Development Based Incentives
Two development-based heritage incentives have been adopted into the City Planning Scheme No.2.
The Transfer of Plot Ratio and Bonus Plot Ratio provisions enable the Council to offer incentives to developments involving heritage places by either awarding additional plot ratio to developments or enabling the transfer of unused plot ratio from one site to another.
The Scheme provisions are complemented by policies , which provide the objectives, principles, and requirements that supplement these provisions.
A heritage agreement is a legal document that is required as part of the TPR process.
Heritage Agreements are entered into between an owner and the City of Perth and the Heritage Council of WA. Their intent is the secure the long-term conservation of heritage places. Owners are requested to commit to maintenance and specific conservation work of their heritage building in exchange for the right to transfer plot ratio from a donor site to another location within the city of Perth.
To obtain the pro forma and discuss the requirements for a heritage agreement, please contact the Legal Officer at the Heritage Council of WA, on 9221 4177 or telephone the City of Perth on 9461 3333.
Guidance notes have been prepared to assist landowners and developers to understand the process of transferring of plot ratio from a heritage place These notes identify what you should do before you apply to transfer, how to apply, the approval process, how to transfer ownership and using transfer plot ratio floor area. These guidance notes should be read jointly with the Frequently Asked Questions.