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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
Proposed Change of Use (from Office – Professional to Shop) Lot 64 (No. 35/145) Stirling Highway, Nedlands 24/04/2017 Andrew Bratley Plans for 145 Stirling Hwy.pdf 08/05/2017
Proposed additions and alterations to single house (Lot 211) No. 47 Goldsmith Road, Dalkeith 13/04/2017 Kate Bainbridge Plans - 47 Goldsmith.pdf 08/05/2017
Proposed home business (succulent bowls) Lot 355 (No. 8) Martin Avenue, Nedlands 13/04/2017 Jessica Birbeck Plans - 8 Martin Ave.pdf 09/05/2017
Proposed change of use (from office – professional to consulting rooms) Lot 325 (No. 10) Leura Street Nedlands 13/04/2017 Andrew Bratley Plans - 10 Leura Street.pdf 04/05/2017
Proposed home business (paramedical micropigmentation) Lot 1 (No. 159a) Rochdale Road Mt Claremont 10/04/2017 Andrew Bratley Plans - 159A Rochdale Rd.pdf 01/05/2017