; What approvals do I need? - Building envelope modifications - City of Wanneroo

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What approvals do I need? - Building envelope modifications

Description Reconfiguring the Council approved building envelope constitutes modification to the building envelope.
Do I need approval?

Planning Approval (also referred to as Development Approval) is always required for a building envelope modification.

A Building Permit is not required for a building envelope modification.

What do I need to submit?


  • A completed Application for Development Approval form
  • Cover letter explaining the proposal and (or have this listed in details on page 2 of the City's application form)
  • A completed Metropolitan Region Scheme Form 1
  • Payment of relevant fees (Refer to City's Planning Fee Schedule)
  • Current copy of the property’s Certificate of Title (no more than six (6) months old)
  • A site plan showing the originally proposed and modified building envelope
  • Geotechnical Report (a certificate from a registered engineer stating that the areas within the modified building envelope are geologically suitable for the construction of a dwelling)
  • If property is within a bushfire prone area, you will also be required to submit a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment 
Fees & Lodgement


Please refer to the below page for further information regarding application fees.

Planning and Building Application Fees


The City's preferred method for submitting Planning applications is online. Please refer to the below linksto lodge an application.

Online Planning Forms

Do not hesitate to contact the City on 9405 5000 if you have any queries prior to lodgement.