Town Planning Scheme No. 4 consists of the scheme text and a set of zoning and special control area maps. The TPS is to be read in conjunction with the Local Planning Strategy and is supported by a suite of new and revised Local Planning Policies adopted under the TPS.
The Local Planning Strategy is available for viewing at the City's Administration Centre.
What's on this page
The picture below shows how the TPS maps have been separated over the City of Armadale area. Refer to the documents linked below with the corresponding map number.
Landscape and bushland protection areas and buffer areas of potential environmental hazard impacts.
Groundwater protection areas.
Development (structure planning) areas, development contribution areas and environmental conditions.
The City's Town Planning Scheme (TPS) outlines zoning and defines what land uses/development may and may not be permitted on a property. It is a statutory document accompanied by a map (indicating various zones) that the Planning Department uses to make development decisions. The zoning and provisions relating to the use and development of land are set by Council and State government in a Scheme Review process that involves public review and opportunities to comment on a draft Scheme before it is gazetted as a legal document.
The procedures for rezoning/amending the TPS are strictly regulated and often lengthy with extensive consultation requirements and approvals required by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Rezoning proposals are also subject to assessment by the Environmental Protection Authority.
Applications to rezone or amend the Scheme must address Part 10.2 of the TPS, be accompanied by appropriate environmental, land suitability/capability and servicing reports and the appropriate fee. Where a rezoning application is associated with a Structure Plan for the subdivision of land, the application is to be accompanied by the appropriate Structure Plan fee. The Planning Schedule of Fees and Charges can be found on the Planning Information Sheets, Forms and Fees page.
An application to rezone or amend the Scheme, where it has been properly prepared, will be assessed and considered by Council on its merits. Council may determine to seek Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and public comments on the proposal by initiating an amendment to the Scheme or, in the case a proposal which lacks sufficient merit, may resolve to not proceed with the application.
The purpose of Development Contribution Plans (DCPs) is to provide for equitable cost sharing arrangements for common infrastructure required to facilitate development within an area, commonly referred to as a Development Contribution Area (DCA). Cost contributions are only required as a result of subdivision and/or development of land within a DCA. The DCAs are shown on Special Control Area (SCA) Map 3.
Part 6B of Town Planning Scheme No.4 (TPS No.4) enables the City to prepare DCPs that facilitate the cost sharing of specific items of infrastructure across a number of landowners in a DCA. The purpose of Part 6B is to identify areas requiring cost contributions that relate to subdivision and development, to provide for equitable sharing of costs, to ensure that cost contributions are only required towards common infrastructure required resulting from the subdivision or development of land in the DCA, and to coordinate the timely provision of infrastructure. Part 6B also includes the provisions for when a landowner’s liability to contribute arises, and the general principles and objectives of a DCP that the City must uphold.
DCPs are adopted under Schedule 13 of TPS No.4 and set out the particular infrastructure to which cost sharing arrangements relate and the cost sharing arrangements which apply.
The attached Infrastructure Cost Schedule calculates the cost contribution per lot for Development Contribution Plan No. 3.
Refer to North Forrestdale Development Contribution Plan No.3 page for further information.
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.