Local Development Plans

What is a Local Development Plan? 

A local development plan (formerly known as a Detailed Area Plan or Detailed Site Plan) is a mechanism used to coordinate and assist in achieving better built form outcomes, by linking lot design to future development. It can facilitate the design and coordination of development upon small and highly constrained lots, and supplement development standards contained in local planning schemes and the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes).

At the local government’s discretion, a local development plan can also streamline the development approval process, with compliant development exempt from the requirement to obtain development approval. A local development plan is to be used in limited situations to guide and coordinate development outcomes for a particular site, and is not to be used purely as a means to vary the deemed-to-comply provisions of the R-Codes. It is only to apply to specific lots, or group of lots, and not to entire housing estates or subdivision stages within a development. 

Please refer to the WA Planning Commission's Local Development Plan Framework document to obtain more information about Local Development Plans. 

Approved Local Development Plans

The City is in the process of uploading over 600 Local Development Plans (formerly known as Detailed Area Plans or Detailed Site Plans) into our online mapping system. Soon you will be able to undertake a property search and find out whether a Local Development Plan affects your property.