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

    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

    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.

  • Advertising Modifications to Parking Local Planning Policy

    CLOSED: This submission period is closed.
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    In accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4, the City of Nedlands has prepared and advertises modifications to the Parking Local Planning Policy.
    The purpose of this policy is to define standards for car parking for residential and non-residential developments. The amendments relate to the parking ratios for Residential Aged Care Facilities. Altering the ratio from 12 bays or 1 per every 4 beds (whichever is greater) to 12 bays or 1 per every 3 beds (whichever is greater).

    The Policy is available for viewing in the document library and comment via the submission form.
    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 17 October 2020.

  • Local Planning Policy Residential Aged Care Facilities - Adopted SCM 3 September 2020

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    The Council at the 3 September 2020 Special Council Meeting adopted the Residential Aged Care Facilities 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.

  • Local Planning Policy: Peace Memorial Rose Garden Precinct - Adopted SCM September 2020

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    The Council at the Special Council Meeting on 3 September 2020 resolved to adopt Local Planning Policy: Peace Memorial Rose Garden Precinct, Nedlands 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.

  • Local Planning Policy: Dalkeith Road to Stanley Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements - Adopted OCM July 2020

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    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting on 28 July 2020 resolved to adopt Local Planning Policy: Dalkeith Road - Stanley Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4, following community consultation.

    Please note that this policy requires approval from the West Australian Planning Commission in relation to modification of State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 in accordance with clause 7.3.

    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.

  • Local Planning Policy: Smyth Road, Gordon Street and Langham Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements - Adopted 23 June 2020

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    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 June 2020 resolved to adopt Local Planning Policy: Smyth Road, Gordon Street and Langham Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4, following community consultation.

    Please note that this policy requires approval from the West Australian Planning Commission in relation to modification of State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 in accordance with clause 7.3.

    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.

  • Advertising Modifications to LPP – Waste Management

    CLOSED: The submission period has concluded.
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    The Council at their Ordinary Council Meeting in July 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise modifications to the Waste Management Local Planning Policy. This policy details the requirements relating to waste management and minimisation to be considered in the design of any proposed development as per the City’s Waste Management Guidelines.

    The City’s Waste Local Planning Policy (Waste LPP) and Guidelines were adopted in March 2020 by Council. Since adoption of this policy, however, planning applications have been received that demonstrate the policy’s requirement for ‘inside-servicing’ for development applications exceeding 5 dwellings has resulted in proposed adverse built form outcomes. In consultation with Council, the City has made minor changes to the policy to be in line with best practice and encourage better built form outcomes.

    This policy is available for viewing in the document library and available for comment via submission form.
    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 19 September 2020.

  • Rose Garden LPP Update

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    The draft Local Planning Policy – Peace Memorial Rose Garden Precinct, Nedlands will be presented to Council for final adoption at a Special Council Meeting on Thursday 3 September 2020.