Permitted Development

Except as otherwise provided in the Scheme, the following actities do not require the planning approval of local government:

a) the carrying out of any building or work which affects only the interior of a building and which does not materially affect the external appearance of the building except where the building is:

  • located in a place that has been entered in the Register of Heritage Places under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990;
  • the subject of an order under Part 6 of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990; or
  • included on the Heritage List under clause 7.1 of the Scheme;

b) the erection on a lot of a single house including any extension, ancillary outbuildings and swimming pools, except where:

  • the proposal requires the exercise of a discretion by the local government under the Scheme to vary the provisions of the Residential Design Codes; or
  • the development will be located in a heritage area designated under the Scheme; or
  • the development will be located in a Special Control Area designated under the Scheme.
  • the development will be located within the Swan River Flood Plain or Floodway and such development does not comply with any relevant Local Planning Scheme Policy.

c) the demolition of any building or structure except where the building or structure is:

  • located in a place that has been entered in the Register of Places under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990;
  • the subject of an order under Part 6 of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990;
  • included on the Heritage List under clause 7.1 of the Scheme; or
  • located within a heritage area designated under the Scheme;

d) a home office;

e) any works which are temporary and in existence for less than 48 hours or such longer time as the local government agrees; and

f) any of the exempted classes of advertisements listed in Schedule 5 except in respect of a place included in the Heritage List or in a heritage area.

Note:

Development carried out in accordance with a subdivision approval granted by the Commission is exempt under section 157 of the Planning and Development

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