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A Planning Approval is required before developing in the City of Cockburn (some exemptions do apply). This can include construction of a house, shed, undertaking a home occupation or business and includes the use of an existing building. A Planning Approval is separate from a Building Permit and that in many instances, both planning approval and a building permit are required prior to the commencement of development.
Planning approval is required to ensure that any development undertaken within the City of Cockburn complies with the relevant planning requirements and legislation. This includes the City’s Town Planning Scheme No. 3 (TPS 3), Residential Design Codes (R-Codes), Local Planning Policies and other statutory documents.
You will need to lodge an application for planning approval prior to undertaking development or use of land within the City unless the type of development or use is exempt from requiring planning approval. A list of exemptions can be obtained at the Town Planning Scheme web page.
If you’re unsure as to whether your proposal requires planning approval, please contact the City’s Statutory Planning Service.
If you need advice on any planning related issues, please visit the City’s Administration Building and a Planning Officer will be available. You do not need to book an appointment prior. Planning issues you may want to discuss include:
If you need advice on anything compliance related, please book an appointment in advance with one of the City’s Development Compliance Officers.
If you are lodging a Development Assessment Panel (DAP) application, you MUST schedule a preliminary meeting with a Senior Planning Officer at the City.
Find out more about the approval process for new developments in Cockburn.
If you are considering development in the City of Cockburn, you may wish to read the City’s information sheets to find out what type of development can be considered and what is expected to be provided to the City when applying for that land use or development.
Please contact Statutory Planning services for more information on development applications, approvals and advice on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]
City of CockburnWhadjuk Boodja9 Coleville Crescent,
PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965
Office opening hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.
City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.