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.

  • 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.

Remember to visit this page to stay updated on the progress of each policy.

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.

  • 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.

Remember to visit this page to stay updated on the progress of each policy.

  • 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

    21 September, 2020
    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

    20 August, 2020
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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.

  • Local Planning Policy Occupancy Restrictions - Adopted 28 July

    20 August, 2020
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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

    19 August, 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

    29 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

    29 July, 2020
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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.