Local Planning Policies - Reviews and Development

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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.

  • Meeting with Precinct Community Reference Group - Rose Garden LPP

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    10 days 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

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    23 days 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 – Jenkins Laneway – open for comment

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    24 days 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 close 5pm Saturday 6 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 close 5pm Saturday 6 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.

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

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    28 days 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

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    27 days 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

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    about 1 month 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.

  • Parking LPP Adopted March Council Meeting

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    about 1 month ago

    The Council at their Meeting in March 2020 resolved to amend the Parking Local Planning Policy, to modify parking ratios for residential developments. The purpose of this policy is to define standards for car parking for non-residential and residential developments. The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports.

    Please note that the residential parking ratios require approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission in accordance with Clause 7.3.2 of the Residential Design Codes Volume 1.


    The Council at their Meeting in March 2020 resolved to amend the Parking Local Planning Policy, to modify parking ratios for residential developments. The purpose of this policy is to define standards for car parking for non-residential and residential developments. The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports.

    Please note that the residential parking ratios require approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission in accordance with Clause 7.3.2 of the Residential Design Codes Volume 1.


  • Waste Management Adopted March Council Meeting

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    about 2 months ago

    The Council at their Meeting in March 2020 resolved to adopt the Waste Management Local Planning Policy and Guidelines. The 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 report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports. Please note that this policy requires approval from the West Australian Planning Commission in relation to development applications assessed under Volume 2 of the Residential Design Codes in line with Clause 1.2.3 of the R-Codes Vol.2.

    The Council at their Meeting in March 2020 resolved to adopt the Waste Management Local Planning Policy and Guidelines. The 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 report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports. Please note that this policy requires approval from the West Australian Planning Commission in relation to development applications assessed under Volume 2 of the Residential Design Codes in line with Clause 1.2.3 of the R-Codes Vol.2.

  • Draft LPP - Smyth Road, Gordon Street and Langham Street Laneway and Built Form Requirements open for comment

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    3 months ago

    The Council at its March 2020 Special Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Smyth Road, Gordon Street and Langham Street Laneway Local Planning Policy.

    This policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of an east-west laneway between 92 and 94 Smyth Road, Nedlands and 33 and 35 Langham Street, Nedlands.

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

    Submission form can be found here. Closing date for submissions is 5pm 11 April 2020.


    The Council at its March 2020 Special Council Meeting resolved to prepare and advertise for a period of 21 days the Smyth Road, Gordon Street and Langham Street Laneway Local Planning Policy.

    This policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of an east-west laneway between 92 and 94 Smyth Road, Nedlands and 33 and 35 Langham Street, Nedlands.

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

    Submission form can be found here. Closing date for submissions is 5pm 11 April 2020.


  • Local Planning Policy: Waratah Village Laneway Adopted March Special Council Meeting

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    3 months ago

    The Council at their Special Council Meeting in March 2020 resolved to adopt the Waratah Village Laneway Local Planning Policy. The policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of the Waratah Village Laneway. The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports.


    The Council at their Special Council Meeting in March 2020 resolved to adopt the Waratah Village Laneway Local Planning Policy. The policy provides laneway requirements for the establishment of the Waratah Village Laneway. The report to Council can be found on the City's website under Council/Agendas, Minutes and Reports.