88 Waterford Drive, Hillarys – Two New Grouped Dwellings


Development application number: DA20/0851

The City has received and is currently assessing a planning application for the above.

A copy of the development plans can be viewed by clicking the link below.

As this proposal is considered to have a minimal impact on the broader area surrounding the subject property, notification letters relating to the proposal have only been sent to a selection of landowners and occupiers in the property’s immediate vicinity.

All residential development in the City of Joondalup is required to meet the requirements of the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes) and the City’s Residential Development Local Planning Policy. Both are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (eg site area, street setbacks, street walls and fences, open space, building height, parking, landscaping).

For all ‘design elements’, there are objectives that need to be met. There are two different ways that can be used to assess if the objectives are being met – known as ‘deemed-to-comply standards’ and ‘design principles’.

If the proposal meets the deemed-to-comply standards, it is automatically considered to meet the objective and should be approved in accordance with the requirements of the R-Codes.

Where the deemed-to-comply standards are not met, this does not necessarily mean that the proposal does not meet the objective. Instead, the City needs to exercise some judgement (referred to as ‘discretion’) in considering whether the proposal meets the design principles, which may result in a better built form outcome than a proposal which has met the ‘deemed-to-comply’ requirements.

In this circumstance, the applicant is asking the City to exercise discretion with regards to the following design elements:

  • Reduced primary street setback (Lot 1)
  • Reduced eastern side lot boundary setback (Lot 1)
  • Reduced southern side lot boundary setback (Lot 2)
  • Boundary walls to more than one parent lot boundary
  • Boundary wall forward of the street setback line (Lot 1)
  • Over height boundary wall (Lot 1)
  • Reduced open space (both Lots)
  • Reduced garage front setback (Lot 2)
  • Vehicular access from the primary street (Hanley Place) in lieu of Waterford Drive (Lot 2)
  • Fill and retaining over 0.5m within 1m of a lot boundary (eastern and southern lot boundaries to both Lots).

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Friday 30 October 2020.

Submissions can be made via the online Planning Consultation Submission Form below, via email or via post to PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

Submissions will be considered as part of the overall decision-making process.

You can submit your comments on this planning application using the online form below.

Planning Consultation Submission Form