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Development Applications

Do I Need Development Approval?

Development approval is required for all works and/or a change in land use unless:

a) Permitted under the City’s policies and/or the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015; and/or

b) Works that complies with the Deemed-to-Comply provisions of the Residential Design Codes (R Codes).

When development approval is required to be obtained for proposed works and/or a change in land use, landowners are required to make an application to the City before obtaining a building permit or commencing operation of a use.

How can I find out if I need development approval?

The City has established a Deemed-to-Comply Check process to assist landowners and applicants working with certain forms of development to certify whether or not a development application is necessary.
Further information can be obtained by visiting the Deemed-to-Comply Check section on the City’s website.

What needs to be submitted as part of a development application?

When submitting a development application the following is required to be provided:

  • A completed Development Application Form 1 (if to be determined by the City of Nedlands), or a completed MRS Form 1 if to be determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission) and, if applicable, a Development Assessment Panel Form 1 or 2. For more information visit the Development Assessment Panel Applications page.
  • The applicable development application fee;
  • If applicable, a completed Home Business Details Form and/or Signage Details Form;
  • Two copies of a detailed site plan, elevations and/or floor plan drawn to a 1:100 or 1:200 scale, 
  • If applicable, written justification as to why variations should be supported; and
  • Any further supporting documents deemed necessary (e.g. traffic impact assessment, bushfire hazard assessment etc.).

Failure to provide adequate information will either result in the development application not being accepted or returned to the applicant.


Additional information


Recent Development Applications Received

Below is a list of recently received development applications.  This is for information purposes only. 

Public submissions in respect of these proposals are not being requested at this time.  If required by the Town Planning Scheme and/or a policy, formal consultation will be undertaken following a preliminary assessment of the application. 

Recent Development Applications - March

Recent Development Applications - April

Recent Development Applications - May

Recent Development Applications - June


Proposed Development Currently being Advertised

The City has received the following development applications which are required to be advertised for public comment. 

Anyone wishing to comment on any of the development applications currently being advertised may do so in writing prior to close of business on the nominated closing date.

Via email ( which is to include details of the proposal and the property address in the subject line;
Via the post (City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909); or
Deliver in person at the City’s Administration Building (71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands)



Address Consultations Opening Date Reference Number Responsible Officer Plan Details Consultation closing date
Proposed additions to single house (Lot 290) No. 2 Robinson Street, Nedlands 19/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 2 Robinson.pdf 03/08/2017
Proposed single house Lot 11 (26) Haldane Street, Mount Claremont 20/07/2017 Jessica Birbeck PDF icon Plans - 26 Haldane.pdf 03/08/2017
Proposed patio Lot 39 (No. 2) Biara Gardens, Mount Claremont 19/07/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 2 Biara Gardens.pdf 02/08/2017
Proposed additions to single dwelling Lot 60 (8) Islandview Place, Swanbourne 17/07/2017 Jessica Birbeck PDF icon Plans - 8 Islandview.pdf 31/07/2017
Proposed patio addition to grouped dwelling (Lot 27) No. 5 Hooley Street, Swanbourne 17/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 5 Hooley.pdf 01/08/2017
Proposed additions to single house (Lot 102) No. 10 Coast Rise, Swanbourne 14/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 10 Coast Rise.pdf 31/07/2017
Proposed patio addition (Lot 81) No. 34 Coast Rise, Swanbourne 14/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 34 Coast Rise.pdf 31/07/2017
Retrospective outbuilding to single house (Lot 3) No. 57 Philip Road, Dalkeith 13/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 57 Philip Rd.pdf 28/07/2017
Proposed additions to single house (Lot 368) No. 23 Bedford Street, Nedlands 13/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 23 Bedford.pdf 28/07/2017
Proposed street boundary fencing Lot 35 (No. 7) Birrigon Loop, Swanbourne 12/07/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plan - 7 Birrigon Loop.pdf 26/07/2017
Proposed two-storey single house with roof terrace (Lot 327) No.46 Clement Street, Swanbourne 12/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 46 CLEMENTS ST.pdf 27/07/2017
Proposed grouped dwelling (Lot 5164) No. 3A Second Avenue, Claremont 11/07/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 3A Second.pdf 01/08/2017
Proposed additions (cabana) to existing single dwelling Lot 28 (No. 4) Campsie Street, Nedlands 07/07/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 4 Campsie Street.pdf 21/07/2017
Proposed carport Lot 704 (No. 33) Hillway, Nedlands 07/07/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plan - 33 Hillway.pdf 28/07/2017