State Development Assessment Unit forms and fees

Relevant forms, fees and details of the application process.

State Development Assessment Application Process

Submitting an application for assessment of a significant development proposal by the Western Australian Planning Commission is as follows:

  1. To commence the process, complete the online Intent to Lodge form.
  2. An officer from our planning team will review your submission and will be in contact to discuss next steps, including the completion of one of the following forms:
  • Form 17A – Pre-lodgement advice request to facilitate early discussions regarding your application, prior to lodgement. 
  • Form 17B – Application for development approval as part of your development application package for determination by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

In the event that you need to amend or withdraw your application, please complete Form 17C – Application to amend or cancel significant development approval.

Applicants will be emailed an access key to upload the relevant form, plans and supporting documentation to our large file transfer facility.

To facilitate formal lodgement of your application, you will also be provided with fee payment details by email.


Intent to Lodge Form

An application will be deemed compliant when the Department has received all relevant information, the appropriate application form and payment of your application fee.

Applicants are advised that information and plans lodged as part of the application may form part of the agenda of the Western Australian Planning Commission meetings.

Checklist for Form 17B - Application for development approval
Form 17C – Application to amend or cancel significant development approval
Lodging an application for development approval guide for applicants


A fee will be required to be paid to confirm lodgement of the application and shall be in accordance with the published schedule

Fees are exempt from GST. EFT Transfer details will be provided to an applicant prior to lodgement of an application.

Page reviewed 9 September 2021