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 Occupancy Restrictions - Adopted 28 July

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    The Council at its July 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting adopted the Occupancy Restrictions 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.

  • LPP Dalkeith Road to Stanley Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements – Adopted 28 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 to 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.

    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 Draft Local Planning Policy Residential Aged Care Facilities - 4 August 2020

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The Council at their Special Council Meeting on 4 August 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise Draft Local Planning Policy Residential Aged Care Facilities. This Policy is for the purpose of establishing development provisions for operators seeking to establish Residential Aged Care Facilities within the City of Nedlands. This LPP replaces the former LPP Residential Aged Care Facilities that was revoked by Council on the 28 July 2020.

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

    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 29 August 2020.

  • Residential Aged Care Facilities Local Planning Policy Revoked at the July 2020 Council Meeting

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    City of Nedlands Council resolved at the July 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting to revoke 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 6.

  • Residential Development LPP - Post WAPC decision

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    At its 30 June 2020 Statutory Planning Committee meeting, the Western Australian Planning Commission resolved to refuse the landscaping provision in the City’s Local Planning Policy – Residential Development: Single and Grouped Dwellings. This provision has now been removed from the policy.
    Further detail, including the resolution in full, is provided in the Policy Update located in the Document Library.

  • Advertising Amendments to Local Planning Policy -Short Term Accommodation

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    The Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 June 2020 resolved to prepare and advertise amendments to the Local Planning Policy Short Term Accommodation. This Policy is for the purpose of providing guidance and development provisions for operators seeking to establish short-term accommodation within the City of Nedlands.

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

    Submissions close 5pm Saturday 8 August 2020.

  • Advertising Draft Local Planning Policy - Nedlands Town Centre Precinct Plan

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    The Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 23 June 2020 resolved to amend and advertise Draft Local Planning Policy Nedlands Town Centre Precinct Plan. The amendments to the Policy relate to plot ratio and community benefit measures.

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

    Submissions close 5pm Friday 31 July 2020.

    More information on the history of this precinct plan can be found here.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.