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.

Do you have a question in relation to the review of the local planning policies? If so, please ask us here.

Ask Us a Question

  • Hi, what department or person/people do I contact regarding my concerns about Charles Court Reserve? Regards Kerrie Ware

    Kerrieanne Asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Kerrie, without having the information as to what specifically your concerns about Charles Court Reserve are, it is best to email council@nedlands.wa.gov.au and your query will be directed to the appropriate officer/department! Kind Regards. 

  • Hi, what date are the City likely to make a final decision on Draft LPP Residential Development i.e. date of endorsement? Thanks

    wbhomes Asked 11 months ago

    Hi,
    The Draft Residential Development LPP is currently out for readvertising to the community for a period of 21 days, which is available for viewing and comment on this page. This is due to be resubmitted to Council for final adoption at the December Council Meeting. This will then need to be sent to the West Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) who will have final approval on the LPP. The exact timeframes at this stage are unknown but we are anticipating that the policy will be endorsed by the WAPC in early 2020.


  • Hi, I understand that there is a Main Roads Scheme (MRS1210/41) intending the widen the Stirling Highway. Could you please tell me when this widening is intended to occur? Could you please tell me whether there will be islands in between the two sets of lanes? Could you please tell me whether these islands will prevent traffic turning north from the South/West traffic into either Loftus St or Ord St? Kind Regards, Dr Bruce Bellinge

    Bruce Bellinge Asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. The City is not in control of the road widening, its associated timeframes and design. You would be best to contact Main Roads directly in relation to enquiry.


  • In light of the recent development application open for comment - 18 Cooper Street, Nedlands - Ten Multiple dwellings (DA19-38065) - I feel there is a lack of local planning guidance for developments that are in r-codes R60 or greater. I understand the City has development Residential Development Planning Policy for developments R40 or below (modifying or outlining local planning policies in relation to SPP7.3 Resiential design codes - Volume 1). Is the City planning on similar local planning policy for SPP 7.3 - R-Codes Volume 2 - Apartments? It seems (18 Cooper being the first of many). The City needs to respond to developers with a local planning policy in order to rein in what these multi-dwelling developments can / should conform to for the sake of attempting to meet the City's local planning strategy with respect to retaining some semblance of Nedland's character pertaining to street-scape, bulk, height, scale, etc.

    garrychong Asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question regarding the development controls that the City will be implementing to manage the construction of multiple dwelling developments.

    Volume 1 of the R-Codes provides guidance for the development of single houses and grouped dwellings and the City’s Local Planning Policy – Residential Development includes further guidance around streetscapes, front & rear setbacks and other elements. Volume 2 of the R-Codes provides guidance for multiple dwelling developments, and also allows a local government to introduce localised controls to specify a similar level of guidance.

    The City is currently in the process of creating Precinct Plans that will be applicable to designated areas, generally those that permit multiple dwelling developments. These Precinct Plans are the mechanism by which the City shall introduce controls for large scale developments, and community input will be critical to the development of those Precinct Plans.

    The Precinct Plans will therefore provide the much needed localisation of Volume 2 of the R-Codes and cover aspects of development including streetscape, bulk, height and scale of the development. It is the City’s intention to utilise these Precinct Plans to ensure that development is respectful of the existing Nedlands streetscape character, whilst also providing guidance for larger scale developments that will become more common into the future along major transportation routes and town centre locations within the City.

    The City has undertaken preliminary consultation with the stakeholders in the immediate area for the Nedlands Town Centre Precinct Plan, and will soon be progressing with broader community consultation on a draft plan. Other Precinct Plans are being progressed in the coming months. Your input into these Precinct Plans would be most welcome during the consultation phases for the Precinct Plans which will occur intermittently over the next 12 months.