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.

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 Council’s Planning Services on (08) 9339 9339.

Town Planning Scheme -  Amendments

Scheme Amendment 10 – WAPC Ref TPS/1150

On 15 August 2016 pursuant to clause 87(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2005, the Minister for Planning granted final approval for Amendment 10 to Town Planning Scheme No. 3.

Important Note:

Substantial sections of the Amendment were rejected, that is not approved by the Minister.  The classification of land and the residential density codes remain as designated on the Town Planning Scheme Map with the exception of the Royal George Hotel site (north east corner of George and Duke Street).  The Minister also approved changes to the Zoning Table along with administrative and technical changes to the Scheme Text.

For full details in regard to the updated Town Planning Scheme Text and Map following adoption of Amendment 10 please contact Council’s Planning Services section on 9339 9339.

Scheme Amendment 11

At the Council Meeting of 17 November 2015, the Council of the Town of East Fremantle resolved to adopt Amendment No. 11 without modification.  Full details of the Council resolution are available by accessing the following link:

We advise that Council received the Minister for Planning’s decision on Scheme Amendment No. 11 to Local Planning Scheme No. 3 and accordingly it was published in the Government Gazette 13 June 2017.

The amendment reads as follows:

Pursuant to clause 87(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (the Act), the Minister for Planning has granted final approval of Amendment No. 11 to the Town of East Fremantle’s Local Planning Scheme No. 3 on 1 June 2017 for the purpose of:

  • Modifications to the provisions of Amendment 10 that is, R20 be modified to R17.5 for sections of the Richmond Hill and Richmond Precincts.
  • Amending the Scheme Maps to change zoning from R12.5 to R17.5 where marked on the Scheme Map.

Amendment 11 Scheme Map - click here:

Scheme Amendment 12

Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 12

Amendment No. 12  Ref: TPS/1808

In accordance with section 87(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 the Minister for Planning approved the Town of East Fremantle local planning scheme amendment no. 12 on 20 October 2016 for the purpose of rezoning Lot 250 (No. 18) Dalgety Street, East Fremantle from ‘Public Purposes – Hospital’ to ‘Residential’ with a corresponding density coding of ‘R15”.

Scheme Amendment 13

Town Planning Scheme Amendment No. 13

Amendment No. 13  Ref: TPS/1869

In accordance with section 87(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 the Minister for Planning approved the Town of East Fremantle local planning scheme amendment no. 13 on 20 October 2016 for the purpose of deleting entry numbers 1 and 2 in Schedule 4: Special Use Zones.

Local Planning Policies

2.1.1 Residential Design Guidelines (Former Policy 152)

2.1.2 Noise Attenuation (Former Policy 145) 

2.1.3 Signage Design Guidelines (Former Policy 148)

2.1.4 Town Centre Redevelopment Guidelines (Former Policy 150)

2.1.5 George Street Mixed Use Precinct New Development Contribution to the Management of Access and Parking (Former Policy 149)

3.1.8 Wood Encouragement Policy - General

Application for 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


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 

Heritage FAQ

MHI-Category Management Schedule ABCDE