Local Development Plan

A Local Development Plan (LDP) guides the design and development of small and constrained lots. Find out how to create a Local Development Plan below. 

Step 1 - Find out if you need an LDP

Local Development Plan (LDPs) should only be prepared in the following instances:

  • lots with an area less than 260m2
  • lots that are irregularly configured
  • lots where specific vehicle access and egress control is required
  • lots abutting public open space
  • local and neighbourhood centres
  • lots that have been identified to accommodate a future change of use
  • lots with particular site constraints (e.g. steeply sloping land)
  • to address noise buffer and amelioration requirements. 

Any other variations to the R-Codes require the Western Australian Planning Commission’s approval as per cl. 7.3.2 of the R-Codes.

R-Codes Elements DTC Provisions that may be varied

cl 5.2.1 Street Setbacks
cl 5.13 C3.2-3.3 Lot boundary setbacks
cl 5.1.6 Building Heigh

Streetscape cl 5.2.1 setback of garage and carport
cl 5.2.2 garage width
cl 5.2.3 street surveillance
cl 5.2.4 street walls and fences
cl 5.2.5 sight lines
cl 5.2.6 appearance of retained dwelling
cl 5.2.7 site works
Building design cl 5.4.3 outbuildings
cl 5.4.4 external fixtures 
Special purpose dwellings cl 5.4.3 outbuildings
cl 5.4.4 external fixtures 


Step 2 - Prepare your application

There is no application form for Local Development Plans. Instead, please submit a covering letter that justifies why the LDP is required and what R-Code provisions it seeks to vary.

Step 3 - Submit your application

Your full application can be submitted: 

In person: Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Post: PO Box 21, Pinjarra, WA, 6208 

Email: mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au

Step 4 - Make payment

If you are submitting your application in person, please bring payment with you.

If you are submitting your application electronically, we will contact you to arrange payment once your application has been registered. 

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