Threadgold Architecture has a comprehensive understanding of the planning approval mechanisms and legislative framework of town planning in Western Australia and offers town planning services to clients.  The statutory planning component of any development is crucial for the success and expeditious approval of a project.  Planning schemes vary significantly from local government to local government and projects therefore require a thorough and accurate interpretation of the relevant planning legislation and planning policy for the successful planning and design of a project.

The practice offers statutory planning advice for your project to identify areas of uncertainty prior to commencing the approval process and to identify design solutions that will satisfy local planning objectives via an alternative solution.  Threadgold Architecture’s planning services include:

  • Development Applications and Planning Approvals
  • Master Planning
  • Planning Appeals to local Council and/or State Administrative Tribunal
  • General Planning Advice
  • Development Approval Objections
  • Planning Reports for Variations
  • Change of Use Approval
  • Development Assessments
  • Extractive Industry Development Applications

A new use to an existing building or site not only requires significant structural alterations to the building and building services but generally also requires a planning approval for a change of use.  A change of land use planning application can only be avoided if:

  • the use is permitted within the zone – denoted as (P)
  • there is compliance with the Town Planning Scheme
  • does not involve the carrying out of any building or other works

The practice enjoys a 100% success rate for extractive industry development approval applications elevated to the State Administrative Tribunal for review.  Threadgold Architecture has a demonstrative understanding of the legislative and planning policies that govern extractive industry applications (i.e. Department of Environment, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Department of Water). Reference




Alf Sorbello

“I’ve known Stuart for about 8 years. At all of our consultant meetings I’ve been impressed by his polite, professional attitude and in-depth knowledge of his profession. His prices have always been fair and very competitive. He has a knowledge that can also save you time and money. He will always make an effort to follow things through quickly and advise you so that you may gain the best outcome for your project. With these things in mind I can thoroughly recommend Stuart.”

Director, AS Pty Ltd

John Finlay-Jones

“We commissioned Threadgold Architecture for the refurbishment of our house in Dalkeith for both design and contract administration services. We were delighted with the design which Stuart tendered to a select group of local builders. We were also grateful for Stuart’s contractual understanding and attention to detail which kept the builder focussed on the desired outcomes throughout the building process. We are very happy with the renovations and the enjoyment we now get from our transformed living areas.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University

Craig Dorrington

“I was very impressed with the ideas that Stuart incorporated into the design for our family home in Perth.   Stuart designed a free-flowing open plan living space that perfectly suits our family of four. Stuart listened to our ideas and delivered the brief within the budget constraints.  My wife and I would be happy to recommend Threadgold Architecture as a business that still promotes the old values of honesty and integrity.”

Director, Dorrington Plumbing and Gas

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