Planning FORMS, checklists, POlicies & information sheets

Changes to the residential planning framework have been introduced. On 10 April 2024 the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage changed the Residential Design Codes (R Codes). These changes split the R Codes Volume 1 into Part B and Part C.  Refer to our Information Sheet for more details, including how to determine which version of the R Codes applies to your property. 

For everything you need including planning application forms, checklists, temples, information sheets, policies and the fee schedule. 

Application Forms

Planning Application Forms

Use this form for development application

Normal Development Application Form

Use this form for a normal development application where you are proposing a change of use of alterations to a commercial business

Business Development Application Form

Use this form for all development applications (alongside one of the above forms)

Metropolitan Region Scheme Form 1

Use these forms for a Development Assessment Panel application (alongside the above forms)

DAP Application Form 1 or Form 2

Subdivision application forms   

Subdivision Clearance

Form 15A

Form 15C

Other application forms

Request for Copy of Development Approvals

Request for Written Planning Advice

Request for Single House Deemed-to-Comply Check

Application for Section 40 Certificate

Design Review Panel pre-lodgement

Change of Property Address

Checklists and Templates

Checklists outlining what information you need to submit for different types of planning applications:

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 2024, not all information sheets have not been reviewed to include the changes to the R Codes.

Alterations and Additions to Dwellings

Single Houses and Grouped Dwellings

Multiple Dwellings

Mixed Use and Commercial

Form 1 and Form 2 DAP Applications

Change of Use

Signs and Advertising

Construction Management Plan Proforma

Checklists outlining what information you need to submit for other types of applications:

Subdivision - Form 15A

Subdivision - Form 15C

Change of Property Address

Templates to assist you in providing some of the information that may be needed for your type of application:

Urban Design Study Template

Environmentally Sustainable Design Template - for Single Houses and Grouped Dwellings

Short Term Accommodation Management Plan Template

Short Term Accommodation Code of Conduct Template

Further details on what each type of information needed is and what's expected to be included in this information:

Description of Information for Submission 

Information Sheets

Please note the Residential Design Codes was amended in April 2024. The information below may be affected by this and may not have been updated. Find out more here or contact our Planning team for more advice.

For general information on development, please see the following information sheets:

Do I Need Development Approval?

Which R-Codes Applies to My Development?

Heritage Properties

How to Satisfy Development Approval Conditions

Cash-in-Lieu of Public Open Space

Construction Management Proforma

Brookman and Moir Streets Heritage Area Planning Information

For more specific information on different types of development applications, please see the following information sheets:

Accessible Dwellings

Aged or Dependent Persons' Dwellings Information Sheet

Ancillary Dwellings

Carports and Garages

Demolition of Development 

Driveways and Crossovers

Front Fences

Home Business, Occupation, Store and Office



Short Term Accommodation

Signs and Advertising

Site Works and Retaining Walls

For more specific information on the requirements that are applicable to development applications, please see the following information sheets:

Deep Soil and Canopy Cover

Environmentally Sustainable Design - Commercial Developments

Environmentally Sustainable Design - Mixed Use Development and Apartments

Environmentally Sustainable Design - Single Houses and Grouped Dwellings

Public Art

Waste Guidelines for New Developments

For information on different types of subdivision applications, please see the following information sheets:

Form 15A and 15C Applications

Subdivision Applications (Residential)

Subdivision Clearance Applications

For information on other types of applications, please see the following information sheets:

Section 40 Certificates

Street Addressing

State Administrative Tribunal Appeals

If the information you're looking for isn't listed above, please contact the City's Duty Planner on 9273 6000 or

Local Planning Scheme and Strategy

The Regulations, made under the Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act), govern the way in which local planning strategies and local planning schemes are prepared, consolidated and amended.

Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015

All local governments in Western Australia are required to have a Local Planning Strategy and Scheme. The Strategy sets out the long term land use planning direction and vision for the City while the Scheme sets out the rules for development in the City that align with this direction and vision. The Local Planning Scheme maps provide the land zoning, which in turn indicates the type of uses that may be possible in each particular area.

Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015

Local Planning Scheme No.2

Scheme No. 2 maps available on IntraMaps

City of Vincent Local Planning Strategy

City of Vincent Town Planning Scheme No. 1 (repealed)

Scheme No. 1 Maps

Local Planning Policies

The City’s Built Form Policy (Policy No. 7.1.1) is applicable to all development involving works within the City of Vincent.

7.1.1 Built Form

Town Centre Planning Frameworks

The City has a number of town centre planning frameworks which guide development with the private and public realm. They contain both statutory provisions for development within the private realm and place based actions to improve outcomes and amenity within the public realm.

North Claisebrook Planning Framework

Pickle District Planning Framework

All other local planning policies that may be applicable to your development are listed below:

7.5.4 Substantial Commencement of Development

7.5.5 Domestic Satellite Dishes Microwave Antennae and Tower Masts

7.5.6 Telecommunication Facilities

7.5.7 Licensed Premises

7.5.10 Sustainable Design

7.5.19 Amalgamation Condition On Planning Approvals

7.5.21 Sound Attenuation

Local Planning Policy: Consulting Rooms and Medical Centres

7.5.23 Construction Management Plans

Local Planning Policy: Child Care and Family Day Care

Local Planning Policy - Percent for Art

Local Planning Policy: Planning Exemptions

Local Planning Policy Restricted Premises - Smoking

Local Planning Policy: Signs and Advertising

Local Planning Policy: Short Term Accommodation

Heritage and Character

General local planning policies on heritage:

7.6.1 Heritage Management - Development Guidelines for Heritage and Adjacent Properties

7.6.3 Trees of Significance

7.6.9 Heritage Assistance Fund

Local Planning Policy: Assessing Cultural Heritage Significance

Local Planning Policy: Amending the LHS, Heritage List and Designating Heritage Areas

Local Planning Policy: Interpretation of Heritage Places

Local planning policies on heritage and character that apply to specific areas:

Local Planning Policy: Character Area Guidelines

Local Planning Policy: Heritage Area Guidelines

This local planning policy contains development provisions for the following heritage areas:

  • Harley Street Heritage Area
  • Janet Street Heritage Area
  • Brookman and Moir Streets Heritage Area 

Parking and Access 

Local Planning Policy: Non-Residential Parking

Payment in Lieu of Parking Plan

7.7.2 Car Sharing Policy


Appendix 11 - Non - Conforming Use Register

Appendix 20 - Refunding And Waiving Planning And Building Fees

Appendix 22 - Development Design Guidelines for Structures Above or Adjacent to the Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel Northbridge

Community Consultation

Community and Stakeholder Engagement Policy

Lindsay Street Precinct

These documents were adopted by the MRA and apply to the Lindsay Street Precinct pursuant to clause 85C of the City's Local Planning Scheme No. 2.

Central Perth Development Policies

New Northbridge Design Guidelines

Central Perth Heritage Inventory

Local Development Plans

No. 40 Frame Court, Leederville - Local Development Plan

Nos. 199-241 Fitzgerald Street and 4-10 Cowle Street, West Perth - Local Development Plan

Fees and Charges 

Planning Fees and Charges Schedule 2023/24

Register of Determined Development Applications

From 1 July 2020 the City will publish a register of Development Applications (DA's) that are determined by the City each month. These registers are available in PDF format below and are updated monthly.

May 2024 - Determined DA's

April 2024 - Determined DA's

March 2024 - Determined DA's

February 2024 - Determined DA's

December 2023 - Determined DA's

January 2024 - Determined DA's

November 2023 - Determined DA's

October 2023 - Determined DA's

September 2023 - Determined DA's

August 2023 - Determined DA's

July 2023 - Determined DA's

June 2023 - Determined DA's

May 2023 - Determined DA's

April 2023 - Determined DA's

March 2023 - Determined DA's

February 2023 - Determined DA's

January 2023 - Determined DA's

December 2022 - Determined DA's

November 2022 - Determined DA's

October 2022 - Determined DA's

September 2022 - Determined DA's

August 2022 - Determined DA's

July 2022 - Determined DA's

June 2022 - Determined DA's

May 2022 - Determined DA's

April 2022 - Determined DA's

March 2022 - Determined DA's

February 2022 - Determined DA's

January 2022 - Determined DA's

December 2021-Determined DA's

November 2021 - Determined DA's

October 2021 - Determined DA's

September 2021 - Determined DA's

August 2021 - Determined DA's

July 2021 - Determined DA's

June 2021 - Determined DA's

May 2021 - Determined DA's

April 2021 - Determined DA's

March 2021 - Determined DA's

February 2021 - Determined DA's

January 2021 - Determined DA's

December 2020 - Determined DA's

November 2020 - Determined DA's

October 2020 - Determined DA's

September 2020 - Determined DA's

August 2020 - Determined DA's

July 2020 - Determined DA's

More information

For further information, contact the City of Vincent on (08) 9273 6000 or

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