Preparing & lodging a Structure Plan

What is a Structure Plan

A Structure Plan is a document consisting of text and maps which identifies how land is intended to be developed or is being developed. It provides a broad framework to guide Council when it considers subdivision and development proposals. In addition to illustrating details such as road configuration and the location of retail and community facilities such as shops, schools and public open space, a Structure Plan can also show details including housing density, land use classifications and zones.

Preparing a Structure Plan 

The City of Wanneroo recommends that you engage a Planning Consultant to prepare the Structure Plan and supporting documentation. Please refer to the Western Australian Planning Commission's Structure Plan Framework  for guidelines on the required material and information to be submitted.

Lodging a Structure Plan 

Prior to lodging a Structure Plan it is recommended that you arrange a pre-lodgement meeting with the City to discuss the proposal and provide an opportunity to resolve any major issues prior to lodgement.


The City will provide a fee estimate to the applicant and accept lodgement of the Structure Plan upon receiving the required minimum information and payment of the required fee.  The fee is calculated in accordance with the Planning and Development Regulations 2009 (Part 7 - Local Government Planning Charges) as amended from time to time.

Approved Structure Plans

All approved Structure Plans are available to view on the City's Structure Plan and Local Development page.  In addition all approved Structure Plans are also displayed on the City's Online Mapping System.