Application Forms and Permits -  Planning (Development)

Planning (Development) applications can be lodged via via post or over the front counter. If you have travelled overseas recently or have any cold or flu like symptoms we ask that you refrain from lodging a planning application over the front counter during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to protect yourself and the Town's staff. Should you have to visit the administration building then please note we will not be accepting any cash payments: Paywave or credit card only.

In an effort to make a potentially confusing process a little more simple the Town of Cottesloe has provided a planning application checklist. This form allows the applicant to see what is required by the Town in order to process the application, and also applies to any amendments to planning approval (please note you will need to submit a new Application for Planning Approval (Development) form with clearance reference to the planning approval you wish to amend). Click the heading to download the form and check that you have everything for your submission.

Should you have any further queries regarding planning (development) applications, please view the Planning FAQ page.

Applications for Determination by a Development Assessment Panel

All applications with a development value of $10 million and above are required to be determined by a Development Assessment Panel (DAP). Applicants also have the option for panel determination of applications with a development value between $2 million and $10 million. Each DAP consists of five members: the presiding member, two additional specialist members and two elected local government members. Application forms, an Applicant's Brochure and other information is available on the DAPs website at http://daps.planning.wa.gov.au.

Applications for Determination by a State Development Assessment Unit

All applications with a development value of $10 million and above ($5 million in regional areas), or are considered to be of state significance, can be determined by the State Development Assessment Unit (SDAU). The SDAU is a dedicated team within the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) which administers the assessment and lodgement of SDAU applications. All SDAU applications are determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission. Application forms, details regarding community and agency consultation and other supporting information are available from the DPLH website at https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/sdau

Metropolitan Region Scheme - Form 1

Please use this form for planning applications requiring approval by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Subdivision & Strata Applications

All subdivision applications are made to and determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Should you have any enquiries regarding the general feasibility of your proposal (such as whether the site is of permissible size for subdivision) then please contact the Town's Planning Services on 9285 5000 or town@cottesloe.wa.gov.au prior to lodgement.