Development Application - Change of use - “Office” to “Child Care Centre” & additions & alterations to existing building. Heritage building (Dr Colyer’s House) Lots 99 and 30 (36) Jull Street Armadale

This Development Application proposes a change of use from “Office” to “Child Care Centre” and additions and alterations to the existing building. The existing building is included in the City’s Local Heritage Survey and is known as Dr Colyer’s Residence. The proposed Child Care centre has the capacity for approximately 80 children and will be open from 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Development Application?

A Development Application is a formal request for Planning Approval to carry out proposed development. Planning Approval may be required for a change of land use, construction of buildings, erection of signage or demolition. Local Governments have the authority to determine Development Applications under the power of a Town Planning Scheme.

A Building Permit is also required to be obtained for construction of or additions to buildings or fit out of buildings involving structural components, such as partitioning, in a business premise.

What is this Development Application proposing?

The application proposes to convert the existing building into a Child Care Centre. Additions and alterations are proposed to be made to the building to facilitate the new use. The proposed alterations and additions aim to address the heritage classification of the building under the City’s Local Heritage Survey.

The proposed Child Care centre has the capacity for 24 hour care. The number of children to be cared for is approximately 80 children. For the families requiring long day care there drop offs will commence from 6am and pickups up to 7pm.

Some existing mature trees in the rear yard of the property will need to be removed to provide for safe outdoor play areas for the children using the centre. The majority of the existing trees on site will be retained.

Carparking will be available on site in the existing carparking fronting Jull Street and on street in existing bays on Jull Street.

Why is this Development Application being advertised?

The building proposed to be converted into a Child Care Centre is listed as a Heritage Property in the City’s Local Heritage Survey under which it is classified as Management Category 2 (building is of considerable significance to local history).

Under the provisions of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 any Development Application involving a property included in a Local Heritage Survey is required to be advertised for Public Review and Submissions.

Who is being consulted on the proposal?

The City is opening consultation to anyone through a newspaper advertisement in the local newspaper (The Examiner) 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 hard-copy form.

How do I provide feedback?

If you wish to comment on the proposal, please complete the Submission Form available from the Public Notices/Open for Comment section on the City’s website under the heading Development Application – Child Care Centre (Dr Colyer’s House), 36 Jull Street Armadale:

A hardcopy of the Submission Form can also be obtained from the City’s Administration Building at 7 Orchard Avenue Armadale during business hours 8:15 to 4:45 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:

When does the submission period close?

The advertising period for a Development Application is required to be at least 14 days in accordance with the requirements of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

The advertising period for this Development Application closes at 4.45pm on 14 September, 2020.

If you would like to be informed by email when the Development Application and submissions will be going to a Council meeting for a decision, or other progress of this Development Application, 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. 

Will I receive any further notifications on the proposal after I lodge my submission?

If you lodge a submission on this proposal the City will write to or email you once the Council has made a decision on the proposal.

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 Council meeting. Council can determine to either approve the development as proposed, approve the development subject to conditions requiring modifications to the development or refuse to approve the development.

After receiving Planning Approval from Council the applicant will need to obtain a Building Permit from the City before commencing any works.

Who can I contact for more information on this proposal?

For further information on proposed development please contact Meredith Kenny, Coordinator Strategic Planning on 9394 5627 or email


August 2020
Application received
August 2020
Advertising of proposal commenced
September 2020
Submissions close (14 September 2020 at 4.45pm)
October 2020
Council Decision issued
October 2020
Submitters advised of outcome of Application

Page Last Reviewed 24 August 2020