Invitation for public comment on revised Council Policies

Public Notice 12 April 2016

Revised Policies:

  • P312 Serviced Apartments; 
  • P350.02 Boundary Walls; 
  • P350.03 Car Parking Access, Siting and Design; 
  • P350.04 Additions to Existing Dwellings; P350.07 Fencing and Retaining Walls; 
  • P350.09 Significant Views.

The City of South Perth has reviewed and revised the content of the abovementioned planning policies. In summary, the policies have been revised as follows:

P312: addition of a clause restricting change of use from Serviced Apartment within the Special Design Area of Special Control Area 1 to non-residential uses only.

P350.02: amendments to make the policy consistent with the Residential Design Codes.

P350.03: amendments to update reference to Town Planning Scheme No. 6, remove duplication of Residential Design Codes requirements, clarify requirements relating to setbacks and carports, and specify minimum sizes for car stackers.

P350.04: deletion of clauses regarding skillion roofs and upgrade of retained dwellings, as they are no longer used.

P350.07: amendments to allow fibre cement or metal sheeting on side boundaries within the front setback and walls to shield meter boxes adjacent to the street boundary, ensure any fencing within a driveway corner truncation area is visually permeable, and describe the method of measuring the driveway corner truncation area.

P350.09: amendment to the scope of the policy to account for the new deemed provisions in Town Planning Scheme No. 6 and amendment to the policy statement to clarify information requirements and factors considered in assessing impact on significant views.

The draft revised policies are now available for comment on the City’s website. They may also be viewed in person at the Civic Centre and City Libraries during business hours up to and including Friday 6 May 2016. 

Submissions on any of the draft revised policies should be made in writing to: 

Chief Executive Officer
City of South Perth Civic Centre
Cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace
South Perth, WA, 6151

or by email to

To review the policies and submit your comments online, visit the City’s Your Say South Perth engagement portal at

Submissions will be received until 5pm, Friday 13 May 2016.*


*Closing date has been extended from 6 May to Friday 13 May 2016.

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