The Shire is responsible for managing the activities of those who intend to build, alter or demolish on private and public land.

The Shire of Peppermint Grove Local Planning Scheme No.4 (2017) sets out the requirements (standards, permissions and procedures) for land use and development.



A planning application is required unless otherwise stated for proposals involving land use and development – LPS 4 will provide an indication in Part 3 as to what can, might or may not be proposed to be done in each of the Zones.  Part 4 covers the general site and other requirements, Part 6 and the Schedules round out the explanation of terms and definitions as well as specific formulae for car parking and other site development provisions.  (link to LPS 4) ; this is in addition to the WAPC Residential Planning Codes and the Deemed Provisions of the Planning and Development Act 2015.  Exemptions for planning application are limited to minor works consistent with a P category in the Cl.17 LPS 4 Zoning Table. 


A Planning Application may also be required to be submitted separately under the Metropolitan Region Scheme for properties on or abutting Regional Reservations (MRS).  This application is made directly to the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage.  In such cases a proposal will require two Approvals (one for the MRS and one for the LPS). The process is usually parallel to save time.



Where it is proposed to construct (build, alter or demolish) subject to clear dimensioned and engineered drawings (building plans) the Shire receives and considers an application for Building Permit approval.  Simple and minor works are usually able to be certified by a registered Building Surveyor (certified as deemed to comply = CDC) and more involved plans may require the Shire to engage an independent Surveyor to assess and certify compliance of plans with building and design codes. 


CERTIFICATION – Note it is necessary for the certification of projects that have been granted planning approval that they also confirm all plans and specifications as consistent with the Approved Plans and Conditions of that Approval