Application Process

To obtain development approval, you must lodge an application for development approval with the City of South Perth.

For most kinds of development approval applications, a reputable architect, draftsperson or town planner should be engaged to prepare and assist with submission.

The development approval application needs to include:

  • Application for Development Approval Form
  • Three sets of plans including site plan, floor plan and elevations (floor plans and site plans maybe combined)
  • A letter explaining any variations to requirements
  • Prescribed fee.

Applicants will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of the application shortly after submission. This letter is sent after a preliminary check of the application is completed, and as such, may include a request for additional information or details. Further information may also be requested by the assessing City Planning Officer as part of a more detailed assessment process.

Related forms

Related documents


Please refer to the checklists in the documents list below for more information on what is required for some of the common types of development approval applications.


What is the difference between development approval and a building permit? Do I need a building permit? Can I lodge a building permit application at the same time? How do I obtain a building permit? How long will my application for development approval take to be approved? Where can I view and track the progress of development applications within the City?

Related fees

Development Approvals

DAP Applications

Strata Plan

Planning Advisory Services

Planning Scheme Amendment

Local Development Plan

Subdivision Applications

Contact us

For more information about development approvals, please contact the City’s Planning department.