Draft New Development Standards for Housing Opportunity Areas

The City of Joondalup is seeking community feedback on Draft New Development Standards for Housing Opportunity Areas. Housing Opportunity Areas are 10 areas in the City that have previously been identified and approved by the City and State Government as appropriate areas for increased density and infill development. Detailed maps of each of the Housing Opportunity Areas are available below, as well as via the City’s online maps software, IntraMaps.

The following documents form the draft new development standards:

The draft new development standards will replace the standards of the City’s existing Residential Development Local Planning Policy. Therefore, the Residential Development Local Planning Policy, also needs to be amended to delete the standards relating to the Housing Opportunity Areas.

The City has prepared a number of information documents to assist you in understanding and providing comment on the draft new development standards; these can be found via Documents and Downloads below. The City is also holding a Community Information Session between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 7 December 2019 at the Joondalup Reception Centre (next to the Joondalup Library).

In addition, the City has developed an interactive online tool showing development examples to assist you with understanding the possible impact the draft new development standards could have on development outcomes in Housing Opportunity Areas. This tool uses six different development examples to show the key differences between the development possible under the previous planning framework and the development that could be possible under the draft new development standards.


If you wish to make a submission on the Draft New Development Standards for Housing Opportunity Areas, please complete the Online Submission Form. Alternatively, you can submit written feedback with your full contact details via email or via post to:

City of Joondalup
PO Box 21
Joondalup WA 6919


Submissions accepted: Thursday 28 November 2019 to Thursday 16 January 2020

If you require further information on the Draft New Development Standards for Housing Opportunity Areas, please contact the City’s Planning Services team. The City’s urban planners also welcome the opportunity to discuss any queries with you in person, by appointment.