The City of Perth, along with all local governments, prepares local planning schemes to control and guide land use and development. Schemes outline processes to follow and define design standards to be followed during development. They also play an important role in preserving and conserving heritage areas.
Development within the City of Perth is guided by the City Planning Scheme No. 2 and a number of Minor Town Planning Schemes, Planning Policies and Precinct Plans.
On 1 July 2016, the City of Perth took over areas of transferred land from the City of Nedlands and the City of Subiaco. For historic reasons, planning that relates to these areas must be guided by the City of Nedlands Town Planning Scheme No 2 and City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme No. 4 as they stood on 1 July 2016. Copies of these scheme text and maps can be found below.
Planning Schemes Checklist
- Check City Planning Scheme No. 2 (CPS2) for general planning procedures, controls and guidelines
- Check City of Subiaco TPS4 or City of Nedlands TPS2 for development of transferred land
- Check Minor Town Planning Schemes for development of subdivided land and former MRA normalised redevelopment areas
- Check Planning Policies for all design standards and guidelines
- Check Precinct Plans for development of City of Perth Precincts
City Planning Scheme No. 2 (CPS2)
The CPS2 guides all planning and development within the City of Perth. The scheme includes:
|IncusionsScheme text||DescriptionThe documents that outline land use, considerations and requirements
||DescriptionThe documents that define land area zoning and the authorities responsible|
|IncusionsPlot ratio plans
||DescriptionPlans that define permitted building density|
|IncusionsBuilding height plans||DescriptionPlans that define permitted building height|
|IncusionsDeemed provisions||DescriptionConsiderations that apply additions and amendments to the CPS2 under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations (2015)
|IncusionsSupplemental provisions||DescriptionConsiderations that modify or qualify existing provisions|
The CPS2 also guides the development of the City's:
- Precinct plans
The documents that define the land use and character requirements of each of the 15 local precincts.
- Planning polices
The policies that set out design standards and guidelines for specific areas and development types.
Schedule # Schedule Name Schedule 1 Scheme Use Areas Schedule 2
Use Group Categories Schedule 3 Use Group Tables Schedule 4 Definitions Schedule 5 Additional Uses Schedule 6 Variations to Residential Design Codes Schedule 7 Minor Development Exempt from Development Approval Schedule 8 Schedule 8 covers Special Control Areas, split between individual documents in the list below.
Special Control Areas
Schedule # Special Control Area Name Schedule #Schedule 8.1 Special Control Area Name Metro Markets Schedule #Schedule 8.2 Special Control Area Name CTA Building Schedule #Schedule 8.3 Special Control Area Name West St Schedule #Schedule 8.4 Special Control Area Name 1299-1305 Hay St 3 Schedule #Schedule 8.5 Special Control Area Name 240 St Georges Tce 3 Schedule #Schedule 8.6 Special Control Area Name 141 St Georges Tce 3 Schedule #Schedule 8.7 Special Control Area Name 52-56 Ord St Schedule #Schedule 8.8 Special Control Area Name 126-144 Stirling St Schedule #Schedule 8.9 Special Control Area Name 60-70 Kings Park Rd Schedule #Schedule 8.10 Special Control Area Name 208-210 Adelaide Tce Schedule #Schedule 8.11 Special Control Area Name 225-239 St Georges Tce 2 Schedule #Schedule 8.12 Special Control Area Name 298-316 Murray St 2 Schedule #Schedule 8.13 Special Control Area Name 339 Hay St Schedule #Schedule 8.14 Special Control Area Name 187-193 Adelaide Tce Schedule #Schedule 8.15 Special Control Area Name 92-120 Roe St Schedule #Schedule 8.16 Special Control Area Name Hamilton Schedule #Schedule 8.17 Special Control Area Name St Martins Schedule #Schedule 8.18 Special Control Area Name 30 Beaufort St Schedule #Schedule 8.19 Special Control Area Name Parker St Schedule #Schedule 8.20 Special Control Area Name Bennett St Schedule #Schedule 8.21 Special Control Area Name Melbourne Hotel Schedule #Schedule 8.22 Special Control Area Name 390, 370-372 and 378-392 Murray St 1 Schedule #Schedule 8.23 Special Control Area Name Lot 11, Lot 412 and Lot 10 St Georges Tce Schedule #Schedule 8.24 Special Control Area Name 480 Hay St (FESA Site) Schedule #Schedule 8.25 Special Control Area Name 560 Hay Street and 101 Murray Street Schedule #Schedule 8.26 Special Control Area Name 553 and 565-579 Hay Street, 38A St Georges Terrace and 28 Barrack Street Schedule #Schedule 8.27 Special Control Area Name 28 and 32 Troode Street and 196 Colin Place
Map # Scheme Map Name Map 1 Scheme Map Map 2 Maximum Building Height Plan Map 3 Street Building Height and Setback Plan Map 4 Plot Ratio Plan Map 5 Maximum Bonus Plot Ratio Plan
Map 6 Public Facilities Bonus Plot Ratio Plan Map 7 Heritage Bonus Plot Ratio Plan Map 8 Map 9 Special Residential Bonus Plot Ratio Plan
Subiaco and Nedlands Town Planning Schemes
These schemes apply to parts of Nedlands, Crawley and Subiaco that were transferred from the City of Nedlands and City of Subiaco respectively, to the City of Perth on the 1 July 2016. Any amendments made by Nedlands or Subiaco to their Town Planning Schemes since 1 July 2016 do not apply to these transferred areas of land.
TRANSFERRED TPS DOCUMENTS
City of Nedlands Town Planning Scheme 2
City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme 4
Document Type Scheme Name Document TypeScheme Text Scheme NameCity of Subiaco TPS4 Scheme Text Document TypeScheme Map Scheme NameCity of Subiaco TPS4 Scheme Map
Document TypeScheme Map Scheme NameCity of Subiaco TPS4 Map 1 - Subiaco North Document TypeScheme Map Scheme NameCity of Subiaco TPS4 Map 2 - Subiaco South Document Type Scheme Map Scheme NameCity of Subiaco TPS4 Map Index
Minor Town Planning Schemes
There are currently eight Minor Town Planning Schemes that apply to individual development sites across the City. These have been prepared to enable the subdivision of larger lots, while ensuring coordinated development. These schemes complement and apply in addition to the CPS2.
Normalised Redevelopment Areas
Local Planning Scheme No. 26 applies specifically to Normalised Redevelopment Areas. These are areas that have been transferred back to the City of Perth from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA). It currently includes provisions for the Claisebrook Village and New Northbridge Project Areas.
Minor Town Planning Schemes
Scheme # Scheme Name Scheme #Scheme 11 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 11 - Wesley Trust Scheme #Scheme 13 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 13 - S.G.I.O Scheme #Scheme 14 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 14 - Withernsea Scheme #Scheme 16 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 16 - AMP Scheme #Scheme 21 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 21 - Mounts Bay Road Scheme #Scheme 23 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 23 - Paragon Scheme #Scheme 24 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 24 - 131-147 Adelaide Terrace Scheme #Scheme 26 Scheme NameMinor Town Planning Scheme 26 - Normalised Redevelopment Areas
Minor Town Scheme Maps
From time to time, the City will propose changes to schemes to meet:
- Strategic objectives.
- The needs of the community.
- State Government legislation and policies.
The City publishes all scheme amendments that are out for comment or awaiting finalisation.
This page and its related documents do not constitute an official copy of the scheme. While this and related scheme documents have been prepared in good faith and every effort has been made to ensure that it is accurate neither the City of Perth, its elected members or its employees are liable for any damage or loss which may occur as a result of:
- Any action taken or not taken (as the case may be) in reliance upon this document.
- Any statement, error or omission in this document.
Professional advice should be obtained before applying or relying upon this document in any particular circumstance.
Review of Local Planning Schemes
The City of Perth has reviewed it local planning schemes in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (Regulations) and forwarded the associated report to the Western Australian Planning Commission who has advised that it agrees with the City’s recommendations. These include that the upon finalisation of the City Planning Strategy, a new Local Planning Scheme be prepared to replace the existing local planning schemes.
- Notice of the Review of the City's Local Planning Schemes
- Report on the Review of the City's Local Planning Schemes and Appendix - Amendments to City Planning Scheme No.2
- Report to Council and resolution passed under regulations 66 (1) and (3) of the Regulations 2015; and
- A copy of the Commission's decisions.