We've just had amazing support from the Council, especially with the expansion, which will be a restaurant and a bar. Now we'll also got small businesses behind as well. They want to see this venture be successful. That will bring more people to the area, and it'll be great for all the businesses and the people that invest in them. It will be great for families too.
Lodging a Planning Application
Plans & Specifications to provide
The details to be provided with your Planning/ Development Application (DA) are largely dependent on the scope of works proposed, but as a minimum you should provide Three copies of the Building plans and Site plans.
- Site plan to a minimum scale of 1:200 showing contours and/or spotlevels, proposed finished floor levels, existing buildings and allrelevant setbacks (3 copies).
- Floor plan(s) to a minimum scale of 1:100 (3 copies).
Elevation plan(s) to a minimum scale of 1:100 showing all external elevations for the proposed works (3 copies).
A cross sectional elevation of the building to a minimum scale of 1:100 (2 copies).
Structural details including a site classification report, footing and slab design, timber/steel framing details, and where relevant retaining wall details, stair details and upper floor construction details (engineer’s certification to be provided where required by the Town) (2 copies).
Details addressing energy efficiency compliance (2 copies).
Specifications (2 copies).
Termite treatment details (2 copies).
Indemnity insurance certificate (applications exceeding $20,000 with a registered builder as licensee) (1 copy per dwelling).
The Town may exempt the provision of certain details outlined above, or permit them to be provided in varied forms, depending on the circumstances. Occasionally applicants will be required to provide additional information. It will often be the case that the Town cannot advise that these details are required until an initial assessment has been conducted
- Building Permit application fee – 0.19% of the estimated value of the building work, but not less than $90.
- Certificate of Design Compliancefee – 0.13% of the estimated value of the building work in addition to fee (1) above (foruncertified applications only).
- Building Services Levy – $40.50 if the value of the works is not more than $45,000, otherwise at the rate of 0.09% of the value of the works.
- BCITF Levy – 0.2% of the estimated value for works exceeding $20,000.
- Security Bond – $1600 or $60 per metre of street frontage, whichever is greater.
Assessment Turnaround Times
The Building Act prescribes strict deadlines that Local Governments must adhere to where an applicationfor a Building Permit is concerned. Those deadlines are as follows:
- An uncertified application for a Building Permit – 25 business days.
- A certified application for a Building Permit – 10 business days
The Town will either issue a permit within the times specified above or issue advice outlining why an approval cannot be granted.
Except as otherwise provided in the Scheme, the following activities do not require the planning approval of local government:
a) the carrying out of any building or work which affects only the interior of a building and which does not materially affect the external appearance of the building except where the building is:
- located in a place that has been entered in the Register of Heritage Places under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990;
- the subject of an order under Part 6 of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990; or
- included on the Heritage List under clause 7.1 of the Scheme;
b) the erection on a lot of a single house including any extension, ancillary outbuildings and swimming pools, except where:
- the proposal requires the exercise of a discretion by the local government under the Scheme to vary the provisions of the Residential Design Codes; or
- the development will be located in a heritage area designated under the Scheme; or
- the development will be located in a Special Control Area designated under the Scheme.
- the development will be located within the Swan River Flood Plain or Floodway and such development does not comply with any relevant Local Planning Scheme Policy.
c) the demolition of any building or structure except where the building or structure is:
- located in a place that has been entered in the Register of Places under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990;
- the subject of an order under Part 6 of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990;
- included on the Heritage List under clause 7.1 of the Scheme; or
- located within a heritage area designated under the Scheme;
d) a home office;
e) any works which are temporary and in existence for less than 48 hours or such longer time as the local government agrees; and
f) any of the exempted classes of advertisements listed in Schedule 5 except in respect of a place included in the Heritage List or in a heritage area.
Development carried out in accordance with a subdivision approval granted by the Commission is exempt under section 157 of the Planning and Development
The Local Planning Scheme classifies five land use zones for the Town of Bassendean: Residential, Local Shopping, Town Centre, General Industry, Light Industry
Scheme DetailsMAP LEGEND
LAND USES AND ZONING TABLE (Extract from TPS 10)
The Local Planning Scheme which explains the local government’s planning aims and intentions for the municipality area sets aside land as reserves for public purposes; sets out the zoning of all land within the area; it controls and guides land use and development; it sets out procedures for the assessment and determination of planning applications; it makes provision for the administration and enforcement of the Scheme and addresses other matters set out in the Schedule Seven to the Planning and Development Act.
The Local Planning Strategy provides the rationale for the zoning and other provisions in the scheme. It sets out the long-term planning directions for the area.
In addition to the Local Planning Strategy, the Town has writen a range of Local Planning Policies. These are guidelines used to assist the Town in making decisions under the Scheme by offering a fuller explanation in the spirit of the law rather than the letter of the law.
Policies are not part of the Scheme but they must be consistent with, and cannot vary, the intent of the Scheme provisions, including the Residential Design Codes. In considering an application for planning approval, the Town must have due regard to relevant Policies.
From a commercial perspective attention is drawn to the Industrial & Commercial Strategy which is part of the Local Planning Strategy. This section obviously focuses on the specific zones and localities which are of Commercial and Industrial value.
Licences, Permits & Codes of Practice
The Local Government is the designated authority for Planning submissions and Health Regulations, but other permits and licences are sometimes necessary prior to operating a business.
The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) helps business operators and people considering starting a business.
ABLIS can identify all of the Licences, Permits etc which you will possibly need for you business.
This Federal Government online database, considers all types of requirements from Driving License to Environmental Control and everything in between. It identifies the relevant local, state and Australian government licences, permits, approvals, regulations and codes of practice. It provides contact details and information to assist in managing compliance obligations.