Our plans for Wungong Urban

Our work in this area is guided by the framework set in place by what was the Armadale Redevelopment Authority.

The planning framework includes a comprehensive master plan, redevelopment scheme, policies and design guidelines, and strict conditions for managing the natural environment in all development activity.

Who is the planning authority?

We are the planning authority for the Armadale redevelopment area, including the area known as Wungong Urban.


Do you need approval?

Some developments require approval, whereas some minor works and activities don't.

In some cases, you'll need to apply for a development application but in many cases your development may be exempt. Some examples of works exempt may include:

  • the construction of a swimming pool or pool barrier in your backyard
  • demolition or erection of a patio, pergola, garage, carport, fence or shed
  • erection of a single dwelling on a lot bigger than 260m2
  • erection of signage or advertising

Our Information Sheet provides more information on what is exempt and what isn't.

What do I need to do if my development is exempt?

Even if you are exempt, a building permit is still generally required from the City of Armadale.

Should the proposal be for the erection of a compliant single dwelling on a lot with an area greater than 260m2, a planning advice request will need to be submitted to us for consideration.

We will issue planning advice to the City of Armadale with a copy provided to the applicant to accompany their future building permit submission.

You can request planning advice using the Armadale/Wungong Planning Advice Application page.

Development application process

All developers need to submit a development application to us for approval for any development.

There are a series of steps involved in obtaining planning approval which can take up to 90 days for standard developments and 120 days for major projects.

  1. Design Phase: A concept for the development is considered and the requirement for planning approval is determined by the applicant. 
  2. Pre-Lodgement Meeting: A meeting with our Planning Team to discuss the application and/or process. While the meeting is optional, we strongly encourage discussion at the pre-lodgement stage. 
  3. Lodgement: The development application is compiled and submitted to our Planning Team along with the required fee. 
  4. Assessment: Our team assesses proposed development in line with the relevant planning framework and refers it to the relevant agencies. It could also be referred to independent consultants, design review panels or advertised for public comment.
  5. Decide and Inform: Notification of the outcome for the development application is given. 

Throughout the process our Planning Team will liaise with you where required. An additional Working Drawings process may be requested if necessary. Only once approval has been given can you apply for a Building License from your Local Government. 

There's some answers to lots of frequently asked questions and a detailed step by step diagram on the development application process page. 

Building or renovating in the area

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    Building or renovating?

    Find the regulations, guidelines and policies you need to comply with in this area.

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    Before you get started

    Minor works and activities may not need development approval. Find out whether your development is exempt.

The Wungong Urban Development Contribution Scheme

Our Wungong Urban project needs new infrastructure, housing, transport links, community facilities and more to service the area.

For this project, we have a $265million Development Contribution Scheme where each developer will contribute to the cost of providing facilities and infrastructure. This scheme has been adopted under our MRA Redevelopment Scheme for the Armadale area. Read the Development Contribution Scheme review report for more information.