Planning the City

The information below explains the Town Planning Scheme and outlines the projects being undertaken by the City in relation to planning matters, as well as providing advice regarding planning applications and property development.

Town Planning Scheme No.6

The key function of Town Planning Scheme No. 6 is to provide for the zoning and reservation of land, land use permissibility and development assessment parameters.

Draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme

Council has prepared a new draft Local Planning Strategy (Strategy) and Local Planning Scheme (Scheme) for the district of the City of Gosnells.

Local planning policy framework

The City's local planning policies.

Endorsed Plans - Structure Plans, Planning Strategies and Schemes

View all endorsed planning strategies, Outline Development Plans and other plans that guide growth and revitalisation of the City.

Development contribution plans

The City administers a number of Development Contribution Plans (DCPs), for the purpose of sharing the cost of providing infrastructure required to support new development.

State planning documents

Various State planning documents.


Find out about a range of planning projects and initiatives that are underway.

Development Assessment Panels

Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) are intended to enhance planning expertise in decision making by improving the balance between technical advice and local knowledge.

Getting involved

Have your say on a current planning proposal or report a concern.

Forms, applications and information sheets

Information sheets and application forms for obtaining planning approval.

Useful links

A collection of useful planning links.

Subdivision clearance applications

View current and recently determined subdivision clearance applications.

Restrictive Covenant affecting properties in Thornlie

A restrictive covenant is an agreement between two parties that restricts the use or enjoyment of land (often referred to as the ‘burdened land’) owned by one of those parties, for the benefit of another party. A restrictive covenant is noted on a Certificate of Title for the land.