VICTORIA PARK – No.29B (Lot 3) Temple Street - Grouped Dwelling

The Town has received a development application for Grouped Dwelling. In accordance with Local Planning Policy 37 – “Community Consultation on Planning Proposals”, you are invited to comment on the following matters:

  • Boundary Setbacks– The Residential Design Codes prescribes the minimum setback distance of buildings from boundaries other than the street. The application proposes variations to the setback of the following walls:
    • Ground Floor wall of north eastern elevation - 1.5 metres required; 1.3 metres proposed to north eastern boundary.
    • Ground Floor wall of south western elevation - 1.5 metres required; 1.3 metres proposed to north eastern boundary.

The Town has received a development application for Grouped Dwelling. In accordance with Local Planning Policy 37 – “Community Consultation on Planning Proposals”, you are invited to comment on the following matters:

  • Boundary Setbacks– The Residential Design Codes prescribes the minimum setback distance of buildings from boundaries other than the street. The application proposes variations to the setback of the following walls:
    • Ground Floor wall of north eastern elevation - 1.5 metres required; 1.3 metres proposed to north eastern boundary.
    • Ground Floor wall of south western elevation - 1.5 metres required; 1.3 metres proposed to north eastern boundary.
    • Upper Floor wall of south western porch pier - 1.2 metres required; 1.1 metres proposed to north eastern boundary.
    • Upper Floor wall of south western elevation – 2.8 metres required; 2.5 metres proposed to north eastern boundary.
    • Upper Floor wall of north eastern elevation – 2.7 metres required; 2.5 metres proposed to north eastern boundary.
  • Maximum Height of Boundary Wall – A boundary wall to the common boundary with 29A Temple Street with a maximum height of 3.7 metres above natural ground level in lieu of a maximum height of 3.5 metres as permitted under Council’s Local Planning Policy – Boundary Walls.
  • Average Height of Boundary Wall – A boundary wall to the common boundary with 29A Temple Street with an average height of 3.28 metres above natural ground level in lieu of an average height of 3 metres as permitted under Council’s Local Planning Policy – Boundary Walls.
  • Fill and Retaining behind Street Setback Line
    • A retaining wall is proposed to be constructed along the north western common boundary with 29B Temple Street and 40 McMillan Street. The retaining wall is proposed to have a varying height of between 1.1 metres and 0.9 metres above natural ground level. The Residential Design Codes permit filling and associated retaining walls behind the street setback line and within 1.0 metre of a common boundary up to a maximum height of 500mm above natural ground level.
    • A retaining wall is proposed to be constructed along the north eastern common boundary with 29B Temple Street and 38 McMillan Street. The retaining wall is proposed to have a varying height of between 0.6 metres and 0.3 metres above natural ground level. The Residential Design Codes permit filling and associated retaining walls behind the street setback line and within 1.0 metre of a common boundary up to a maximum height of 500mm above natural ground level.
    • A retaining wall is proposed to be constructed along the south western common boundary with 29B Temple Street and 29A Temple Street. The retaining wall is proposed to have a varying height of between 1.0 metres and 0.0 metres above natural ground level. The Residential Design Codes permit filling and associated retaining walls behind the street setback line and within 1.0 metre of a common boundary up to a maximum height of 500mm above natural ground level.
  • Visual Privacy– The Residential Design Codes prescribes minimum setback distances for unscreened major openings from boundaries in order to achieve a reasonable level of privacy. The application proposes variations of the master bedroom to the common boundary with 27B Temple Street – 4.5 metres required; 4.4 metres proposed.
  • Building Height – The Residential Design Codes permit the proposed dwelling to have a maximum wall height of 6.0 metres and maximum ridge height of 9.0 metres. The dwelling is proposed to have a 6.8 metre wall height and 8.6 metre ridge height.
  • Overshadowing – the proposed development will cast a shadow on the adjoining property at No. 29A Templet Street resulting in 51.3% of the property being overshadowed in lieu of a maximum of 35%.

Where can I view the application?

A copy of the plans and supporting information are available to view in the Plans and Documents section located on the right side of this page.

How can I comment?

Any comments you wish to make on the proposal are to be submitted by close of business 14 May 2020, by one of the following:

  • Online, using the submission form below
  • By email: admin@vicpark.wa.gov.au, quoting reference number 5.2020.105.1
  • By letter: Town of Victoria Park, Locked Bag No. 437, Victoria Park WA 6979, quoting reference number 5.2020.105.1

How can I find out more information?

The assessing officer for the application is Planning Officer, Sturt McDonald. You can contact Sturt on 08 9311 8111 or ask a question via the link below.

For detailed enquiries, we recommend that you contact the assessing officer.

Who will decide this application?

The decision-maker for this development application is the Town of Victoria Park.

It is noted that the decision-maker will take into account the comments received, however, are not obliged to support these views.


  • Send us your comments by 5pm Thursday 14 May 2020

    Please note that only submissions with verifiable names and addresses can be accepted.



    Send us your comments by 5pm Thursday 14 May 2020

    Please note that only submissions with verifiable names and addresses can be accepted.


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