Planning

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Introduction

Strategic and Statutory Planning documents aim to create a high quality urban and sustainable environment for the Town and its community.  Strategic Planning documents provide the broad planning context and vision for the more detailed development requirements and standards contained in the Statutory documents.

STATUTORY PLANNING


Overview
Document/Link
Scheme maps and provisions guiding land use and development in the Town. Town Planning Scheme No.3 (external link)
Deemed provisions adopted by the State Government to overwrite various provisions of Town Planning Scheme No. 3. Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 – deemed provisions
State Planning Policy adopted under Town Planning Scheme No. 3 to regulate development of residential property in the Town. Residential Design Codes (R-Codes)
Consultation requirements for Development Applications in the Town. Council Policy LG 525 – Advertising of Development Applications
Local Laws guiding signage in the Town. Signs Local Law (including 2008 amendment)
Policy provisions guiding variations to the Signs Local Law requirements within the Town Centre only. Council Policy PS202 - Town Centre Zone Signage
Bicycle parking and end-of-trip facilities required to qualify for car parking concessions under Town Planning Scheme No. 3.

Council Policy LV127 - Bicycle Parking and Facilities

Policy guiding the use of cash-in-lieu for car parking for commercial developments. Local Planning Policy PS205 - Public Parking
Link to the Building Commission website providing information relative to the Dividing Fences Act  1961 and containing fencing requirements which apply through the State. Building Commission - Dividing Fences
The Town’s Policy relative to fencing within front setback areas of residential property to augment the Dividing Fences Act 1961. Council Policy LV117 - Front Fences
Local Laws relating to fencing of all property – in some instances augmenting the Dividing Fences Act. Fencing Local Law 2000
Council Policy guiding new residential development in the Town’s established single residential areas to protect neighbourhood amenity and streetscape character. Council Policy LV123 - Retention of Residential Character
Council Policy guiding amenity considerations to augment the R-Codes relative to applications for Development Approval and Building Permits. Council Policy LV129 - Residential Amenity
Local Planning Policy associated with Council Policy LV104 providing Design Guidelines to guide development within the Lakeway subdivision. Lakeway Design Guidelines
Work procedure DS-35 supporting Council Policy LV103 Former Swanbourne Primary School Site Detailed Area Plan to guide development within the former site. Former Swanbourne Primary School Site Detailed Area Plan

STRATEGIC PLANNING

 
OVERVIEW DOCUMENT LINK
Council Policy guiding development requirements detailed in the Claremont NEP Design Guidelines and Detailed Area Plans. Council Policy LV128 - NEP Design Guidelines
Detailed Design Guidelines for development of the North East Precinct Claremont on the Park development and Detailed Area Plans for development sites which vary the NEP Structure Plan. NEP Design Guidelines and Detailed Area Plan - June 2015
Original Structure Plan for the North East Precinct adopted by Council and the Western Australian Planning Commission to guide the future subdivision and development of the precinct. NEP Structure Plan - August 2010
Summary of variations to the original North East Precinct Structure Plan adopted by Council and the Western Australian Planning Commission when approving the Detailed Area Plans and Design Guidelines for the development. NEP Structure Plan Addendum 10 October 2014
The Stirling Highway Local Development Plan (adopted 5 July 2016)  will guide future Town Planning Scheme No. 3 (TPS3) amendments along Stirling Highway following the gazettal of the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) amendments to the Stirling Highway Primary Regional Road reservation.  The “Staged Model” approach will preserve the long term planning options for the Town in achieving State government driven housing density targets well into the next century.  As the MRS amendment was adopted in 2017.  Two amendments to TPS3 have been initiated relative to the westerns and central precincts.  The eastern precinct will be subject to further consultation with the public prior to initiation of an amendment to TPS3 – this is likely to occur mid-2018.
 
Stirling Highway Local Development Plan
The Loch Street Station Precinct Structure Plan adopted by Council, pending endorsement by the Western Australian Planning Commission, to guide the future subdivision and development of the precinct. Loch Street Station Precinct Structure Plan
The St Louis Estate Local Development Plan was approved 20 March 2018 in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, with modifications to address community concerns raised during the consultation process.   St-Louis-Estate-Development-Plan-May2018
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Lodging a Development Application

Overview Document/Link
Application Form required to be completed when seeking approval for development (including change of use) in the Town Application for Development Approval
Development application fees adopted by Council and consistent with the Planning and Development Regulations 2009 Schedule of Planning Fees
List of requirements to ensure applications lodged for residential development are complete Residential Application Checklist
List of requirements to ensure applications lodged for commercial development are complete Commercial Application Checklist
List of requirements to ensure applications lodged for home occupation is complete Home Occupation Checklist

Development Approval ensures works are legal, and prevents any unreasonable negative impacts for neighbours. Failure to comply can result in fines or other penalties.

Please note: Building Permits are administered by building services and Planning Approval must be obtained before lodging a Building Permit application.
 

Development Assessment Panels

Under the Planning and Development Act major Development Applications received by the Town can be determined by a Metropolitan West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP). JDAP assessment is based on the cost of development as follows:

Where an application is determined by a DAP the Town does not issue a separate Development Approval and the DAP can approve or refuse the development in accordance with the Town’s Planning Scheme and other relevant legislation and policies.

Please click here for the DAP Minutes and Agendas where the details of the applications are located.

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Public Consultation

Public consultation is a way to voice your opinion on things that shape your community. The Town is committed to ensuring that all members in our community are heard. Changes to planning requirements (such as Scheme Amendments), major developments and strategic planning items will all be available from this page during the consultation period in accordance with State Legislation and  Council Policy LG 525 – Advertising of Development Applications.

If you would like to make a submission please email TOC@Claremont.wa.gov.au. Please state the item name and/or address your name and address and how the proposal may affect you or your property.

Please be aware that when you make a submission, details of your submission will be included in a Council Agenda report, which will be available for public viewing (published in hard copy and on the Town's website).

There are currently no  documents advertised for public comment.

Overview Document/Link
There are currently no documents advertised for public comment.  
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