Lodging an application for development approval

Lodge applications for Development Approval online (improvement schemes)

The Department's Online Lodgement Facility provides the functionality (through e-lodgement and large-file transfer) for users to lodge applications for Development Approval online. 

Lodging an application requires the applicant to: 

  • provide details of the applicant, land owner and proposed development 
  • complete and upload the application form (download the form via the link below) 
  • calculate and pay the application fee 
  • Upload electronic copies of supporting information, such as: development plans, technical reports and any other related information.


Access the online lodgement facility 



Significant development proposals

Applications for developments of State or regional significance to be determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission are subject to a different process. 

Details of that application process – including application forms and fees – can be found on the State Development Assessment Unit page. 

State Development Assessment Unit Applications

Application form 

Application fees

Planning and Development Act 2005 - Planning and Development Regulations 2009

Supporting materials

The following material is provided to assist with lodgement of an application for Development Approval: 


Page last reviewed 18 September 2020
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