Development Controls

Development and land use proposals on properties are required to be assessed and approved via a Development Application. All Development Applications are assessed against the Town of Bassendean’s Local Planning Scheme No. 10 and relevant State and Local Planning Policies. 

Development Application Requirements

Online Lodgement and Fees

Local Development Plans

Development Determinations Register

Development Application Requirements

Generally, an application for development approval will be required for proposals involving:

  • Construction of buildings/dwellings
  • Changing the use of a building/premises
  • Increasing the floor area of an existing structure
  • Additions and alterations to existing dwellings
  • Non-residential developments
  • Lapsed development approvals (approvals are valid for two years, after which a new application must be submitted if not substantially commenced)
  • Places with heritage significance
  • Demolition of places listed as being of heritage significance
  • Non-complying front fencing (with the Town’s Policy)
  • Retaining walls (over 500mm in height)
  • Excavation in the front setback area (over 500mm)

Note: Applications are not required for development that meets the requirements of Cl.61 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015. 

Online Lodgement and Fees

The Town now accepts planning and development applications electronically, including:

  • Applications for Development Approval;
  • Subdivision Clearance Applications;
  • Section 40 Liquor Licence Applications; and
  • Requests for Written Planning Advice.

Applications can be emailed to

For payment of your application, please complete the credit card authorisation form and submit with your application.

For general enquiries, please call 9377 8000.  Your call will be forwarded to an available planner as soon as possible.

The Town also has planners available between 8:30am – 4:30pm every weekday to provide information on a wide range of planning matters. 

Development Application Form

Development Application Plans Request Form

MRS Form 1

Fees and Charges

Asset Services Application for Permits

Credit Card Authorisation Form

Local Development Plans

Local Development Plan (LDPs) were formerly referred to as Detailed Area Plans (DAPs) and are an important planning tool that can include specific residential design requirements that supplement the provisions of State Planning Policy 7.3 – Residential Design Codes.  The Town’s adopted LDP’s are as follows:

The Park Estate Local Development Plan

Lot 3 Morley Drive Local Development Plan

Development Determinations Register

To access the register, please click on the month of the Development Determination below: