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. You can:

  • Read the documents relevant to each policy review in the document library.
  • 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 the relevant Planning Officer if you have any questions.
  • View a hard copy of the proposed policies at the City’s Administration, 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands (corner Smyth Road).

To make a submission:

  • Online: complete the online submission relevant to the policy you are commenting on (including uploading attachments).
  • Email: council@nedlands.wa.gov.au
  • Mail: Post to City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909.

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

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. You can:

  • Read the documents relevant to each policy review in the document library.
  • 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 the relevant Planning Officer if you have any questions.
  • View a hard copy of the proposed policies at the City’s Administration, 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands (corner Smyth Road).

To make a submission:

  • Online: complete the online submission relevant to the policy you are commenting on (including uploading attachments).
  • Email: council@nedlands.wa.gov.au
  • Mail: Post to City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909.

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

  • Re-advertise: Local Planning Policy – Residential Development: Single and Grouped Dwellings

    about 2 months ago
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    The City resolved to proceed with and advertise for a period of 21 days the Residential Development: Single and Grouped Dwellings Local Planning Policy at the 24 September 2019 Council Meeting.

    The purpose of the policy is to provide guidance and supplementary requirements to Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS 3) and State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 (R-Codes Vol.1) in relation to single and grouped dwelling developments within the City.

    The policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via submission form. Closing date for submissions is 9 November 2019.


    The City resolved to proceed with and advertise for a period of 21 days the Residential Development: Single and Grouped Dwellings Local Planning Policy at the 24 September 2019 Council Meeting.

    The purpose of the policy is to provide guidance and supplementary requirements to Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS 3) and State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 (R-Codes Vol.1) in relation to single and grouped dwelling developments within the City.

    The policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via submission form. Closing date for submissions is 9 November 2019.


  • Council to consider waste management, parking and residential development policies

    3 months ago
    Council meeting

    The following draft local planning policies (LPP) are being presented to the Council Committee meeting on Tuesday, 24 September as follows:

    PD38.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Waste Management and Guidelines

    This policy is being prepared for advertising for a period of 21 days.

    PD39.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Parking

    This policy is being presented for adoption and is being presented for approval and referral to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval.

    PD40.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Residential Development: Single and Grouped Dwellings

    This...

    The following draft local planning policies (LPP) are being presented to the Council Committee meeting on Tuesday, 24 September as follows:

    PD38.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Waste Management and Guidelines

    This policy is being prepared for advertising for a period of 21 days.

    PD39.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Parking

    This policy is being presented for adoption and is being presented for approval and referral to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval.

    PD40.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Residential Development: Single and Grouped Dwellings

    This policy is being prepared for re-advertising for a period of 21 days.

    To view the reports, please visit the City's website.

    To make a representation at either the Committee Meeting or the Council Meeting, please visit the City's website (Your Council/Council Meetings) "Intention to address the Council or Council Committee Form" to find out more.


  • Short Term Accommodation Policy - August Council Meeting

    3 months ago
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    The Council at its August 2019 Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Short Term Accommodation Local Planning Policy.

    The purpose of the policy is to provide guidance and development provisions for operators seeking to establish short-term accommodation within the City of Nedlands.

    The policy is available for comment and viewing in the document library or the City of Nedlands Administration Building - 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands.

    Submission form can be found here. Closing date for submissions is 3 October 2019.


    The Council at its August 2019 Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Short Term Accommodation Local Planning Policy.

    The purpose of the policy is to provide guidance and development provisions for operators seeking to establish short-term accommodation within the City of Nedlands.

    The policy is available for comment and viewing in the document library or the City of Nedlands Administration Building - 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands.

    Submission form can be found here. Closing date for submissions is 3 October 2019.


  • Policies Adopted by Council July Meeting

    5 months ago
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    The Council at its July 2019 Council Meeting adopted the following policies in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2,
    Part 2, Clause 4, following community consultation:

    • Child Care Premises Local Planning Policy
    • State Administrative Tribunal Process and Procedures Local Planning Policy
    • Signs Local Planning Policy
    • Planning Compliance Local Planning Policy
    • Refunding and Waiving Development Application Fees Local Planning Policy
    • Heritage Incentives Local Planning Policy
    All approved policies can be found on the City's website under Planning Services/Policies Section.

    The Council at its July 2019 Council Meeting adopted the following policies in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2,
    Part 2, Clause 4, following community consultation:

    • Child Care Premises Local Planning Policy
    • State Administrative Tribunal Process and Procedures Local Planning Policy
    • Signs Local Planning Policy
    • Planning Compliance Local Planning Policy
    • Refunding and Waiving Development Application Fees Local Planning Policy
    • Heritage Incentives Local Planning Policy
    All approved policies can be found on the City's website under Planning Services/Policies Section.
  • Council to consider child care, parking and residential development policies

    5 months ago
    Council meeting

    The following draft local planning policies (LPP) are being presented to the Council Committee meeting on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 as follows:

    PD25.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Child Care Premises

    This policy is being presented for adoption.

    PD26.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Parking

    This policy is being presented for approval and referral to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval.

    PD27.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Residential Development

    This policy is being presented to consider modifications following community consultation. Council are also being asked to...

    The following draft local planning policies (LPP) are being presented to the Council Committee meeting on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 as follows:

    PD25.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Child Care Premises

    This policy is being presented for adoption.

    PD26.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Parking

    This policy is being presented for approval and referral to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval.

    PD27.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Residential Development

    This policy is being presented to consider modifications following community consultation. Council are also being asked to consider a number of new provisions to the LPP and modified explanatory figures which officers believe are significant enough to warrant further consultation with the community.

    PD28.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policies for Heritage, SAT process and procedures, refunding and waiving of fees, planning compliance and signs

    These policies are being presented to the Council for adoption as a result of previous advertising for submissions, as follows:

    • Heritage
    • State Administrative Tribunal - process and procedures
    • Refunding/waiving of fees
    • Planning compliance
    • Signs

    To view the reports, please visit the City's website (Your Council/Agendas-minutes).

    To make a representation at either the Committee Meeting or the Council Meeting, please visit the City's website (Your Council/Council Meetings) "Intention to address the Council or Council Committee Form" to find out more.

  • Submissions Closed

    6 months ago
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    The submission period is now closed, thank you to everyone who has participated.

    Submissions will now be summarised and collated, with the updated policies and recommendations being represented to Council in July.

    Should you have any queries, you can still email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au or phone the City on 9273 3500 and ask to speak to a Planner.

    The submission period is now closed, thank you to everyone who has participated.

    Submissions will now be summarised and collated, with the updated policies and recommendations being represented to Council in July.

    Should you have any queries, you can still email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au or phone the City on 9273 3500 and ask to speak to a Planner.

  • Council approves a range of planning policies

    7 months ago
    Meeting

    The Council at a Special Meeting on the 2 May 2019 resolved to:

    • Prepare and advertise a range of policies for community feedback. These include residential development, parking, heritage, child care premises, State Administrative Tribunal processes and procedures, refunding/waiving of fees, planning and compliance and signs.
    • Adopt the policies resulting from community feedback for consultation of planning proposal and exempt development.
    • Adopt a range of policies without consultation
    • Revoke a number of Local Planning Policies and Planning Council Policies as they are no longer relevant following the introduction of LPS3.

    The report to Council can...

    The Council at a Special Meeting on the 2 May 2019 resolved to:

    • Prepare and advertise a range of policies for community feedback. These include residential development, parking, heritage, child care premises, State Administrative Tribunal processes and procedures, refunding/waiving of fees, planning and compliance and signs.
    • Adopt the policies resulting from community feedback for consultation of planning proposal and exempt development.
    • Adopt a range of policies without consultation
    • Revoke a number of Local Planning Policies and Planning Council Policies as they are no longer relevant following the introduction of LPS3.

    The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports.

  • Community feedback sought

    5 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Have your say

    At the Special Council Meeting on the 2 May 2019 Council resolved to seek community feedback on the draft policies which follow.

    Your feedback is sought on the draft policies. You can find a copy of each policy in the document library.

    Please complete the submission form if you intend to provide feedback.


    Residential Development

    • The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and supplementary requirements to Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS 3) and State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 (R-Codes Vol.1) in relation to single and grouped dwelling development within the City of Nedlands....

    At the Special Council Meeting on the 2 May 2019 Council resolved to seek community feedback on the draft policies which follow.

    Your feedback is sought on the draft policies. You can find a copy of each policy in the document library.

    Please complete the submission form if you intend to provide feedback.


    Residential Development

    • The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and supplementary requirements to Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS 3) and State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 (R-Codes Vol.1) in relation to single and grouped dwelling development within the City of Nedlands. It is also to ensure consistent assessment and decision-making in the application of the LPS 3 and R-Codes Vol. 1.

    Parking

    • The purpose of this policy is to define standards for parking, vehicle access and parking facilities to ensure developments are constructed to a high standard and managed to reduce any potential detrimental impacts to the surrounding area; and encourage the provision of services that enable and promote alternative modes of transport (including cycling, walking, public transport and motorcycles) and adaptability to changes in technology.

    Heritage

    • The purpose of this policy is to encourage the retention, maintenance and upgrade of the City’s historic buildings.

    Child Care Premises
    • This policy provides development standards relating to the location, siting and design of Child care premises, and sets out matters the City will have regard to in considering an application for development approval.

    State Administrative Tribunal – Process and Procedures
    • This policy prescribes the procedures by which Councillors and the City’s Administration shall deal with applications for review made to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

    Refunding / Waiving Fees
    • This policy outlines the circumstances where the City, may refund or waive development application fees charged in accordance with the Planning and Development Regulations 2009.

    Planning Compliance

    • The purpose of the Policy is to provide guidance for the Development Compliance process to be undertaken by the City including:

    1. Establishing a consistent and transparent approach for planning compliance;
    2. Outlining the process for assessment of complaints of unlawful activity, land use or structures to determine when further investigation and/or action is required;
    3. Outlining the City’s options for dealing with unlawful activity; and
    4. Establishing circumstances where further enforcement action is warranted.

    Signs

    • The purpose of this policy is to establish the requirements which apply to signs and to provide guidance when determining development applications for signs.


    The above policies are also available for viewing at the City of Nedlands' administration building, both City libraries.


    Closing date for submissions is 8 June 2019. The City looks forward to receiving your feedback.
  • Council revokes planning policies

    5 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Council meeting

    The Council at its Special meeting on 2 May approved for the following policies to be revoked in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 6:

    Local Planning Policies

    • Cash in Lieu of Car Parking
    • Two Grouped Dwellings in Dual Coded Areas
    • Road Widening (Stirling Highway)
    • Cash in lieu of Car Parking – Government Road
    • Listed Heritage Places – Demolition Policy
    • Intensification of Residential Density
    • Reduction of Front Setbacks
    • Carports and Minor Structures Forward of the Primary Street Setback
    • Local Planning...

    The Council at its Special meeting on 2 May approved for the following policies to be revoked in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 6:

    Local Planning Policies

    • Cash in Lieu of Car Parking
    • Two Grouped Dwellings in Dual Coded Areas
    • Road Widening (Stirling Highway)
    • Cash in lieu of Car Parking – Government Road
    • Listed Heritage Places – Demolition Policy
    • Intensification of Residential Density
    • Reduction of Front Setbacks
    • Carports and Minor Structures Forward of the Primary Street Setback
    • Local Planning Policy: Sea Containers

    Planning Council Policies

    • Development Approvals: Minimum Requirements
    • Domestic Receiving Dishes
    • Encroachments on to Rights of Way
    • Heritage Advice for Owners of Places of Significance
    • Home Business
    • Neighbour Consultation – Development Applications
    • Refund of Planning Fees for Places of Heritage Significance
    • Retention of Existing Dwelling During Construction of New Dwelling
    • State Administrative Tribunal - Response to Appeals
    The purpose of revoking the policies is due to the implementation of the new Local Planning Scheme No. 3.
  • Council adopts a range of policies

    5 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Decision

    The Council at its meeting on adopt without consultation, in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 5, the following Local Planning Policies.

    • Swanbourne Design Guidelines A
    • Swanbourne Design Guidelines B
    • Hollywood Design Guidelines
    • Allen Park Residential Estate Design Standard For Lots 11 To 17 Clement Street And Lots 18 To 25 North Streets, Swanbourne
    • St Peters Square Design Guidelines
    • Old Swanbourne Hospital Precinct
    • Subdivision Policy
    • Ancillary Accommodation Local Planning Policy
    • Fill and Fencing Local Planning Policy
    • Landscaping...

    The Council at its meeting on adopt without consultation, in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 5, the following Local Planning Policies.

    • Swanbourne Design Guidelines A
    • Swanbourne Design Guidelines B
    • Hollywood Design Guidelines
    • Allen Park Residential Estate Design Standard For Lots 11 To 17 Clement Street And Lots 18 To 25 North Streets, Swanbourne
    • St Peters Square Design Guidelines
    • Old Swanbourne Hospital Precinct
    • Subdivision Policy
    • Ancillary Accommodation Local Planning Policy
    • Fill and Fencing Local Planning Policy
    • Landscaping – Local Planning Policy
    Please visit the website to view these policies.

    The purpose of not undertaking consultation is these polices are current and are still applicable under the new Local Planning Scheme No. 3.