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Strategic and Statutory Planning documents aim to create a high quality urban and sustainable environment for the Town and its community.  Strategic Planning documents provide the broad planning context and vision for the more detailed development requirements and standards contained in the Statutory documents.


Scheme maps and provisions guiding land use and development in the Town. Local Planning Scheme No.3 (external link)
Deemed provisions adopted by the State Government to overwrite various provisions of Local Planning Scheme No. 3. Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 – deemed provisions
State Planning Policy adopted under Local Planning Scheme No. 3 to regulate development of residential property in the Town. Residential Design Codes (R-Codes)
Consultation requirements for Development Applications in the Town. Council Policy LG 525 – Advertising of Development Applications
Local Laws guiding signage in the Town. Signs Local Law (including 2008 amendment)
Policy provisions guiding variations to the Signs Local Law requirements within the Town Centre only.
Local Planning Policy 202 - Town Centre Zone Signage
Bicycle parking and end-of-trip facilities required to qualify for car parking concessions under Town Planning Scheme No. 3.

Local Planning Policy 127 - Bicycle Parking and Facilities

Policy guiding the use of cash-in-lieu for car parking for commercial developments.

Local Planning Policy 205 - Public Parking
Link to the Building Commission website providing information relative to the Dividing Fences Act  1961 and containing fencing requirements which apply through the State. Building Commission - Dividing Fences
The Town’s Policy relative to fencing within front setback areas of residential property to augment the Dividing Fences Act 1961.
Local Planning Policy 117 - Front Fences
Local Laws relating to fencing of all property – in some instances augmenting the Dividing Fences Act. Fencing Local Law 2000
Local Planning Policy guiding new residential development in the Town’s established single residential areas to protect neighbourhood amenity and streetscape character.

Local Planning Policy 123 - Retention of Residential Character
Local Planning Policy guiding amenity considerations to augment the R-Codes relative to applications for Development Approval and Building Permits.
Local Planning Policy 129 - Residential Amenity
Local Planning Policy associated with Local Planning Policy 104 providing Design Guidelines to guide development within the Lakeway subdivision. Lakeway Design Guidelines
Work procedure DS-35 supporting Local Planning Policy 103 Former Swanbourne Primary School Site Detailed Area Plan to guide development within the former site. Former Swanbourne Primary School Site Detailed Area Plan


Local Planning Policy guiding development requirements detailed in the Claremont NEP Design Guidelines and Detailed Area Plans. Local Planning Policy 128 - NEP Design Guidelines
Detailed Design Guidelines for development of the North East Precinct Claremont on the Park development and Detailed Area Plans for development sites which vary the NEP Structure Plan. NEP Design Guidelines and Detailed Area Plan - June 2015
Original Structure Plan for the North East Precinct adopted by Council and the Western Australian Planning Commission to guide the future subdivision and development of the precinct. NEP Structure Plan - August 2010
Summary of variations to the original North East Precinct Structure Plan adopted by Council and the Western Australian Planning Commission when approving the Detailed Area Plans and Design Guidelines for the development. NEP Structure Plan Addendum 10 October 2014
The Stirling Highway Local Development Plan (adopted 5 July 2016)  will guide future Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3) amendments along Stirling Highway following the gazettal of the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) amendments to the Stirling Highway Primary Regional Road reservation.  The “Staged Model” approach will preserve the long term planning options for the Town in achieving State government driven housing density targets well into the next century.  As the MRS amendment was adopted in 2017.  Two amendments to LPS3 have been initiated relative to the westerns and central precincts.  The eastern precinct will be subject to further consultation with the public prior to initiation of an amendment to LPS3 – this is likely to occur mid-2018.
Stirling Highway Local Development Plan
The Loch Street Station Precinct Structure Plan adopted by Council, pending endorsement by the Western Australian Planning Commission, to guide the future subdivision and development of the precinct. Loch Street Station Precinct Structure Plan
The St Louis Estate Local Development Plan was approved 20 March 2018 in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, with modifications to address community concerns raised during the consultation process.   St-Louis-Estate-Development-Plan-May2018
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Lodging a Development Application

In response to COVID-19, the Town is operating remotely in the interest of public health and safety.  To enable us to do this effectively we ask that all applications and payments be lodged electronically during this time via email at (file size limit 10MB) or for larger files, by clicking here

Should you be unable to lodge electronically, please post to PO Box 54, Claremont WA 6910.  Please note that some requests for plan searches may not be able to be actioned.  

Please contact or 9285 4300 for further queries. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Electronic  Large file upload : Attn Planning
Via email (limited 10MB) –
USB via post PO Box 54, Claremont WA 6910
Hard copy via post PO Box 54, Claremont WA 6910
Note: Approvals will be issued electronically unless otherwise requested by the applicant upon submission of application.
You will be contacted for payment of application fees once the application has been processed (refer Schedule of Planning Fees below). Alternatively, please complete a credit card authorisation form and submit with the application.

Overview Document/Link
Application Form required to be completed when seeking approval for development (including change of use) in the Town Application for Development Approval
Development application fees adopted by Council and consistent with the Planning and Development Regulations 2009 Schedule of Planning Fees
List of requirements to ensure applications lodged for residential development are complete Residential Application Checklist
List of requirements to ensure applications lodged for commercial development are complete Commercial Application Checklist
List of requirements to ensure applications lodged for home occupation is complete Home Occupation Checklist

Development Approval ensures works are legal, and prevents any unreasonable negative impacts for neighbours. Failure to comply can result in fines or other penalties.

Please note: Building Permits are administered by building services and Planning Approval must be obtained before lodging a Building Permit application.

Development Assessment Panels

Under the Planning and Development Act 2005 major Development Applications received by the Town can be determined by a Metropolitan West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP). JDAP assessment is based on the cost of development as follows:

Where an application is determined by a DAP the Town does not issue a separate Development Approval and the DAP can approve or refuse the development in accordance with the Town’s Planning Scheme and other relevant legislation and policies.

Please click here for the DAP Minutes and Agendas where the details of the applications are located.

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Public Consultation

Public consultation is a way to voice your opinion on things that shape your community. The Town is committed to ensuring that all members in our community are heard. Changes to planning requirements (such as Scheme Amendments), major developments and strategic planning items will all be available from this page during the consultation period in accordance with State Legislation and  Council Policy LG 525 – Advertising of Development Applications.

If you would like to make a submission please email Please state the item name and/or address your name and address and how the proposal may affect you or your property.

Please be aware that when you make a submission, details of your submission will be included in a Council Agenda report, which will be available for public viewing (published in hard copy and on the Town's website).

To view documents currently open for public consultation, please click here to visit our Your Community, Your Say section.

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Let’s look out for one another

The Town of Claremont is committed to supporting the safety and wellbeing of our community.

We’re helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 by temporarily closing our administration building, Claremont Aquatic Centre, and Claremont Community Hub & Library.

All our office staff are working remotely, and our essential field staff (including waste, safety, health, and maintenance services) are employing safe practices.

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