Planning Controls and Reviews

Planning Controls

Local Planning Strategy

The Town’s population will increase in the next 30 or so years as people discover these unspoilt inner suburbs, and with the state government requirement to plan for an additional 4150 dwellings by 2050. As population grows, so will demand for employment opportunities and access to infrastructure of all kinds (social, open space, transport). 

The Local Planning Strategy establishes a plan to best accommodate this forecast growth and respond to forecast demand. A growing population offers the Town an opportunity to strengthen local communities socially, economically and environmentally.

Local Planning Scheme 10 - Scheme Text

Summary of Amendments:

Amendment no

Gazettal date


1 22/09/09 Changing the maximum density code of residential development allowed in the Town Centre by virtue of clause 4.10.3 to R -Inner City
2 12/01/10 Including 38a West Road(now part of 95 Old Perth Road) in the Town Centre zone
4 03/02/12 Rezoning lots 202 & 203 Hyland Street to the parks and recreation reserve
6 04/10/13 Introducing an Additional Use for a  Medical Clinic 103 and 105 Old Perth Road
7 11/11/16 Amending the Additional Use for 3 Broadway to include a Restaurant 
8 23/02/18 Introducing additional controls for Multiple Dwellings on land coded R40 and less – refer to clause 4.3.2 and Scheme Maps
9 23/02/2018

Rezoning Lots 14 and 15 Surrey Street, part of the Bridson Street road reserve, Kelly Park, Reserve 32920 Hamilton Street, Reserve 47865 Watson Street, Reserve 30297 Third Avenue Bassendean, Lots 268 Prospector Loop, 293 Perway Lane, forming Reserve 49929 and Lot 280 Atlantic Bend, forming Reserve 49930, Lot 41 Guildford Road, Part Lot 271 Hamilton Street  to parks and recreation.

Rezoning Lot 20 Hanwell Way to Light Industry.

Rezoning reserve 29953 Reid Street to Public Purposes – Drainage.

Applying an R10 residential density code to the unzoned portion of Lot 6 Earlsferry Court Bassendean.

Applying an R20/40 residential density code the unzoned portion of Lot 9 Water Road East.

10 23/02/2018 Scheme amendment to take account of the Deemed Provisions - Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015

Deemed provisions for Scheme Text

The Planning and Development Act (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 came into operation on 19 October 2015. Schedule 2 - Deemed provisions for local planning schemes of the Regulations is a set of mandatory provisions containing standardised procedures for all local planning schemes. The deemed provisions now form part of, and are to be read in conjunction with, the existing Scheme Text above. The deemed provisions replace various provisions of the Scheme Text and prevail where there is any inconsistency, while provisions of the Scheme Text which are not inconsistent with the deemed provisions continue to apply.

Local Planning Scheme No. 10 - Maps

Town of Bassendean Heritage List

Residential Design Codes

The Residential Design Codes (RDC) form part of Local Planning Scheme No. 10, as referred to therein. The RDC is a State Planning Policy applied to all local planning schemes. They are contained in a separate publication as an adjunct to the Scheme.


The Town of Bassendean has a range of Local Planning Policies that may need to be consulted for planning applications, depending on the proposed development. It is the Planning Department's recommendation that the policies are viewed before completing an application.

Local Laws

The Town of Bassendean has a number of Local Laws for consideration when sending in an application for planning development, depending on the development being sought.



On application, the decision of the Town of Bassendean in relation to any development application or subdivision/strata application may be reviewed by the:

State Administrative Tribunal

Level 6 (Reception and Counter)

565 Hay Street


Review Application Forms (State Administrative Tribunal site)