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.

Although restrictive covenants provide a private means of controlling the use of the land, in certain circumstances their existence can result in a conflict with the provisions of a local authority’s planning scheme.  In Thornlie, a restrictive covenant exists that limits the use of a residential lot to a single dwelling whereas the local planning scheme and the Residential Design Codes may permit the development of two or more dwellings on those lots.

Clause 4.4 of Town Planning Scheme No. 6 (TPS 6) allows the City to grant development approval for residential development that is inconsistent with a restrictive covenant that limits the number of dwellings on the land.  Prior to granting such approval, the City is required to give notice of the proposal

Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Clause 4.4 of TPS 6, that the properties listed below are subject to this restrictive covenant and have been granted development approval to be developed for two or more dwellings.


No. of dwellings

Approval date

8 (Lot 309) Melvin Avenue Thornie


3 May 2018

43 (Lot 315) Thornlie Avenue, Thornlie


13 September 2018

31 (Lot 156) Sandon Road, Thornlie


1 November 2017

2 (Lot 312) Hunt Street Thornlie


25 October 2017

4 (Lot 337) Hunt Street, Thornlie


25 October 2017

16 (Lot 339) Tonbridge Way, Thornlie


29 August 2017

43 (Lot 315) Thornlie Avenue, Thornlie


20 March 2017

227 (Lot 279) William Street, Thornlie


2 March 2017

66 (Lot 1) Lester Drive, Thornlie


17 February 2017

63 (Lot 325) Thornlie Avenue, Thornlie


23 June 2016

5 (Lot 101) Hunt Street and

6 (Lot 100) Melvin Ave, Thornlie


27 October 2016

 24 (Lot 174) Range View Way, Thornlie 3 3 July 2019
 15 (Lot 233) Tonbridge Way, Thornlie  2  28 May 2019
 1 (Lot 274) Clancy Way, Thornlie 2 29 January 2018

 Further information in relation to the removal of a restrictive covenant from a Certificate of Title can be found in the City’s information sheet on Restrictive Covenants (link below) or by contacting Landgate on 9273 7373.

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