To apply for Planning consent or a Building Permit you will need to complete an application form and provide other information before the proposal can be assessed. There may also be other forms that will be required and these are listed below.

If you are required to obtain development approval you must complete the Application for Development Approval form, which is included below with its accompanying information sheet.

If you are unsure whether you are also required to complete the Adjoining Owners Comment Form or the Additional Information for Development Approval for Advertisements please contact the planning team on 9841 9333 or email planning@albany.wa.gov.au.

For more information about signs and advertising signage please see our signs page.

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Application for Development Approval Form (100KB) View File  OR   Download FileThese 'Application for Development' forms comply with the format specified in the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 and have been produced to allow completion electronically. Please NOTE*. Payment must be made before this application can be processed.
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Planning: Application Requirements for Planning Scheme Consent (185KB) View File  OR   Download FileInformation for applications for Planning Scheme Consent. Your plans should show as much information as possible, otherwise delays in processing approvals may occur. If you need help deciding what information you should show, please consult Council's Planning Department via phone (08) 9841 9383 or email planning@albany.wa.gov.au. Depending on the nature of your application additional information may be required than what is listed above. A Planning Officer will contact you if more information is required.
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Adjoining Owners Comment Form - Development Applications Requiring Assessment (42KB) View File  OR   Download FileDevelopment application requiring assessment. Form to be completed by adjoining owner / neighbour. Please be aware that you are under no obligation to sign this form unless you want your comment to be considered.
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Planning: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL FOR ADVERTISEMENTS (50KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis form should be completed if your planning application requires a sign.

For application forms see Building Services. Also see the applicable checklist to help you gather all the information you need to lodge your application.

Copies of approved building plans are kept in the City of Albany archives. More recent plans are stored electronically. If you need a copy of these plans, we can search the records held and provide a copy to you. You will need to complete a search request form, signed by the owner of the property and pay the applicable fee. See 'Request for Building Plans' form below which also lists fees.

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Building Services: Request for Building Plans (57KB) View File  OR   Download FileBUILDING SERVICES: SEARCH REQUEST FOR BUILDING PLANS