City of Subiaco - Town Planning Controls and Policies
iconSubiaco WA – 11.1˚
High Level Clouds. Cool.

Town Planning Controls and Policies

Town Planning Scheme No. 4

Click here to view the City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme no.4 scheme text (PDF, 1.4MB)
Click here to view the City's Intamaps for zoning details

All local governments in Western Australia are required to maintain a Local Planning Scheme. A local planning scheme provides the statutory guidance for development including development provisions, permitted uses and compliance matters. 

The City of Subiaco gazetted Town Planning Scheme No. 4 (TPS4) in March 2001. A number of amendment to the scheme have been made since then, for more information on Scheme Amendments visit the Amendments to Town Planning Scheme No. 4 page.

The Deemed Provisions within the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 automatically applies to all Local Planning Schemes as of 19 October 2015. A copy of the Regulations can be downloaded from this website. Many Deemed Provisions replace or over-ride the requirements of TPS4. The version of TPS4 above has been annotated with notes to refer to sections that have been replaced or altered by the Deemed Provisions.

The town planning scheme text and map is also available for reference on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

Residential Design Codes

Click here to view the Residential Design Codes

The Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) are a state government document which sets the basic controls for residential development for the whole of Western Australia. This should be read in conjunction with TPS4 and the City's Local Planning Policies.

Local Planning Policies

Town Planning Scheme No. 4 allows the council to adopt planning policies that guide both residential and non-residential development. Planning policies are designed to ensure a high quality of development is maintained through consistent decision making and the processing of development applications in a fair and equitable manner.

1.0 Planning Procedures

1.1 Purpose of the manual (revoked 19 April 2016)
1.2 Refunding and Waiving Planning Fees (PDF, 24KB)
1.4 Public Consultation For Planning Proposals (PDF, 88KB)
1.5 Applications for Review of Town Planning Decisions and Written Directions (PDF, 32KB)
1.6 Planning Compliance (PDF, 164KB)
1.7 Amendment and Extension to the Term of Development Approval (PDF, 20KB)
1.8 Development Approval Exemptions (PDF, 52KB)

2.0 General Planning Policies

2.2 Reflective Roofing (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.3 Subdivision (PDF, 83KB)
2.5 Perimeter Fencing Policy (revoked 25 October 2016)
2.6 Demolition Policy (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.9 Working from Home (revoked 28 March 2017)
2.11 Child Day Care Centres (PDF, 20KB)
2.12 Liquor Licensing Policy (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.13 Shortfall Cash Payments In Lieu Of Car Parking In The Town Centre And Commercial/Residential Zones
(PDF, 21KB)
2.14 End of Trip Facilities (PDF, 27KB)
2.15 Environmental Design (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.16 Landscaping and Water Sensitive Urban Design (revoked 28 March 2017)
2.17 Designing Out Crime (revoked 25 October 2016)
2.18 Advertising Signs Policy (PDF, 1MB)
2.19 Communications Antennae (revoked 4 February 2017)
2.20 Telecommunications Antennae (revoked 4 February 2017)
2.21 Non-residential Development in Residential Areas (revoked 28 March 2017)
2.22 Development in the Commercial/Residential Zone (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.23 Development in the Neighbourhood Mixed Use Zone (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.24 Development in the Local Centre Zone (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.25 Development in the Town Centre Zone (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.26 Site Works (revoked 2 February 2018)
2.27 Ancillary Dwellings - Considerations When Assessing Against the Design Principles of the Codes (PDF, 52KB)
2.28 Land Use in the Town Centre Zone and the Town Centre Development Zone (PDF, 232KB)
        Explanatory information for applicants - Local Planning Policy 2.28 (PDF, 74KB)

3.0 Conservation and Heritage

3.1 Additions and Amendments to the Local Government Inventory for Subiaco and the Scheme Register of Places of Cultural Heritage Significance (PDF, 1033KB)
3.2 Archival Records (revoked 2 February 2018)
3.3 Heritage Incentives (PDF, 307KB)
3.4 Heritage impact referrals (revoked 11 April 2017)
3.5 Assessment of Cultural Heritage Significance  (PDF, 380KB)
3.6 Development Guidelines for Residential Heritage Areas (PDF, 293KB)
3.7 Kershaw Street Heritage Area (PDF, 455 KB)
3.8 Development Guidelines for the Rokeby Road and Hay Street Heritage Area (PDF, 100KB)
3.9 Union and Redfern Heritage Area (PDF, 482KB)
3.10 Chesters' Subdivision Heritage Area (PDF, 382KB)
3.11 Duke Street Heritage Area (PDF, 345KB)
3.12 Development Guidelines for Places Included on the Heritage List (PDF, 430KB)
3.13 Hamersley Road Group Heritage Area (PDF, 290KB)
3.15 Sadlier and Redfern Street Heritage Area (PDF, 448KB)
3.16 Kings Road Heritage Area (PDF, 288KB)
3.17 Salisbury and Rupert Street Heritage Area (PDF, 397KB)

4.0 Precinct Policies

4.1 Jolimont Precinct (PDF, 428KB)
4.2 Daglish Precinct (PDF, 84KB)
4.3 North Subiaco Precinct (revoked 2 February 2018)
4.4 Town Centre Precinct (revoked 2 February 2018)
4.5 Hay Street East Precinct (revoked 2 February 2018)
4.6 Rokeby Road South Precinct (revoked 2 February 2018)
4.7 Civic and Cultural Precinct (revoked 2 February 2018)
4.8 Triangle Precinct (PDF, 75KB)
4.9 West Subiaco Precinct (PDF, 439KB)
4.10 Shenton Park Precinct (PDF, 83KB)
4.11 Hollywood Precinct* 
4.12 University Precinct* 
4.13 Design Guidelines for Thomas Street Square (revoked 25 November 2014)
4.14 Forrest Walk Design Guidelines (revoked 19 April 2016)
4.15 Hampden Road Hollywood Neighbourhood Centre - Built Form Policy and Guidelines*

*Note: For development controls relating to former City of Subiaco properties transfered via the City of Perth Act 2016, refer to the City of Perth website.

Planning Instruments

Subiaco Activity Centre Plan (PDF, 8MB)
North Subiaco Structure Plan (PDF, 4.7MB)

For more information on the above planning instruments please refer to the Strategic land use and transport planning page.

Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme

The majority of development in the City of Subiaco is guided by the town planning scheme whilst portions of the northern and eastern boundaries of the city are guided by the Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme 2, under the control of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA).

For information regarding development matters related to the Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme, visit the MRA website.