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Development Applications

The advertising of development applications over the Christmas and New Year period

Due to the availability of residents over the Christmas and New Year period, please be advised that from close of business on Friday, 15 December 2017 until the close of business on Friday, 12 January 2018 inclusive, the advertising of any development applications will not commence and/or conclude during this period.  

Please take this into consideration when preparing and submitting a development application to the City.

If necessary, please contact the City’s Statutory Planning department on 9273 3500 to enquire whether a development application you are lodging with the City will be affected by this.

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 - May

Recent Development Applications - June

Recent Development Applications - July

Recent Development Applications - August


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
Additions (front boundary fencing, gate house, retaining walls, cut and fill, outbuilding, undercroft, greenhouse/cabana building, over-height dividing fence) to single house Lot 800 (No. 56) Jutland Parade 21/09/2017 Jessica Birbeck PDF icon Plans - 56 Jutland.pdf 12/10/2017
Proposed alfresco addition to café (Lot 57) No. 30 Loch Street, Nedlands 21/09/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 30 Loch Street.pdf 12/10/2017
Proposed two-storey single house (Lot 332) No. 36A Clement Street, Swanbourne 20/09/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 36a Clement.pdf 04/10/2017
Proposed Fence to Nedlands Golf Course (Lot 117) No. 117 Melvista Avenue, Nedlands 13/09/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 117 Melvista.pdf 27/09/2017
3 x Two Storey Grouped Dwellings (Lot 5140) No. 14 Alfred Road, Mount Claremont 12/09/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 14 Alfred.pdf 03/10/2017
Two-Storey Single House Lot 136 (No. 77) Viking Road, Dalkeith 11/09/2017 Holly White PDF icon Plans - 77 Viking.pdf 25/09/2017
Proposed Street Setback Area Fencing Lot 583 (No. 111) Circe Circle 11/09/2017 Jessica Birbeck PDF icon 111 Circe - Plans.pdf 25/09/2017
Proposed Short Term Accommodation Lot 124 (No. 34) Loftus Street, Nedlands 07/09/2017 Jessica Birbeck PDF icon Plans - 34 Loftus Street.pdf 28/09/2017