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Planning policies and precinct plans

Planning policies, including Guidelines, and Precinct Plans are created to supplement Local Planning Schemes and provide further guidance on area or subject specific land use and development matters.

There are a number of Planning Policies and Precinct Plans currently applicable within the City of Perth:

  • City Planning Scheme No. 2 Planning Policies 
  • City Planning Scheme No. 2 Precinct Plans 
  • City of Subiaco Planning Policies 
  • City of Subiaco Precinct Plans 
  • City of Nedlands Planning Policies 

City Planning Scheme No. 2 Planning Policies

A number of Planning Policies have been created under City Planning Scheme No. 2.

They generally apply to the whole of the city with the exception of parts of Crawley and Nedlands which were transferred from the Cities of Subiaco and Nedlands to the City of Perth on the 1 July 2016.

They should be read with City Planning Scheme No. 2 and its associated Precinct Plans and Planning Registers and Lists as well as the Minor Town/Local Planning Schemes.

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City Planning Scheme No. 2 Precinct Plans

Precinct Plans have been created under City Planning Scheme No. 2 to set out the City’s the intent and vision for different areas of the city.

These Precinct Plans have been established across the whole of the city with the exception of parts of Crawley and Nedlands which were transferred to the City on the 1 July 2016. Separate Precinct Plans have been created for parts of Crawley and Nedlands under the City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme No. 4.

The Precinct Plans should be read with City Planning Scheme No. 2 and its associated Planning Policies and Planning Registers and Lists as well as the Minor Town/Local Planning Schemes.

NOTE: The precincts denoted (CC) comprise the Scheme area referred to as the City Centre.

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Subiaco Planning Policies

The City of Subiaco Planning Policies have been created under Town Planning Scheme No. 4 and apply to the parts of Crawley and Nedlands which were transferred from the City of Subiaco to the City of Perth on the 1 July 2016.

For the purposes of application within the City of Perth, any references to the City of Subiaco within the Planning Policies is taken to be a reference to the City of Perth.

It should be noted that the versions of the City of Subiaco Planning Policies applicable within the City of Perth are those versions which were applicable as at the 1 July 2016. Any amendments made to the Planning Policies by the City of Subiaco post 1 July 2016 do not apply within the City of Perth.

They should be read with the City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme No. 4 and its associated Precinct Plans and Planning Registers and Lists, and the State Government’s Residential Design Codes.

Subiaco Precinct Plans

The City of Subiaco Precinct Plans have been created under Town Planning Scheme No. 4 and apply to the parts of Crawley and Nedlands which were transferred from the City of Subiaco to the City of Perth on the 1 July 2016.

For the purposes of application within the City of Perth, any references to the City of Subiaco within the Planning Policies is taken to be a reference to the City of Perth.

It should be noted that the versions of the City of Subiaco Planning Policies applicable within the City of Perth are those versions which were applicable as at the 1 July 2016. Any amendments made to the Planning Policies by the City of Subiaco post 1 July 2016 do not apply within the City of Perth.

The Precinct Plans should be read with the City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme No. 4 and its associated Planning Policies and Planning Registers and Lists, and the State Government’s Residential Design Codes.

Nedlands Planning Policies

The City of Nedlands Planning Policies have been created under Town Planning Scheme No. 2 and apply to part of Nedlands which were transferred from the City of Nedlands to the City of Perth on the 1 July 2016.

For the purposes of application within the City of Perth, any references to the City of Nedlands within the Planning Policies is taken to be a reference to the City of Perth.

It should be noted that the versions of the City of Nedlands Planning Policies applicable within the City of Perth are those versions which were applicable as at the 1 July 2016. Any amendments made to the Planning Policies by the City of Nedlands post 1 July 2016 do not apply within the City of Perth.

They should be read with the City of Nedlands Town Planning Scheme No. 2 and its associated Precinct Plans and Planning Registers and Lists, and the State Government’s Residential Design Codes.

Planning Policy and Precinct Plan Amendments

The City of Perth may resolve to create new Planning Policies and Precinct Plans or amend existing Planning Policies and Precinct Plans to address emerging land use and development issues.

The process for creating and amending new Planning Policies and Precinct Plans is set out in the City’s City Planning Scheme No. 2.

New Planning Polices and Precinct Plans and amendments to new Planning Policies and Precinct Plans are generally required to be advertised for community feedback and ultimately approved by the Council.

New Planning Policies and Precinct Plans and amendments which are out for public comment, awaiting finalization and which have been finalized are outlined below.


Out for Public Comment:

Currently none.

Awaiting Finalisation:

  • Area 20 South Cove Design Guidelines – 75 (Lot 70) Haig Park Circle, East Perth

    On 18 December 2018, the Council adopted Amendment No. 3 to Local Planning Scheme No. 26 and revised East Perth – South Cove Area 20 Design Guidelines without modification. They propose to introduce specific development standards for the land situated at 75 (Lot 70) Haig Park Circle, East Perth.

    The scheme amendment has now been referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission so that a final decision can be made by the Minister for Planning. The amendment to the Design Guidelines would come into affect at the time the scheme amendment is approved by the Minister and published in the Government Gazette.

    Should you have any queries regarding the proposed amendment please contact Kathy Lees, Senior Urban Planner – Policy on 9461 33482 or Kathy.lees@cityofperth.wa.gov.au.

Recently Finalised:

  • Constitution Hill North Design Guidelines

    Council at its meeting on the 13 February 2018 resolved to adopt, without modifications, amendments to the East Perth Area 21 – Constitution Hill North Design Guidelines.

  • Local Planning Policies, Precinct Plans and Registers

    Council at its meeting on the 11 April 2017 resolved to adopt minor amendments to various Local Planning Policies, Precinct Plans and Registers to ensure consistency with both the Planning and Development Regulations 2015 and the updated version of City Planning Scheme No. 2.

  • Signs Policy and Associated Planning Policies, Design Guidelines and Precinct Plans

    Council at its meeting on the 13 December 2016 resolved to adopt amendments to the Signs Policy and Associated Planning Policies, Design Guidelines and Precinct Plans. The purpose of the amendments were to ensure that the impacts of signage are properly assessed and managed and that all signage makes a positive contribution to the appearance of the city.