When will this Scheme Amendment be presented to Council?

Following close of advertising, the City will consider each submission received and report to Council. Council will then consider the proposal at a Council meeting and resolve to support, support with modifications, or not support the proposal. This decision will then be forwarded to the State Government to enable the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to make a final recommendation to the Minister for Planning.


Where can I find more information about the Scheme Amendment?

The proposed Scheme Amendment documents and relevant Council Meetings Minutes are available to download and view from the Document Library on this engagement page.

Hard copies have also been deposited at the City of Nedland’s offices, 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands and will be open for inspection during business hours. A member of the planning department is available during business hours to assist with enquiries.

The City will also be holding a community information drop-in session at the City’s offices on 24 October 2018 from 6pm – 7pm. This is session for the community to view the associated documents and ask the City’s officers any questions you may have regarding the proposal.

The proponents will also be undertaking their own community engagement activities which includes an open day for people to discuss the proposal directly with them.  Further information will be available shortly.

What is a Development Application?

A development approval gives permission for a new use and/or development on a particular piece of land. To obtain a development approval, a development application must be submitted to the City. A development application includes details of what is proposed including plans and supporting information. Community consultation is also undertaken as part of this process.

What is a Town Planning Scheme

The City of Nedlands Town Planning Scheme No. 2 (the Scheme) is a statutory document that sets out development controls for all land within the Local Government area. Importantly the Scheme sets out the zoning of land, permissible land uses, the scale of development and other important information relating to building and development standards.

What is a Scheme Amendment?

When a change is proposed to a Scheme, it is referred to as a Scheme Amendment. Scheme amendments can propose changes to the zoning of land, development standards and requirements relating to future land uses. The procedure for amending a Scheme is set out in the State Government’s Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

A Scheme Amendment itself does not propose the construction of any new buildings, and only relates to development controls and allowable land uses.


What do I need to include in my submission?

The legislative requirements under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 require that all submissions must be provided to the City in writing, and must include the following:

  1. Your full name;
  2. Your address; and
  3. A statement about the capacity in which you are making a submission (i.e. landowner, resident, business owner, business tenant etc.) 

Submissions received which do not provide all of the above information cannot be considered.


Who can I contact if I want to ask more questions?

Should you have any queries regarding the proposed Scheme Amendment, you can contact the Planning team on 9273 3500 or via email at council@nedlands.wa.gov.au