Town Planning

The broad objective for town planning in the Town of East Fremantle is to provide for the current and future needs of the community in a sustainable manner. This is achieved through the application of strategic planning and development control functions by the Council.

Strategic planning involves the analysis of issues and the development of policy and statutory documents which influence the activities of residents, the business community and government agencies now and in the future.

Current Proposals Open for Comment 

The Town of East Fremantle’s Town Planning Department carries out consultation of Development Applications, Scheme Amendments and other proposals that may affect owners, residents and the community in general and therefore advertises the proposals received as per the requirements of our Local Planning Scheme No. 3. 

A new initiative introduced by the Town also allows for current development applications to be available and advertised on the website, in conjunction with notification via a newspaper advertisement, sign on site or via a letter.

Current developments applications available for comment are listed here

If you would like to make a submission on an advertised application, please do so in writing and submit prior to the advertising closing date which is stated in the details of each development application listed.

If you have any concerns regarding making a submission, viewing of plans please contact the Town's Planning Services on (08) 9339 9339.

Town Planning Scheme

Town Planning Scheme No. 3

Town Planning Scheme No. 3 is currently not accessible on the Town’s website.  If you require a copy or wish to view Town Planning Scheme No. 3 (Scheme Text and Map) please contact Town's Planning Services on (08) 9339 9339.

Application for Development (Planning) Approval

Application for Development Approval Form

Additional Information for Development Approval for Advertisements

Application Checklist for Development Approval

Archive Search Form

Development Fee Calculators (as from 1 July 2017)

Planning & Building Fee Calculator (Excel)

Unauthorised Works Calculator

Local Planning Policies

3.1.1 Residential Design Guidelines (Former Policy 152) Amended 17 May 2016

3.1.2 Noise Attenuation (Former Policy 145) 

3.1.3 Signage Design Guidelines (Former Policy 148)

3.1.4 Town Centre Redevelopment Guidelines (Former Policy 150)

3.1.5 George Street Mixed Use Parking Guidelines (Former Policy 149)

3.1.6 Community Design Advisory Committee

3.1.8 Wood Encouragement Policy - General

3.1.9 Percent for Public Art Policy

Heritage

Municipal Heritage Inventory

The Town of East Fremantle's list of heritage places has been established for many years and has periodically undergone review.  This list is referred to as the Municipal Heritage Inventory (MHI). The MHI assists the Town in managing new developments as well as preserving and adapting significant heritage places for the benefit of East Fremantle as a whole.  The MHI does not prevent progress from occurring but rather gives the Town a heritage context in which new Development Applications are considered.

During the course of 2014/15, the Town of East Fremantle's MHI was reviewed.  The purpose of this review was to ensure that all places of heritage significance have been identified within the Town and that places with demolition approval are removed from the MHI.  Following consultation with landowners and occupiers, a revised MHI was adopted by the Council.  The revised MHI has provided the basis for updates and additions to the Town Planning Scheme - Heritage List.

Town Planning Scheme - Heritage List

The Town recognises the importance of protecting places of cultural heritage significance as a way to enhance the Town’s sense of identity and preserve its history for future generations.

The Town’s Heritage List forms part of the Town of East Fremantle Town Planning Scheme No. 3 and identifies properties that are of cultural heritage significance and considered worthy of protection.  In 2014 Council resolved that properties categorised as ‘A’ and ‘B’ be included on the Scheme’s Heritage List and in 2015 the Council determined to formally list these properties in the Planning Scheme.  The finalised Heritage List can be viewed in the attachment below.

Development approval is required for additions and alterations to properties on the Heritage List. The Town’s Planning Officers can assist with any enquiries regarding the heritage listing of a property and whether a heritage impact statement will be required to accompany a development approval application.

State Heritage Register (Heritage Council of WA)

The State Register includes properties that have cultural heritage significance at a state level.  Development approval is also required when developing these properties and any development application received is required to be referred to the State Heritage Office for comment.

The document below also explains the requirements for the management categories for properties on the Heritage List posted below.

Heritage List - TPS No. 3 and Public Places

Heritage FAQ

MHI-Category Management Schedule ABCDE