Proposed Revocation of Local Planning Policies

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Council, at its Ordinary Meeting held on 14 September 2021 endorsed consultation to remove two local planning policies. The policies proposed to be removed are:

  • Policy No. 7.5.9 Home Business, Home Occupation, Home Office and Home Store
  • Policy No. 7.5.20 Street Addressing

The Council meeting minutes are available here.

Why remove them?

Both policies present conflicting standards under state legislation and federal standards.

Most home-based businesses are required to have no undesirable impact on neighbourhood amenity, which is embedded within their use definition. This means they cannot exist in residential areas unless it can be proven their impact would be minimal and largely undistinguishable from the operations of a normal residential dwelling.

A break down of each type of home-based use is provided as part of consultation.

Street addressing is dealt with by Australian Standards and Landgate guidelines, which supersedes the City’s Street Addressing Policy.

Share your thoughts

We are keen to hear what our community thinks about removing both policies.

You can send your feedback to us directly at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Feedback is invited until: 5pm Monday 1 November 2021.

Council, at its Ordinary Meeting held on 14 September 2021 endorsed consultation to remove two local planning policies. The policies proposed to be removed are:

  • Policy No. 7.5.9 Home Business, Home Occupation, Home Office and Home Store
  • Policy No. 7.5.20 Street Addressing

The Council meeting minutes are available here.

Why remove them?

Both policies present conflicting standards under state legislation and federal standards.

Most home-based businesses are required to have no undesirable impact on neighbourhood amenity, which is embedded within their use definition. This means they cannot exist in residential areas unless it can be proven their impact would be minimal and largely undistinguishable from the operations of a normal residential dwelling.

A break down of each type of home-based use is provided as part of consultation.

Street addressing is dealt with by Australian Standards and Landgate guidelines, which supersedes the City’s Street Addressing Policy.

Share your thoughts

We are keen to hear what our community thinks about removing both policies.

You can send your feedback to us directly at mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

Feedback is invited until: 5pm Monday 1 November 2021.

Page last updated: 30 September 2021, 16:15