Local Planning Policies - Reviews and Development

The City is undertaking a review of its Local Planning Policies and related Council Policies.

The review seeks to update the City’s administrative, issue and area-specific policies to ensure they are relevant and facilitate appropriate community views and development outcomes. These reviews will also meet current legislative requirements.

The City will be inviting submissions for all newly drafted or amended local planning policies for a minimum of 21 days as they are developed and approved by the Council for community engagement purposes.

This site provides all notices of drafted and amended policies, information on the status of policies and provides you with the opportunity to give feedback.

Community input provides valuable information to assist the Council in making decisions to approve the policies.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

If not already registered, please use the "Register to be involved" tab at the top of this page. This ensures your submission will be recorded.

  • Read the documents relevant to each policy review in the document library.
  • Complete the online submission relevant to the policy you are commenting on (including uploading attachments).
  • Read the FAQs to find out more about the proposals and the process for review.
  • For further clarification, please use the Ask Us a Question tab below.
  • Contact a Planning Officer if you have any questions via 9273 3500 or email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au.

Remember to visit this page to stay updated on the progress of each policy.

The City is undertaking a review of its Local Planning Policies and related Council Policies.

The review seeks to update the City’s administrative, issue and area-specific policies to ensure they are relevant and facilitate appropriate community views and development outcomes. These reviews will also meet current legislative requirements.

The City will be inviting submissions for all newly drafted or amended local planning policies for a minimum of 21 days as they are developed and approved by the Council for community engagement purposes.

This site provides all notices of drafted and amended policies, information on the status of policies and provides you with the opportunity to give feedback.

Community input provides valuable information to assist the Council in making decisions to approve the policies.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

If not already registered, please use the "Register to be involved" tab at the top of this page. This ensures your submission will be recorded.

  • Read the documents relevant to each policy review in the document library.
  • Complete the online submission relevant to the policy you are commenting on (including uploading attachments).
  • Read the FAQs to find out more about the proposals and the process for review.
  • For further clarification, please use the Ask Us a Question tab below.
  • Contact a Planning Officer if you have any questions via 9273 3500 or email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au.

Remember to visit this page to stay updated on the progress of each policy.

  • Draft Existing Laneways Local Planning Policy

    08 Oct 2020
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    In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4 the City of Nedlands has prepared and advertises Draft Local Planning Policy Existing Laneways.

    This Policy is for the purpose of detailing the requirements relating to the ceding and construction of existing Laneways within the City of Nedlands.

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library.

    This Policy will have a longer than usual engagement period; over the next few months, the City will contact affected landowners directly to inform them of the engagement process going forward.

    To find out more specific information and how you can get involved and provide feedback, head to our dedicated Your Voice page for Existing Laneways.

  • Draft Local Planning Policy - Transition Zone (Melvista East)

    CLOSED: This submission period has closed.
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    In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4 the City of Nedlands has prepared and advertises Draft Local Planning Policy Melvista East Transition Zone.

    This Policy is for the purpose of introducing built form provisions to facilitate a gradual transition between high and low-density areas abutting Stirling Highway in the Melvista East Transition Zone.

    The draft policy is available for viewing in the document library and comment via the submission form.

    Submissions close 5pm 13 February 2021.

  • Draft Local Planning Policy - Transition Zone (Hollywood West)

    CLOSED: This submission period has closed.
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    In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4 the City of Nedlands has prepared and advertises Draft Local Planning Policy Hollywood West Transition Zone.

    This Policy is for the purpose of introducing built form provisions to facilitate a gradual transition between high and low-density areas abutting Stirling Highway in the Hollywood West Transition Zone.

    The draft policy is available for viewing in the document library and comment via the submission form.

    Submissions close 5pm 13 February 2021.

  • Car Parking Local Planning Policy Adopted

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    Council resolved at the December 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting to adopt the Car Parking Local Planning Policy in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 6., subject to minor amendments as follows:

    1. Removing the existing minimum number of car parking bays required for a residential aged care facility of 12 or 1 per every 4 beds (whichever is greater); and
    2. Inserting a new minimum number of car parking bays required for a residential aged care facility of 12 or 1 per every 2 beds (whichever is greater).

    This Policy is available as part of the City's Local Planning Policies accessed via the City’s website and copies can also be viewed at the City's Administration Building located at 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA 6009.

  • Amendments to Local Planning Policy – Short Term Accommodation - Adopted 27 October 2020

    21 Jan 2021
    This policy has been adopted.
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    The Council at its October 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting adopted amendments to the Local Planning Policy – Short Term Accommodation in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4, following community consultation.


    This Policy is available as part of the City's Local Planning Policies accessed via the City’s website and copies can also be viewed at the City's Administration Building located at 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA 6009.


  • Draft Local Planning Policy - Hollywood Central Transition Zone

    21 Jan 2021
    CLOSED: This submission period has closed.
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    In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4 the City of Nedlands has prepared and advertises Draft Local Planning Policy Hollywood Central Transition Zone.
    This Policy is for the purpose of introducing built form provisions to facilitate a gradual transition between high and low density areas adjacent to Stirling Highway in the Hollywood Central Transition Zone.

    The draft policy is available for viewing in the document library and comment via the submission form.
    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 7 November 2020.

    More information on Transition Zones can be found here.

  • Draft Local Planning Policy – Design Review Panel

    02 Nov 2020
    CLOSED: This submission period has closed.
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    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting 22 September 2020 resolved to advertise Draft Local Planning Policy – Design Review Panel.

    This Policy is for the purpose of establishing an independent Design Review Panel which will act in an advisory capacity only. The Panel will play a vital part in improving the design quality and functionality of new development within the City of Nedlands and provide the City with a range of expert advice on architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, sustainability and other design aspects of proposals.

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via the submission form. Submissions close 5pm Saturday 31 October 2020.

    Interested in becoming a member of the Design Review Panel?
    See here for more information and to express your interest!

  • Local Planning Policy: Alexander and Philip Road, Dalkeith Building Height – Adopted 25 August 2020

    08 Oct 2020
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    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting on 25 August 2020 resolved to adopt Local Planning Policy: Alexander and Philip Road, Dalkeith Building Height in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4, following community consultation.

    This Policy is available as part of the City's Local Planning Policies accessed via the City’s website and copies can also be viewed at the City's Administration Building located at 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA 6009.

  • Doonan Road Laneway Policy Revoked at the September 2020 OCM

    21 Jan 2021
    FINALISED
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    City of Nedlands Council resolved at the September 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting to revoke the Doonan Road Laneway Local Planning Policy in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 6.

  • Advertising Draft Local Planning Policy Melvista West Transition Zone

    19 Oct 2020
    CLOSED: This submission period is closed.
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    In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4 the City of Nedlands has prepared and advertises for a period of 21 days draft Local Planning Policy Melvista West Transition Zone.
    This Policy provides guidance to applications for residential development within the Melvista Transition Zone.

    The draft policy is available for viewing in the document library and comment via the submission form.
    Submissions close 5pm Friday 16 October 2020.