Am I correct in making the evaluation that the zoning changes are changing to R10/20 to R20, meaning every house on the golf course side is subdivisible under the proposed TPS 3? what are the setback criteria for and R20 subdivided block? 9m primary, 6m rear and 1.5m side? or is it different for subdivided land?

    Amber asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question. There is an area of Mt Claremont (including Mayfair Street) that is proposed to have the split coding of R10/R20 removed and rezoned to R20.

    Very generally, at a density code of R20 you would need to have a lot of at least 900m² for it to be possible to subdivide. The subdivided lots need to meet an average size of 450m2.

    Under proposed draft LPS 3 the 9.0m front setback only applies to lots coded R10, R12.5 and R15. The setbacks for R20 are therefore the same as the R-Codes which is 6.0m average front setback, and side and rear setbacks determined on the length, height, and design of the wall (Tables 2a and 2b of the R-Codes). These setbacks apply to all land coded R20, whether they have subdivided or not. 

  • Why has the Town Planning Scheme not been updated since 1985?

    John Saleeba asked about 2 months ago

    A review of TPS2 was undertaken in 1995. The Minister advised in 1997 that the review should result in the preparation of a new Planning Scheme 3. Since that time, various iterations of Planning Schemes have been drafted but haven’t progressed. The draft Local Planning Scheme No. 3 being advertised now is the most advanced we’ve come towards a new Local Planning Scheme.

  • I couldnt see on the map whether 3 Gloucester St Swanbourne was going to be affected

    lawrie asked about 2 months ago

    This property is outside the City of Nedlands Local Government boundary and is within the Town of Claremont. 

    This property would be unaffected by LPS3. 

    If you have received a letter regarding LPS3 consultation, this may be because the Gloucester Street address is the mailing address for another property you own within the City of Nedlands. 

  • Is it true Nedlands Council has not prepared a Town Planning Scheme in 32 years and is this in breach of its legislative requirements? If so this is very long overdue, thank you for attending to it as substantive change was long overdue to provide a choice of accomodation to Nedlands' contemporary and diverse demographic.

    SSD asked about 2 months ago

    The planning legislation requires a Local Government to review its Scheme every 5 years. 

    The review must consider whether the local planning scheme is up-to-date. The last review occurred in 1995 and Town Planning Scheme No 2 was updated, rather than replaced with a new scheme. 

    The City has prepared various draft Planning Schemes since the late 1990’s that have not progressed to being adopted and in force.

  • Hollywood Village is listed as SU2, ie special use 2 and includes for varies uses including aged care and residential. What is the allowable % of aged care and allowable residential? What are the obligations for development of this land?

    McKenzies asked about 2 months ago

    There are no conditions under SU2 that require any development standards to be applied to this site. The City would prefer that a Structure Plan or Local Development Plan be prepared for this site to determine precisely these matters.

  • What does R-ACO mean for 115 Stirling Hwy?

    SGM asked about 2 months ago

    115 Stirling Highway is zoned ‘Neighbourhood Centre’ with an R-Code of RAC-0.

    The R-Codes (State Planning Policy 3.1 - Residential Design Codes) do not set out development standards for the RAC-0 coding. Instead, RAC-0 allows the local government to determine the development standards through its Local Planning Scheme and Policies.

    For this property the controls in draft LPS 3 include -

    For properties with an area less than 2,000m²:

    • Minimum wall height of 11.0m
    • Maximum wall height of 14.5m
    • Maximum building height of 17.5m (this is about 4-5 storeys)

    For properties with an area of 2,000m² or more:

    • Minimum wall height of 11.0m
    • Maximum wall height of 21.5m
    • Maximum building height of 24.5m (this is about 6-7 storeys)
    • Plus bonus building height of 38.5m if in accordance with policy (this is about 10 storeys)

    In addition to these height controls in draft LPS 3, the City is developing detailed policy provisions that will guide development within the RAC-0 coded areas.

    The general objective of the Neighbourhood Centre zone is to encourage a mix of commercial development and allow for residential living above, so policy provisions will reflect that objective.