Formal submissions hub

All items currently open for public comment can be found here on the formal submissions hub.

Formal submissions are often requested for specific projects or decisions when there is a legislative or statutory requirement to this effect. The various types of items requiring formal written submissions can be found in the directory to the right.

All items currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below. To find out more about an item of interest to you or to make a submission, please view the relevant article.

Any comments with respect to these items should be submitted via one of the following ways:

  • through the relevant online submission form
  • by email to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au
  • by mail addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Subiaco, PO Box 270, Subiaco WA 6904.

Any additional information or material to accompany your submission can be emailed to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

For general information about formal submissions, see the frequently asked questions.

All items currently open for public comment can be found here on the formal submissions hub.

Formal submissions are often requested for specific projects or decisions when there is a legislative or statutory requirement to this effect. The various types of items requiring formal written submissions can be found in the directory to the right.

All items currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below. To find out more about an item of interest to you or to make a submission, please view the relevant article.

Any comments with respect to these items should be submitted via one of the following ways:

  • through the relevant online submission form
  • by email to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au
  • by mail addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Subiaco, PO Box 270, Subiaco WA 6904.

Any additional information or material to accompany your submission can be emailed to city@subiaco.wa.gov.au.

For general information about formal submissions, see the frequently asked questions.

Items open for formal submission

  • Other items

    3 months ago

    All other items currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • Draft Beekeeping Policy - the City of Subiaco is inviting public comment on its draft Beekeeping Policy. Public comment on this item closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25 May 2016.

    All other items currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • Draft Beekeeping Policy - the City of Subiaco is inviting public comment on its draft Beekeeping Policy. Public comment on this item closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
  • Planning policies

    almost 2 years ago

    Planning policies are adopted under section 78 of the City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme No. 4. The Scheme outlines the requirements for advertising draft planning policies and rescinding existing policies. New planning policies and the review or rescission of existing policies must be advertised for a period of at least 21 days.

    Following completion of the advertising period, council will consider a report detailing the submissions received. Council may resolve to modify the policy, where considered appropriate, as a result. In circumstances where these modifications are substantial and alter the intent of the policy, the policy may be required to be re-advertised for a further 21 days.

    All planning policies currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:


    Planning policies are adopted under section 78 of the City of Subiaco Town Planning Scheme No. 4. The Scheme outlines the requirements for advertising draft planning policies and rescinding existing policies. New planning policies and the review or rescission of existing policies must be advertised for a period of at least 21 days.

    Following completion of the advertising period, council will consider a report detailing the submissions received. Council may resolve to modify the policy, where considered appropriate, as a result. In circumstances where these modifications are substantial and alter the intent of the policy, the policy may be required to be re-advertised for a further 21 days.

    All planning policies currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:


  • Business Plans

    over 1 year ago

    Prior to entering into a major land transaction, a local government must first prepare a business plan, publically advertise the plan and invite submissions for a minimum period of six weeks.

    The business plan must comply with the provisions of section 3.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) and the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996. These provisions define what constitutes a major land transaction what should be included in a Business Plan and the process for submissions.

    A major land transaction is defined as being the acquisition, disposal or development of land to a value exceeding $10,000,000 or 10% of operating expenditure incurred by the local government in the last completed financial year.

    A business plan is required to assess the major land transaction and to include a number of details. These are set out under the Act as below.
    The business plan is to include an overall assessment of the major trading undertaking or major land transaction and is to include details of:

    • (a) its expected effect on the provision of facilities and services by the local government
    • (b) its expected effect on other persons providing facilities and services in the district
    • (c) its expected financial effect on the local government
    • (d) its expected effect on matters referred to in the local government’s current plan prepared under section 5.56
    • (e) the ability of the local government to manage the undertaking or the performance of the transaction
    • (f) any other matter prescribed for the purposes of this subsection.

    In accordance with these requirements, council will consider all submissions received prior to deciding whether to proceed with the proposed land transaction.

    All business plans currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    Prior to entering into a major land transaction, a local government must first prepare a business plan, publically advertise the plan and invite submissions for a minimum period of six weeks.

    The business plan must comply with the provisions of section 3.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) and the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996. These provisions define what constitutes a major land transaction what should be included in a Business Plan and the process for submissions.

    A major land transaction is defined as being the acquisition, disposal or development of land to a value exceeding $10,000,000 or 10% of operating expenditure incurred by the local government in the last completed financial year.

    A business plan is required to assess the major land transaction and to include a number of details. These are set out under the Act as below.
    The business plan is to include an overall assessment of the major trading undertaking or major land transaction and is to include details of:

    • (a) its expected effect on the provision of facilities and services by the local government
    • (b) its expected effect on other persons providing facilities and services in the district
    • (c) its expected financial effect on the local government
    • (d) its expected effect on matters referred to in the local government’s current plan prepared under section 5.56
    • (e) the ability of the local government to manage the undertaking or the performance of the transaction
    • (f) any other matter prescribed for the purposes of this subsection.

    In accordance with these requirements, council will consider all submissions received prior to deciding whether to proceed with the proposed land transaction.

    All business plans currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

  • Significant development applications

    over 1 year ago

    The city's Planning Policy 1.4 'Public Notification of Planning Proposals' requires that significant development applications be advertised for 28 days. Advertising is to include a notice on the City of Subiaco website.

    Under Planning Policy 1.4, applications, including those to be considered by the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP), must meet certain criteria to be considered a significant development application.

    A planning application will be considered to be a significant development application if:

    (a) It meets any two of the following criteria:

    • The application involves the complete demolition of a building.
    • The application involves development on a site listed on the Register of Heritage Places under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990, listed on the Scheme Register of Places of Cultural Heritage Significance or included in a Conservation Area declared under the Scheme, where that application involves the permanent or semi permanent alteration to the built fabric of any structure on the land.
    • The application involves a subdivision or survey strata creating more than ten lots and has not previously been advertised as part of a scheme amendment.
    • The application involves a significant exercise of discretion in terms of the Scheme, R-Codes or policy provisions.

    (b) The application has significant strategic planning impact in terms of the implementation of a strategic planning objective, the scale of the development, or is considered by the city to be significantly different from the predominant and expected patter of land use within the locality.

    Submissions that raise valid planning considerations will be considered as part of the development assessment process.

    All significant development applications currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no significant development applications open for public comment.

    The city's Planning Policy 1.4 'Public Notification of Planning Proposals' requires that significant development applications be advertised for 28 days. Advertising is to include a notice on the City of Subiaco website.

    Under Planning Policy 1.4, applications, including those to be considered by the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP), must meet certain criteria to be considered a significant development application.

    A planning application will be considered to be a significant development application if:

    (a) It meets any two of the following criteria:

    • The application involves the complete demolition of a building.
    • The application involves development on a site listed on the Register of Heritage Places under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990, listed on the Scheme Register of Places of Cultural Heritage Significance or included in a Conservation Area declared under the Scheme, where that application involves the permanent or semi permanent alteration to the built fabric of any structure on the land.
    • The application involves a subdivision or survey strata creating more than ten lots and has not previously been advertised as part of a scheme amendment.
    • The application involves a significant exercise of discretion in terms of the Scheme, R-Codes or policy provisions.

    (b) The application has significant strategic planning impact in terms of the implementation of a strategic planning objective, the scale of the development, or is considered by the city to be significantly different from the predominant and expected patter of land use within the locality.

    Submissions that raise valid planning considerations will be considered as part of the development assessment process.

    All significant development applications currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no significant development applications open for public comment.

  • Scheme amendments

    almost 2 years ago

    The advertising of scheme amendments is regulated by the Town Planning Regulations (1967). Under the Regulations, a scheme amendment proposal must be publically advertised for a period of no-less than 42 days.

    Any submissions received will be considered by council in making a final resolution on the amendment. The submissions are also forwarded to the Minister to be considered with council's resolution regarding the amendment.

    All scheme amendments currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no scheme amendments items open for public comment.

    The advertising of scheme amendments is regulated by the Town Planning Regulations (1967). Under the Regulations, a scheme amendment proposal must be publically advertised for a period of no-less than 42 days.

    Any submissions received will be considered by council in making a final resolution on the amendment. The submissions are also forwarded to the Minister to be considered with council's resolution regarding the amendment.

    All scheme amendments currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no scheme amendments items open for public comment.
  • Local laws

    almost 2 years ago

    The Local Government Act 1995 enables Western Australian local governments to make local laws which are considered necessary for the good government of their districts.

    It is a requirement that local laws be reviewed every eight years. This ensures they remain current and suitable for their intended purpose.

    All local laws currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no local law items open for public comment.

    The Local Government Act 1995 enables Western Australian local governments to make local laws which are considered necessary for the good government of their districts.

    It is a requirement that local laws be reviewed every eight years. This ensures they remain current and suitable for their intended purpose.

    All local laws currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no local law items open for public comment.
  • Heritage items

    over 1 year ago

    All additions and amendments to the Local Government Inventory and/or Town Planning Scheme Register of Places of Cultural Heritage Significance open for public comment through formal submissions are listed below

    All heritage items currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no heritage items open for public comment.

    All additions and amendments to the Local Government Inventory and/or Town Planning Scheme Register of Places of Cultural Heritage Significance open for public comment through formal submissions are listed below

    All heritage items currently open for public comment through formal submission are listed below:

    • There are currently no heritage items open for public comment.