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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 - April

Recent Development Applications - May

Recent Development Applications - June

Recent Development Applications - July


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 Additions to Existing Single Dwelling Lot 507 (No. 11) Knutsford Street, Swanbourne 23/08/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 11 Knutsford Street.pdf 06/09/2017
Proposed two-storey single house (Lot 2) No. 10A Swansea Street, Swanbourne 22/08/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 10A Swansea Street.pdf 12/09/2017
Proposed two-storey single dwelling Lot 140 (No. 30) Brockman Avenue, Dalkeith 21/08/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 30 Brockman Avenue.pdf 04/09/2017
Two vergolas (retrospective) Lot 104 (No. 37) Esplanade, Nedlands 21/08/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 37 Esplanade.pdf 11/09/2017
Proposed carport Lot 271 (No. 10A) Kitchener Street, Nedlands 16/08/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 10A Kitchener Street.pdf 30/08/2017
Proposed Single House and Front Setback Area Fencing Lot 2 (46) Viking Road, Dalkeith 16/08/2017 Jessica Birbeck PDF icon Plans - 46 Viking.pdf 30/08/2017
Additions to Existing Dwelling Lot 121 (No. 7) Finchley Rise Mt Claremont 14/08/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 7 Finchley Rise.pdf 28/08/2017
Over Height Dividing Fencing (Retrospective) Lot 2 (No. 14B) Knutsford Street, Swanbourne 14/08/2017 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 14B Knutsford Street.pdf 28/08/2017
Proposed Addition (Carport) to Single House Lot 634 (62) Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith 08/08/2017 Jessica Birbeck PDF icon Plans - 62 Waratah Ave.pdf 23/08/2017
Retrospective and proposed amendments (staircases and over-height fencing) (Lot 1000) No. 40 Jutland Parade, Dalkeith 01/08/2017 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon Plans - 40 Jutland.pdf 23/08/2017