4A Sporing Way, Hillarys – Grouped Dwelling (new two-storey dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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.

Higher density development in the City’s Housing Opportunity Areas is to meet the requirements of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3, Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy, and the State planning policy Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes). Both policies are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (for example; 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 room dimensions for bed two, three & four;
  • Reduced ceiling heights;
  • Reduced onsite resident bays; and
  • Reduced visual privacy setback from the upper floor balcony to the west & east.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Tuesday 19 July 2022.

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

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

60 Oceanside Promenade, Mullaloo – Single House (modification to previously approved two-storey dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; 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 setback to the southern boundary.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Tuesday 19 July 2022.

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

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

19 Sycamore Drive, Duncraig – Single House (new two-storey dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; 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 privacy setback to the south-west (verandah one); and
  • Reduced privacy setback to the north-east (parlour, balcony and bed four).

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Monday 18 July 2022.

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

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

12 Campbell Drive, Hillarys – Single House (balcony addition)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; 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 privacy setback (balcony).

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Wednesday 13 July 2022.

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

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

9 Methuen Way, Duncraig – Grouped Dwelling (new two-storey dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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.

Higher density development in the City’s Housing Opportunity Areas is to meet the requirements of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3, Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy, and the State planning policy Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes).  Both policies are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (for example; 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 lot boundary setbacks to the north and south side boundaries;
  • Increased boundary wall length to the southern side lot boundary;
  • Increased boundary wall height;
  • Nil natural ventilation to powder rooms;
  • Increase garage width;
  • Vehicle width greater than 20%;
  • Front door not readily visible from primary street;
  • Retaining wall over 0.5m within 1m of the southern and eastern lot boundary; and
  • Nil shading devices to the western façade.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Monday 11 July 2022.

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

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

94 West Coast Drive, Sorrento – Single House (modifications to previously approved development DA20/1460 – retrospective)

The City has received and is currently assessing a planning application for the above. The modifications to the approved development relate to:

  • An additional window to the alfresco on the northern elevation; and,
  • An additional window to the balcony on the southern elevation.

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; street setbacks, street walls and fences, open space, building height, parking, visual privacy).

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 lot boundary setback from the balcony to the southern boundary; and
  • Reduced visual privacy setbacks from the alfresco to the northern lot boundary, and the balcony to the southern lot boundary.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Friday 8 July 2022.

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

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

21 Achilles Loop, Iluka – Single House (new two-storey dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; 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 visual privacy setback (bed four) to the north-eastern lot boundary.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Thursday 7 July 2022.

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

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

15 Chessell Drive, Duncraig – Community Purpose (extension of time for use of transportable office)

The City has received and is currently assessing a planning application to extend the time of approval for the use of the transportable office at the above address and you are invited to comment on the proposal.

A copy of the development plans can be viewed below.

Details of the proposed development are as follows:

  • Council at its meeting held Tuesday 17 July 2018 approved the use of the transportable office for a period of four years, subject to conditions, with the approval expiring Saturday 23 July 2022.
  • The applicant seeks development approval to the extend the time for the use of the transportable office for a period of three years.
  • The applicant notes that no modifications to the established development are proposed.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Thursday 7 July 2022.

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

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

39 Mullaloo Drive, Mullaloo – Grouped Dwelling (five aged and dependant persons dwellings)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; 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 dwelling setbacks to the internal common property;
  • Reduced lot boundary setbacks to the northern and eastern external lot boundaries;
  • Reduced lot boundary setbacks to the internal lot boundaries;
  • Boundary walls to the three external lot boundaries and internal lot boundaries;
  • Over height boundary walls to the external western and northern lot boundaries and internal lot boundaries;
  • Over length boundary walls to internal and external lot boundaries;
  • Retaining walls over 0.5m within 1m of the northern, western, and eastern lot boundaries; and
  • Units one to five exceeding the maximum plot ration area of 100m2.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Thursday, 7 July 2022.

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

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

26 Reefview Rise, Burns Beach – Single House (new two-storey dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; 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 visual privacy setback (balcony)

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Wednesday 6 July 2022.

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

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

131 Waterford Drive, Hillarys – Holiday House (change of use)

The City has received a planning application for the above and you are invited to comment on the proposal.

The application requires the City to exercise discretion under its Local Planning Scheme No.3 and/or the City’s Short-Term Accommodation Local Planning Policy. The proposal consists of the following:

  • Maximum of seven guests at any one time;
  • A maximum number of six vehicles associated with the Holiday House guests at any one time;
  • Guest parking provided within the boundaries of the lot; and
  • Management plan.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Tuesday 5 July 2022.

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

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

Final Approval to City of Joondalup Local Planning Scheme No. 3 Amendment No. 9

It is hereby notified for public information, in accordance with section 87(3) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 that the Minister for Planning approved the City of Joondalup Local Planning Scheme Amendment No. 9 on Thursday 9 June 2022 for the purpose of rezoning the land within the Camberwarra Local Structure Plan from ‘Urban Development’ to the ‘Residential’ zone and the ‘Public Open Space’ and ‘Local Road’ reserves and applying the ‘R30’, ‘R40’, ‘R50’ and ‘R60’ residential density codes.

A notice to this effect was published in the Government Gazette on Friday 17 June 2022.

The Camberwarra Local Structure Plan is also revoked as a result of the approval of Amendment No. 9.

31B Eddystone Avenue, Craigie – Group Dwelling (new dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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.

Higher density development in the City’s Housing Opportunity Areas is to meet the requirements of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3, Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy, and the State planning policy Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes).  Both policies are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (for example; 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:

  • No openable windows to downstairs powder room (toilet); and
  • Reduced landscaping area.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Monday 4 July 2022.

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

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

1 Angus Court, Duncraig – Grouped Dwelling (two new dwellings)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; site area, street setbacks, street walls and fences, open space, building height, parking, and 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:

Lot one

  • Reduced open space; and
  • Outdoor living area with greater than one third permanent roof cover;

Lot two

  • Reduced lot boundary setbacks to the west side boundary;
  • Reduced open space; and
  • Outdoor living area with greater than one third permanent roof cover.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Friday 1 July 2022.

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

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

22 Clevedon Place, Kallaroo – Grouped Dwelling (new two-storey dwelling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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.

Higher density development in the City’s Housing Opportunity Areas is to meet the requirements of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3, Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy, and the State planning policy Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes). Both policies are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (for example; 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 upper floor lot boundary setbacks to the west boundary;
  • Increased boundary wall average height to the south side boundary;
  • Boundary walls to two boundaries being west (internal) and south;
  • Reduced landscaping area;
  • No operable window to the PDR (powder room);
  • Three small trees proposed in lieu of one medium tree;
  • Size of openable windows to Bedrooms two and three;
  • Reduced minimum room dimension for the living room;
  • Reduced ceiling heights to the ground and upper floor habitable rooms;
  • Reduced landscape area; and
  • Reduced privacy setback to the internal boundary (retained dwelling).

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Friday, 24 June 2022.

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

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

4A Arbery Avenue, Sorrento – Grouped Dwelling (additions to existing dweling)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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’ (for example; 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 visual privacy setback (balcony) to the northern lot boundary.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Friday 24 June 2022.

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

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

10 Monkhouse Way, Hillarys – Grouped Dwellings (three new dwellings)

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

A copy of the development plans can be viewed 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.

Higher density development in the City’s Housing Opportunity Areas is to meet the requirements of the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3, Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy, and the State planning policy Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes). Both policies are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (for example; 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:

Unit one

  • Percentage of vehicle access to the street.
  • Reduced open space.
  • Garage with reduced street setback.
  • Reduced dimensions and increased roof cover for an outdoor living area.
  • Vehicular access taken from the primary street in lieu of the common property.

Unit two

  • Reduced building setbacks to the internal strata boundaries.
  • Reduced deep soil area provided for a small tree.
  • Laundries and bathrooms without openable windows.
  • Reduced dimensions and increased roof cover for an outdoor living area.

Unit three

  • Reduced building setbacks to the internal strata boundaries.
  • Laundries and bathrooms without openable windows.
  • Reduced dimensions and increased roof cover for an outdoor living area.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Friday 10 June 2022.

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

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

Building and Planning Statistics

This interactive dashboard provides information and statistics on housing infill activity (net increase in dwelling numbers), planning applications and building permits.

If you need to learn how to use the this interactive tool please click in the bottom right hand corner of the index page below.

Changes to Development within Housing Opportunity Areas

Background

Housing Opportunity Areas are the 10 areas identified in the City of Joondalup’s Local Housing Strategy and the City’s Local Planning Scheme No 3 as appropriate areas for increased residential density.

Since implementation of the Local Housing Strategy began in early 2016, landowners in Housing Opportunity Areas have been able to redevelop their properties in line with the higher densities allocated.

However, changes made to the State Government’s Residential Design Codes to remove average site areas for multiple dwellings and a lack of State Government support for a City of Joondalup initiative to restrict the development of multiple dwellings to sites 2,000 square metres or larger, have resulted in development outcomes in the Housing Opportunity Areas that were not originally envisaged by the City. Some residents are also concerned about the type of development currently occurring in Housing Opportunity Areas and called on the City to review how infill development is managed.

The City responded to these concerns by developing draft new development standards for housing opportunity areas consisting of a local planning policy and an amendment to the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3. The draft new standards were considered by the Council at its meeting on 20 August 2019 and extensive community consultation was then undertaken on the draft proposals.

Following extensive community consultation, the Joondalup Council endorsed draft new development standards for Housing Opportunity Areas at a Special Meeting of Council held on 24 March 2020 (JSC02-03/20 refers). The draft new development standards were contained in both a local planning policy (LPP) and in a scheme amendment (Amendment No. 5).

Following Council’s endorsement of the LPP and Amendment No. 5, the documents were sent to the State Government’s Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). The WAPC makes the decision on the LPP and makes a recommendation on Amendment No. 5 to the Minister for Planning. The Minister is responsible for approving the amendment.

The main reasons that both a LPP and a scheme amendment were progressed (instead of just a LPP) were that:

  1. Some standards need to be contained in the planning scheme to help the City make recommendations on subdivisions, before planning applications for the buildings are received
  2. Standards contained in the planning scheme generally hold more weight when the City makes decisions on planning applications or defends any decisions in the State Administrative Tribunal.

It was always understood that the WAPC may not support the inclusion of all development standards in the planning scheme, given that some standards are better suited for inclusion in a LPP. However, for the reasons mentioned above, the City included all development standards in both the LPP and Amendment No. 5, hoping that as many standards as possible would find their way into the planning scheme.

Since forwarding the documents to the WAPC, the City has had regular contact with the State Government’s Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage asking that the matter be progressed as quickly as possible and strongly encouraging them to support the development standards endorsed by Council. When the WAPC considered the matter on 27 October 2020, senior City staff made a deputation to the WAPC, urging the WAPC support the standards endorsed by the Council. The Mayor of the City of Joondalup has also written to the Minister for Planning, advocating for the same.

On Thursday 10 December 2020, the Minister for Planning announced her decision, via a media statement, on Amendment No. 5 to the City’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3 (LPS3). The City received correspondence from the WAPC on Friday 11 December 2020, advising of the Minister’s decision. It is important to note that the Minister has made her decision on Amendment No. 5 only. It is understood that the WAPC will make a decision on the LPP early next year.

Most of the development standards have been removed from Amendment No. 5, including height, setbacks, parking, trees and landscaping. Amendment No. 5, which has been substantially pared back from the version adopted by Council, now only contains standards relating to lot frontage, moderation of multiple dwellings (apartments) and solar access. A table is provided below, which shows the comparison between the standards endorsed by Council and the standards approved by the Minister:

AMENDMENT ENDORSED BY COUNCIL AMENDMENT APPROVED BY MINISTER IMPLICATIONS
Lot frontage

(minimum)

9 metres (all dwellings) 9 metres (single/grouped dwellings) Many lots are between 18 – 20 metres wide. A minimum frontage of 9 metres will allow more side-by-side subdivision, instead of ‘battle-axe’ development (currently the only option for lots under 18 metres wide).
7.5 metres (lots with rear lane access) – would apply mainly to Sorrento laneway lots Standard was deleted 7.5 metre frontage was originally proposed to provide better interaction with the street and avoid garages/crossovers dominating the streetscape on narrower lot frontages.
Standard not included 20 metres (multiple dwellings) Would restrict development of multiple dwellings (apartments) in cul-de-sacs, unless lots were amalgamated – could encourage lot amalgamation.
Standard not included 6 metres (corner lots – rear vehicle access) 6 metre frontage generally not supported by community during consultation – removed from Council’s endorsed version of amendment.
Moderation of multiple dwellings (apartments) For multiple dwellings in all areas:

Limit the number of multiple dwellings that can be built on a lot by applying an average site area per dwelling, unless the lot is located:

  • Within 800 metre walkable catchment of a strategic metropolitan, secondary, district or specialised activity centre or railway station; and
  • On a busier road (classified as a local distributor or above, as determined by the City).
For multiple dwellings in R20/60 areas:

  • No average site area applies.
The standards limiting the number of multiple dwellings on a lot will apply to fewer lots than the standards endorsed by Council.

Council’s version was significantly more restrictive.

For multiple dwellings in R20/40 areas:

Limit the number of multiple dwellings that can be built on a lot by applying an average site area per dwelling, unless the lot:

  • has primary street frontage to a busier road (with scheme reservation classification of Local Distributor Road or Other Regional Road); or
  • Is located within 800m walkable catchment of a strategic metropolitan, secondary or specialised activity centre or railway station; or
  • is located within 400m walkable catchment of a district activity centre.
Solar access More stringent development standards relating to overshadowing of adjoining properties As per amendment endorsed by Council More restrictive than current requirements.

The City was required to modify the Amendment No. 5 documents to comply with the Minister’s decision. The documents were subsequently modified and returned to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

The Minister for Planning has now formally approved Amendment No. 5 as outlined above, and the amendment came into effect on 29 January 2021 when a notice was published in the Government Gazette (see document below).

The location criteria outlined in the table above is shown on the Multiple Dwelling Site Area Restriction maps which can assessed online.

In regard to the draft Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy, the Statutory Planning Committee (SPC) of the Western Australian Planning Commission considered the draft Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy at its meeting dated 16 February 2021.

The SPC approved the policy, subject to modifications. A summary of the key modifications and their implications is provided below:

Setbacks

Policy endorsed by Council Policy approved by SPC Implications
Side setback Ground floor 1.5m (single/grouped)

2.0m (multiple)

1.0m Under the SPC-approved version of the policy, buildings will be able to be located closer to side and rear boundaries.
Upper floor 3.0m 2.0m
Rear setback Ground floor 3.0m 1.0m
Upper floor 3.0m (R20/25 – R20/30)

6.0m (R20/40 – R20/60)

2.0m

Visitor parking

Policy endorsed by Council Policy approved by SPC Implications
Visitor parking Single/grouped dwellings 0.5 bays per dwelling 1 bay per 4 dwellings The SPC-approved version of the policy reverts to the visitor parking ratios of the R-Codes, which means less visitor parking is required.
Multiple dwellings 0.5 bays per dwelling 1 bay per 4 dwellings (up to 12 dwellings);

1 bay per 8 dwelling (for 13th dwelling and above)

Landscape area

Policy endorsed by Council Policy approved by SPC Implications
Amount of landscape area 0 – 300m2 20% 20% The SPC-approved version of the policy requires less landscape area to be provided on larger sites.

The SPC-approved version of the policy allows narrower strips of landscaping to be counted toward the overall provision of landscape area for a site.

301 – 400m2 25%
401 – 500m2 30%
> 500m2 35%
Minimum dimension 2.0m 1.5m

Current Status

At its meeting dated 16 March 2021, Council resolved the following in relation to the Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy:

  1. NOTES the changes to the Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy (HOALPP) resulting from the Western Australian Planning Commission’s decision on the HOALPP and the Minister for Planning’s decision on associated Scheme Amendment No. 5, as outlined in Attachment 3 to Report CJ023-03/21;
  2. AGREES to formally implement the modified Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy as detailed in Attachment 3 to Report CJ023-03/21 from 2 July 2021;
  3. AGREES to the transitional arrangements for introduction of the Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy as outlined in Report CJ023-03/21;
  4. NOTES that further approval of the Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy may be required from the Western Australian Planning Commission following finalisation of the draft Medium Density Codes;
  5. NOTES that the revised Residential Development Local Planning Policy will come into operation on the same date as the Development in Housing Opportunity Areas Local Planning Policy;
  6. AGREES that any further strategic review of the Housing Opportunity Areas, including the establishment of any Community Reference Group, will be undertaken in accordance with a review of the City’s Local Planning Strategy, currently scheduled to commence in the 2022-23 financial year.

A copy of the full report and Council decision is available on the City’s website.

Council’s decision has the following implications:

  • From 2 July 2021 a new set of standards will apply to development in the City’s Housing Opportunity Areas. A copy of the policy is available on the City’s website.
  • Between now and 2 July 2021 any current planning applications will continue to be processed under the existing planning framework up until the HOALPP becomes operational. Regard will be given to the objectives of the HOALPP for any discretion sought.
  • Any current applications not finalised prior to 2 July 2021 will be assessed and determined under the new HOALPP.
  • All new planning applications, lodged from 22 March 2021, will now be assessed and determined under the new HOALPP.
  • A further strategic review of the Housing Opportunity Areas will be undertaken as part of a review of the City’s Local Planning Strategy which is currently scheduled to commence in the 2022/23 financial year.

 

Development (planning) application lodgement information

On 18 December 2020, the Planning Regulation Amendment Regulations 2020 were gazetted by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). These amendments introduce various improvements to local planning processes and the first stage of these changes became operational on 15 February 2021. In the context of development applications, the amendments generally relate to the following:

  • Exemption of small residential developments (such as some patios, water tanks, cubby houses etc),
  • The introduction of a ‘deemed-to-comply’ check process so a preliminary assessment can be undertaken by the local government to determine if planning approval is required for single houses, as well as
  • Removing the need for planning approval for certain change of use applications.

The Regulation amendments will mean some of the City’s processes will change, so people who frequently do business with the City’s Planning Services may find the assessment process different to normal practise. This includes (but not limited to) requiring all of the necessary information up-front as part of the application and the City only sending one ‘request for information’ for non-complex applications to address any issues identified during the assessment.

In addition, some of the City’s policies and information sheets will be superseded by the changes introduced by WAPC. The City is currently in the process of updating the City’s documents, but in the meantime, if any inconsistency exists between the Regulations and City’s information, the Regulations will prevail.

As a result, certain development which currently requires planning approval may be exempt from 15 February 2021. For further information on the specific exemptions under the Amendment Regulations, please visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website or contact the City’s Planning Services on 9400 4100.

Application forms and adjoining neighbours comment form

Metropolitan Region Scheme Form 1
Application for Development (Planning) Approval
Adjoining Property Owners Comment Form
Application for Development (Planning) Approval for Advertisements
Application for Written Planning Advice Form
Deemed-to-Comply Check Application Form
Joondalup Design Review Panel - Application Form & Checklist

 

Application checklists

Development Approval Checklist - Residential
Development Approval Checklist - Residential (Housing Opportunity Areas)
Development Approval Checklist - Residential (Patio)
Development Approval Checklist - Residential (Outbuildings)
Development Approval Checklist - Retaining Walls
Development Approval Checklist - Alfresco
Development Approval Checklist - Development Assessment Panel
Development Approval Checklist - Signage
Development Approval Checklist - Home-based Business
Development Approval Checklist - Change of Use
Development Approval Checklist - Short-term Accommodation
Development Approval Checklist - Multiple Dwelling
Development Approval Checklist - Commercial
Environmentally Sustainable Design Checklist