General planning advice

The City is here to help with any enquiries or questions you may have regarding planning.

The City can provide general planning advice such as:

  • Legislative requirements of Local Planning Scheme No. 3 and Planning and Development Regulations 2015
  • The development approvals process including types of development applications, fees, and payment methods
  • Exemptions under the Development Regulations 2015
  • The types of land uses
  • Matters regarding unauthorised land-use such as home businesses, short stay accommodation and privacy issues relating to structures such as decks, patios and fences
  • Advice on the requirements of a development application (DA) for the approval of unauthorised land use and structures
  • Design Review Panel process
  • Development application lodgement questions
  • Timeframes and planning policy information.

This information can be found on the City’s website, via email, via phone or in person.

Via websiteUsing the Address and Application Assistant
Via phoneDuty Planning Officers are available from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday for phone enquiries. This can be obtained by phoning (08) 9205 8555
In personDuty Planning Officers are available from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday as the at the counter at the City’s Administration Centre, 25 Cedric Street Stirling
At Inglewood LibraryDuty Planning Officer is available every second Wednesday 10.00am - 3.00pm. No bookings necessary, however it is advisable to contact the library to confirm the session. For more information, please contact Stirling Libraries - Inglewood on (08) 9205 8770.