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Part 17 Significant Development Applications

View significant development applications listed by local government area.

Application status reference

Application lodged: Development application lodged under the Planning and Development Act 2005 (Part 17B).

Open for comment: Consultation open for community and stakeholders to provide feedback.

Under assessment: Consultation complete. Application undergoing assessment.

WAPC Meeting: Agenda available for WAPC meeting at which application will be considered.

Determined: Results of WAPC determination.

Withdrawn: Application withdrawn.

View consultations open for comment and being determined by the WAPC

Applications are listed by local government area below.

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a resort with 121 rooms, restaurant, bar, function centre, gym and spa, and a village with 51 villas, 4 townhouses, 25 apartments and a shop. 

Address: Lots 501, 502 and 504 Reef Drive, Lot 503 Seagrass Place and Lot 783 Mitchell Drive, Gnarabup and reserved land, Lot 5487 Seagrass Place, Lots 701, 8001 and 5484 Wallcliffe Rd, Lot 502 and unconstructed road on Mitchell Drive.

Application status - Under assessment

Application Details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five business days before the meeting.

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1. Why is the WAPC the determining authority for this application?

The application has been lodged under Part 17 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (PD Act), which has temporarily established the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) as the decision-making authority for significant development applications to support the State’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Find out more about the pathway on the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway page.

2. How will the application be assessed? 

The development application will undergo a transparent and rigorous assessment by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, including design review, extensive public consultation and referrals to relevant stakeholders including the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.  

This assessment will focus on matters such as design quality, building height and density, visual and environmental impacts, bushfire management, Aboriginal heritage, coastal erosion, servicing (noting the capacity and location of Gnarabup’s wastewater treatment plant), parking and traffic impacts, landscaping and public access to the beach.

Read more about consultation in the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway FAQ.

3. How does a review by the Environmental Protection Authority impact the development assessment process?

Proposals likely to have a significant effect on the environment, referred to as “significant proposals”, are referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for environmental impact assessment. Once the EPA has received a valid referral, it invites public comments on whether or not it should assess the proposal and, if so, the level of assessment.

View the EPA assessment process.

Assessment of an application for significant development can continue while a review is undertaken by the EPA, including consultation with the public and relevant State and local government stakeholders. 

However, the Western Australian Planning Commission is constrained from making a decision on the application until the EPA has completed its review and the Minister for Environment has made a decision about whether the proposed development should be allowed to proceed. The Commission is unable to make a decision that would be contrary to any Ministerial Statement issued in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

4. What is the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) review process?

In December 2021, the EPA determined to assess the Gnarabup hotel, commercial and residential development proposal at the level of Public Environmental Review (PER).

The next step will be for the proponent to submit an Environmental Scoping Document for the review, which will be subject to a two-week public review period and EPA approval. An Environmental Review Document will then be prepared, and once accepted by the EPA, released for a four-week public review period. 

The EPA will then begin drafting its assessment report to the Minister for Environment, which will include recommendations about whether or not the proposal should be implemented, and if so, any implementation conditions. The EPA’s report is subject to appeal by the applicant or a community member. The Minister for Environment will ultimately determine whether the proposal should be allowed to proceed under the Environmental Protection Act 1986

More information can be found at the EPA Gnarabup Tourism Development website.

5. If I make a submission on the development application, will my comments be shared with the EPA? 

No, submissions to the WAPC are confidential and will not be provided to the EPA. Similarly, the EPA will not provide public submissions on the PER process to the WAPC. 

The development application assessment and PER are independent processes under separate legislation, so individual submissions need to be made to the WAPC and EPA on the material that is being advertised by each agency for public comment.  

6. How do I make a submission if I cannot do so using the Department’s online Consultation Hub platform?

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage strongly encourages interested parties to lodge a submission through the Consultation Hub to ensure it is received and properly recorded. You do not have to create an account to make an online submission, you can add attachments to your submission and your submission is confidential. If you have digital access issues that prevent you from doing so, please contact the Department on 6551 9450 for assistance. You can also post your written submission to: Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, State Development Assessment Unit, Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001.

7. When will this application be determined?

There are no timeframes under the temporary significant development assessment pathway for the WAPC to determine an application. 

Once a meeting date is confirmed, everyone who made a submission will be advised and can attend the meeting in person or virtually via Zoom and also can apply to be considered to make a presentation to the WAPC.

City of Belmont

Artist impression only

The development application proposes 143 apartments with basement parking and resident facilities, and a playground accessible to the public.

Address: 32 Riversdale Road, Rivervale

Local Government: City of Belmont 

Value: $39m

Application status - Determined

Application Details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 23 March 2023. Minutes of the meeting are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

City of Bunbury

Lots 17, 30 and 31 Vittoria Road, corner Forrest Highway, Glen Iris

Value $26m

City of Busselton

Lot 495 Moses Rock Road, Wilyabrup

Value $15.3m

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Artist impression only

The development application proposes a tourist resort with a 65-room hotel and 36-platform campground, 61 houses, community facilities including a surf life-saving club and tourist centre, and retail with food and beverage venues and a liquor store.  

Application status - Under assessment

Application Details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five days before the meeting.

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1. Why is the WAPC the determining authority for this application?

The application has been lodged under Part 17 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (PD Act), which has established the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) as the decision-making authority for significant development applications to support the State’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more about the pathway on the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway page.

2. How will the application be assessed?

The development application will undergo a transparent and rigorous assessment by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), including design review, extensive public consultation and referrals to relevant stakeholders including the City of Busselton, the Health Department of Western Australia, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

This assessment will focus on matters such as design quality, building height and density, visual and environmental impacts, bushfire management, Aboriginal heritage, coastal erosion, servicing, parking and traffic impacts, landscaping and public access to the beach.

Read more about consultation in the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway FAQ.

3. How does a review by the Environmental Protection Authority impact the development assessment process?

Proposals likely to have a significant effect on the environment, referred to as “significant proposals”, are referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for environmental impact assessment. Once the EPA has received a valid referral, it invites public comments on whether or not it should assess the proposal and, if so, the level of assessment.

View the EPA assessment process.

Assessment of an application for significant development can continue while a review is undertaken by the EPA, including consultation with the public and relevant State and local government stakeholders.

However, the Western Australian Planning Commission is unable to make a decision on the application that would allow the proposal to proceed until the EPA has completed its assessment and the Minister for Environment has made a decision about whether the proposal may be implemented. The Commission is unable to make a decision that would be contrary to any Ministerial Statement issued in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

4. What is the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) review process?

In May 2022, the EPA determined to assess the current proposal at the level of Public Environmental Review (PER). The next step will be for the proponent to submit an Environmental Scoping Document for the review, which will be subject to a two-week public review period and EPA approval. An Environmental Review Document will then be prepared, and once accepted by the EPA, released for a four-week public review period.

The EPA will then begin drafting its assessment report to the Minister for Environment, which will include recommendations about whether or not the proposal should be implemented, and if so, any implementation conditions. The EPA’s report is subject to appeal. In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the Minister for Environment will ultimately determine whether the proposal should be implemented, and if so, any conditions that should apply.

More information can be found at the EPA Smiths Beach Project, Yallingup – Coastal Tourism Village page.

5. Has the EPA assessed any other proposals for this site?

Yes, in 2009 the EPA released EPA Report 1318 (EPA1318) regarding its assessment of a conceptual proposal (”strategic proposal”) for the site. Ministerial Statement 831 (MS831) was issued in 2010 providing conditions which may be applied to development proposals derived from the strategic proposal (“derived proposal”). MS831 required, among other matters, that 20.97 hectares of the site be incorporated into the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park prior to any subdivision or development. This has not progressed to any derived proposals to date, and lapsed in June 2020. A request to extend this approval is being considered separately by the EPA. If a time extension is approved by the Minister for Environment, and a proposal is referred to the EPA and requested to be considered as a derived proposal, MS831 conditions may be applied by the Minister.

The current development application for the Smiths Beach Tourism Village has been referred to the EPA as a new proposal and will be assessed on its merits. While the current Public Environmental Review is separate from the previous EPA assessment, the findings of EPA1318 and MS831 on the previous strategic proposal will be considered in the EPA’s assessment of the new proposal.

6. If I make a submission on the development application, will my comments be shared with the EPA?

No, submissions to the WAPC will not be provided to the EPA.

The development application assessment and PER are independent processes under separate legislation, so individual submissions need to be made to the WAPC and EPA on the material that is being advertised by each agency for public comment.

7. How do I make a submission if I cannot do so using the Department’s online Consultation Hub platform?

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage strongly encourages interested parties to lodge a submission through the Consultation Hub to ensure it is received and properly recorded. You do not have to create an account to make an online submission, you can add attachments and your submission is confidential. If you have digital access issues that prevent you from doing so, please contact the Department on 6551 9450 for assistance. You can also email your submission to [email protected] or post your written submission to:

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage,

State Development Assessment Unit,

Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001.

8. When will this application be determined?

There are no timeframes under the temporary significant development assessment pathway for the WAPC to determine an application.

Once a meeting date is confirmed, everyone who made a submission will be advised and can attend the meeting in person or virtually via Zoom and also can apply to be considered to make a presentation to the WAPC.

Town of Cambridge

3 and 5 Kilpa Court and portion of Lot 241 Brompton Road, City Beach 

Value $200m

Artists Impression only

The development application proposes the expansion of St John of God Subiaco Hospital with new clinical block, medical suites building and site energy plant and additions to the multi-storey car park.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 11 May 2023. Minutes of the meeting are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

Media Statement - $311m St John of God Subiaco expansion approved

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

City of Canning

Artist impression only

The application proposes playing fields, car parking and building with amenities, tiered seating, office spaces and meeting rooms.

Application status - Determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the WAPC on 4 March 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes page

Amendments

Amendments to this development approval have been approved by the WAPC. See details below.

Amendment TitleAmendment SummaryDate of determination
Amendments to Conditions for Additional Use/AccessAmend conditions to allow existing Consulting Rooms (Physiotherapy) to be used by external physiotherapy customers as well as football centre patrons, and portable signage for the business.19 March 2024

Town of Claremont

1 and 3 Franklin Street and 119, 123 and 139 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne

Value $33m

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a building with 86 residential apartments, offices, restaurants, shops, communal facilities and four floors of basement parking.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 1 June 2023. Minutes will be available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

 256 Stirling Highway, Claremont

Value $46.3m

Artist impression only

The application proposes an eight-storey development with 46 build-to-rent apartments, a 30-room hotel, medical consulting rooms, 16 commercial and retail tenancies and basement parking.

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five days before the meeting.

City of Cockburn

Artist impression only

The development application proposes the expansion of Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre, additional parking facilities, a dining and entertainment hub, public spaces, apartments, townhouses, offices, a hotel and a showroom.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 28 October 2021. Minutes are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a wharf extension, land reclamation, dredging and associated works.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 15 July 2021. Minutes are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Town of Cottesloe

94 Marine Parade, Cottesloe

Value: $75m

7 and 11 Station Street, Cottesloe

Value $125m

Artist impression only

The application proposes a seven-storey building with 12 apartments and a café/restaurant.

 

Application status - Approved

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 5 August 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

 

Amendments

The WAPC approved amendments to the development approval on 20 October 2022 and 17 August 2023, the minutes of which are available on the link above.

Artist impression only

This development application proposes a seven storey apartment building with a restaurant.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 17 August 2023. Minutes will be available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Artist impression only

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 22 June 2023. Minutes will be available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting. 

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Town of East Fremantle

Artist impression only

The amendment application proposed extending by 18 months the period by which the approved development must be substantially commenced, changing the approved land uses of ‘Hotel’ and ‘Artisanal Food and Beverage Production’ to ‘Tavern’, internal alterations to the hotel including converting the upper floor hotel rooms to a function space and minor modifications to the basement, lower ground and ground floors. Minor internal alterations were proposed to the apartment building but no change was proposed to the building height. 

Application status - Determined

Application details

This amendment application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 11 April 2024.

Minutes will be available within five to 10 days after the meeting.

View the meeting agenda and minutes

Artist impression only

This development application proposes 95 apartments, a café, office, basement parking and public open space.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 11 May 2023. Minutes of the meeting are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting. 

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Media Statement - $85m East Fremantle residential development approved

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes. 

Artists impression only

The development application proposes a Residential Aged Care Facility with 160 beds, basement parking, café, wellness centre and two supported independent living dwellings each catering for three residents and a carer.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 14 December 2023. Minutes will be available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting. 

View the meeting agenda

City of Fremantle

28 (Lot 1) Cantonment Street, Fremantle

Value $65m

Artist impression only

The development application proposes to replace the Fremantle Traffic Bridge with a new bridge that includes four lanes for vehicle traffic, a principal shared path, pedestrian footpath and public realm improvements.

Address: Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle

Local Government: City of Fremantle

Value: $280m

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five days before the meeting.

Artist impression only

The application proposes a six-storey development with a 100-bed hotel, two office tenancies, one shop/office tenancy and associated car parking.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 22 July 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Amendments

Amendments to this development approval have been approved by the WAPC. 

Amendment TitleAmendment SummaryDate of Determination
Extend substantial commencement periodExtend substantial commencement period to 4 August 20249 February 2023
Modifications to floor plans, façade, landscaping and parkingMinor modifications to floor plans, façade, landscaping and parking12 September 2023

 

City of Greater Geraldton

Lots 40 and 41 (DP28736) Geraldton-Mt Magnet Road, Tenindewa

Value $228m

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Shire of Harvey

Artist impression only

The development application proposes mixed agriculture, manufacturing, indigenous tourism, café, restaurant, speciality shop, participant and staff accommodation, associated amenities and car parking. 

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 14 December 2023. Minutes will be available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

View the meeting agenda

Shires of Irwin and Mingenew

Artist impression only

The development application proposes gas extraction from conventional wellheads and a central processing facility with ancillary infrastructure.

Address: Multiple lots near Midlands Road in Mt Horner 
Local Government: Shires of Irwin and Mingenew 
Value: $850m

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Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website at least five business days before the meeting.

City of Joondalup

83, 95 and 99 Ellersdale Avenue and 14 and 30 Dugdale Street, Warwick

Value $180m

Artist impression only

The amendment application proposes modifications to apartment layouts, landscaping, parking and service arrangements.  The proposed changes would not have an impact on the approved building height, plot ratio or number of commercial or public parking bays. 

Application status - Amendment

Application details

The outcome of the amendment application will be available here once determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

Minutes of the original development application approved by the WAPC on 24 November 2022 are available below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

City of Kalamunda

20 Champion Road, Lesmurdie

Value $25m

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a supermarket, specialty shops including liquor store, restaurant/café and fast food outlets, medical centre, gym and associated parking and landscaping.

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five days before the meeting.

Shires of Kojonup and Broomehill-Tambellup

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a wind farm with 18 turbines, a permanent substation, an operations and maintenance building and incidental infrastructure.

Application status - Determined

Application details

This application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 19 April 2024.

Minutes will available below within five to 10 days of the meeting. 


1. Why has a new development application been lodged with the Western Australian Planning Commission for the Flat Rocks Wind Farm when the development has already been approved?

The application has been lodged under Part 17 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (PD Act), which established the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) as the decision-making authority for significant development applications to support the State’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Applicants have advised they are seeking approval from the WAPC on the basis that “the project spans a large area which is under the jurisdiction of two local governments. Recent difficulties with the coordination of approvals and the clearance of conditions have justified the need to obtain one approval that is overseen (including clearance of conditions) by one agency being the WAPC. This negates any divergence in administrative processes between the Shire of Kojonup and that of the Regional Joint Development Assessment Panel as the decision maker in the case of the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup”.

Find out more about the pathway on the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway page.

2. Are there any changes to the location or design of any wind turbine infrastructure in the Part 17 application compared with the existing approved Flat Rocks Wind Farm?

No changes are proposed to the location or size of any wind turbines from those previously approved. There are also no changes to the location of the turbine infrastructure, including the maintenance building and substation.

Read more about consultation in the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway FAQ.

3. Is this development application being assessed as a new proposal?

Yes, the proposed Flat Rocks Wind Farm will be assessed as a new development application. This includes a rigorous assessment by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (Department), including extensive public consultation and referrals to relevant stakeholders such as the shires of Kojonup and Broomehill- Tambellup, the Health Department of Western Australia, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

4. How is the Development Application assessed and who makes a decision about whether it will be approved?

The Department will prepare a report for the WAPC on the outcomes of consultation and an assessment of the Development Application. This assessment will consider the potential impact of the development on such matters as visual amenity, noise, the environment, public health, bushfire management as well as any sites of Aboriginal heritage significance. The report will either recommend that the application be approved with conditions or that it be refused.

A meeting for the WAPC to determine the Development Application will then be scheduled. Once a meeting date is confirmed, any person who made a submission on the Application will be advised and can attend the meeting in person or virtually via Zoom. They can also apply to make a presentation (deputation) to the WAPC. There are no timeframes to determine an application.

5. What is the status of the existing approvals for the Flat Rocks Wind Farm?

The proposed development has multiple existing development approvals, which have been granted by the relevant local government or Joint Development Assessment Panel. Project construction has commenced under these approvals, with the civil works component now underway.

These existing development approvals will remain valid and works can continue, provided that they are in accordance with the existing approvals.

6. How do I make a submission if I cannot do so using the Department’s online Consultation Hub platform?

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage strongly encourages interested parties to lodge a submission through the Consultation Hub to ensure it is received and properly recorded. You do not have to create an account to make an online submission, you can add attachments to your submission and your submission is confidential. If you have digital access issues that prevents you from making a submission via the Consultation Hub, please contact the Department on 6551 9450 for assistance. You can also post your written submission to: Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, State Development Assessment Unit, Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001.

7. I made a submission to the Shire of Kojonup and/or Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup on previously advertised proposals for the Flat Rocks Wind Farm. Do I need to make another submission?

Yes, you will need to make a new submission. Submissions that have been made on previous wind farm applications to the shires of Kojonup or Broomehill-Tambellup are unable to be considered by the WAPC. However, making a submission through the Department’s online Consultation Hub is easy and using the online form will ensure submissions are received and are valid. See previous question for more information.

8. Will my submission or personal details be released to the public?

No. The key matters arising from public consultation will be summarised in the report to the WAPC, however individual names and addresses will not be published. A separate schedule of public submissions, outlining the submissions in full, will be provided to WAPC members as a confidential item.

9. When will this application be determined?

There are no timeframes under the temporary Part 17 significant development assessment pathway for the WAPC to determine an application.

Once a meeting date is confirmed, everyone who made a submission and provided an email address will be notified. People can attend the meeting in person or virtually via Zoom and also can apply to be considered to make a presentation to the WAPC.

10. Where can I get more information?

While public advertising is open, the Development Application can be viewed online at www.consultation.dplh.wa.gov.au or in person at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth (by appointment) or at the Shires of Kojonup and Broomehill-Tambellup administration centres. Please contact [email protected] or 6551 9450 for an appointment, or if you have any queries.

Department planners will also be available at the Shire of Kojonup and Broomehill- Tambellup administration centres from 16 to 17 May 2023 to answer questions about this development application and the Part 17 significant development assessment process.

11. When does the consultation period close?

Submissions will be accepted until 11.59pm on 2 June 2023.

City of Kwinana

135 Mortimer Road, Casuarina - Value $25.9m

City of Mandurah

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a supermarket, shops, liquor store, child care premises, gym and associated car parking.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 24 June 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Amendments

Amendments to this development approval have been approved by the WAPC. See details below.

Amendment TitleAmendment SummaryDate of determination
Amendment to Condition 2The application modified Condition 2 to enable the development to be constructed in two stages - Stage 1 including the construction of the shopping centre, car park and landscaping, and Stage 2 the remainder of the development (gym and child care centre).5 August 2022
Amendment to Conditions 2, 14 and 25The application increased the number of enrolment places at the child care premises from 72 to 88 and included minor changes to the built form of both the child care premises and health studio building.31 February 2023

 

City of Melville

Artists Impression only

The development application proposes an expansion of St John of God Murdoch Hospital with a 72-bed mental health facility, 826-bay multi-level carpark and internal road network modifications.

Application status - Determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission at 21 March 2024. Minutes of the meeting are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a shopping centre expansion, including additional retail and commercial tenancies, an outdoor dining and entertainment precinct, and additional parking.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 9 February 2023. Minutes will be available below within 10 business days of the meeting.

View the WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

View media statement

Town of Mosman Park

Artist impression only

The amendment application proposes modifications to some façade treatments, re-configuration of some apartment layouts, internal areas, amenities and service arrangements, an increase in plot ratio from 1.93 to 1.94 and a decrease in the number of apartments from 70 to 68. No modifications to the approved building height are proposed.

Application status - Amendment

Application details

The outcome of the amendment application will be available here once determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Minutes of the original development application approved by the WAPC on 10 August 2023 are available below.

View the meeting agenda and minutes

Shire of Mount Magnet

(Please note, image is for illustrative purposes only and is not an accurate reflection of the proposed development)

Application details

The proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant located 13km south of Mount Magnet will take natural gas from the Mid-West Gas Pipeline and convert to a liquid form prior to road transportation across the region.

Application status - determined

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission, 5 November 2020.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Shire of Murray

Artist impression only

The development application proposes a supermarket and specialty shops including liquor store and pharmacy, takeaway food outlets, café, medical centre, office, child day care centre, and associated parking and landscaping.

Application status - Determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 14 March 2024. Minutes of the meeting are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes


 

City of Nedlands

Artist impression only

The development application proposes demolition of the existing Tawarri Reception Centre and development of a recreation facility (day spa), a restaurant/café, and a public realm and landscape works.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 18 May 2023. Minutes of the meeting are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Artist impression only

The application proposes 80 aged care suites, basement parking, associated café and wellness centre.

 

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 11 March 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes.

 

Amendments

The WAPC approved a 24-month extension to the substantial commencement period of the approved development at its meeting on 8 December 2022, the minutes of which are available on the link above. 

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The development application proposes a Hospital (Children’s Hospice) including seven patient rooms, three family suites, family and play areas, a quiet room, clinical areas, hydrotherapy and allied health spaces, staff work stations and meeting rooms.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 27 July 2023. Minutes will be available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting. 

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Media Statement

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

83 Stirling Highway, Nedlands - Value $144m

City of Perth

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The development application proposes demolition of two existing buildings and construction of a four storey office building with basement car park.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved subject to conditions by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 29 April 2021. Minutes are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting. 

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

55 and 57 Fairway, Crawley

Value $29.6m

Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

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The development application proposes a motorsport facility with car and motorbike racing circuit, go-kart racing circuit, club room and main pit buildings, car storage building, racing control and medical building, helicopter landing area and associated parking and drainage infrastructure.

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five days before the meeting.

1. Why is the WAPC the determining authority for this application?

The application has been lodged under Part 17 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (PD Act), which has established the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) as the decision-making authority for significant development applications to support the State’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more about the pathway on the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway page.

2. How will the application be assessed?

The development application will undergo a transparent and rigorous assessment by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH), including design review, extensive public consultation and referrals to relevant stakeholders including the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

This assessment will focus on matters such as design quality, environmental and noise impacts, bushfire management, drainage and servicing, parking and traffic impacts and vegetation and landscaping.

Read more about consultation in the Part 17 Significant Development Pathway FAQ.

3. How does a review by the Environmental Protection Authority impact the development assessment process?

Proposals likely to have a significant effect on the environment, referred to as “significant proposals”, are referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for environmental impact assessment. Once the EPA has received a valid referral, it invites public comments on whether or not it should assess the proposal and, if so, the level of assessment.

View the EPA assessment process.

Assessment of an application for significant development can continue while a review is undertaken by the EPA, including consultation with the public and relevant State and local government stakeholders.

However, the Western Australian Planning Commission is unable to make a decision on the application that would allow the proposal to proceed until the EPA has completed its assessment and the Minister for Environment has made a decision about whether the proposal may be implemented. The Commission is unable to make a decision that would be contrary to any Ministerial Statement issued in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

4. What is the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) review process?

In April 2020, the EPA determined to assess the proposal at the level of Public Environmental Review. The EPA prepared an Environmental Scoping Document to provide the proponent instructions on relevant information required for their Environmental Review Document (ERD). The preliminary environmental factors for the proposal are Social Surroundings (e.g. noise) and Inland waters. Other environmental factors considered include impacts comprising Flora and Vegetation, Terrestrial Fauna and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Once the EPA has approved the proponent’s ERD, it will be published on the EPA website for public comment for a two-week period.

An Environmental Assessment Report (EAR) document which provides an overview of the proposal’s potential impacts and proposed mitigation and management measures has been provided as part of the proponent’s development application which is available on this page during the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s public advertising period (18 August–16 September 2022).

Once these and further Environmental Impact Assessment steps are complete, the EPA will then begin drafting its assessment report to the Minister for Environment, which will include recommendations about whether or not the proposal should be implemented, and if so, any implementation conditions. The EPA’s report is subject to appeal. In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the Minister for Environment will ultimately determine whether the proposal should be implemented, and if so, any conditions that should apply.

More information can be found on the EPA web page, Keysbrook Motorsport Facility | EPA Western Australia 

5. If I make a submission on the development application, will my comments be shared with the EPA?

No, submissions to the WAPC will not be provided to the EPA.

The development application assessment and PER are independent processes under separate legislation, so individual submissions need to be made to the WAPC and EPA on the material that is being advertised by each agency for public comment.

6. How do I make a submission if I cannot do so using the Department’s online Consultation Hub platform?

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage strongly encourages interested parties to lodge a submission through the Consultation Hub to ensure it is received and properly recorded. You do not have to create an account to make an online submission, you can add attachments and your submission is confidential. If you have digital access issues that prevent you from doing so, please contact the Department on 6551 9450 for assistance. You can also email your submission to [email protected] or post your written submission to:

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage,

State Development Assessment Unit,

Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001.

7. When will this application be determined?

There are no timeframes under the temporary significant development assessment pathway for the WAPC to determine an application.

Once a meeting date is confirmed, everyone who made a submission will be advised and can attend the meeting in person or virtually via Zoom and also can apply to be considered to make a presentation to the WAPC.

City of South Perth

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The amendment proposes extending by 24 months the period by which the approved development must be substantially commenced, and modifying parts for Stage 1 - Building East including the basement car parking and store rooms, minor modifications to some internal apartment layouts and balconies, and introducing new areas of communal open space on levels 2, 7, 9 and 10. No modifications to approved building heights are proposed.

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comments has closed and this amendment application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five business days before the meeting.

Minutes of the original development application approved by the WAPC on 9 December 2021 are available below.

View the meeting agenda and minutes.

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The development application proposes 175 apartments, café/restaurant, offices and small bar.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 5 May 2022. Minutes are available below within 10 business days of the meeting. 

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

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Application details

The Residential Apartments development at 8 Parker Street South Perth includes two apartment buildings comprising 29 residential dwellings and basement parking.

Application status - determined

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 21 January 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Amendments

Amendments to this development approval have been approved by the WAPC. 

Amendment TitleAmendment SummaryDate of determination
Amendment of Condition 17Amend Condition 17 of development approval in response to submission of additional acoustic information24 Feb 2022

 

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The development proposes a student accommodation facility including three buildings up to eight storeys with a total of 628 student rooms and associated amenities, three café/restaurants, a shop and basement parking.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 17 June 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available on the link below.  Records of amendments approved by the WAPC are available in the table below.

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

Amendments

Amendments to this development approval have been approved by the WAPC. 

Amendment TitleAmendment SummaryDate of determination
Reconfigure basement and ground floor layoutPartial reconfiguration of basement and ground floor layouts, revisions to the landscape design and some changes to student rooms1 Nov 2021
Extend substantial commencement periodExtend substantial commencement period by 24 months11 May 2023

City of Stirling

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The application proposes a building with 68 apartments, three offices and associated parking.

 

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 23 September 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below.

View the meeting agenda and minutes. 

 

Amendments

The WAPC approved an amendment to the development approval on 10 August 2023, the minutes of which are available on the link above.

315 and 319 Harborne Street, Glendalough - Value $185.8m

City of Subiaco

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The development application proposes a six storey building with 34 apartments and ground floor retail/hospitality.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 27 May 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below. 

WAPC (Part 17 Significant development) agendas and minutes

Amendments

Amendments to this development approval have been approved by the WAPC. See details below.

Amendment Title
Amendment SummaryDate of determination
Floor Plan Modifications Modifications to apartment configuration, floor plans and roof terrace.30 November 2022

 

450 Hay Street, Subiaco - Value $140m

City of Swan

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The development application proposes a stock feed grain mill incorporating two sheds for milling and packaging, administration building, grain silos and associated infrastructure, access and parking.

Application status - determined

Application details

This development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 16 June 2022. Minutes of the meeting are available below within five to 10 business days of the meeting. 

WAPC (Part 17 Significant development) agendas and minutes

Shire of Three Springs

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The development application proposes a gas processing facility that will process raw gas and pipe it west into the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.

This proposal is also known as the West Erregulla Processing Plant and Pipeline. 

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five business days before the meeting.

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Town of Victoria Park

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The development application proposes a building with 85 apartments that have basement parking and one commercial tenancy with group level parking.

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five business days before the meeting.

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The application proposes a four-storey aged care facility with 120 beds, a restaurant/café, basement parking and rooftop resident facilities.

 

Application status - Determined

Application details

The development application was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) on 25 March 2021. Minutes of the meeting are available below. 

WAPC (Part 17 significant development) agendas and minutes

 

Amendments

The WAPC approved an amendment to the development approval on 17 November 2022, the minutes of which are available on the link above.

City of Vincent

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The development application proposed continued operation of the Holcim concrete batching plant beyond its current 30 June 2024 approved term to 30 June 2031, to allow for relocation.

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). 

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five business days before the meeting.

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The development application proposes continued operation of the Hanson concrete batching plant beyond its current 30 June 2024 approved term to 30 June 2031, to allow for relocation.

Application status - Under assessment

Application details

Public comment has closed and this development application is currently under assessment. Feedback from the community, key stakeholders, local government and State agencies is being considered in order to inform a recommendation for the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). 

A WAPC meeting to determine the application will be scheduled when the assessment is complete and all registered parties will be informed of the meeting date. Agenda papers will be published on this website a minimum of five business days before the meeting.