Inglewood Character Retention Guidelines

The City has recently asked the community for their attitudes on revisiting the planning controls that apply to the area and which are outlined in the Inglewood Character Retention Guidelines. Closing date: 28 June 2021 Follow project

Following consultation with the community at the August 2021 Council Meeting a new policy has been adopted Local Planning Policy 3.1A Character Retention Guidelines Inglewood. The original Local Planning Policy 3.1 has been amended to include only Menora and Mt Lawley, no other changes have been made.


Why does the City control development in the way it does in the heritage Protection Area?

Council has previously resolved that development in the Heritage Protection Area should reflect the character and style of existing houses in the area.

Why is the City undertaking this survey?

Some community members have suggested that the development controls in the Inglewood Heritage Protection Area could be amended to provide more flexibility while still protecting the heritage character of the area.

Is the City looking at changes that will affect the streetscape of the area?

No - The City is only asking whether controls can be relaxed where development is located:

  • At the rear of existing houses
  • Fronting a laneways
  • On a corner lot. 

Will the City be looking at heritage controls in Mount Lawley and Menora?

No  - this survey applies to Inglewood only – there are no plans simular surveys in other areas.

What will happen if the community wants changes to the planning controls in Inglewood?

Council will consider the outcomes of the community consultation in February 2021, and will decide what action to take based on comments received.


Council called for a report on options to undertake community consultation with residents in the Inglewood Heritage Protection Area

December 2019

Council resolves to undertake community consultation

February 2020

Community consultation delayed due to Covid-19

April - September 2020

Initial community consultation commences

October 2020

Initial community consultation closes

November 2020

Council considers outcomes of initial consultation and decides to investigate flexibility of the policy for Inglewood following more consultation

February 2021

Community workshop

March 2021

Present draft Inglewood Character Retention Policy to Council for adoption to advertise

25 May 2021

Formal advertising of the draft policy

7 June 2021

Community drop in session

12 June 2021

Present draft Inglewood Character Retention Policy to Council for final adoption

August 2021
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For more information, or to receive this information in an alternative format, please contact Neil Maull, Coordinator Schemes and Policy, City Planning on (08) 9205 8555

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