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Lodging your application

The Planning Services team is able to provide support and information to property owners, developers, builders, designers or applicants throughout the development application process. We encourage you to discuss your projects with our staff well before formal lodgement, to ensure your application progresses as quickly as possible.  Please contact one of our friendly staff today!

Before lodging your application, please check the following:

  • Check the property zoning
  • Application details are complete
  • Complete the Development Application Checklist
  • Advertising signage? Refer to our Signs page
  • Contact us with any queries prior to submitting

Once your application is ready, it must be lodged with fees payable to the City.

The easiest and fastest way to lodge a development application is via online or by email. Once submitted, an Information Officer will contact you for credit card details over the phone. Please do not disclose credit card details with emailed applications.

Email Applications

To lodge an application via email - complete and include the relevant application form (linked below) and include required attachments.

email [email protected]


Property Zoning

What’s My Property Zone

The zoning of a property determines what it can and can not be used for as well as what can and can not be built on it. Using the on-line mapping module you can find the zoning for any property within the City of Albany.

What is an R-Code

The Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) is a State Planning Policy which provides a comprehensive basis for the control of residential development throughout Western Australia. The R-Codes aims to address emerging design trends, promote sustainability, improve clarity and highlight assessment pathways to facilitate better residential design outcomes throughout Western Australia.

An R-Code indicates the density and design guidelines that should apply to each lot within the residential zone and is shown on the local planning scheme maps.

For more information about R-Codes please visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Subdivision and Land Development

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is responsible for determining all subdivision/amalgamation and survey strata applications in Western Australia. See the City's Subdivision and Land Development web page and WAPC website below.

Subdivision and Land Development WAPC Website