Planning Reform

Final Adoption of Built Form Local Planning Policy and Revocation of Superseded Local Planning Policies

After a two year policy development and consultation process, the City of Vincent has completely reformed its built form requirements.

At its Meeting on 13 December 2016, Council revoked 19 local planning policies and converted them into one user-friendly local planning policy: Policy 7.1.1 – Built Form

The Built Form Policy will guide all development in the City of Vincent and sets:

  • Maximum deemed to comply building heights to provide certainty to the industry and community;
  • Increased lot boundary building setbacks to ensure high density development responds to existing lower density residential areas;
  • New landscaping standards to ensure deep soil zones, canopy coverage and meaningful landscaping in new development; and
  • New standards for environmentally sustainable design.

The following local planning policies are revoked and replaced by the Built Form Policy:

  • Policy No 7.1.1 – Mount Hawthorn Precinct – Scheme Map 1;
  • Policy No. 7.1.2 – Mount Hawthorn Centre Precinct – Scheme Map 2;
  • Policy No. 7.1.3 – Leederville Precinct – Scheme Map 3;
  • Policy No. 7.1.4 – Oxford Centre Precinct – Scheme Map 4;
  • Policy No. 7.1.5 – Cleaver Precinct – Scheme Map 5;
  • Policy No. 7.1.6 – Smith’s Lake Precinct – Scheme Map 6;
  • Policy No. 7.1.7 – Charles Centre Precinct – Scheme Map 7;
  • Policy No. 7.1.8 – North Perth Precinct – Scheme Map 8;
  • Policy No. 7.1.9 – North Perth Centre Precinct – Scheme Map 9;
  • Policy No. 7.1.10 – Norfolk Precinct – Scheme Map 10;
  • Policy No. 7.1.11 – Mount Lawley Centre Precinct – Scheme Map 11;
  • Policy No. 7.1.12 – Hyde Park Precinct – Scheme Map 12;
  • Policy No. 7.1.13 – Beaufort Precinct – Scheme Map 13;
  • Policy No. 7.1.14 – Forrest Precinct – Scheme Map 14;
  • Policy No. 7.1.15 – Banks Precinct – Scheme Map 15;
  • Policy No. 7.2.1 – Residential Design Elements;
  • Policy No. 7.4.8 – Development Guidelines for Multiple Dwellings;
  • Policy No. 7.5.11 – Exercise of Discretion for Development Variations; and
  • 1Policy No. 7.5.12 – Development Guidelines for Commercial & Mixed Use Developments.

Related Links:

Policy 7.1.1 - Built Form

Minute of the Ordinary Meeting of Council 13 December 2016

If you’d like more information:

Phone: 9273 6000

Email: mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Visit: 244 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007