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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 - December

Recent Development Applications - January

Recent Development Applications - February

Recent Development Applications - March


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
Two-storey single house (Strata Lot 2) No. 4 Birrigon Loop, Swanbourne 20/04/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 4 Birrigon Loop - Plans.pdf 04/05/2018
Proposed additions and alterations to single house (Lot 2) No.44a Boronia Street, Nedlands 18/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 44A Boronia Avenue.pdf 02/05/2018
Proposed single dwelling Lot 6 (No. 1) Robert Street, Dalkeith 17/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 1 Robert Street.pdf 01/05/2018
Proposed single dwelling Lot 335 (No. 6) Baird Avenue, Nedlands 17/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 6 Baird Avenue.pdf 01/05/2018
Two-storey single house and ancillary accommodation (Lot 268) No. 83 Philip Road, Dalkeith 18/04/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 83 Philip Rd.pdf 09/05/2018
Proposed addition (clothes drying area) to existing single dwelling Lot 60 (No. 1) Haig Road, Dalkeith 17/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 1 Haig Rd.pdf 01/05/2018
Two-storey single house with roof terrace (Lot 327) No. 46 Clement Street, Swanbourne 17/04/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 46 Clement St.pdf 01/05/2018
Additions (decking) to single house (Lot 312) No. 72 Clement Street, Swanbourne 16/04/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 72 Clement Street - Plans.pdf 30/04/2018
Proposed home business (psychotherapy practice) Lot 380 (No. 102) Monash Avenue, Nedlands 13/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plan - 102 Monash Avenue.pdf 04/05/2018
Proposed ancillary accommodation (retrospective), outbuilding (retrospective) and carport Lot 269 (No. 65) Hardy Road, Nedlands 12/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plan - 65 Hardy Rd.pdf 03/05/2018
Proposed additions (activities Room, pergola, stairway and decking) to existing single dwelling Lot 4 (No. 82) Victoria Avenue, Dalkeith 12/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 82 Victoria Avenue.pdf 03/05/2018
Two-storey single house (Lot 801) No. 15 Gordon Street, Nedlands 11/04/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 15 Gordon Street.pdf 26/04/2018
Amendment to DA17/035 (additions and alterations to single house) (Lot 7) No. 32A Jutland Parade, Dalkeith 11/04/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 32A Jutland.pdf 02/05/2018
Proposed addition (pool pump shed) to single dwelling Lot 629 (No. 92) Thomas Street, Nedlands 06/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plan - 92 Thomas Street.pdf 20/04/2018
Proposed over-height street boundary fencing Lot 220 (No. 2) Hobbs Avenue, Dalkeith 06/04/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 2 Hobbs Avenue.pdf 20/04/2018