What is covered by this application?
An application for written planning advice covers any requests for written advice on specific planning related matters (includes current/previous land use information and planning letters for Category 1 Home Businesses and Motor Vehicle Repair businesses).
If you are applying for a letter of compliance for a Category 1 Home Business, please ensure that you have confirmed your business fits within this category (as there are three different types). Further information can be located on the Home Business page of our website.
If an enquiry cannot be responded to within the scope of written planning advice, the City will inform you of alternatives to assist you obtain the information you require.
If we identify that your request is not about town planning matters, we will redirect it to the appropriate part of the City for a response and the application fee will be refunded.
The City’s website provides an interactive online mapping system which will show you zoning of a property. For residential properties, the applicable density code (R-Code) will be shown along with a range of other information. Our website also lists our Local Planning Policies and District Planning Scheme No. 2 which contain detailed information about land use permissibility and development standards.
If are looking for copies of plans or approvals of a property you own, please refer to the below links:
If you are unsure whether the advice you require fits into the above criteria, please contact the City’s Approval Services on 9405 5000.
How to apply
The most efficient way to apply for written planning advice is via the City’s Online Lodgement Service.
- If you are seeking written planning advice, you will be asked to describe (in detail) the specific planning advice or information required.
- If you are seeking a letter of compliance for a Home Business Category 1, you will be asked to describe the business you intend to operate from the residence, in addition to providing the reasons why you believe it meets the Category 1 criteria.
Alternatively, you can also lodge an application by completing the application form below and submitting it to the City, either in person or by post.
What are the associated fees?
Written planning advice costs a flat fee of $73.00 in accordance with the City of Wanneroo’s Planning Fee Schedule.
While the property owner/s signature is not required at the time of lodgement, you may be requested after lodgement to provide a completed Owner Consent Form, depending on the nature of the information you have requested.