City planning staff can assist with enquiriesPlanning approval is required for most types of development and land use in the City of Fremantle. Development includes:

  • the erection, construction or demolition of any building or structure
  • building alterations or additions
  • excavation work.

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For more information on planning approval please see planning FAQ.

Applicants can discuss planning proposals and preliminary plans with planning officers to get an idea of the planning process. Planning officers can advise applicants on a proposed development or use and the information required to lodge a complete application.

The Planning Officers' services can be accessed through contacting the duty planner Monday to Friday 9.00 am-4.00 pm on 08 9432 9999 or Please note in person meetings require an appointment made prior to the day.

Other relevant information may also be found in the Your business section of this website.

New Planning and Development Regulations 2015

New Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (WA) were gazetted on 25 August 2015 and take effect on 19 October 2015. The New Regulations are a major part of WA’s planning reform agenda and make changes to permitted development and other planning processes. If you would like to know more about the new Planning and Development Regulations 2015 please visit the Western Australia Planning Commission website.

New State Planning Policy 3.7 - Planning Bushfire Prone Areas

As of 8 April 2016, new development requirements outlined in State Planning Policy 3.7 - Planning Bushfire Prone Areas will apply to lots in designated Bushfire Prone Areas. If you would like to know more about the impact these requirements may have on future development for your property, please visit the following link - Bushfire Prone Areas

Please refer to the link of the WA Accredited Practitioners (View bpad accredited preactioner register) who will be able to assist with the relevant Bushfire Prone Area affected properties. Link -

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Planning services
City of Fremantle
Town Hall Centre
8 William Street, Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9430 4634