Amendment 117 to Town Planning Scheme No. 4 - West of Rail Precinct Development Contribution Plan No. 8



West of Rail Precinct Development Contribution Plan No. 8

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the City of Armadale has prepared the above mentioned planning scheme amendment for the purpose of introducing the following:

  1. A new development contribution area (DCA 8 – West of Rail Precinct) on the Special Control Area Map 3; and
  2. New scheme provisions into Schedule 9B of TPS 4 to facilitate the operation of a Development Contribution Plan (DCP 8).

Plans and documents setting out and explaining the scheme amendment have been placed on the City of Armadale’s website at

Please download relevant documents:

Frequently Asked Questions

* also available for download from the download relevant documents section (above).

What is meant by a Scheme Amendment?

A Scheme Amendment is a change to the zoning and/or permissibility of uses within the City's Town Planning Scheme. When an application to rezone land or the City proposes a change to the Scheme, the process is known as a Scheme Amendment. A Scheme Amendment can be proposed by a landowner/s, the City of Armadale or the Western Australian State Government.

Scheme Amendments may be initiated for many different reasons, such as:

  • a change in zoning to accommodate a type of development for which the site is deemed suitable;
  • a change in the Residential Density Code on the Scheme Maps for a specific location or precinct;
  • a change in the wording of Scheme Text (the written part of the local planning regulations); or
  • to correct any inconsistency or errors in the Scheme Maps or Scheme Text.
What is Amendment 117?

Amendment 117 proposes to amend Town Planning Scheme No. 4 (TPS 4). Amendment 117 by introducing new Development Contribution Plan provisions into Schedule 9B of TPS 4 to apply to the area known as the West of Rail precinct adjacent to the Armadale Railway Station which is bound by Forrest Road to the north, Green Avenue to the east and Fifth Avenue to the south.

Why is Amendment 117 needed?

The West of Rail precinct is in the process of being normalised from DevelopmentWA’s planning control to the City’s planning control.

Under the existing planning framework administered by DevelopmentWA, a development contribution plan which is referred to as the ‘Armadale West of Railway Precinct Developer Contribution Scheme’ currently operates over the precinct.

With the impending normalisation of the precinct to bring the area back into the City of Armadale’s planning control, the City’s planning framework through TPS 4 will need to be amended to enable a DCP to continue to operate within the precinct to support future redevelopment.

What land is affected by Amendment 117?

All of the land identified in the attached Special Control Area No. 3 Map.

Is there a Public Review Period when I can comment on the Amendment 117 proposal?

At its meeting of 14 December 2020, Council resolved to initiate Amendment 117 for the purpose of public review and to call for submissions from the public.

Prior to proceeding further with the scheme amendment process and making final recommendations to the Western Australian Planning Commission, Council will consider any submissions received on the proposal from the public and government agencies.

Who is being consulted on proposed Scheme Amendment 117?

All of the landowners that fall within the area identified in the attached Special Control Area No. 3 Map are being consulted. Additionally, various state government agencies are also being consulted on the proposed amendment.

Amendment 117 is being advertised through newspaper advertisements and all information is available on the City’s website. Anyone interested in the proposal can provide feedback through making a submission by email or in hardcopy form.

How do I provide feedback?

If you wish to comment on Amendment 117 and the City wrote to you directly, please complete the Submission Form provided. The Submission Form is also available from the Public Notices/Open for Comment section on the City’s website under the Amendment 117

A hardcopy of the Submission Form can also be obtained from the City’s Administration Building at 7 Orchard Avenue Armadale during business hours 8.15am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday, or you may request a copy to be mailed or emailed.

You must lodge your submission with the City by the closing date below. You can either post the Submission Form back to the City (Locked Bag 2, Armadale WA 6992), deliver it to the City’s Administration Building (7 Orchard Avenue Armadale) or email it to:

An information sheet with tips on how to write a submission can be found on the City’s website via the link below:

When does the submission period close?

The advertising period for a Standard Scheme Amendment is required to be at least 60 days in accordance with the equirements of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

The advertising period for Amendment 117 closes at 4.45pm on 16th April 2021.

If you would like to be informed by email when the Amendment and submissions will be going back to a Council meeting for a final recommendation, or other progress of this Scheme Amendment, please ensure your email address is provided on your Submission Form.

Will the personal details on my submission be released to the public?

The City will not publish your name and address in the Council reports on the outcomes of the Public Review and Submissions Period. However, your full comments may be reproduced and published in planning reports. Note that a schedule of submissions, including the full details of submitters, are provided confidentially to Councillors however, this will not be made available to the public. The schedule and copy of all submissions are also provided to the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Will I receive any further notifications on Amendment 117 after I lodge my submission?

Scheme Amendments may take several months following Council’s final adoption decision before the State Government’s final decision is known, however, the City will advise all persons who make a submission of the final outcome.

If you lodge a submission on Amendment 117 the City will write to or email you at the following stages:

  1. When Council has made a decision to adopt the Amendment for final approval and forwarding its recommendation to the Western Australia Planning Commission; and
  2. When the Hon. Minister for Planning has issued a final decision on the Scheme Amendment.
What happens next?

After the close of the Public Review and Submissions Period, the City will summarise all submissions received from the public and government agencies and prepare a planning report for Council’s consideration at a future round of Council meetings. Council can determine to either adopt Scheme Amendment 117 for final approval, with or without modifications, or resolve to not support the amendment.

Council’s decision is then forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission, which considers the proposal and submissions before making a final recommendation to the Minister for Planning. The Minister may grant final approval to the scheme amendment, with or without modifications, or may refuse to approve the scheme amendment. The final decision rests with the Hon. Minister for Planning.

An approved Scheme Amendment becomes part of the statutory Town Planning Scheme on the date it is published in the Government Gazette following the Minister’s decision. The City will publish the updated Town Planning Scheme (including Maps and Text) on its website following gazettal of the Amendment.

If Amendment 117 proceeds to final approval by the Hon. Minister for Planning, the DCP 8 will be introduced and apply to the West of Rail Precinct and will operate for a period of 12 years.

Who can I contact for more information on this proposal?

For further information on proposed Scheme Amendment 117 please contact Rob Sklarski, Senior Project Officer Contribution Arrangements on 9394 5361 or email

Page Last Reviewed 18 November 2021