Advertised planning applications
The City Planning Scheme No. 2 (CPS2), Subiaco Town Planning Scheme No. 4 and clause 64 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 – Deemed Provisions for Local Planning Schemes, set out what type of development applications must be advertised for public comment.
Advertising of development (planning) applications
The purpose of Development Applications being advertised is to provide potential affected parties with an opportunity to raise the issues that are important to them. Submissions by affected parties play a key role in the decision-making process in relation to planning matters. The City (or DAP) cannot consider non-planning matters such as effect on property values or views. Clause 67 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 – Deemed Provisions for Local Planning Schemes lists the matters to be considered in considering a development application. Therefore, submissions should not focus on non-planning matters.
Your comments should be substantiated, where possible, and address the impact of the proposal on a particular site, streetscape or area. This particularly true where variations are proposed to the local planning scheme development standards or planning policy requirements. For example, comments in relation to a proposed new building should focus on impacts on 'amenity' (all those factors which combine to make the character of the area) and on the how the proposed development relates to the area in term of the scale and nature of existing buildings and surroundings. This should however keep in mind the development potential of the properties under the local planning scheme.
The current advertised development applications and accompanying materials are published on the City’s website in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.Please note that plans, drawings and any other documents associated with development applications may be subject to the copyright laws of Australia and international agreements with other countries.
View current and comment on advertised development applications online.
For the City to consider your comments in the assessment of any application they must be made in writing to the City. Additional comments or documentation can also be attached to the completed form. Your comments must be received before the advertising period closes. Comments received after the closing date may not be able to be taken into consideration and included into the officer's report where these are received late. At the relevant meeting, you may have the opportunity to expand and provide a verbal presentation if you have submitted a written submission.
Your submission including relevant comments and other information provided may be collated, reproduced or summarised in officer’s reports to the Committee and Council/DAP. We do require contact details, including your full name and address and preferably your email address and telephone contact number. Personal details submitted (such as your name, contact numbers, email addresses and signatures) will not be disclosed, published or made available without your express consent. These details are required for officers to make contact to clarify aspects of your submission or to advise you of meeting dates noting that the timelines are tight and postal correspondence may not reach you in time.
We are required to release submissions when a valid request is made in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1992 but personal information is ordinarily exempt from third party access.
Online submissionThe preferred method of submitting your response is via the online submission, however you may choose to submit your response via post or email. Click here to view other available methods. Once submitted you will receive an acknowledgement from the City.
Assessments and decisions
The opinions of neighbours and the wider community (where relevant), help the City and the Council by highlighting local issues and concerns which need to be considered and assessed in the consideration of a development application. However, the City’s officers and the Council are not obliged to agree with, or uphold, every opinion expressed, nor to incorporate all suggestions into its decision.
In its consideration of any development application, the Council has a duty to properly balance its consideration of all relevant factors in an objective and impartial manner. In addition to neighbour and community submissions, relevant considerations include the requirements prescribed in the local planning scheme, the City’s policies and strategies, local heritage inventory, state legislation, comments from government agencies and advisory groups, the R-Codes and any other relevant planning matter.
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Conditions of use
Prior to downloading or viewing any materials you agree that:
- The development applications and accompanying materials are provided for the purpose of public review and submission in relation to the application and may not be used for any other purpose.
- You will not alter, copy, publish, or reproduce any documents or material provided, except as permitted by law.
- Where the material shown on or obtained from this website incorporates any third party copyright material or trademarks the use of the information is subject to the relevant intellectual property rights of such third parties.
If you submit a response, comments and other information provided may be collated, reproduced or summarised in officer’s reports to Committee or Council. We do require and collect contact details, including your full name and address and this, along with any other information submitted, will be recorded internally in City of Perth systems for the purpose of assessing the application. However, personal details submitted (such as your name, contact numbers, email addresses and signatures) will not be disclosed or published without your express consent.
We do release submissions when a valid request is made in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1992 but personal information is ordinarily exempt from third party access.
For further information see the City of Perth’s Information Statement FOI statement.I accept the terms and conditions