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This section provides information on how to lodge an application for a development, permit or commercial activity

Development applications

The process for development applications in and around the rivers depends on the location of the proposed development with respect to the Development Control Area. A detailed guide to planning, licensing and development functions and procedures is provided in the pdfDevelopment Control Procedures3.02 MB.

Application type Part 5 development application Clause 30A(2)a development application Clause 30A(2)b development application
Definition

Development proposed on land (i.e. on a lot) or in waters that are wholly in the Development Control Area

Development proposed on land that is partially in, or abutting waters in, the Development Control Area

Development proposed on land that abuts other land in the Development Control Area, or that are likely to affect waters in the Development Control Area

Assessing body

The Director General of Parks and Wildlife is the primary assessing authority under Part 5 of the Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006. The Director General makes a recommendation to the Minister for Environment, who makes the final determination on the application. In formulating advice, the Director General must consult with the Swan River Trust and provide the Swan River Trust’s views to the Minister

 Under Clause 30A(2)a of the Metropolitan Region Scheme, the Swan River Trust provides advice to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). In routine cases, this function will be performed under delegated authority by Parks and Wildlife officers. Complex issues may be considered by the Swan River Trust Board

Under Clause 30A(2)b of the Metropolitan Region Scheme, the Swan River Trust provides advice to the local government (who act under delegated authority from the WAPC). In routine cases, this Swan River Trust function will be performed under delegated authority by Parks and Wildlife officers. Complex issues may be considered by the Swan River Trust Board

How to apply

 Complete pdfSCRMA Form 1 – Application for Approval of Development479.68 KB

The SCRMA Form 1 must be lodged with the local government or redevelopment authority

Complete MRS Form 1 – Application for Approval to Commence Development

The MRS Form 1 must be lodged with the local government

Complete MRS Form 1 – Application for Approval to Commence Development

The MRS Form 1 must be lodged with the local government

Information to include in your Part 5 application

To assist the efficient assessment of applications, the following information should be included:

  • completed application form, including written consent of the landowner(s) – original plus two copies
  • plans and specifications of the proposed development – one full size set of plans plus two copies reduced to A3 size. The plans should be at a scale of 1:200 or 1:100
  • site plan of the lot showing the development location in relation to:
  • adjacent roads
  • rivers and wetlands
  • floodplain boundaries
  • land reserved for parks and recreation under the Metropolitan Region Scheme
  • plans showing:
  • current and proposed levels (contours at no greater than 1 metre intervals), including retaining structures and fill requirements
  • external elevations of proposed structures
  • any watercourse flowing through the site
  • position of any large trees or significant site vegetation
  • sections through the site
  • information on the availability of drainage and sewer
  • a covering letter explaining the development purpose and addressing any relevant issues identified in the policies.

Larger developments should also include:

  • photo montages showing the development in relation to the river landscape
  • information on the impacts of parking, noise and traffic generated by the proposal

If insufficient information is provided with the initial application, further information will be sought from the applicant. If the required information is not provided, the application will be returned. Parks and Wildlife cannot process the application without the completed (and correct) application form.