UPDATE - Planning a Better Mosman Park! New draft policy on laneways


The Town is undertaking a review of the existing planning framework around our laneways, in light of the new development and subdivision opportunities that Local Planning Scheme No. 3 has brought. 

Laneways have been reviewed and categorised into two streams which influences how the Town will treat them moving forward.

You may have received a letter from the Town notifying you of this review and which category laneway your property abuts.
To be clear, for those abutting a Category A laneway, land for widening is only provided to the Town when you choose to subdivide your property. If you do not subdivide, then the laneway next to your property does not get widened. 

We are not going to remove anyone’s fence, garage, shed, garden or trees ahead of you commencing the subdivision process. 

This policy has already been in place for more than 15 years, except that the existing policy did not categorise the laneways. The major outcome of this review is that some laneways will no longer be subject to widening requirements (Category B). 

Other changes include subdivision lot layout requirements, and revised development standards. These will help to create pleasant laneways with well-designed infill development.  If you own property next to a laneway, we want to hear from you.

Council has endorsed this policy for public consultation. Download a copy of the Council Report, detailing the changes, and a copy of the policy to read the details

How do I comment?

  • Comment period: 6 April to 18 May 2018 (Six weeks) – has been extended due to delayed receipt of letters.
  • Submissions are preferred by email and must include “Submission for draft policy LPP04” in the subject line.
  • Postal submissions addressed to PO Box 3, Mosman Park, WA 6912.

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