Scheme Amendment: Additional Uses to No. 59 Ellen St, Fremantle

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The City of Fremantle has initiated Local Planning Scheme Amendment No. 81 to allow for 'additional uses' to an existing residential dwelling located at No. 59 Ellen Street, Fremantle.

This property was previously used as a medical practice (Ellen Health) until the business vacated the premises some years ago. Due to the ‘Residential’ zoning of the land, the continued use of the property for a medical consulting purpose (or similar use) is currently prohibited under the planning scheme.

The City has received a request to establish a ‘veterinary hospital’ on the site; a land-use which is also not permitted under the current zoning. The business proposed would involve retaining the existing heritage-listed building and car parking on the site in order to operate a veterinary hospital from the property.

An amendment to the planning scheme for this property has been initiated by Council. This change would involve amending the planning scheme to allow for ‘additional’ land-uses of 'veterinary hospital', 'veterinary clinic', 'consulting rooms' and 'medical centre' without changing the existing ‘Residential’ zoning.

As part of the scheme amendment, it is proposed to include a condition restricting the number of aminals which are permitted to be hospitalised overnight to ten (10). Refer to the Council reports in the Document Library for further information.

How can I find more?

Further information on the potential scheme amendment, including a Council report which goes into more background and technical detail, can be found in the Document Library section on the right-hand side of this page.

Further information on the progress of this amendment will be published on this page as it comes to hand, under the 'Updates' tab below.

A hard copy of this information is also available on request.


Comments on the amendment are invited until 5pm on Friday 7 February 2020.




The City of Fremantle has initiated Local Planning Scheme Amendment No. 81 to allow for 'additional uses' to an existing residential dwelling located at No. 59 Ellen Street, Fremantle.

This property was previously used as a medical practice (Ellen Health) until the business vacated the premises some years ago. Due to the ‘Residential’ zoning of the land, the continued use of the property for a medical consulting purpose (or similar use) is currently prohibited under the planning scheme.

The City has received a request to establish a ‘veterinary hospital’ on the site; a land-use which is also not permitted under the current zoning. The business proposed would involve retaining the existing heritage-listed building and car parking on the site in order to operate a veterinary hospital from the property.

An amendment to the planning scheme for this property has been initiated by Council. This change would involve amending the planning scheme to allow for ‘additional’ land-uses of 'veterinary hospital', 'veterinary clinic', 'consulting rooms' and 'medical centre' without changing the existing ‘Residential’ zoning.

As part of the scheme amendment, it is proposed to include a condition restricting the number of aminals which are permitted to be hospitalised overnight to ten (10). Refer to the Council reports in the Document Library for further information.

How can I find more?

Further information on the potential scheme amendment, including a Council report which goes into more background and technical detail, can be found in the Document Library section on the right-hand side of this page.

Further information on the progress of this amendment will be published on this page as it comes to hand, under the 'Updates' tab below.

A hard copy of this information is also available on request.


Comments on the amendment are invited until 5pm on Friday 7 February 2020.



Consultation on this topic has concluded.

  • Amendment No. 81 Gazetted - May 2020

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    about 2 months ago

    On 5 May 2020, Scheme Amendment No. 81 was published in the State Government Gazette after being formally approved by the Minister for Planning. This means that the amendment now forms part of the City of Fremantle planning scheme. For further information, please refer to Schedule 2 of Local Planning Scheme No. 4, or otherwise contact the City's Strategic Planning Department.

    On 5 May 2020, Scheme Amendment No. 81 was published in the State Government Gazette after being formally approved by the Minister for Planning. This means that the amendment now forms part of the City of Fremantle planning scheme. For further information, please refer to Schedule 2 of Local Planning Scheme No. 4, or otherwise contact the City's Strategic Planning Department.

  • Outcome of Council Meetings - February 2020

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    4 months ago


    On 26 February 2020, the City of Fremantle Council gave its final approval to Scheme Amendment No. 81 by voting to support the amendment.

    The amendment will now be sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) who will make a final recommendation on the proposal to the Minister for Planning. If approved by the Minister, the amendment will be published in the Government Gazette and will then form part of the City’s Local Planning Scheme.

    The full report to Council can be found in the agendas and minutes for the Ordinary Meeting of Council (26 February), which can be downloaded from the City’s website on the ‘agendas and minutes’ page.

    If you require any further information, please contact the City’s Strategic Planning team on 9432 9999 or email planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au.


    On 26 February 2020, the City of Fremantle Council gave its final approval to Scheme Amendment No. 81 by voting to support the amendment.

    The amendment will now be sent to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) who will make a final recommendation on the proposal to the Minister for Planning. If approved by the Minister, the amendment will be published in the Government Gazette and will then form part of the City’s Local Planning Scheme.

    The full report to Council can be found in the agendas and minutes for the Ordinary Meeting of Council (26 February), which can be downloaded from the City’s website on the ‘agendas and minutes’ page.

    If you require any further information, please contact the City’s Strategic Planning team on 9432 9999 or email planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

  • Council Meetings - February 2020

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    5 months ago

    An item relating to the proposal will be considered by the Strategic Planning & Transport Committee on Wednesday 12 February 2020 and then at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 26 February 2020. Both meetings commence at the North Fremantle Community Hall, located at 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle at 6.00pm, and are open to the public.

    A copy of the Council report will be made available on the Agendas and Minutes page of the City's website, the Friday before each meeting.

    An item relating to the proposal will be considered by the Strategic Planning & Transport Committee on Wednesday 12 February 2020 and then at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 26 February 2020. Both meetings commence at the North Fremantle Community Hall, located at 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle at 6.00pm, and are open to the public.

    A copy of the Council report will be made available on the Agendas and Minutes page of the City's website, the Friday before each meeting.

  • Scheme Amendment Initiated

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    7 months ago

    At the Strategic Planning and Transport Committee held on Wednesday 20 November 2019, Council resolved to initiate a formal amendment to the planning scheme on the above-mentioned property.

    This scheme amendment (officially referred to as Amendment No. 81) would allow for additional land uses on the site of Veterinary Clinic, Veterinary Hospital, Consulting Rooms, or Medical Centre.

    You can view the minutes and other information by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes

    The City will be undertaking further consultation on the proposed Scheme amendment.

    At the Strategic Planning and Transport Committee held on Wednesday 20 November 2019, Council resolved to initiate a formal amendment to the planning scheme on the above-mentioned property.

    This scheme amendment (officially referred to as Amendment No. 81) would allow for additional land uses on the site of Veterinary Clinic, Veterinary Hospital, Consulting Rooms, or Medical Centre.

    You can view the minutes and other information by clicking here or visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes

    The City will be undertaking further consultation on the proposed Scheme amendment.
  • Committee Meeting - November

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    8 months ago

    This proposal will be considered by the Strategic Planning & Transport Committee on Wednesday 20 November 2019. This meeting is open to the public and commences at the North Fremantle Community Hall, located at 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle at 6.00pm.

    You can view the agenda by clicking here or find the agenda, report and any attachments by visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes Copies can also be viewed at the City Library located on the ground floor of the council offices at the Fremantle Oval, 70 Parry Street, Fremantle, during normal library hours.

    This proposal will be considered by the Strategic Planning & Transport Committee on Wednesday 20 November 2019. This meeting is open to the public and commences at the North Fremantle Community Hall, located at 2 Thompson Road, North Fremantle at 6.00pm.

    You can view the agenda by clicking here or find the agenda, report and any attachments by visiting: www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/council/agendas-and-minutes Copies can also be viewed at the City Library located on the ground floor of the council offices at the Fremantle Oval, 70 Parry Street, Fremantle, during normal library hours.
  • Community Consultation Commenced

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    10 months ago

    At the Strategic Planning and Transport meeting held on 21 August 2019, it was resolved to commence preliminary community consultation on the idea of introducing additional uses to the subject property.

    This consultation runs for 28 days, from Friday 13 September 2019 and will conclude at 5pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

    Submissions on the potential amendment are invited through My Say Freo (see the Your Comments tab above), via e-mail to planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au or by post addressed to City of Fremantle Strategic Planning Services, PO Box 807 Fremantle WA 6959.


    At the Strategic Planning and Transport meeting held on 21 August 2019, it was resolved to commence preliminary community consultation on the idea of introducing additional uses to the subject property.

    This consultation runs for 28 days, from Friday 13 September 2019 and will conclude at 5pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

    Submissions on the potential amendment are invited through My Say Freo (see the Your Comments tab above), via e-mail to planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au or by post addressed to City of Fremantle Strategic Planning Services, PO Box 807 Fremantle WA 6959.