Amendment 69 Small Secondary Dwellings

Consultation has concluded


The City of Fremantle initiated Scheme Amendment 69 to remove the sunset clause and allow the small secondary dwelling provisions to remain in Fremantle's local planning scheme.



Amendment under Western Australian Planning Commission’s consideration

Following the submission period and Planning Committee meeting, Council adopted Planning Scheme Amendment 69 at its ordinary meeting on Wednesday 24 May 2017. A copy of the Council report and resolution is available.

Council also resolved to forward the amendment to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval. The WAPC is currently considering the amendment.



Amendment 69 to be presented to council

The Planning Committee has considered the Officers Report for Amendment 69. A report which assesses the public comment recieved has been prepared, presenting a final version of the amendment for adoption by Council. Council will consider this report when they meet on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

The report and minutes for the planning committeee meeting are available for viewing on the council agendas and minutes page.

The agenda for the council meeting will be available for viewing on the afternoon of Friday 19 May 2017 on the council agendas and minutes page.



Submission period closed

Thank you to everyone who commented on our proposed small secondary dwelling planning scheme amendment.

The Planning Officers will consider all submissions and prepare a report with a recommendation for the Planning Committeee to consider at an upcoming meeting.

We will continue to provide updates on My Say Freo.



Background to Amendment 69


In December 2011 the Minister for Planning approved Amendment 46 allowing homeowners to construct a small secondary dwelling on their property and rent it out independently as self-contained accommodation. This paved the way for state-wide changes in planning policy for small dwellings. Over the past five years many of the restrictions on ancillary accommodation under the West Australian planning framework have been removed.

Amendment 46 included a sunset clause, meaning the provisions for small secondary dwellings would only apply to Fremantle's local planning scheme for five years. This was designed to enable a review to consider any significant changes that may have occurred after the provisions were introduced.

This sunset clause has now expired and the City of Fremantle initiated a new scheme amendment (Amendment 69) to remove the sunset clause and continue using the small secondary dwelling provisions.

Small secondary dwellings played a part in a unique suite of approaches to promote housing innovation, affordability and diversity. The City is continuing to investigate housing options for Fremantle, including the Freo Alternative: Big Thinking About Small Housing project.



The City of Fremantle initiated Scheme Amendment 69 to remove the sunset clause and allow the small secondary dwelling provisions to remain in Fremantle's local planning scheme.



Amendment under Western Australian Planning Commission’s consideration

Following the submission period and Planning Committee meeting, Council adopted Planning Scheme Amendment 69 at its ordinary meeting on Wednesday 24 May 2017. A copy of the Council report and resolution is available.

Council also resolved to forward the amendment to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final approval. The WAPC is currently considering the amendment.



Amendment 69 to be presented to council

The Planning Committee has considered the Officers Report for Amendment 69. A report which assesses the public comment recieved has been prepared, presenting a final version of the amendment for adoption by Council. Council will consider this report when they meet on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

The report and minutes for the planning committeee meeting are available for viewing on the council agendas and minutes page.

The agenda for the council meeting will be available for viewing on the afternoon of Friday 19 May 2017 on the council agendas and minutes page.



Submission period closed

Thank you to everyone who commented on our proposed small secondary dwelling planning scheme amendment.

The Planning Officers will consider all submissions and prepare a report with a recommendation for the Planning Committeee to consider at an upcoming meeting.

We will continue to provide updates on My Say Freo.



Background to Amendment 69


In December 2011 the Minister for Planning approved Amendment 46 allowing homeowners to construct a small secondary dwelling on their property and rent it out independently as self-contained accommodation. This paved the way for state-wide changes in planning policy for small dwellings. Over the past five years many of the restrictions on ancillary accommodation under the West Australian planning framework have been removed.

Amendment 46 included a sunset clause, meaning the provisions for small secondary dwellings would only apply to Fremantle's local planning scheme for five years. This was designed to enable a review to consider any significant changes that may have occurred after the provisions were introduced.

This sunset clause has now expired and the City of Fremantle initiated a new scheme amendment (Amendment 69) to remove the sunset clause and continue using the small secondary dwelling provisions.

Small secondary dwellings played a part in a unique suite of approaches to promote housing innovation, affordability and diversity. The City is continuing to investigate housing options for Fremantle, including the Freo Alternative: Big Thinking About Small Housing project.