Local Planning Policies - Reviews and Development

The City's review of local planning policies 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 regularly invites 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.

The City believes community input provides valuable information to assist the Council in making decisions regarding approval of 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.

The City's review of local planning policies 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 regularly invites 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.

The City believes community input provides valuable information to assist the Council in making decisions regarding approval of 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.
  • Residential Parking Ratios - Post WAPC decision

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    The Council at their Meeting in March 2020 resolved to amend the Parking Local Planning Policy, to modify parking ratios for some residential developments. In accordance with Clause 7.3.2 of the Residential Design Codes Volume 1, the proposed residential parking ratios required approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The Statutory Planning Committee of the WAPC considered the amendment at its 20 July 2021 meeting, and resolved to refuse the amendment. Parking ratios for residential developments will therefore remain as per the requirements set out in the Residential Design Codes Volume 1 and Volume 2.

  • Exempt Development LPP - Adopted OCM 27 April 2021

    The Council at its 27 April 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Exempt Development Local Planning Policy in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4.

    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.

  • Adopted - Local Planning Policy Design Review Panel - 23 March 2021

    The Council at its 23 March 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Design Review Panel Local Planning Policy 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 - Nedlands Town Centre Precinct Context and Character

    CLOSED: This submission period is now closed.
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    The purpose of this Policy is to establish the desired future character of the Nedlands Town Centre Precinct. The desired future character is defined through broad objectives that seek to highlight valued elements of the streetscape character that the City identified through undertaking character surveys.

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library and at the City Offices and available for comment via the Your Voice submission form.

    Submissions close Saturday 5pm, 1 May 2021.

  • Draft Local Planning Policy - Waratah Village Precinct Context and Character

    CLOSED: This submission period is now 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 Waratah Village Precinct Context & Character.

    The purpose of this Policy is to establish the desired future character of the Waratah Village Precinct. The desired future character is defined through broad objectives that seek to highlight valued elements of the streetscape character that the City identified through undertaking character surveys.

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library and at the City Offices and available for comment via the Your Voice submission form.

    Submissions close Saturday 5pm, 1 May 2021.

  • Draft Local Planning Policy - Broadway Precinct Context & Character

    CLOSED: This submission period is now 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 Broadway Precinct Context & Character

    The purpose of this policy is to establish the desired future character of the Broadway precinct. The desired future character is defined through broad objectives that seek to highlight valued elements of the streetscape character that the City identified through undertaking character surveys.

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library and at the City Offices and available for comment via the Your Voice submission form.

    Submissions close Saturday 5pm, 1 May 2021.

  • Draft Existing Laneways Local Planning Policy

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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.

    Submissions close 5pm, 12 April 2021

  • 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.

Page last updated: 02 August 2021, 12:26