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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 additions (retaining wall and fill) to single dwelling Lot 734 (No. 115) Melvista Avenue, Nedlands 11/10/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 115 Melvista Advertising Plans.pdf 25/10/2018
Proposed additional customer seating (retrospective) Lot 102 (2/23) Carrington Street, Nedlands 09/10/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon Plans - 23 (Unit 2) Carrington Street.pdf 30/10/2018
Proposed change of use (doggy day care) 29 Carrington Street, Nedlands, Lot 387, 33413, 132159 09/10/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon 29A Carrington Street - Plans.pdf 30/10/2018
Proposed warehouse Lot 12241 (No. 17) John XXIII Avenue, Mt Claremont 05/10/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon 17 John XXIII Avenue - Plans.pdf 19/10/2018
Proposed additions to single house Lot 469 (No. 42) Viking Road, Dalkeith 05/10/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 42 Viking - Plans.pdf 19/10/2018
Proposed home business (naturopath) Lot 217 (No. 22) Mayfair Street, Mt Claremont 03/10/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon 22 Mayfair Street - Plans.pdf 24/10/2018
Proposed two-storey dwelling Lot 480 (No. 70) Thomas Street, Nedlands 03/10/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 70 Thomas Street - Plans.pdf 16/10/2018
Proposed home business renewal (speech pathology) Lot 370 (No. 57A) Haldane Street, Mt Claremont 01/10/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon 57A Haldane Street - Plan.pdf 22/10/2018
Proposed two-storey dwelling and ancillary accommodation (use not listed) Lot 144 (No. 73) Alderbury Street, Floreat 01/10/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 73 Alderbury - Plans.pdf 22/10/2018