Local planning policies (LPPs)

The Council has adopted a range of local planning policies relating to urban planning matters, to provide a consistent approach to the way in which certain types of planning applications and forms of development will be assessed and determined by the Town. These policies deal with a range of matters including building height, provision of public art, car parking, specialised forms of accommodation and minor residential development.


Local Planning Policies adopted under the R-Codes

Under the provisions of the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes), local authorities may prepare and adopt Local Planning Policies to vary the acceptable development provisions for certain design elements set out in parts 5 and 6 of the R-Codes. The Town of Victoria Park has prepared and adopted two Local Planning Policies relating to Streetscape (LPP 25) and Boundary walls (LPP 26), which apply to all residential development within the Town.

Council's Local Planning Policy - Streetscape strives to reinforce local residential character by accommodation existing character dwellings and ensuring that new development contributes positively to the street environment. The policy substitutes the provisions of the 'streetscape' design element contained in the Residential Design Codes and applies to all residential development within the Town, unless specified otherwise.

This policy outlines the requirements that apply for application for residential development that incorporate boundary walls, within the Town of Victoria Park. This policy substitutes the provisions contained in the Residential Design Codes related to boundary walls.


This policy allows applications for development approval to be assessed having regard to the height controls contained within the Town of Victoria Park Urban Design Study. 

This policy outlines the approach by which Elected Members and the Town’s Administration deals with applications for review made to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to ensure consistency, impartiality and transparency.

This policy relates to the provision of public art by private developers for developments with a value of $2 million or more.

This policy provides for reduced on-site car parking requirements for certain types of development along Albany Highway within the ‘district centre’ zone and specific properties within the ‘commercial’ zone.

This policy guides and facilitates the appropriate provision of specialised forms of accommodation other than dwellings, including accommodation occupied on a temporary basis, such as bed and breakfasts, residential buildings, lodging houses, and serviced apartments.

               Read more information on LPP 31

Specifies the works and uses that are exempt from requiring development approval, pursuant to this policy and the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

This policy provides a series of guidelines that outline the matters that will be considered by the Town in dealing with concessions to planning requirements for new mixed use developments, multiple dwelling developments and non-residential buildings. The policy seeks to maximise high standards of urban design, amenity for occupants and positive contributions to the surrounding neighbourhood and streetscape.

This policy guides and controls the use of sea containers throughout the Town of Victoria Park in order to ensure that an acceptable standard of development is achieved that does not detrimentally affect the amenity of the locality.

This policy outlines Council’s position that until such time as a Local Structure Plan is approved for the area known as ‘Burswood Station East’, Council will not support or approve applications for development approval unless satisfied that approval for the development will not prejudice future planning for the precinct.

This policy aims to achieve a high degree of sustainability through energy conscious site design, building design, materials choice and ensuring solar access to neighbouring property outdoor living areas .

This policy provides guidance on the community consultation process for planning proposals, including when consultation will occur, the means and duration of consultation, and the manner in which Council will keep the community informed of the decision-making process.

This policy outlines the Town’s planning requirements for signs and those sign types that are exempt from development approval.

This policy outlines the requirements for the provision of planting and retention of trees on private land and the street verge associated with the development of land in the Town.

Read more information on LPP 39

  • LPP 41 - Exemption Policy for Specified Changes of Use and Activities Carried Out From Existing Buildings (Revoked 22 April 2021)