Local planning controls and policies
Please be advised that the City's Administration Centre will be closed to the public from 24 March 2020 due to the current health crisis. You can still seek planning advice by contacting the duty planner during normal office hours by phone or email on (08) 9237 9222 or email@example.com. Follow the City’s COVID-19 updates here.
It is strongly encouraged that all planning applications are submitted to the City electronically. The preferred method for lodging Development Applications is through the online lodgement portal.
Other planning applications and requests may be submitted in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, the City's email inbox has an incoming limit of 20MB. Attachments exceeding 20MB may be split and sent in separate emails.
Local Planning Scheme No. 5
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 land uses and compliance matters. The City of Subiaco Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5) was gazetted on 21 February 2020.
For information regarding scheme amendments, visit the Scheme amendments 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 and must be read in conjunction with LPS5.
All applicable State Planning Policies are available on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.
Residential Design Codes
State Planning Policy 7 - Design of the Built Environment and the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) are State Government documents which set out the controls for residential development for the whole of Western Australia. The R-Codes are read in conjunction with LPS5 and the City's local planning policies.
Local Planning Policies
The Deemed Provisions allows 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
1.2 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
2.3 Subdivision (PDF, 83kB)
2.11 Child Day Care Centres (PDF, 20kB)
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)
2.18 Advertisements (Signs) (PDF, 1MB)
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)
3.5 Assessment of Cultural Heritage Significance (PDF, 380kB)
3.6 Development Guidelines for Residential Heritage Areas (PDF, 293kB)
3.7 Kershaw Street Heritage Area (PDF, 455kB)
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, 593kB)
4.2 Daglish Precinct (PDF, 644kB)
4.8 Triangle Precinct (PDF, 597kB)
4.9 West Subiaco Precinct (PDF, 598kB)
4.10 Shenton Park Precinct (PDF, 832kB)
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.
For more information on the above planning instruments please refer to the Strategic land use and transport planning page.
Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme
Whilst the majority of development in the City of Subiaco is guided by the local planning scheme, portions of the Subi Centro and Subi East areas are guided by the Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme 2, under the control of DevelopmentWA (formerly the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority).
For information regarding development matters related to the Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme, visit the MRA website.