Local Planning Policies

All planning policies can be viewed on our website.

Policies listed here relate to where amendments are being considered and have been open for comments.


All planning policies can be viewed on our website.

Policies listed here relate to where amendments are being considered and have been open for comments.


  • Current Council Policies & Local Laws

    about 2 months ago

    All City of Kalamunda's current Local Laws & Policies can be viewed via our website at https://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/council/governance

    Any questions should be directed via email to enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or call (08) 9257 9999 during business hours.

    All City of Kalamunda's current Local Laws & Policies can be viewed via our website at https://www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/council/governance

    Any questions should be directed via email to enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au or call (08) 9257 9999 during business hours.

  • Local Planning Policy 25: Interim Development Contributions Arrangements

    3 months ago
    Comments close 5pm 14th October 2019

    Adoption for Public Advertising

    At the Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) held 27 August 2019, Council resolved to:

    “That Council ADOPT draft Local Planning Policy 25 – Interim Development Contribution Arrangements for the purpose of public advertising for a period not less than 21 days via the following methods:

    • Notice on the City’s website and social media platform;
    • Local newspaper advertisement;
    • A notice sent to landowners within the draft Development Contribution Arrangement for Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area; and
    • Display of documents at the Administration Centre.”

    The Local Planning Policy No. 25: Interim Development Contributions...

    Comments close 5pm 14th October 2019

    Adoption for Public Advertising

    At the Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) held 27 August 2019, Council resolved to:

    “That Council ADOPT draft Local Planning Policy 25 – Interim Development Contribution Arrangements for the purpose of public advertising for a period not less than 21 days via the following methods:

    • Notice on the City’s website and social media platform;
    • Local newspaper advertisement;
    • A notice sent to landowners within the draft Development Contribution Arrangement for Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area; and
    • Display of documents at the Administration Centre.”

    The Local Planning Policy No. 25: Interim Development Contributions (LPP25) seeks to guide the preparation of Interim Development Contribution Arrangements (IDCA) within the City of Kalamunda. IDCAs are created to provide landowners with the flexibility of proceeding with subdivision and/or development prior to the finalisation of a Development Contribution Area (DCA).

    Read full details here


  • Local Planning Policy 23 – Retaining Walls & Fill of Land

    4 months ago

    Comments close 5pm 16th September 2019

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on the 25th of June 2019 resolved to adopt Draft Local Planning Policy 23 – Retaining Walls & Fill of Landfor the purpose of public advertising.

    The draft Policy has been prepared to provide an objective-based framework to streamline the assessment of development applications for retaining walls and the filling of land. The draft Policy will implement measures that allow for landowners to alter the topography of their property in manner that maintains the amenity and character of the area

    Read more and provide comments here

    Comments close 5pm 16th September 2019

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on the 25th of June 2019 resolved to adopt Draft Local Planning Policy 23 – Retaining Walls & Fill of Landfor the purpose of public advertising.

    The draft Policy has been prepared to provide an objective-based framework to streamline the assessment of development applications for retaining walls and the filling of land. The draft Policy will implement measures that allow for landowners to alter the topography of their property in manner that maintains the amenity and character of the area

    Read more and provide comments here
  • P-DEV 66 – Development Contribution Area

    6 months ago

    Comments close 5pm on 26th July 2019

    At the Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) held 28 May 2019, Council resolved to:

    “That Council ADOPTS draft Local Planning Policy P-Dev 66 Development Contribution Area (Attachment 1) for the purpose of public advertising for a period of not less than 28 days by: a) post to landowners within Development Contribution Areas that are yet to develop; and b) via a newspaper that circulates the City.”

    The Policy will establish a concise and documented procedure for the establishment, operation and review of Development Contribution Areas (DCAs) to provide for the...

    Comments close 5pm on 26th July 2019

    At the Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) held 28 May 2019, Council resolved to:

    “That Council ADOPTS draft Local Planning Policy P-Dev 66 Development Contribution Area (Attachment 1) for the purpose of public advertising for a period of not less than 28 days by: a) post to landowners within Development Contribution Areas that are yet to develop; and b) via a newspaper that circulates the City.”

    The Policy will establish a concise and documented procedure for the establishment, operation and review of Development Contribution Areas (DCAs) to provide for the consistent management of DCAs by the City.

    Read more here

  • P-DEV 63 Consulting Rooms in Residential Areas

    6 months ago

    Comments close 5pm on 9th July 2019

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held 30th of April 2019 resolved to adopt P-DEV 63 –Consulting Rooms in Residential Areas for the purpose of public advertising.

    The Policy has been prepared to ensure Consulting Rooms in areas zoned ‘Residential’ maintain the amenity and character of the area, while providing an opportunity for the development of small businesses which service local communities within the City of Kalamunda.

    Read more here

    Comments close 5pm on 9th July 2019

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held 30th of April 2019 resolved to adopt P-DEV 63 –Consulting Rooms in Residential Areas for the purpose of public advertising.

    The Policy has been prepared to ensure Consulting Rooms in areas zoned ‘Residential’ maintain the amenity and character of the area, while providing an opportunity for the development of small businesses which service local communities within the City of Kalamunda.

    Read more here
  • Draft Local Planning Policy P-DEV 43 - Residential Design

    by Ashlin.Gardner, 8 months ago
    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 26 March 2019 resolved to adopt the P-DEV 43 – Residential Design for the purpose of advertising.

    The policy has been prepared to provide incentives for proponents to incorporate high quality design features, as well as streamlining the assessment process by exempting the requirements for planning approval for minor residential development.

    To view the Planning Policy online please click here or view in person at the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Comments on this proposal may be submitted in writing to CEO City...

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 26 March 2019 resolved to adopt the P-DEV 43 – Residential Design for the purpose of advertising.

    The policy has been prepared to provide incentives for proponents to incorporate high quality design features, as well as streamlining the assessment process by exempting the requirements for planning approval for minor residential development.

    To view the Planning Policy online please click here or view in person at the City of Kalamunda Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Comments on this proposal may be submitted in writing to CEO City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926 or online at engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au by 24 May 2019.

  • Endorsement of P-DEV 54: Dual Density Guidelines

    by Ashlin.Gardner, 8 months ago
    Endorsement of P-DEV 54: Dual Density Guidelines

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held 28 November 2017 resolved to endorse P-DEV 54: Dual Density Design Guidelines Policy pursuant to Clause 4 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

    The policy was subsequently endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission subject to modifications.

    The policy has been amended in accordance with the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission and is now available for public viewing. To view the Planning Policy please click here.

    Endorsement of P-DEV 54: Dual Density Guidelines

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held 28 November 2017 resolved to endorse P-DEV 54: Dual Density Design Guidelines Policy pursuant to Clause 4 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

    The policy was subsequently endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission subject to modifications.

    The policy has been amended in accordance with the modifications required by the Western Australian Planning Commission and is now available for public viewing. To view the Planning Policy please click here.

  • Adoption of Local Planning Policy P-DEV 62

    8 months ago

    Design Guidelines - Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 26 February 2019 resolved to adopt Local Planning Policy P-DEV 62 (Design Guidelines – Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area) pursuant to Clause 4(3)(b)(i) and Clause 4(4) of Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

    The Policy has been written with the intent of protecting the amenity of the locality and that of the surrounding landowners as well as providing guidance for the design and consideration of development within the Kalamunda Wedge Industrial Area – Precinct 3A (Precinct 3A).

    To view...

    Design Guidelines - Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 26 February 2019 resolved to adopt Local Planning Policy P-DEV 62 (Design Guidelines – Maddington Kenwick Strategic Employment Area) pursuant to Clause 4(3)(b)(i) and Clause 4(4) of Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

    The Policy has been written with the intent of protecting the amenity of the locality and that of the surrounding landowners as well as providing guidance for the design and consideration of development within the Kalamunda Wedge Industrial Area – Precinct 3A (Precinct 3A).

    To view the Planning Policy online here or via the City’s website
    www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/services/planning or view in person at the City’s Administration Building, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda.

  • Notice of Proposed Amendment to Maida Vale Cell 6 Local Structure Plan

    8 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The City of Kalamunda has received an application for an amendment to the Maida Vale Cell 6 Local Structure Plan. The proposed amendment involves the density increase from R40 to R60 for Lot 256 (No.53) Maida Vale Road, Maida Vale.

    Comments closed 5pm 15th of March 2019.

    View here for all associated documentation and to provide feedback

    The City of Kalamunda has received an application for an amendment to the Maida Vale Cell 6 Local Structure Plan. The proposed amendment involves the density increase from R40 to R60 for Lot 256 (No.53) Maida Vale Road, Maida Vale.

    Comments closed 5pm 15th of March 2019.

    View here for all associated documentation and to provide feedback

  • Notice of Local Planning Policies: P-Dev 48 and P-Dev 64

    11 months ago

    P-DEV 48: Extensions of Approvals, Refunding, Waiving, and Reducing Planning and Building Fees policy

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 18 December 2018 resolved to adopt the revised P-DEV 48: Extensions of Approvals, Refunding, Waiving, and Reducing Planning and Building Fees policy pursuant to Clause 5(2) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

    The Policy has been reviewed and revised with the purpose of ensuring all decisions with respect to requests for refunds are appropriately documented. Part 3 "Refund of Planning Fees" has been amended to reference the process where development applications are submitted to the...

    P-DEV 48: Extensions of Approvals, Refunding, Waiving, and Reducing Planning and Building Fees policy

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 18 December 2018 resolved to adopt the revised P-DEV 48: Extensions of Approvals, Refunding, Waiving, and Reducing Planning and Building Fees policy pursuant to Clause 5(2) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

    The Policy has been reviewed and revised with the purpose of ensuring all decisions with respect to requests for refunds are appropriately documented. Part 3 "Refund of Planning Fees" has been amended to reference the process where development applications are submitted to the City but do not require planning approval.

    P-DEV 64: Requirements for Local Planning Scheme Amendments

    Council at its Ordinary Meeting held on 18 December 2018 resolved to adopt the Local Planning Policy: P-DEV 64: Requirements for Local Planning Scheme Amendments, pursuant to Clause 4(3)(b)(i) and Clause 4 (4) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

    View the Planning Policies here.

    A copy of the Policies are also available for viewing at the City of Kalamunda Administration Centre, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda available between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Rhonda Hardy
    Chief Executive Officer