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.

  • Advertising Draft Local Planning Policy Alexander and Philip Road Dalkeith Building Height

    12 days ago

    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting in May 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise Draft Local Planning Policy Alexander and Philip Road Dalkeith Building Height. This Policy is for the purpose of modifying the deemed to comply/acceptable outcome building heights for several properties on Alexander and Philip Roads, Dalkeith.

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via the submission form. Closing date for submissions is 5pm Saturday 18 July 2020.

    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting in May 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise Draft Local Planning Policy Alexander and Philip Road Dalkeith Building Height. This Policy is for the purpose of modifying the deemed to comply/acceptable outcome building heights for several properties on Alexander and Philip Roads, Dalkeith.

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via the submission form. Closing date for submissions is 5pm Saturday 18 July 2020.

  • LPP Adopted - Interim Built Form Design Guidelines - Broadway Mixed Use Zone

    19 days ago

    The Council at its May 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Local Planning Policy - Interim Built Form Design Guidelines – Broadway Mixed Use Zone. This policy provides guidance on the planning and design of development within the Broadway Mixed Use Zone.

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

    Please note that some sections of the policy still require approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission in accordance with Clause 1.2.3 of the Residential Design Codes Volume 2.

    The Council at its May 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Local Planning Policy - Interim Built Form Design Guidelines – Broadway Mixed Use Zone. This policy provides guidance on the planning and design of development within the Broadway Mixed Use Zone.

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

    Please note that some sections of the policy still require approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission in accordance with Clause 1.2.3 of the Residential Design Codes Volume 2.

  • Policies Revoked at May 2020 Council Meeting

    19 days ago

    City of Nedlands Council resolved at the May 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting to revoke the following Local Planning Policies in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 6; the Ancillary Accommodation Local Planning Policy and the Subdivision Local Planning Policy. Council also resolved at this meeting to revoke the Tennis Court Fencing & Lighting Council Policy.

    City of Nedlands Council resolved at the May 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting to revoke the following Local Planning Policies in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 6; the Ancillary Accommodation Local Planning Policy and the Subdivision Local Planning Policy. Council also resolved at this meeting to revoke the Tennis Court Fencing & Lighting Council Policy.

  • Laneway dedicated page

    26 days ago

    The City has created a dedicated page for existing and future laneways within the City!

    The City is currently creating an overarching plan in relation to the widening of existing laneways and the creation of future laneways throughout the City but in particular which service properties that have been up coded/rezoned under Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS3).

    This page provides more details about the ways in which the City is using a series of planning instruments to develop and implement a holistic approach to the management and creation of laneways throughout the City.

    Local Planning Policies will remain on this page but those that are laneway related will now be on the Existing and Future Laneways page.

    The City has created a dedicated page for existing and future laneways within the City!

    The City is currently creating an overarching plan in relation to the widening of existing laneways and the creation of future laneways throughout the City but in particular which service properties that have been up coded/rezoned under Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS3).

    This page provides more details about the ways in which the City is using a series of planning instruments to develop and implement a holistic approach to the management and creation of laneways throughout the City.

    Local Planning Policies will remain on this page but those that are laneway related will now be on the Existing and Future Laneways page.

  • Advertising Draft LPP – Jenkins Laneway – open for comment

    about 2 months ago

    The Council at its April 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Jenkins Laneway Policy Local Planning Policy. This policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of an east-west laneway between Taylor Rd to Dalkeith Rd.

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

    Submissions have been extended to now close 5pm Tuesday 23 June 2020.

    FAQs

    1. Why is the City proposing the allocation of a laneway?

    The City is proposing the allocation of a laneway between Taylor Rd and Dalkeith Rd to reduce the number of crossovers addressing Jenkins Ave. Following the gazette of the City of Nedlands Local Planning Scheme No. 3, properties to the immediate north of Jenkins Ave have been ‘up-coded’ to R60, which allows blocks to be subdivided into five (5) new lots. Each lot is entitled to a 6.0m wide vehicle driveway and crossover. To reduce the impact of the intensification of the land use on the adjoining ‘Safe Active Street’ (Jenkins Ave) and to minimise the creation of vehicle crossovers addressing the streetscape, the City is proposing the allocation of a laneway to remove vehicle access from the existing street network.

    1. When will land be required to be ceded to the City?

    Land owners are only required to cede land at the time of ‘significant’ redevelopment or subdivision. There is no requirement to cede land unless a development application or subdivision is applied for and subsequently approved.

    1. How does this policy affect property values?

    The City is currently pursuing a Scheme Amendment, which would allow the land area of a lot (pre-ceding) to be used as the development potential of a lot for the purposes of a development application. Subdivision and development potential is not proposed to be impacted by the Local Planning Policy.

    The Council at its April 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Jenkins Laneway Policy Local Planning Policy. This policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of an east-west laneway between Taylor Rd to Dalkeith Rd.

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

    Submissions have been extended to now close 5pm Tuesday 23 June 2020.

    FAQs

    1. Why is the City proposing the allocation of a laneway?

    The City is proposing the allocation of a laneway between Taylor Rd and Dalkeith Rd to reduce the number of crossovers addressing Jenkins Ave. Following the gazette of the City of Nedlands Local Planning Scheme No. 3, properties to the immediate north of Jenkins Ave have been ‘up-coded’ to R60, which allows blocks to be subdivided into five (5) new lots. Each lot is entitled to a 6.0m wide vehicle driveway and crossover. To reduce the impact of the intensification of the land use on the adjoining ‘Safe Active Street’ (Jenkins Ave) and to minimise the creation of vehicle crossovers addressing the streetscape, the City is proposing the allocation of a laneway to remove vehicle access from the existing street network.

    1. When will land be required to be ceded to the City?

    Land owners are only required to cede land at the time of ‘significant’ redevelopment or subdivision. There is no requirement to cede land unless a development application or subdivision is applied for and subsequently approved.

    1. How does this policy affect property values?

    The City is currently pursuing a Scheme Amendment, which would allow the land area of a lot (pre-ceding) to be used as the development potential of a lot for the purposes of a development application. Subdivision and development potential is not proposed to be impacted by the Local Planning Policy.

  • Meeting with Precinct Community Reference Group - Rose Garden LPP

    about 1 month ago

    In accordance with Council’s resolution, and the adopted Terms of Reference, Administration has organised a meeting with the Precinct Community Reference Group on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 to discuss Peace Memorial Rose Garden LPP.

    Click here to review the Council minutes and the Terms of Reference.

    Draft Policy available for viewing in the Document Library and submission form found here.

    In accordance with Council’s resolution, and the adopted Terms of Reference, Administration has organised a meeting with the Precinct Community Reference Group on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 to discuss Peace Memorial Rose Garden LPP.

    Click here to review the Council minutes and the Terms of Reference.

    Draft Policy available for viewing in the Document Library and submission form found here.

  • Advertising Draft LPP – Peace Memorial Rose Garden Precinct - Nedlands - open for comment

    about 2 months ago

    The Council at its April 2020 Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Draft Local Planning Policy – Peace Memorial Rose Garden Precinct - Nedlands.

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the development of land within the Rose Garden Transition Area, Nedlands

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

    Closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 5 June 2020.

    The Council at its April 2020 Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Draft Local Planning Policy – Peace Memorial Rose Garden Precinct - Nedlands.

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the development of land within the Rose Garden Transition Area, Nedlands

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

    Closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 5 June 2020.

  • Advertising Draft LPP – Dalkeith Road to Stanley Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements

    2 months ago

    The Council at their Special Council Meeting on 28 April 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise the Draft Local Planning Policy Dalkeith Road to Stanley Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements. This policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of an east-west laneway over 56 Dalkeith Road, 90 Stirling Highway, 4 Florence Road and 7 Stanley Street, Nedlands.

    This policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via submission form.
    Closing date for submissions is 5pm Saturday 6 June 2020.

    The Council at their Special Council Meeting on 28 April 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise the Draft Local Planning Policy Dalkeith Road to Stanley Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements. This policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of an east-west laneway over 56 Dalkeith Road, 90 Stirling Highway, 4 Florence Road and 7 Stanley Street, Nedlands.

    This policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via submission form.
    Closing date for submissions is 5pm Saturday 6 June 2020.

  • Residential Aged Care Facilities LPP Adopted – April Council Meeting

    about 2 months ago

    The Council at their Meeting in April 2020 resolved to adopt the Residential Aged Care Facilities Local Planning Policy. The policy provides guidance and development requirements applicable to applications for residential aged care facilities within the City of Nedlands. The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council > Agendas, Minutes and Reports.

    The Council at their Meeting in April 2020 resolved to adopt the Residential Aged Care Facilities Local Planning Policy. The policy provides guidance and development requirements applicable to applications for residential aged care facilities within the City of Nedlands. The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council > Agendas, Minutes and Reports.

  • Advertising Draft LPP - Occupancy Restrictions

    2 months ago

    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting in March 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise the Draft Local Planning Policy Occupancy Restrictions. This policy provides guidance for operators seeking to remove occupancy restrictions on residential properties.

    This policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via submission form.
    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 16 May 2020.

    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting in March 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise the Draft Local Planning Policy Occupancy Restrictions. This policy provides guidance for operators seeking to remove occupancy restrictions on residential properties.

    This policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via submission form.
    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 16 May 2020.