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.

  • Draft Local Planning Policy – Consultation and Notification of Planning Proposals

    25 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Hands

    The City has developed a draft Local Planning Policy which sets out the consultation and notification of planning proposals for your comment. Please see the document library to view the draft policy.

    The intent of the draft Policy is to provide transparency and clarity regarding when and how the City undertakes community consultation or notification of planning proposals. The draft Policy specifies what forms, and under what circumstances various planning proposals will be advertised, and the methods used when engaging with the community.

    Please complete the submission form to provide your feedback by 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019.

    The City has developed a draft Local Planning Policy which sets out the consultation and notification of planning proposals for your comment. Please see the document library to view the draft policy.

    The intent of the draft Policy is to provide transparency and clarity regarding when and how the City undertakes community consultation or notification of planning proposals. The draft Policy specifies what forms, and under what circumstances various planning proposals will be advertised, and the methods used when engaging with the community.

    Please complete the submission form to provide your feedback by 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019.
  • Draft Policy: Proceedings before the State Administrative Tribunal

    25 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Sat logo

    The City has developed a local planning policy in relation to proceedings before the State Administrative Tribunal and is now available for comment.

    The Policy prescribes the procedures by which Councillors and the City’s Administration shall deal with applications for review made to the State Administrative Tribunal.

    Please see the document library to view the draft policy and complete the submission form.

    To provide your comments, please complete the submission form by 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019.

    The City has developed a local planning policy in relation to proceedings before the State Administrative Tribunal and is now available for comment.

    The Policy prescribes the procedures by which Councillors and the City’s Administration shall deal with applications for review made to the State Administrative Tribunal.

    Please see the document library to view the draft policy and complete the submission form.

    To provide your comments, please complete the submission form by 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019.
  • Draft Local Planning Policy - Exempt Development - Submissions Closed

    25 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Decision pending

    The advertising period for the proposed policy on exempt development has concluded.

    The draft policy will now be presented at a Council meeting following the placement of the Minister of Planning's approval of the Local Planning Scheme in the Government Gazette.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this project.

    The advertising period for the proposed policy on exempt development has concluded.

    The draft policy will now be presented at a Council meeting following the placement of the Minister of Planning's approval of the Local Planning Scheme in the Government Gazette.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this project.

  • Draft Policy - Exempt Development

    25 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Exempt policy image

    The City is inviting feedback on draft Local Planning Policy – Exempt Development (please see the document library) until 2 February 2019. Please send an email to council@nedlands.wa.gov.au or write to PO Box 9, Nedlands, WA. 6909.

    The policy’s purpose is to specify the circumstances where development will be exempt from requiring development approval. Its intent is to reduce instances where the City receives a development application for structures that have no detrimental impact on the amenity of the locality. The policy elaborates on developments exempt under the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes).

    This policy has...

    The City is inviting feedback on draft Local Planning Policy – Exempt Development (please see the document library) until 2 February 2019. Please send an email to council@nedlands.wa.gov.au or write to PO Box 9, Nedlands, WA. 6909.

    The policy’s purpose is to specify the circumstances where development will be exempt from requiring development approval. Its intent is to reduce instances where the City receives a development application for structures that have no detrimental impact on the amenity of the locality. The policy elaborates on developments exempt under the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes).

    This policy has been developed because the City regularly receives development applications for developments that are unlikely to have any significant impact on local amenity due to their location, scale and nature.

    It includes provisions relating to the following developments:

    • Animal enclosures
    • Garden ornaments
    • Screen walls and fencing
    • External fixtures – solar panels
    • External fixtures – satellite dishes
    • Flagpoles and flags
    • Fill and retaining
    • Permanent outdoor cooking facilities
    • Gatehouses
    • Shade sails
    • Street walls, piers and fences
    • Non-residential external building alterations
    • Pool pump sheds
    • Carports
    • Cubby houses


    Please visit the City's website to view the report (Item PD62.18, page 61 of the PDF) and Minutes (PD62.18 pg 31 of the PDF) in relation to this proposal.

    A hard copy of the policy is also available at the Mt Claremont and Nedlands libraries and the City's Administration Centre, 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands.

    Submission closing date: 2 February 2019.

    Planning Officer: James Fletcher