Planning FORMS, checklists, POlicies & information sheets

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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 a normal development application:

Normal Development Application Form

Use this form for a development application where you are proposing a change of use or 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:

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

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

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

Do I Need Development Approval?

Heritage Properties

How to Satisfy Development Approval Conditions

Cash-in-Lieu of Public Open Space

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

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.

City of Vincent 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 Policy No. 7.1.1 Built Form is applicable to all development within the City of Vincent.

7.1.1 Built Form

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

7.4.2 Aged or Dependent Persons Dwellings

Local Planning Policy: Short Term Accommodation

7.4.9 Encroachments Over Crown Lands

7.5.1 Amended Minor Nature Development Policy

Local Planning Policy: Signs and Advertising

Local Planning Policy: Child Care and Family Day Care

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

7.5.8 Temporary Viewing Platform

7.5.10 Sustainable Design

Local Planning Policy: Character Areas and Heritage Areas

7.5.19 Amalgamation Condition On Planning Approvals

7.5.21 Sound Attenuation

7.5.22 Consulting Rooms Policy

7.5.23 Construction Management Plans

Local Planning Policy Restricted Premises - Smoking

Local Planning Policy - Percent for Art


7.6.1 Heritage Management - Development Guidelines for Heritage and Adjacent Properties

7.6.2 Heritage Management - Assessment

7.6.3 Trees of Significance

7.6.4 Heritage Management - Interpretation

7.6.5 Heritage Management - Amending MHI

7.6.6 Heritage Management - The Heritage List MHI

7.6.7 Heritage Management - Bonuses

7.6.8 Heritage Management - Enquiries

7.6.9 Heritage Assistance Fund


7.7.1 Non-Residential Development Parking Requirements

7.7.2 Car Sharing Policy


Appendix 3 - Design Guidelines for Richmond On The Park

Appendix 6 - Brookman and Moir Street Design Guidelines

Appendix 8 - Highgate Design Guidelines

Appendix 11 - Non - Conforming Use Register

Appendix 12 - Elven On The Park Design Guidelines

Appendix 14 - Design Guidelines No 95 Lot 75 and Part Lot 76 Chelmsford Road

Appendix 15 - Joel Terrace Design Guidelines

Appendix 16 - Design Guidelines Perth

Appendix 17 - Design Guidelines Lacey Street

Appendix 18 - Design Guidelines William Street

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 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 2022/23

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.

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