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Planning Services

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Planning Services

The City's Planning Services provides information and guidelines for development applications for residents, developers, builders and planners.


The City provides appointment-based over the counter customer service for general planning queries. Customers can make 15 minute appointments between 12pm and 4.30pm, Monday – Friday. To make an appointment please contact the City on 1300 422 664 and provide:

  • your name and contact number
  • the address of the property you are wanting to discuss
  • a short description of what the appointment is about.

You can also send us an online enquiry. For more complex planning enquiries, you can submit a request for written planning advice by logging into your My Canning online portal.

Is planning approval required?

View our information sheet to learn more about when planning approval is required.

Archival Search for Planning Records

Planning records held by the City are available to the owner of any property in the City of Canning. These records consist of any available Development Approvals (DAs) plans and documents for the property in question. If you require copies of any Building approvals (not Planning), please see the Building Services page for more information. Copies of plans acquired from a Planning or Building Archive Search are not to be submitted for the purposes of making an application. Archive plans are only to be used as a guide for the making of new plans.

To apply for an Archival Search for Planning Records, please complete an online enquiry.

The City will make every effort to obtain copies of the planning records within 20 working days, however if plans are not available or are not legible the cost of the Archiving Search will not be refunded. Please refer to the Planning Fees Schedule for a list of our current fees for this service. All fees are due before the search is carried out, we will notify you of how to make payment once your application has been lodged.

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