Planning forms and checklists

Find out about the types of planning applications processed by the Town of Victoria Park. Click on the below headings for details on how to lodge an application and download the relevant application forms and checklists to complete. 

If you are unsure of which planning application you are required to submit or what supporting information is required, please contact the Duty Planner on (08) 9311 8111 who can assist during business hours.

Application for Development Approval (or DA)

An application for development approval is a request for consent to carry out a proposed development.

Once submitted, the application is reviewed to check that the relevant information has been provided. You will be advised by email once the application is accepted and allocated to an officer for assessment. Further information about the steps involved in processing a DA can be viewed here.

Application for Development Approval (or DA) - Residential

What is this application for? 

For applications seeking development (or planning) approval for residential development. This includes proposals for:

  • all grouped dwellings,
  • single houses which propose one or more variations to the planning framework 
  • residential structures (including sheds, patios carports, garages, street fencing and ancillary dwellings) which propose one or more variations to the planning framework.

How to lodge?

Applications are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application.

Application forms

Please complete and submit all of the following forms with your application:

Application Form for Development Approval(PDF, 1MB)

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Form 1

Colours and Materials Schedule(PDF, 233KB)

Checklist

Residential Checklist(PDF, 275KB)

Application for Development Approval (or DA) - Commercial

What is this application for? 

For applications seeking development (or planning) approval for commercial development. This includes proposals for:

  • New commercial or industrial buildings,
  • Additions / external alterations to a commercial or industrial buildings
  • External changes to a shopfront,
  • Change of use
  • Signage* 
  • Short term accommodation
  • Home-based businesses. 
* Signage not exempt under Council's Local Planning Policy 38 - Signs

How to lodge?

Applications for Development Approval (DA) are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application.

Application forms

Please complete and submit all of the following forms with your application:

Application Form for Development Approval(PDF, 149KB)

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Form 1

Colours and Materials Schedule(PDF, 233KB)

Additional Information for Advertisements(PDF, 170KB) (if signage is proposed)

Checklist

Commercial Checklist(PDF, 291KB)

Amended Applications for Development Approval

What is this application for? 

Where development approval has been granted, but amended approval is sought for revised plans. An amended DA can also be considered for requests to amend / alter planning condition(s) or to cancel development approval.

How to lodge?

Amended Applications for Development Approval are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application.

Application forms

Please complete and submit all of the following forms with your application:

Application Form for Development Approval(PDF, 1MB)

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Form 1

Amendment or Cancellation of Development Approval Supplementary Form(PDF, 152KB)

Exemption from Development Approval Checks

The following applications involve the Town of Victoria Park assessing and providing written confirmation on whether your proposal is exempt from development approval or requires development approval.

Deemed to comply check - Development Approval Exemption for Single Houses and Additions

What is this application for? 

To provide written confirmation whether development plans for a single house or an extension / renovation to a single house is exempt from development approval. The intent of this check is to provide applicants with confidence that their proposal can proceed straight to a building permit.

Pursuant to clause 61A of Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 these proposals are exempt from development approval where the deemed-to-comply criteria of Volume 1 of the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) or any local planning policy that amends or replaces these criteria.*

* Please note that Council's Local Planning Policy 25 - Streetscape varies some of the deemed-to-comply requirements of the Residential Design Codes. 

View Local Planning Policies

Explanatory guideline

Explanatory guide - deemed to comply check for Single Houses (Clause 61A)

How to lodge?

Applications for a deemed to comply check (single houses) are to be emailed to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au - in the subject line please include the property address and the type of application.

Application forms

Please complete and submit all of the following forms with your application:

Application for exemption advice - deemed to comply check

Credit Card Authorisation Form(PDF, 127KB)

The application fee is $295.00.

 

Land use development approval exemption check

What is this application for? 

To confirm whether your business proposal is exempt from development approval and provide a list of other Council approvals / permits which may be required. 

Notification will also be provided to the Place Leader for your area who will be in touch to welcome you to the Town of Victoria Park and provide the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your proposed development and how the Town’s various initiatives may help your business establish firm commercial foundations within our community.

How to lodge?

Applications for a land use - development approval exemption check are to be emailed to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au - in the subject line please include the property address and the type of application.

Application form

Please complete and submit this self-assessment form:

Land use - development approval exemption check - self assessment form(PDF, 710KB)

Please note: there are no application fees for this exemption check

Written planning advice

What is this application for? 

  • To assess and provide confirmation in writing if your development proposal is exempt from requiring development approval (with the exception of single houses, which is progressed through a deemed-to-comply check) pursuant to clause 61 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations.
  • To obtain a letter on the Town of Victoria Park's letterhead confirming the zoning and density code (R-Code) of a property.
  • To obtain a letter on the Town of Victoria Park's letterhead confirming the current approved use of a property
  • Other matters requiring written planning advice.
Please note: the Town is unable to provide written planning advice on the suitability of a proposed variation to the planning framework. These matters can only be dealt with as part of the submission of an ‘Application for Development Approval’.

How to lodge?

Applications for written planning advice are to be emailed to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au - in the subject line please include the property address and the type of application.

Application forms

Please complete and submit the following form with your application:

Written Planning Advice Application Form(PDF, 140KB)

Credit Card Authorisation Form(PDF, 127KB)

The application fee is $73.00.

Subdivision of land

Please note: applications to subdivide or amalgamate land are to be lodged directly to the Western Australian Planning Commission who are the determining authority. Further information can be found on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

Subdivision clearance

What is this application for?

The approval of a subdivision application is granted subject to conditions. These conditions are required to be met prior to lodging for final approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and applying for new titles.

Each condition of approval will state the agency (shown in brackets, at the end of each condition) who is responsible for clearing each condition.The Town of Victoria Park is responsible to determining whether the conditions which state local government, in brackets, have been satisfied.

How to lodge?

Applications for subdivision clearance are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application. 

For timely processing of your subdivision clearance application, please ensure that all works have been completed prior to lodgement.

Application forms

Please complete and submit the following form and statutory declaration (if applicable) with your application:

Application for Subdivision Clearance(PDF, 141KB)

Statutory Declaration(PDF, 84KB)

 

Built strata - Form 15A

What is this application for? 

A Form 15A Application is an application that acts as a statement of intent to create a Built Strata subdivision. A Form 15A Application can be lodged when the building has received the required Development Approval(s) and Building Permit(s) from the Town.

Application guide

Form 15A - Application guide

How to lodge?

Applications for built strata are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application. 

Application forms

Please complete and submit all the following forms with your application:

Form 15A - Application for approval of a strata plan or leasehold (strata) plan

Built strata - Form 15C

What is this application for? 

A Form 15C application is an application for a certificate of final approval for a Built Strata Subdivision. This application can be made when all works have been completed on-site in accordance with the relevant Development Approval and all relevant conditions of approval have been satisfied. 

How to lodge?

Applications for built strata are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application. 

Application forms

Please complete and submit all the following forms with your application:

Form 15C - Endorsement certificate

Development Assessment Panel (DAP) applications

The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body responsible for determining development applications with a value of $10 million or more (or an applicant may 'opt-in' for determination by the DAP where the value is $2 million or more, and not an excluded development type). 

Development Assessment Panel - Form 1

What is this application for? 

An application for development approval for major development proposals with a value of $10 million or more (or an applicant may 'opt-in' for determination by the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) where the value is $2 million or more, and not an excluded development type.

The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body with the Town belonging to the Metro Inner - South Joint Development Assessment Panel.

The Town encourages proponents of Development Assessment Panel application to engage with the Town and its Design Review Panel whilst the proposal is at conceptual planning stage. Please refer to the Town's Design Review Panel information page or contact the Town's Urban Planning team on (08) 9311 8111 for further information.

How to lodge?

Applications for DAPs are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application. 

Please note: file attachment uploads are limited to 20mb per document. If the uploads exceed this, please lodge the application forms online, then send a separate email to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au with an electronic link to the large file size documents.

Application forms

Please complete and submit all the following forms with your application:

DAP Form 1

Application for Development Approval(PDF, 136KB)

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Form 1

Development Assessment Panel - Form 2 (Amending or Cancellation)

What is this application for? 

To amend or cancel development approval which has been determined by the Development Assessment Panel.

How to lodge?

Applications for DAPs are to be lodged online, please visit the online lodgement page to register and lodge your application. 

Please note: file attachment uploads are limited to 20mb per document. If the uploads exceed this, please lodge the application forms online, then send a separate email to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au with an electronic link to the large file size documents.

Application forms

Please complete and submit all the following forms with your application:

DAP Form 2 - Amending or Cancellation of application

Application for Development Approval(PDF, 136KB)

Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Form 1

Amendment or Cancellation of Development Approval - Supplementary Form(PDF, 152KB)

Liquor licence certificate

A request for a liquor license certificate from the local authority, required under section 40 of the Liquor Control Act 1988.

Liquor license - section 40 certificate

What is this application for?

Section 40 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 is the Certificate of Local Planning Authority. The purpose of the certificate is to ensure that the proposed liquor license class aligns with the Town of Victoria Park Town Planning Scheme No.1.

The Section 40 Certificate (along with a Section 39 Certificate) is to be lodged as part of an application with the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor who are the determining authority in Western Australia for Liquor Licenses. Please note: the Section 39 Certificate is progressed separately by the Town's Environmental Health team.

What is the process?

The allocated officer will review the current approved use of the site, to ensure the applicant is operating an approved or permitted use on the site. Should it be identified that the premises does not have the appropriate planning approvals, the applicant will be advised that an Application for Development Approval (or DA) will be required to be submitted. A Liquor License Section 40 Certificate cannot be issued until the appropriate development approvals is granted for the site.

How to lodge?

Applications for a Liquor License Section 40 Certificate are to be emailed to admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au - in the subject line please include the property address and the type of application.

Application forms

Please complete and submit all of the following forms with your application:

Application form for Liquor Licensing Section 40 Certificate(PDF, 145KB)

Certificate of Local Planning Authority - Section 40 form

Credit Card Authorisation Form(PDF, 127KB) 

The application fee is $73.00.

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