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

  • Proposed Refurbishment Of Existing Shopping Centre – Lot 40 (15) Central Road, Kalamunda Wa 6076 (DA18/0098)

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    CLOSED: This public comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5:00pm Wednesday the 23rd May 2018

    Notice is hereby given that the City of Kalamunda has received a planning application for a proposed refurbishment of existing shopping centre at the above mentioned property.

    Key elements of the proposal include:

    • Upgrade of all external finishes with a new colour scheme.
    • Refurbishment of all existing car parks.
    • The landscaping of the car parking area adjacent to Mead Street and Railway Road. This includes the removal of two (2) existing Eucalypt Trees which is required to facilitate the widening of the car park to allow for safe vehicular and pedestrian movements.
    • A new alfresco area adjacent to the tenancy currently occupied by Coffee Club.
    • Installation of elevators to the entry onto Central Mall.

    Further details regarding the proposal can be noted within the following documents:

    All associated documentation is available for viewing at the Administration Centre during office hours.

    Have Your Say
    The City encourages comments on the proposal. Submissions on the development application may be lodged in writing and should include the application number DA18/0098, the property affected and details of the submission and lodged with the undersigned.

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

    Comments close 5:00pm Wednesday the 23rd May 2018
  • Proposed Change of Use from Shop to ‘Use Not Listed (Small Bar)’ – Lot 33 (332) Hale Road, Wattle Grove (DA18/0138)

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    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments to be received by 5pm 3rd May 2018.

    Notice is hereby given that the Local Government of the City of Kalamunda has received an application for the Proposed Change of Use from Shop to ‘Use Not Listed (Small Bar)’ at Lot 33 (332) Hale Road, Wattle Grove.

    The proposed trading hours are between:

    • Monday 10am – 10:30pm
    • Tuesday 10am – 10:30pm
    • Wednesday 10am – 10:30pm
    • Thursday 10am – 11:00pm
    • Friday 10am – 12:00am (midnight)
    • Saturday 10am – 12:00am (midnight)
    • Sunday 10am – 10:30pm (midnight)

    The proposal is described as a sports bar atmosphere with American style tapas, pub style foods and family friendly environment. The expected maximum capacity is 120 people including staff, with live music proposed on weekends.

    Proposed application documentation:

    Plans and documents setting out and explaining the development application can also be viewed at the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda during office hours.

    Comments to be received by 5pm 3rd May 2018.

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected and reference number (DA18/0138) 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

  • Proposal for Service Station with Convenience Store and Fast Food Outlet – Lot 101 (1100) Abernethy Road, High Wycombe (DA18/0095)

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    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments closed 5pm on 27th April 2018.

    Notice is hereby given that the Local Government of the City of Kalamunda has received an application for a Service Station with Convenience Store and Fast Food Outlet at Lot 101 (1100) Abernethy Road, High Wycombe.

    Proposed application documentation:

    Plans and documents setting out and explaining the development application can also be viewed at the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda during office hours.

    Comments closed at 5pm on 27th April 2018.

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected and reference number (DA18/0095) 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


  • Proposed Modification to Structure Plan: Lot 9003 (46) Gala Way, Forrestfield. (PG-STU-028)

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    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments close 5pm on 27th April 2018

    Proposed Modification to Structure Plan (Replacement of Vehicular Bridge at Crumpet Creek with Pedestrian Bridge, Revised Location of Public Open Space, and Addition of New R60 Coded Area) – Lot 9003 (46) Gala Way, Forrestfield. (PG-STU-028)

    The City of Kalamunda has received an application for a proposed modification to the existing structure plan at the above mentioned property. The application seeks to replace a vehicular bridge across Crumpet Creek with one that is only used for pedestrian and cycle traffic, revise the location of Public Open Space, and introduce a new portion of R60 coded lots.

    Plans and documents setting out an explaining the development application are now deactivated and are no longer available online as the comment period has now concluded.

    Alternatively, plans and documents will be open for inspection during the comment period at the City’s Administration Offices located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, during office hours.

    Comments to be received by 5pm 27th April 2018.

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected 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


  • Proposal for Alterations and Additions to existing Facility including new three storey building (Aged Care) (DA17/0455) Lot 7, 24 Valencia Road, Carmel

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    by Katrina.Bergin,
    CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Comments will close 5:00pm on Friday 27th April 2018.

    Notice is hereby given that the Local Government of the City of Kalamunda has received an application for the purpose of Alterations and Additions to existing Facility including new three storey building (Aged Care) at Lot 7 – 24 Valencia Road, Carmel

    Plans and documents setting out an explaining the development application are available in the Document's Library on this page. Hard copies will be available for inspection during office hours at the City’s Administration Offices, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda.

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


    DROP-IN COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION
    Date: Thursday 8 February 2018 6.00pm - 7.00pm
    Location: 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. Elected members and the applicant are also invited to attend.

      HAVE YOUR SAY
      Submissions on the development application may be lodged in writing and should include the application number DA17/0455, the property affected and details of the submission and lodged with the undersigned on or before 27th April 2018.

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


      Please note the City have extended the advertising period to allow comments to be provided.

    • Proposed Telecommunications Tower and Infrastructure – Lot 3000 (199) Hale Road, Forrestfield (DA18/0097)

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      CLOSED: This public comment period has concluded.

      Comments to be received by 5pm 16th April 2018.

      Proposal within land zoned Parks and Recreation under the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS)

      Notice is hereby given that the City of Kalamunda has received an application for a proposed telecommunications tower and associated infrastructure at the above mentioned address. The tower is proposed to be 36.5m in total height and be of monopole design. The intention of the tower is to improve mobile coverage within the locality.

      Proposed application documentation:

      Plans and documents setting out and explaining the development application can also be viewed at the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda during office hours.

      Community Information Session:
      Please be advised that the City will be holding a drop-in community information evening.
      Date: Wednesday 4 April 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
      Location: Hartfield Park Recreation Centre, located at 199 Hale Road, Forrestfield.
      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. Elected members and the applicant are also invited to attend.

      Comments to be received by 5pm 16th April 2018.

      HAVE YOUR SAY

      Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected and reference number (DA18/0097) 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


    • Notice of Development Application Proposal for Place of Worship, Community Hall & Culvert Crossing, Lot 213 (28) Lewis Road, Wattle Grove (DA17/0367)

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      CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

      Comments close 5pm on 5th April 2018

      As you would be aware the City of Kalamunda is currently assessing a development application for the above proposal. [see original development application proposal and plans here]

      The applicant submitted revised plans to the City on the 6th of March 2018.

      Plans and documents setting out an explaining the development application are now deactivated and are no longer available online as the comment period has now concluded.

      Alternatively, plans and documents will be open for inspection during the comment period at the City’s Administration Offices located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, during office hours.

      The revised plans consist of:

      1. Relocation of the cross over to centre of site and deletion the current two crossovers.
      2. Reduction of the building size.
      3. Proposed 1.8m brushwood privacy screen fence on the south west boundary, in line with a side of the new building.
      4. Total capacity of buildings to accommodate a maximum of 250 people.

      Community Drop-In Session:
      The City of Kalamunda is holding a community drop in session, which you are invited to attend and will have the opportunity to ask questions of staff and discuss the proposal.
      Date: Wednesday, 21st March 2018
      Location: Function Room, City of Kalamunda Administration Building 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda. Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

      Original plans and documentation in relation to this development application are available here.

      Comments to be received by 5pm on 5th April 2018.

      HAVE YOUR SAY

      Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected 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



    • Proposed Increase in Number of Children and Modified Operating Hours at Existing Child Care Premises (DA17/0531 & DA17/0532)

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      CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

      Comments closed 5pm on 16 February 2018

      Application for Number of Children and Operating Hours at Existing Child Care Premises – Lot 19 (36) Marri Crescent and Lot 55 (61) Coolinga Road, Lesmurdie

      The City of Kalamunda has received two (2) development applications seeking planning approval for an increase in the number of children and modified operating hours at existing child care premises at the abovementioned properties. It is important to note that these development applications are seeking subsequent approval for the current operating conditions of the child care premises given that number of children and operating hours that have already commenced at the subject sites in accordance with Service Approvals issued by the Government of Western Australia Department of Local Government and Communities Education and Care Regulatory Unit dated 23 January 2014 and 12 June 2014, respectively. However, planning approval is still required for the child care premises to continue to operate with the increased number of children and modified operating hours.

      While the City has received two (2) separate retrospective applications, the two subject sites are operated by a single child care provider. Details regarding each proposal are summarised as follows:

      Application No: DA17/0531 - Lot 19 (36) Marri Crescent, Lesmurdie

      • The number of children approved at the site being increased from 47 to 69, in line with how the centre currently operates;
      • Modify the approved hours of operation of 7:00am – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, to the current operating hours of 6:30am – 6:30pm, Monday to Friday; and
      • Some employee parking is proposed to be accommodated within Lot 55 (61) Coolinga Road, Lesmurdie, as it is currently operating.

      Application No: DA17/0532 - Lot 55 (61) Coolinga Road, Lesmurdie

      • The number of children approved at the site being increased from 10 to 43, in line with how the centre currently operates;
      • Modify the approved hours of operation of 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, to the current operating hours (In line with how the centre currently operates) of:
        • 6:30am – 8:30am Monday to Friday (before school care);
        • 2:30pm – 6:30pm Monday to Friday (after school care); and
        • 7:00am – 6:30pm (vacation care – week days only, not including public holidays).
      • The construction of an existing shed, timber deck structure and other minor structures on the site as provided on the applicant’s plans; and
      • Some employee parking is proposed to be accommodated within Lot 54 (59) Coolinga Road, Lesmurdie.
      In collaboration with the operator, Pachamama, the City will be holding a drop-in community information evening on 23 January 2018 between 6:00pm and 7:00pm at the subject site, located at 61 Coolinga Road, Lesmurdie. 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. Elected members and the applicant are also invited to attend.

      Plans and documents setting out an explaining the development application are now deactivated and are no longer available online as the comment period has now concluded.

      Alternatively, plans and documents will be open for inspection during the comment period at the City’s Administration Offices located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, during office hours.

      HAVE YOUR SAY

      Comments to be received by 5pm on 16 February 2018

      Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the application number, the property affected with the submission comments to:

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

      Once the public submission period has closed, the City of Kalamunda will review the submissions received to the proposal and prepare a report to Council. You will be notified of this in writing should you make a submission.

    • Proposal for Clearing of Vegetation and Educational Establishment: Lot 202 (200) Lesmurdie Road, Lesmurdie

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      CLOSED: This public comment has concluded.

      Comments close 5pm on 3 February 2018

      Planning and Development Act 2005 - Notice of Development Application

      Notice is hereby given that the Local Government of the City of Kalamunda has received an application for the clearing of 2500m2 of vegetation and the extension of an existing heritage registered building for the purposes of developing an Educational Establishment (Early Learning Centre) at Lot 202 (200) Lesmurdie Road, Lesmurdie.

      The subject site has a split zoning of Private Clubs and Institutions and Residential R5 under Local Planning Scheme No. 3, the former zoning applies to the portion of the site occupied by St Brigids School and the latter zoning applies to the portion of the which contains Lesmurdie House, which is proposed to be redeveloped for the early learning centre.

      Plans and documents setting out an explaining the development application are now deactivated and are no longer available online as the comment period has now concluded.

      Alternatively, plans and documents will be open for inspection during the comment period at the City’s Administration Offices located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, during office hours.

      Please be advised that the City will be holding a drop-in community information evening on 24 January 2018 between 6:00pm and 7:00pm at the City’s Administration Centre Function Room, located at 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. Elected members and the applicant are also invited to attend.

      HAVE YOUR SAY

      Comments to be received by 5pm on 3 February 2018

      Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the property affected 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

      Please note the City have extended the advertising period to allow comments to be provided following the above mentioned information session.

      Once the public submission period has closed, the City of Kalamunda will review the submissions received to the proposal and prepare a report to Council. You will be notified of this in writing should you make a submission.

    • Proposal for Telecommunications Infrastructure: Lot 57 (10) Television Road, Bickley (DA17/0465)

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      CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

      Closed 5pm 21 November 2017.

      Planning and Development Act 2005 - Notice of Development Application
      Proposal within land zoned Residential Bushland under Local Planning Scheme No. 3

      Notice is hereby given that the Local Government of the City of Kalamunda has received an application for the installation of an 11 metre high FM radio antenna system mounted approximately 60 metres above ground to the existing television tower at Lot 57 (10) Television Road, Bickley.

      Plans and documents setting out an explaining the development application are now deactivated and are no longer available online as the comment period has now concluded.

      Alternatively, plans and documents will be open for inspection during the comment period at the City’s Administration Offices located at 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda, during office hours.

      Comments to be received by 5pm on 21 November 2017.

      Any person who wishes to comment is required to include the application number (DA17/0465) and the property affected with the submission comments to:

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

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