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Development Applications

Do I need development approval?

Development approval is required for all development (works and land use) unless exempt under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 or the City's Local Planning Policy - Exempt Development.

When development approval is required to be obtained for the 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 land use.

How can I find out if I need development approval?

For some residential developments which applicants may believe are exempt from requiring 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.

For other forms of development, please contact the City’s planning services on 9273 3500 to discuss further.

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;
    • MRS Form 1 if to be determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission * Both MRS and DA Form 1 is required for any development application on or is partially within Stirling Highway, the swan river, parks and recreation and all other reserves under the MRS* and/or;
    • Development Assessment Panel Form 1 or 2. For more information visit the Development Assessment Panel Applications page; and
  • All other information as specified on the checklist for the relevant type of development.

 

Development Applications can be submitted electronically via the City's email address council@nedlands.wa.gov.au, in person to the City's Administration Office or alternatively by post PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909.

 

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

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

Proposed developments currently being advertised

The details of development applications currently being advertised are now available at Your Voice Nedlands.

 Click to go to Your Voice Nedlands

Documents 
Development Application Form 1 & Checklist
Development Application Fee Calculator
Over Height Dividing Fence Agreement
Proposed Home Business Details Form
Proposed Signage Details Form
Dividing Fencing Information Sheet
Development in Bushfire Prone Areas Information Sheet

Documents

Development Application Form 1 & Checklist

Development Application Fee Calculator

Over Height Dividing Fence Agreement

Proposed Home Business Details Form

Proposed Signage Details Form

Dividing Fencing Information Sheet

Development in Bushfire Prone Areas Information Sheet