All development applications that are currently being advertised are available on our community consultation portal - Imagine Vincent

Imagine Vincent - Development Applications

The below information outlines advertising requirements for those who would like to submit a development application and for those who would like to provide comment on a development application. 

When will Vincent undertake community consultation?

The City will undertake community consultation in accordance with its Community and Stakeholder Engagement Policy.

Consultation will usually occur when an application proposes development which departs from the deemed-to-comply requirements of the relevant planning framework and may have an impact on the amenity of an adjoining property, the streetscape and/or a community. 

How will my application be advertised and who will Vincent advertise my proposed development to?

The method and extent of advertising is undertaken in accordance with Appendix 2 of the City’s Community and Stakeholder Engagement Policy.

The method of advertising will always include a letter being sent to all owners and occupiers of an affected property and the proposal being advertised on the City's website.

A sign on site and a notification in the local newspaper may also be required. 

If you are unsure of the advertising requirements for your proposal, please contact the City on 08 9273 6000 or email

Do I need to pay any fees?

Where more than 10 letters are required to be mailed out as part of community consultation process the following fees will be charged:

  • 11 – 50 letters: $100
  • 51 – 100 letters: $180
  • 101 – 150 letters: $270
  • 151+ letters: $350

Applicants will be notified of the additional fees once the consultation requirements have been confirmed.

Please note that a determination notice will not be issued until the relevant fee has been paid.

How do I make a submission on a Development Application currently being advertised?

The City invites everyone to participate in, and provide feedback on current development applications as it helps us in our decision making. All development applications that are currently being advertised are available here

Once a development application has been selected via the above link, you will be able to view the development plans and the 'Consultation Form' which includes a summary of the proposal, and / or any departures to the deemed-to-comply planning requirements. 

The Consultation Form also includes the applicable policy objectives, design principles (for development subject to the R-Codes Volume 1), and / or element objectives (for development subject to the R-Codes Volume 2). 

Your comments can be provided through any of the following methods:

  • Online Consultation Form (preferred method);
  • Email; or
  • Hard copy provided to 244 Vincent Street, Leederville

Please note you are required to submit your comments via one of the above methods only. 

It is recommended your comments are:

  • Brief and to the point;
  • Supported by facts;
  • respond to planning matters only; and
  • Address the relevant policy objectives, design principles / element objectives. 

Will I be notified of the outcome of an application?

If you make a submission on a development application, the City will notify of the outcome of the application via one of the following methods: 

  • If the application is determined under delegated authority, a letter will be sent to you via email (or post where an email address has not been provided) confirming whether the application was approved or refused. A response to each of your comments will also be provided (i.e. advising what amendments to the development were made, detailing why the development was considered appropriate, etc).
  • If the application is to be determined at an Ordinary Meeting of Council, a letter will be sent to you via email (or post where an email address has not been provided) confirming the Briefing Meeting and Council Meeting dates the application will be reviewed and determined at. All Council meeting agendas and minutes and access to live streaming is available here.

Other frequently asked questions

For other frequently asked questions, please click here

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