Planning, Building, Health and Engineering
In this section you will find information related to Planning, Building Health and Engineering.
Each page contains links to relevant application forms and fees information.
Please select from either the menu items on the left or the links below.
- City Planning Scheme 2
All land that the City of Perth is responsible for planning is subject to the City of Perth City Planning Scheme No 2 (CPS 2), gazetted 9 January 2004. CPS2 provides guidelines and standards for the development and use of land and buildings to ensure that a functional and attractive environment is maintained.
For enquiries regarding planning and development in the City, please contact the Council's planning officers on 9461 3333.
- DAP Applications
As a key component of planning reform in Western Australia, Fifteen Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) were established by the Minister of Planning on 1 July 2011.
Click below to view information about the City of Perth DAP.
- Property Enquiries
- Settlement/Land Purchase queries
- Building Plans / Archive Search
- Specific Document Search
- Written Planning Advice
- Planning and Development
Most proposed developments within the City of Perth are assessed under the City of Perth City Planning Scheme.
View details of a range of application types for which planning approval is required, and about the assessment process.
View details of the range of 'works' for which a Building Licence is required, and the assessment process.
- Drainage and Dewatering
View details about the disposal of storm-water generated on properties.
- City of Perth Drainage Connection Guidelines
- On-site Detention Systems
- Design Criteria
The City encourages the recycling of the storm water. Where possible, re-charging the groundwater system is encouraged.
The City has a major role in supporting the cleanliness and health of the city living environment including monitoring food safety.
It aims to ensure high standards of environmental health and to promote healthy living and work practices throughout the city.
View details regarding the City's approval requirements.
- Alfresco Dining
Businesses wishing to establish Alfresco dining areas are required to submit an application.
View details regarding the requirements and relevant Policy.
- Hoardings and Signs
View information regarding the approval process and requirements for Hoardings, Gantries and Signage within the City of Perth.
- Holding an Event
The City of Perth hosts many exciting and enjoyable events throughout the year such as Skyworks, the City to Surf Fun Run, the Buddha Birthday Festival, French Rendez-vous, the Perth Fashion Festival, Targa West and smaller events such as parades or community activities held on parks, reserves or in public spaces such as Forrest Place or the Murray Street Mall.
All of these events require approval and a licence.
- Road and Footpath Obstructions
There are a variety of reasons why roads, footpaths or verges may need to be closed or obstructed. Activities such as crane operations, excavations or day to day maintenance within our city are just some that may create an obstruction.
To obtain an approval to obstruct roads, footpaths or verges, an application must be made to the Approval Services Unit.