Planning Applications

In most cases a new building development or change in land use requires an application for planning approval. Other approvals administered by the City's Planning Department include home occupations, commercial vehicle parking permits, amended development envelopes, signs and zoning certificates. Applicants are advised to liaise with the City's Planning Department to determine if an application is required.

The City's Town Planning Scheme No.4 and Local Planning Policies outline the various requirements and issues to be addressed as part of a formal application.

Information Sheet - Lodgement and Assessment Process for Development Applications
Application for Development Approval
Development Application Checklist
Information Sheet - Extension of Time for Development Approval
Request a Copy of Development Approval
Schedule of Fees and Charges

Advertisements (Signage)

The City’s Local Planning Policy, PLN 4.2 Advertisements (Signage) provides a framework for regulating the design and placement of signage in the City of Armadale. The City supports the need for signage to promote a business or activity, but it also supports the need for signage that does not adversely impact the amenity and streetscapes of the City and remains compatible with the design, character and use of buildings and places.

The policy applies to all signage proposed in the City and provides guidance to applicants making signage applications to the City.

Planning Policy PLN 4.2 – Advertisements (Signage)
Application for Development Approval
Development Application Checklist
Additional Information for Advertisements
Signage Self-Assessment Sheet – Appendix 5
Schedule of Fees and Charges

Commercial Vehicle Parking

A commercial vehicle means a licensed or unlicensed vehicle (including any trailer or attachment) whether in a serviceable condition or not, used, designed or intended to be used in the course of trade or commerce and includes vehicles described in the First Schedule to the Road Traffic Act 1974, but does not include a caravan, farm tractor, motor car, motor carrier, motor cycle, station sedan, station wagon or utility. No commercial vehicle is permitted to remain on privately owned land for a longer period than is necessary for loading and unloading unless the City has issued planning approval, permitting such a vehicle.

Information Sheet – Commercial Vehicle Parking
Local Planning Policy PLN 5.2 – Commercial Vehicle Parking
Application for Development Approval
Development Application Checklist
Commercial Vehicle Parking Details Form

Home Occupation, Office or Business

The City's Town Planning Scheme No.4 provides use classes of home occupation, home office and home business that allows low impact occupations or hobbies to be conducted from a person's own home in areas where the zoning may otherwise not allow such uses. An application is necessary if any part of your home or property is being used in association with a business. Home office enquiries need to be referred to the City's Planning Services Department as in some cases approval may not be necessary.

Information Sheet – Home Occupation, Business of Office
Local Planning Policy PLN 3.3 – Home Occupation and Home Business
Application for Development Approval
Development Application Checklist
Home Occupation/Business Application Form
Schedule of Fees and Charges

Liquor Licensing

A liquor licence is required under the Liquor Control Act 1988 by the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor for the sale of liquor from a premises. Local government certification is required to be submitted with the application. Prior to submitting an application for a liquor licence, the applicant must seek a Section 39 Certificate (Local Health Approval) and Section 40 Certificate (Certificate of Local Planning Authority) from the relevant local government.

Information Sheet – Liquor Licensing
Section 39 – Liquor Licence Application Inspection Request
Section 40 – Liquor Licence Application Form
Additional Information for Section 40 Certificate



Users of this website are advised that the City of Armadale accepts no legal responsibility for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in Town Planning Scheme No 4. Whilst the City of Armadale endeavours to regularly update and amend the information contained within the document, the accuracy of this information cannot be guaranteed. The content of this website may also change, vary or be amended at any time. Confirmation of zoning and density coding may be obtained by viewing the official version of Town Planning Scheme No 4 which is available at the City's Administration Centre. Confirmation of information relating to lot sizes and boundaries may be obtained from the Department of Land Information.