City of Subiaco - Other planning matters
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Subdivision, compliance & other planning matters


Freehold (Green Title) and Survey-Strata Subdivision

In Western Australia, the subdivision of land (including the amalgamation of lots) is controlled by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH). The City's involvement in this process is one of a referral body that provides comments on subdivision proposals.

General information, applications forms, submission requirement checklists and a guide to the fees payable for all subdivision applications are available on the DPLH website.

Strata Subdivision

Built Strata applications (Form 15A/15C) are granted by local governments through delegation from the WAPC.

Further information and application forms can be found on the DPLH website here or by contacting the City's Planning Services team on (08) 9237 9222 or by email to

Street Numbering

The City of Subiaco Planning Services is responsible for the allocation of street numbers to all properties within the city. Street numbers are allocated in accordance with the “Australian/New Zealand Standard – Geographic Information – Rural and Urban Addressing” to new developments, subdivisions, amalgamations and also reallocation of street numbers.

The City will consider a street number change if the property undergoes a subdivision, amalgamation or if there are difficulties associated with identifying the property. For more information refer to the street numbering information sheet below.

Development Compliance

If you are concerned that a development may be operating without an approval from the City, or contrary to approved plans and/or conditions of approval, in the interest of fairness and accountability, all enquiries/complaints are to be made in writing (letter or email) to the City, by filling out the 'Formal Planning Complaint Form' below. This information will enable the City to contact you should further information be required and to notify you of the outcome of the investigation. All compliance matters are dealt with in accordance with Local Planning Policy 7.5 'Planning Compliance'.

Copies of Existing Development Approvals

For written development application information for a property, you can request a copy of the existing plans and approvals held by the City. To receive these approvals you will be required to complete the request for planning approvals form and return it to the City with the applicable fee. The City cannot guarantee that the requested plans/information are available in the City's records, as it is dependant upon the recordkeeping at the time that the plans/information were created. This process may take up to 10 business days.

Useful Planning Links

The following planning related websites that may be useful for people looking to undertake development within the City of Subiaco.

  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage - The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is the State government authority responsible for overarching strategic outcomes within the state of Western Australia, deal with subdivision applications, and the identification and conservation of heritage places.
  • Landgate - Landgate is the Western Australian authority responsible for all land information and geographic data including maps and title searches.
  • State Administrative Tribunal - The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) is the government body which is responsible for reviewing local government decisions, including the lodging of appeals against council decisions.
  • Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - The Dividing Fences Act (1961) deals with issues relating to dividing boundary fences which separate the land of different owners. Dividing/boundary fences behind the street setback line are not governed by Planning controls.
  • Western Australian Legislation - The Parliamentary Counsel's Office website hosts Western Australian legislation and statutory information, including the Planning and Development Act 2005.