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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 - April

Recent Development Applications - May

Recent Development Applications - June


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
Additions to existing single house (Lot 142) No. 151A Rochdale Road, Mt Claremont 15/08/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 151A Rochdale Rd - Plans.pdf 31/08/2018
Proposed addition (shed) to existing single dwelling Lot 174 (No. 38) Leon Road, Dalkeith 14/08/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon 38 Leon Rd - Plans.pdf 28/08/2018
Additions to existing single house (Lot 106) No. 40 Browne Avenue, Dalkeith 13/08/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 40 Browne Ave - Plans.pdf 27/08/2018
Proposed addition (patio) to existing single dwelling Lot 3 (No. 96) Brookdale Street, Floreat 10/08/2018 Andrew Bratley PDF icon 96 Brookdale Street - Plans.pdf 24/08/2018
Additions (patio and outbuilding) to existing single house (Lot 505) No. 82 Williams Road, Nedlands 10/08/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 82 Williams Rd - Plans.pdf 24/08/2018
Additions (patio and outbuilding) to existing single house (Lot 505) No. 82 Williams Road, Nedlands 10/08/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 82 Williams Rd - Plans.pdf 24/08/2018
Proposed Hollywood Consulting Centre (Lot 564) 101 Monash Avenue, Nedlands 07/08/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 101 Monash Ave - Plans.pdf 28/08/2018
Proposed landscaping and retaining walls (Lot 7) No. 110 Victoria Avenue, Dalkeith 02/08/2018 Kate Bainbridge PDF icon 110 Victoria Ave - Plans.pdf 23/08/2018
Proposed landscaping Lot 50 (No. 66A) The Avenue, Nedlands 31/07/2018 James Fletcher PDF icon 66A The Avenue - Plans.pdf 21/08/2018