Planning Scheme and Policies
Town Planning Scheme No 1 which comprises of the Scheme Text, Scheme Map and the Policy Manual, is the statutory document that controls the use and development of land within the Town of Cambridge.
Scheme Text and Map
The scheme map shows the classification of land (either as a reserve or a particular zone) within Cambridge and the scheme text prescribes the land uses which may or may not be permitted in the various zones via the Zoning Table. The scheme text also establishes the requirements for the use and development of land throughout the Town.
Check the zoning of your property by viewing the map below.
Town Planning Scheme Map (To look up a property, please refer to the intramaps webpage.)
Town Planning Scheme Text
Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations
The new Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 came into effect on 19 October 2015, replacing the Town Planning Regulations 1967 and the Model Scheme Text. The Regulations introduce a set of 'deemed provisions' which automatically apply and form part of the Town of Cambridge Town Planning Scheme No. 1.
The existing Town Planning Scheme No.1 and Town's Planning Policies should be read in conjunction with the new 'deemed provisions'. Where there is inconsistency between a 'deemed provision' and an existing scheme provision, the deemed provision will prevail.
The new Regulations also set out procedures for schemes amendments. These procedures seek to streamline local scheme amendments by adopting a 'track-based' approach, with different timeframes allocated for basic, standard and complex amendments.
Further information about the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 can be found on the Department of Planning website at www.planning.wa.gov.au/lpsregs.
To provide additional aspects of development control and guidance for the development of sites, Town Planning Scheme No. 1 allows the Council to adopt planning policies, known collectively as the Policy Manual. The Policy Manual contains policies that guide both residential and non-residential development and also the provision of parking, advertising signs, landscaping and communication infrastructure.
The Policy Manual also contains the precinct policies which detail statement of intent and additional development standards for the City Beach, Reabold, Floreat, Wembley, West Leederville and Lake Monger precincts.
Note: Policies for residential development, including those for streetscape, buildings on the boundary and building height have standards that replace the acceptable standards of the Residential Design Codes.
View the complete manual below:
Town Planning Scheme Policy Manual (May 2016)
For individual sections of the Manual, see below.
Residential Zones: Use and Development
Policy 3.1: Streetscape - Learn more about the Streetscape Policy
Policy 3.2: Buildings on Boundary
Policy 3.3: Building Height
Policy 3.4: Jersey Street, Jolimont
Policy 3.5: Home Occupation
Policy 3.6: Bed and Breakfast Accomodation
Policy 3.7: Child Day Care Centres
Policy 3.8: Local Shops
Policy 3.9: Commercial Vehicle Parking
Policy 3.10: Non-residential Development in Residential Areas
Policy 3.11: Aged and Dependent Persons' Dwellings
Non Residential Zones: Use and Development
Policy 4.1: Design of Non-residential Development
Policy 4.2: Residential Development in Non-residential Areas
Policy 4.3: Amusement Centres
Ancillary Uses and Development
Policy 5.1: Parking
Policy 5.2: Advertising Signs
Policy 5.3: Landscaping and Water Sensitive Urban Design
Policy 5.4: Communications Antennae
Policy 5.5: Telecommunications Infrastructure
Policy 5.6: Percent for Public Art
Policy 5.7: Construction Management Plans
Policy 6.1: Precinct P1 - City Beach
Policy 6.2: Precinct P2 - Reabold
Policy 6.3: Precinct P3 - Floreat
Policy 6.4: Precinct P4 - Wembley
Policy 6.5: Precinct P5 - West Leederville
Policy 6.6: Precinct P6 - Lake Monger
Local Law 43
Schedule 3 - Local Law 43 - Building on Endownment Lands and Limekilns Estate
To ensure high quality development outcomes, design guidelines may also be adopted by Council under Town Planning Scheme No.1. Design guidelines provide specific design controls for certain areas or development within Cambridge.
Design Guidelines (available below) have been adopted for the Holyrood Conservation Area (shown on the Scheme Map) to maintain the character of the street.
Holyrood Street Design Guidelines
Design Guidelines have been approved by Council for the Ocean Mia development in City Beach. View the gudelines below.
Ocean Mia Design Guidelines
View other supporting documents below.
Addenda to Specific Lot Guidelines (this addenda shows amended garage locations for nominated lots and amended site level for Lot 520)
Addenda to Type 5 - South Facing Lots (this addenda shows the amended diagram for single and double storey development on page 27 of the guidelines)