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Local development plans (LDPs)

Local development plans, sometimes referred to as LDPs, provide design criteria for future development of particular sites. They are much smaller in scale than structure plans and therefore contain specific development criteria to supplement the Local Planning Scheme, local planning policies and the Residential Design Codes. A list of current local development plans within the City of Fremantle is provided below:

​Structure plans

The City of Fremantle has 11 areas (see Schedule 6 of City of Fremantle Local Planning Scheme No. 4 (Davis Park not included in Scheme) or the City's maps). Development areas are large parcels of land zoned as 'development'. 

Development areas are comprised of large parcels of land that are capable of substantial redevelopment and may have different building and land use requirements, or may currently not be zoned for use. In most cases, before a planning application in a Development area can be considered, a structure plan must be in place for the specific area in order to guide subdivision, land use and development. This is due to the fact that these areas may not have the necessary sewerage, water connections, etc. and, therefore, redevelopment of these areas needs to be coordinated with service and infrastructure delivery. 

Structure planning process 

Structure plans are usually proposed by the owner(s) of the land and then lodged with the City. Once received, the City advertises the structure plan to the community for public comment. At the close of the advertising period, the plan and submissions are sent to the City of Fremantle Council for consideration. Council makes a recommendation as to whether or not the structure plan should be adopted and sends the recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).

The WAPC makes the final determination on the structure plan. For a more detailed description of the Structure plan process, please see Schedule 2, clause 14 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

Contact a Strategic Planning Officer on 1300 693 736 for further information on any of the development areas, structure plans or the structure plan process.

Status of each development area

Development area (DA)



DA1 Knutsford Street East

The Knutsford Street East Structure Plan was previously adopted by Council in February 2008.

Council recommended to WAPC amendments to the structure plan be approved in September 2017.

The Knutsford Street East Structure Plan with amendments was approved by the WAPC 10 April 2018.

  1. Approved structure plan
  2. Appendices to original structure plan - 2006

DA2 Daly and Hollis Street tip site South Fremantle landfill site

No structure plan is proposed or adopted for this development area. 

The site is registered under the Contaminated Sites Act 2003 with a current classification of “contaminated – remediation required” and requirements for site monitoring and remediation preclude development in the short to medium term future.


DA3 Fremantle chalet Village

No structure plan is proposed or adopted for this development area.

Development applications received prior to the adoption of a structure plan are to be assessed in accordance with the position paper endorsed by the City of Fremantle and the Department of Environment and Health (June 2004). Refer to the link opposite for a copy of this paper. 

  1. Fremantle Village - position paper (June 2004) 

NOTE: It is noted this document is not a structure plan. Furthermore, the Contaminated Sites Act is now the primary legislation guiding the management and use of contaminated sites.

DA4 Swanbourne Street

Council recommended to WAPC approval of the structure plan, with minor modifications, 26 November 2014.

WAPC approved the structure plan 8 September 2015.

  1. Structure plan document
  2. Appendices (>10mb)


DA5 Leighton marshalling yards

See development plan 17 in Local planning scheme No 4 and the relevant local planning policies

  1. D.G.N12 Leighton Marshalling Yards Land Use and Development Policy
  2. D.G.N14 Leighton Design Guidelines

DA6   Wool testing and Sealanes sites. 174 Marine Terrace, South Fremantle

Council adopted the structure plan in October 2007 (WAPC approval not required).

Also see development plan 20 in Local planning scheme No 4.

  1. Structure plan document

DA7 Former Lefroy Road Quarry


Original structure plan adoption - October 2011.

WAPC approval for amendments to existing structure plan - 14 February 2019. The amendment introduced Lot 5 (No. 2) Strang Street into the structure plan area.

Further information can be found on the My Say Freo website.

  1. Structure plan text 
  2. Structure plan map
  3. Appendix - design report 
  4. Appendix - environmental assessment
  5. Appendix - transport assessment

Background Information:

  1. Original Structure Plan Text and Map - October 2011


DA13 100 Hampton Road, Fremantle

No structure plan is proposed or adopted for this development area


DA18 9 -15 McCabe Street

State Administrative Tribunal issued Orders (to approve subject to conditions) 3 March 2009.

  1. Structure plan document
  2. Structure plan map

DA18 140 Stirling Highway

Council adopted the structure plan December 2009 (WAPC approval not required).

  1. Structure plan map

DA18 Former Matilda Bay Brewery site (No. 130 Stirling Highway. North Fremantle)

WAPC Approval granted for structure plan on 6 October 2020.

  1. Structure plan text and map
  2. Supporting documents (Appendices 1-8)

DA19 Clontarf Hill

No structure plan is proposed or adopted for this development area


 Davis Park Precinct

(No development area number allocated)

WAPC Approval granted for structure plan on 14 May 2021.

  1. Structure Plan Text - Parts 1 & 2 (includes map)

Background Information:

  1. Environmental Assessment Report
  2. Arboricultural Report
  3. Retail Sustainability Assessment
  4. Landscape Report
  5. Traffic Impact Assessment
  6. Local Water Management Plan








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