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Development Applications – Exempt – COVID 19

Temporary planning changes in response to the State of Emergency COVID - 19 pandemic

Amendments to the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, came into effect on 3 April 2020 providing the Minister for Planning with authority to temporarily override requirements and conditions set out in local planning schemes and existing conditions in planning approvals during a State of Emergency.

The City of Perth is now implementing the Minister for Planning’s Exemption Notice

On 8 April 2020 the Minister for Planning issued a Notice of Exemption in response to COVID-19 which outlines a range of temporary exemptions from certain approvals and requirements within the local planning framework.

On 22 April 2022 a succeeding update to Clause 78H Notice of Exemption was gazetted inclusive of Regulatory changes replacing exemption in the Notice.

The updated Notice of Exemption was signed by the Minister and came into effect on 4 March 2022.

These exemptions will remain in effect until 90 days after the end of the State of Emergency. 

We are here to help you navigate these important changes to the planning framework.

Should you wish to take advantage of the exemptions please complete this form and forward to

Further information is provided on Engage Perth or if you have specific questions relating to the above matters please contact the City of Perth’s Development Approvals Unit on (08) 9461 3333 between 8:30am to 5:00pm so we can provide assistance.