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Scheme Amendment No.13 – Child Care Premises

Scheme Amendment No.13 – Child Care Premises


Proposed scheme amendment to restrict Child Care Premises in residential areas

Last Updated: 13 January 2022 Follow Engagement

At the November 2021 Ordinary Meeting of Council, Council resolved to initiate an amendment to list Child Care Premises as a prohibited use (X use) for sites within residential zoning located on Primary Regional Roads (PRR’s) being Canning Highway, Leach Highway, South Street and a portion of Stock Road.

The proposal is for a scheme amendment to:

  • Introduce in the LPS6 Zoning Table (Table 3), a new split classification for Child Care Premises located within residential areas which abut PRR’s;
  • Modify the existing “A” use classification within table 3  to an A/X4 classification with a notation detailing that such uses will be classed as an “X” use where they abut a PRR.

Opportunities to get involved

Any comments you wish to make on the proposed amendments are to be submitted by 4.00pm Thursday, 24 February 2022 by one of the following:

  • Online, using the submission form below
  • By letter to: Chief Executive Officer, City of Melville, Locked Bag 1, Booragoon WA 6954, quoting reference SC13
  • In person, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon

For more information about the proposal and what happens with your feedback, see the FAQs below.

Maximum 500 characters including spaces. For longer responses, please attach as a separate document.

Privacy and personal information:

In making a submission on a development application, you provide Council with personal information. This information will be held by Council to enable us to contact you in the course of consideration of the application and to ensure completeness of our records in relation to the application. Submissions are not confidential. They form part of the development application and may be included in reports to Council/ JDAP, and may be made available for public viewing.


What is the reasoning behind this scheme amendment?

This amendment is in response to community and Council concerns on the impact to children’s health and safety when childcare centres are located on busy roads.

How will the Scheme Amendment affect my property?

The proposed amendment will not change the zoning of your property. The proposal removes the ability for a child care centre to be developed on residential zoned sites which abut primary regional roads (PRR).

Will this impact existing centres already located on these roads?

No, the scheme amendment will only affect new proposals.

What happens with my submission?

We will consider all submissions in reporting to Council for consideration. Council’s resolution will then be forwarded to Western Australian Planning Commission for determination. 

Who is the decision maker?

The final decision maker is the Western Australian Planning Commission and / or the Minister of Planning. Submissions and the City of Melville’s Council resolution will be considered by the decision makers. 

How can I be kept informed of the outcomes of the proposal?

Click on the ‘Follow Engagement’ at the top of this page to be kept informed of the outcomes of this project.

Who's Listening

NameMichael Flanagan, Planning Officer
Phone08 9364 0666


  • 16 November 2021
  • Ordinary Meeting of Council
    Council resolved to recommend the amendment be initiated for advertising.
  • 13 January - 24 February 2022
  • Public comment period
    Community are invited to view the proposal and provide a formal submission.
  • TBC
  • Ordinary Meeting of Council
    Officer report, including recommendation and public submissions will be presented to Council.
  • TBC
  • Western Australian Planning Commission
    If approved, forward amendments to WAPC and Minister for Planning.

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