About the Development Application

    What is a Development Application (DA)?

     Development Application (DA) is an application made to Council seeking consent to carry out development including construction, demolition, change of use, display of advertising, subdivision, or making alterations or additions to a property or premises. A DA is required so that Council can assess the likely impacts of the proposal.

    Who is the applicant?

    The applicant for this project is Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick.

    Where is this development located?

    The development is located on 25 John XXIII Avenue, Mount Claremont.  

    What is proposed?

    The proposal can be summarised as follows:

    • A reconfigured main car park, associated landscaping and entry sequence addressing John XXIII Avenue;
    • A reconfigured junior school car park;
    • A new two-storey administration building and landscaped surrounds;
    • Minor additions and alterations to an existing classroom building;
    • Additions and alterations to the existing Library building;
    • Demolition of the existing Grounds and Maintenance storage facilities; and
    • Minor alterations to the existing Staff room.

    Why has the City allowed this application to be proposed?

    The City cannot refuse to accept an application for assessment. The City must follow the correct assessment process and will assess the application according to the planning process, make a recommendation with the final decision made by the Metro Inner North Joint Development Assessment Panel. 

    What is the City’s view of this application – will it be supported?

    The City follows a process for each Development Application received. The application must be assessed according to the provisions of the Local Planning Scheme No.3, external referrals will be made, advice will be sought on design quality  and the consultation submissions will be considered prior to the City forming a view on this application.  

    A recommendation is then presented to the  Metro Inner North Joint Development Assessment Panel who is the final decision maker. 

    How long would any approval be valid for?

    If approved, a planning approval is valid for 2 years, unless a different period of time is explicitly set. Currently, all planning approvals are valid for 4 years as a response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This longer period of time will remain until the current State of Emergency is cancelled.

    If the application is refused, what happens next?

    If refused, the applicant has a right of appeal by the State Administrative Tribunal in accordance with Part 14 of the Planning and Development Act 2005.

    How can I make a submission or be heard by the Council or the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) on this matter?

    Submissions can be made on the ‘Your Voice' online submission form

    Should you make a submission on the application, you will be notified of the relevant Development Assessment Panel (DAP) meeting and how to apply to make a deputation at the meeting.


    What is the zone for the site?

    The sites are zoned "Private Community Purpose" under the City of Nedlands Local Planning Scheme No.3. The site is located in the Coastal Ward.

    What is proposed land use for this development?

    The proposed land use is in association with an "Educational Establishment"

    How will the application for development be assessed?

    As this is a non-residential development, the application will be assessed against the ten principles of good design contained in State Planning Policy 7.0 – Design of the Built Environment. These documents ask the decision-maker to consider amenity impacts, as does the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.3.

    Will any consideration be given to residential amenity?

    The application will be assessed against the ten principles of good design contained in State Planning Policy 7.0 – Design of the Built Environment as well as Clause 67 (n) 'the amenity of the locality' of the Planning and Development Local Planning Schemes Regulations 2015, as a matter to be considered in . These documents place considerable weight on amenity impacts, as does the City’s Local Planning Scheme No.3.

Building Height

    How many storeys are each of the proposed buildings?

    The proposed development comprises 2 storeys.

Traffic & Parking

    What about the extra traffic that will be generated by this proposed development?

    The application includes a Traffic Impact Assessment. The report considers the projected traffic generated from the proposed development and assesses how this fits into the surrounding road network. This report also considers existing and proposed pedestrian and cyclist facilities as well as public transportation availability.  This report is currently being reviewed by the City.

    How many parking bays are proposed?

    10 on site car parking bays for residents and 3 car bays for visitors are proposed.

Other Matters

    Can the sewerage mains in the area support all the extra residents?

    Sewerage and water capacity is controlled by Water Corporation. The Corporation manages impacts of new development on its infrastructure in a number of ways. This includes being a party to the state infrastructure committee, which identifies areas where increased development will take place. This allows for new development to be planned for with any new infrastructure required identified and contributed to by the developer or developers that trigger the upgrade. Water Corporation are also required to make comment on developments of this type.

    How will waste be managed?

    The Waste Management Plan indicates a waste truck is proposed to enter and exit the development site in forward gear, with bins emptied from an on site bin store.

    Will there be additional students and staffing as a result of the new development?

    There will be no increase to student enrolements and no additional stagging will be requried as part of this proposal.