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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 Checklist form (to be signed and dated) by the applicant and then this will be signed by the receiving officer (attached to the DA Form 1);
  • 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;
  • Copy of Certificate of Title – including diagram and any relevant instruments such as restrictive covenants or easements;
  • The applicable development application fee;
  • Two copies of a detailed site plan, elevations and/or floor plan drawn to a 1:100 or 1:200 scale;
  • One copy of plans to be submitted electronically;
  • If applicable, a completed Home Business Details Form and/or Signage Details Form;
  • 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.

For a comprehensive list of requirements relevant to the application type please refer to the Development Application Checklist.


 Additional information


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 single dwelling Lot 44 (No. 78) Kirwan Street, Floreat 13/12/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 78 Kirwan Street - Plans.pdf 21/01/2019
Additions to single house 21 Haldane Street, Mt Claremont 07/12/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 21 Haldane Street - Plans.pdf 22/01/2019
Proposed additions to existing single dwelling Lot 292 (No. 117) Dalkeith Road, Nedlands 06/12/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 117 Dalkeith Road - Plans.pdf 22/01/2019
Eight-storey mixed use development incorporating 15 retail and commercial tenancies and 157 residential apartments Montario Quarter – Lot 37 on Plan 413758, Selby Street, Nedlands 05/12/2018 Western Australian Planning Commission 02/01/2019
Proposed two-storey dwelling Lot 71 (No. 27) Hobbs Avenue, Dalkeith 05/12/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 27 Hobbs Avenue - Plans.pdf 18/01/2019
Proposed change of use (from hire service to motor repair station) – use not listed Lot 368 (No. 73) Carrington Street, Nedlands 05/12/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 73 Carrington Street.pdf 24/01/2019