Development Applications

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A Development Application (DA) is an application made to the City seeking consent to carry out development including construction, change of use of a property or premises, display of signage, or making alterations or additions to a property.

What is a Development Application and why is one needed?
A Development Application (DA) is an application made to the City seeking consent to carryout development including construction, change of use of a property or premises, display of signage, or making alterations or additions to a property. The DA is required so that the City can assess the likely impacts of the proposal and ensure that:

  • The proposal is a permissible and appropriate use of the site according to its zoning;
  • The proposal complies with the provisions of the Residential Design Codes, the City of Kalamunda Local Planning Scheme No.3, and any other relevant planning controls for the site;
  • To consider any environmental impacts upon the locality; and
  • To consider any impact upon the amenity of adjacent and neighbouring properties.

What is JDAP?

A Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) is an independent decision-making body comprised of technical experts and elected local government representatives. Under the DAP regulations, each DAP will determine development applications that meet set type and value thresholds as if it were the responsible authority under the relevant planning instrument, such as the local planning scheme or region planning scheme. The DAP regulations state that DAP applications cannot be determined by local government or the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).
Find out more about City of Kalamunda's current JDAP applications here

What is a Development Application and why is one needed?
A Development Application (DA) is an application made to the City seeking consent to carryout development including construction, change of use of a property or premises, display of signage, or making alterations or additions to a property. The DA is required so that the City can assess the likely impacts of the proposal and ensure that:

  • The proposal is a permissible and appropriate use of the site according to its zoning;
  • The proposal complies with the provisions of the Residential Design Codes, the City of Kalamunda Local Planning Scheme No.3, and any other relevant planning controls for the site;
  • To consider any environmental impacts upon the locality; and
  • To consider any impact upon the amenity of adjacent and neighbouring properties.

What is JDAP?

A Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) is an independent decision-making body comprised of technical experts and elected local government representatives. Under the DAP regulations, each DAP will determine development applications that meet set type and value thresholds as if it were the responsible authority under the relevant planning instrument, such as the local planning scheme or region planning scheme. The DAP regulations state that DAP applications cannot be determined by local government or the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).
Find out more about City of Kalamunda's current JDAP applications here

  • Notice of Development Proposal for Lot 101 (1100) Abernethy Road, High Wycombe (DA18/0095C)

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    11 March, 2020

    Comments close 5pm 9 April 2020.

    The City of Kalamunda has received a development application for Amendment to Convenience Store and Fast Food Outlet (with Service Station) at Lot 101 (1100) Abernethy Road, High Wycombe.

    The application is being assessed by the City and will be determined by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    Read full details including documentation here
  • Notice of Development Proposal for Lot 130 (No.74) Warlingham Drive, Lesmurdie (DA20/0001)

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    11 March, 2020
    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm 14 February 2020.

    The City of Kalamunda has received a development application for Aged Residential Care at Lot 130 (No.74) Warlingham Drive, Lesmurdie. The application proposes partial demolition of existing buildings on the western portion of the site and construction of new buildings and services.

    The new buildings include a two-storey 96-bed aged residential care facility.

    The application is being assessed by the City and will be determined by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    Read full details including documentation here
  • Notice of Proposed Local Development Plan: The Hales – Stage 10 Local Development Plan (IN19/4B62A5)

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    10 January, 2020
    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm 9th December 2019

    Planning and Development Act 2005
    Notice of Proposed Local Development Plan

    The City of Kalamunda has received an application for The Hales – Stage 10 Local Development Plan. Prior to giving consideration to the application, it is Council policy to give landowners the opportunity to comment.

    Read full details including documentation here
  • Notice of Development Proposal for a Place of Worship at Lot 50 (170) Sultana Road West, High Wycombe WA (DA19/0502 & DAP/19/01690)

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    10 January, 2020
    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm 13th December 2019

    Planning and Development Act 2005 Notice of Development

    The City of Kalamunda has received a development application for a Place of Worship at Lot 50 (170) Sultana Road West, High Wycombe. The application is being assessed by the City and will be determined by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    Read full details including documentation here


  • Notice of Development Proposal for Lot 9011 (51) Courtney Place, Wattle Grove WA (DA19/0459 & DAP/19/01680)

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    10 January, 2020
    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm 2nd December 2019

    Planning and Development Act 2005 Notice of Development

    The City of Kalamunda has received a development application for a Fast Food Outlet which proposes access onto Welshpool Road East at Lot 9011 (51) Courtney Place, Wattle Grove. The application is being assessed by the City and will be determined by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    Read full details including documentation here


  • Notice of Development Proposal for Lot 11 (No.10) Ibis Place, High Wycombe (PG-RLW-003)

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    01 November, 2019
    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    The City of Kalamunda has received a development application for a Multi-Storey Car Park at Lot 11 (No.10) Ibis Place, High Wycombe.

    The Multi-Storey Car Park is associated with Forrestfield Train Station.

    A community drop-in session will be held on Thursday 22 August 2019 between 4:30pm and 6:00pm at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda.

    Find out more about this proposal and providing feedback here


  • Notice of Development Proposal for Lot 200 (No. 584) Kalamunda Road, High Wycombe (DA19/321)

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    01 November, 2019
    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm 2nd September 2019

    The City of Kalamunda has received a development application for Hardstand and Storage at Lot 200
    (584) Kalamunda Road, High Wycombe. The application states the site will be used for storing mining
    machinery and equipment.

    The application is being assessed by the City and will be determined by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    A community drop-in session will be held on Thursday 15 August 2019 between 4:30pm and 6:00pm at 2
    Railway Road, Kalamunda.
    Find out more about this proposal and how to provide feedback here
  • Notice of Development Proposal for Lot 320 (31) Maida Vale Road, Maida Vale (DA19/0040)

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    12 June, 2019
    CLOSED: This public comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm 2nd of April 2019

    The City of Kalamunda has received a development application for a proposed Neighbourhood Centre comprising of Shops, Offices, Tavern, Restaurant (café) and a Medical Centre at Lot 320 (31) Maida Vale Road, Maida Vale. The application is being assessed by the City and will be determined by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    The following documents have been provided as part of the application:

    Alternatively, the documentation can be viewed at the City of Kalamunda Administration Centre located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda during office during business hours.

    Community Information Evening
    Please be advised that the City will be holding a drop-in community information evening, as detailed below:

    Date: 20th of March 2019 between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
    Location: City’s Administration Centre Function Room, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda (access from the Railway Road side of the building).

    The purpose of the session is for the City’s planning staff to assist the public in interpreting the plans for the proposal that will be on display and answer any questions. These sessions are informal and give the community the opportunity to interact with planning staff on a one-on-one basis.

    Comments close 5pm 2nd of April 2019.

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected and reference number (DA19/0040) with the submission comments to:

    Online: submit online
    By Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
    By Post: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda 6926


  • Section 31 Reconsideration – JDAP – Proposed Extension to Aged Care Facility – Lot 7 (24) Valencia Road, Carmel (DA17/0455 & DAP/17/01328)

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    12 June, 2019
    CLOSED: This public comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm on 22 March 2019.

    On the 15th of June 2018 an application for a proposed Extension to Aged Care Facility at Lot 7 (24) Valencia Road, Carmel was refused by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    The Applicant appealed the decision with the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), with modifications made to the proposal through mediation. The JDAP has been invited to reconsider its decision, pursuant to section 31 of the State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004.

    The application is being considered and determined by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

    The following documents have been provided as part of the reconsideration:

    Alternatively, the documentation can also be viewed at the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda during office hours.

    Community Information Evening
    Please be advised that the City will be holding a drop-in community information evening, as detailed below:
    Date: Thursday, 7 March 2019 between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
    Location: City’s Administration Centre, Function Room, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda (access from the Railway Road side of the building).

    The purpose of the session is for the City’s planning staff to assist the public in interpreting the plans for the proposal that will be on display and answer any questions. These sessions are informal and give the community the opportunity to interact with planning staff on a one-on-one basis.

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected and reference number (DA17/0455 & DAP/17/01328) with the submission comments to:

    Online: submit online
    By Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
    By Post: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda 6926

    Comments close 5pm 22 of March 2019.


  • Telecommunications Infrastructure: 195 Forrest Road, Pickering Brook (DA18/0454)

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    12 June, 2019
    CLOSED: This public comment period has concluded.

    Comment period have been extended and will now close 5pm on 29 March 2019.

    Planning and Development Act 2005
    Notice of Development Application - Telecommunications Infrastructure

    The City of Kalamunda has received an application for Telecommunications Infrastructure. The proposal involves a tower 70m in height with antenna to a total height of 71.6m. The proposal is in the northern portion of 195 Forrest Road, Pickering Brook and is part of a black spot program to provide mobile coverage to rural communities.

    Details regarding the proposal can be noted within the following documents.

    Alternatively, the documentation relating to the development application can also be viewed at the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda during office hours.

    Community Information Evening
    Please be advised that the City will be holding a drop-in community information evening, as detailed below:
    Date: Wednesday, 6 March 2019 between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
    Location: City’s Administration Centre, Function Room, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda (access from the Railway Road side of the building).

    The purpose of the session is for the City’s planning staff to assist the public in interpreting the plans for the proposal that will be on display and answer any questions. These sessions are informal and give the community the opportunity to interact with planning staff on a one-on-one basis.

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected and reference number (DA18/0454) with the submission comments to:

    Online: submit online
    By Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
    By Post: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda 6926

    Public comment period has now been extended. Comments will close 5pm 29th of March 2019.