The Council at its July 2019 Council Meeting
adopted the following policies in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2,
Part 2, Clause 4, following community consultation:
- Child Care Premises Local Planning Policy
- State Administrative Tribunal Process and Procedures Local Planning Policy
- Signs Local Planning Policy
- Planning Compliance Local Planning Policy
- Refunding and Waiving Development Application Fees Local Planning Policy
- Heritage Incentives Local Planning Policy
All approved policies can be found on the City's website
under Planning Services/Policies Section.
The following draft local planning policies (LPP) are being presented to the Council Committee meeting on Tuesday, 9 July 2019 as follows:
PD25.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Child Care Premises
This policy is being presented for adoption.
PD26.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Parking
This policy is being presented for approval and referral to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval.
PD27.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policy - Residential Development
This policy is being presented to consider modifications following community consultation. Council are also being asked to consider a number of new provisions to the LPP and modified explanatory figures which officers believe are significant enough to warrant further consultation with the community.
PD28.19: Local Planning Scheme 3 - Local Planning Policies for Heritage, SAT process and procedures, refunding and waiving of fees, planning compliance and signs
These policies are being presented to the Council for adoption as a result of previous advertising for submissions, as follows:
- State Administrative Tribunal - process and procedures
- Refunding/waiving of fees
- Planning compliance
To view the reports, please visit the City's website (Your Council/Agendas-minutes).
To make a representation at either the Committee Meeting or the Council Meeting, please visit the City's website (Your Council/Council Meetings) "Intention to address the Council or Council Committee Form" to find out more.
The Council at a Special Meeting on the 2 May 2019 resolved to:
- Prepare and advertise a range of policies for community feedback. These include residential development, parking, heritage, child care premises, State Administrative Tribunal processes and procedures, refunding/waiving of fees, planning and compliance and signs.
- Adopt the policies resulting from community feedback for consultation of planning proposal and exempt development.
- Adopt a range of policies without consultation
- Revoke a number of Local Planning Policies and Planning Council Policies as they are no longer relevant following the introduction of LPS3.
The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports.
At the Special Council Meeting on the 2 May 2019 Council resolved to seek community feedback on the draft policies which follow.
Your feedback is sought on the draft policies. You can find a copy of each policy in the document library.
Please complete the submission form if you intend to provide feedback.
- The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance and supplementary requirements to Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS 3) and State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 1 (R-Codes Vol.1) in relation to single and grouped dwelling development within the City of Nedlands. It is also to ensure consistent assessment and decision-making in the application of the LPS 3 and R-Codes Vol. 1.
- The purpose of this policy is to define standards for parking, vehicle access and parking facilities to ensure developments are constructed to a high standard and managed to reduce any potential detrimental impacts to the surrounding area; and encourage the provision of services that enable and promote alternative modes of transport (including cycling, walking, public transport and motorcycles) and adaptability to changes in technology.
Child Care Premises
- The purpose of this policy is to encourage the retention, maintenance and upgrade of the City’s historic buildings.
State Administrative Tribunal – Process and Procedures
- This policy provides development standards relating to the location, siting and design of Child care premises, and sets out matters the City will have regard to in considering an application for development approval.
Refunding / Waiving Fees
- This policy prescribes the procedures by which Councillors and the City’s Administration shall deal with applications for review made to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
- This policy outlines the circumstances where the City, may refund or waive development application fees charged in accordance with the Planning and Development Regulations 2009.
- The purpose of the Policy is to provide guidance for the Development Compliance process to be undertaken by the City including:
- Establishing a consistent and transparent approach for planning compliance;
- Outlining the process for assessment of complaints of unlawful activity, land use or structures to determine when further investigation and/or action is required;
- Outlining the City’s options for dealing with unlawful activity; and
- Establishing circumstances where further enforcement action is warranted.
- The purpose of this policy is to establish the requirements which apply to signs and to provide guidance when determining development applications for signs.
The above policies are also available for viewing at the City of Nedlands' administration building, both City libraries.
Closing date for submissions is 8 June 2019. The City looks forward to receiving your feedback.
The Council at its Special meeting on 2 May approved for the following policies to be revoked in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 6:
Local Planning Policies
- Cash in Lieu of Car Parking
- Two Grouped Dwellings in Dual Coded
- Road Widening (Stirling Highway)
- Cash in lieu of Car Parking –
- Listed Heritage Places – Demolition
- Intensification of Residential Density
- Reduction of Front Setbacks
- Carports and Minor Structures Forward
of the Primary Street Setback
- Local Planning Policy: Sea Containers
Planning Council Policies
- Development Approvals: Minimum
- Domestic Receiving Dishes
- Encroachments on to Rights of Way
- Heritage Advice for Owners of Places of
- Home Business
- Neighbour Consultation – Development
- Refund of Planning Fees for Places of
- Retention of Existing Dwelling During
Construction of New Dwelling
- State Administrative Tribunal -
Response to Appeals
The purpose of revoking the policies is due to the implementation of the new Local Planning Scheme No. 3.
The Council at its meeting on adopt without consultation, in
accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes)
Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 5, the following Local Planning
- Swanbourne Design Guidelines A
- Swanbourne Design Guidelines B
- Hollywood Design Guidelines
- Allen Park Residential Estate Design
Standard For Lots 11 To 17 Clement Street And Lots 18 To 25 North Streets,
- St Peters Square Design Guidelines
- Old Swanbourne Hospital Precinct
- Subdivision Policy
- Ancillary Accommodation Local Planning
- Fill and Fencing Local Planning Policy
Landscaping – Local Planning
Please visit the website
to view these policies.
The purpose of not undertaking consultation is these polices are current and are still applicable under the new Local Planning Scheme No. 3.
The Council at its meeting adopted the following policies in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 Schedule 2, Part 2, Clause 4, following the presentation of these for community feedback.
- Consultation of Planning Proposals
- Exempt Development
An approved policies can be found on the City's website under Planning Services/Policies.
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 local planning policy in relation to proceedings before the State Administrative Tribunal and is now available for comment.
Policy prescribes the procedures by which Councillors and the City’s
Administration shall deal with applications for review made to the State
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 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.