City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

Planning Information & Documents

Advice on Planning matters can be obtained from the City's Planning Services by visiting our City Administration Office between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Appointments for pre-lodgement meetings to discuss planning applications can be made by contacting the City's Planning Officers by calling 
9411 3444 or e-mail: customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au


Please click on the link below to download the appropriate Planning Document.  Or use the Search facility on the right side of this page.

Planning Documents:

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.Application Forms.

  1. Application Package for Development Approvals
    Details updated on:  Thursday, January 12, 2017

    These documents are required so that Council may assess your plans and information, inspect your property and determine whether your proposal is appropriate. Council seeks to ensure that a proposal:

    * Complies with the releva ...
  2. Application Form for Built Strata
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Description:
    Application for completion of approval conditions for Clearance of conditions


  3. Industrial Checklist
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    The following list should be used as a checklist guide for applicants of Industrial Developments in Cockburn.
    Please ensure that your application addresses each point on the checklist along with the Planning Application Developme ...
  4. Percent for Art Forms
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    This Percent for Art Application Form seeks to assist in achieving these goals by requiring the provision of professionally produced artworks on site as part of eligible developments within the City




  5. Schedule 6 Hope Valley Wattleup for Planning Approvall
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Schedule 6 - Form of application for Planning Approval for the Hope Valley Wattleup Redevelopment Area under the Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Act 2000.
  6. Local Planning Authority Guide for Section 40 Certificate under the Liquor Licensing Act 1988
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    Description:

    Guide for Applicants Applying for a Local Planning Authority
    Section 40 Certificate under the Liquor Licensing Act 1988


  7. Schedule 6 Development Approval for Advertising
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    Additional Information for Development Approval for Advertisements to be included with the Schedule 5
  8. Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) Applications
    Details updated on:  Friday, February 07, 2014
    Application forms for planning applications to be determined by the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) are available for download from the Department of Planning's website. See link below.

.Information Sheets.

  1. Ancillary Dwellings
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    The following information sheets are self explanatory and will assist you in determining if your proposal complies with the requirements of the City's Town Planning Scheme

  2. Approval Process for Construction of a Single Dwelling
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    An application for planning approval for a single dwelling is required where:

    Your dwelling does not comply with the requirements of one or more of the applicable planning controls, contained within the Residential Design Codes ...
  3. Change of Use
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Change of use relates to any change made to an existing use of land and usually refers to business activities of a retail, commercial or industrial nature.

    You may be affected if you are setting up a new business in Cockburn o ...
  4. General Information for Planning Approvals
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Planning approval is required to ensure that any development being undertaken within the City of Cockburn complies with the relevant planning requirements and legislation. This includes the City's Local Planning Scheme No. 3 ...
  5. Residential Subdivisions
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    This document provides a summary of subdivision requirements for
    residential development within the City of Cockburn. It provides
    general advice to assist the public in understanding the requirements and processes applicable to ...
  6. Resource Zone
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    This information relates to land included in the Resource zone and is based on the provisions of the City of Cockburn's Local Planning Scheme No. 3 and the Western Australian Planning Commission's Statement of Planning P ...
  7. Retrospective Planning Approval
    Details updated on:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
    There are developments within the district, which have not obtained development approval prior to being substantially commenced and yet would otherwise comply with the City of Cockburn Local Planning Scheme No 3.

    In recognition ...
  8. Car Parking Bay Sizes Residential
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    The Residential Planning Codes (R-Codes) states that:

    - Generally parking bays do not need to be covered;
    - Parking bays need to be increased in size when adjacent to obstructions.

    Please click the Document Link to read f ...
  9. Commercial Vehicle Parking
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    The following information sheets are self explanatory and will assist you in determining if your proposal complies with the requirements of the City's Town Planning Scheme.

  10. Domestic Satellite Dishes
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    The following information sheets are self explanatory and will assist you in determining if your proposal complies with the requirements of the City's Town Planning Scheme.

  11. Extractive Industry
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    The following information sheets are self explanatory and will assist you in determining if your proposal complies with the requirements of the City's Town Planning Scheme.
  12. Home Occupation/Business
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    A Home Occupation means an occupation carried out in a dwelling or on land around a dwelling by an occupier of the dwelling

    A Home Business means a business, service or profession carried out in a dwelling or on land around a d ...
  13. Keeping of Stock
    Details updated on:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    WHY IS AN APPLICATION REQUIRED?
    Due to the water sensitivity of the Resource Zone, no animals such as horses & livestock can be kept without the prior approval of the City.
    Guidelines for Environmental Horse Facilites and Activi ...
  14. Residential Design Codes 2015 - State Planning Policy 3.1
    Details updated on:  Friday, February 07, 2014
    The Residential Design Codes can be obtained from the Department of Planning website.
    http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/722.asp

  15. Frequently Asked Questions - Statutory Planning
    Details updated on:  Monday, March 25, 2013
    We have compiled a list of FAQ's to help with the many queries we receive each day.

    If your question has still not been answered, please email us at: customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au or call the Statutory Planning team on: 94 ...

Design Guidelines

  1. Residential Verge Development Guide
    Details updated on:  Thursday, July 10, 2014
  2. Commercial Development Good Design Guide
    Details updated on:  Thursday, November 28, 2013
    Two documents (text plus appendices)
  3. Local Planning Policies & Position Statements for Planning
    Details updated on:  Friday, June 21, 2013
    More Information can be found in our Planning Policies -
    View the relevant Planning Policies

    Or visit Policies and Position Statements for a complete lis ...
  4. Cockburn Commercial Park Lot 502 Sudlow Road, Bibra Lake - PSPD15
    Details updated on:  Friday, March 12, 2010
    Download this Design Guideline Document for : PSPD15

    For further information regarding
    ...
  5. Landcorp Portion of South Beach Development - PSPD18
    Details updated on:  Friday, March 12, 2010
    Download this Design Guideline Document for: PSPD18

    For further information regarding
    Co ...

Fees & General Information

  1. Planning Services Fees & Charges Schedule
    Details updated on:  Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Planning Fees and Charges for Planning & Development


    Effective from 1July 2016
    Adopted by Council 22 May 2013
  2. Zoning Statements
    Details updated on:  Friday, March 12, 2010
    If you are doing your own property settlement when purchasing a property, it is strongly suggested that you make a property settlement enquiry.

    For a fee you can gain current information on rates, planning, building and health ...

Subdivision Applications

  1. Subdivision Clearance Checklist
    Details updated on:  Friday, November 20, 2015
    The Western Australian Planning Commission determine applications for the subdivision/amalgamation of land within the State of Western Australia after receiving comments from the relevant Council and other Government Departments.
    ...
  2. Subdivision Application Forms
    Details updated on:  Friday, February 07, 2014
    Subdivision application forms are available to download from the Department of Planning's website. See link below.

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