Development Applications

Minor Development Application

Minor development includes adding to or changing an existing building, demolishing a building or portions of a building, installing signs or any structures, changing the levels of a site by excavating or filling and changing the use of any part of a building. The Minor DA information kit will tell you what you need to provide. 

Major Development Application

A Major Development Application usually includes the building of a new large scale building, major additions or refurbishment of an existing building which require additional information to be provided to assess the impact and quality of the proposal. The Major DA information kit will tell you what you need to provide. A Major Development Application often requires a 3D model to be provided to help the City assess the application. The DA 3D digital models submission guide will outline the requirements.

Planning application form

All development applications require two forms to be completed, the first under the Local Planning Scheme and the second under the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS Form 1). The Local Planning Scheme can be found below, while the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS Form 1) can be downloaded from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s website.

Application for Development Approval

Development Assessment Panels

As a key component of planning reform in Western Australia, Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) were established by the Minister of Planning on 1 July 2011. A DAP consists of five panel members, three being specialist members and two local government Councillors, and is intended to enhance planning expertise in decision making by improving the balance between technical advice and local knowledge.

Development applications will be accepted and assessed by the City of Perth in the usual way, the exception being that development applications of the value of $20 million or more will be determined by the City of Perth Local Development Assessment Panel (LDAP).

The Local Government Members of the City of Perth LDAP are as follows:

  • Commissioner Lumsden, Local Government Member.
  • Commissioner Hammond, Local Government Member.
  • Commissioner McMath, Local Government Alternate Member.

For information about how DAPs operate, membership, and development application types, please visit the Development Assessment Panels section of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website. To access the City of Perth LDAP and access meeting agendas and minutes, visit the Development Assessment Panels section of the website and select the City of Perth LDAP.

Section 40

A Section 40 Certificate (Certificate of Local Planning Authority) is required to be provided to support an application under the Liquor Control Act 1988 for a new liquor licence  or to remove or modify an existing liquor licence. The section 40 certificate confirms that the liquor licence proposed is consistent with the planning approval granted for the use of the premises. The below form is required to be submitted to the City, accompanied by a Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Racing, Gaming and Liquor division) section 40 certificate form which can be downloaded from their website.

Section 40 Liquor Licence Application form

Built Strata Application forms 

Built strata subdivision can take place where buildings are fully constructed, or where buildings are proposed to be constructed. The first step it to make an application for a Certificate of Approval to the City using a Form 24. The Form 24 application should be submitted as soon as possible (i.e. when the building permit has been granted) and lasts for 24 months from time of granting. The Form 24 certifies that the proposed strata plan is in accordance with the approved plans and may set out conditions required to be complied with. 

A form 26 application must be made to the City using a Form 26 before the titles can be issued. The Form 26 must address how any conditions imposed on the Form 24 have been complied with, and be accompanied by a copy of the strata plan and a completed Form 1C.

DA Built Strata Application