Planning the City

Find out about the Town Planning Scheme, planning matters, planning applications and property development.

Design Review Panel

Information about the City’s Design Review Process for certain development application types.

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.

Forms, applications and information sheets

Information sheets and application forms for obtaining planning approval.

Have your say

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

Local planning policy framework

The City's local planning policies.

Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme 24

Council has adopted a new Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme for the City. The documents have been submitted to the WA Planning Commission for consideration, with a request that the Minister for Planning grant final approval.

Major initiatives

The City has budgeted for 199 engineering projects in its Capital Works Program and maintenance programs for 2021/2022.


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

Structure Plans, Planning Strategies and Schemes

View the strategies and plans that guide growth and revitalisation of the City. Includes Development Contribution Plans.

Subdivision clearance applications

View current and recently determined subdivision clearance applications.

Restrictive Covenant 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.

Town Planning Scheme No.6

This is the current Scheme and will eventually be superceded by LPS24. It provides for the zoning and reservation of land, land use permissibility and development assessment parameters.