Under the City of Belmont Local Planning Scheme No 15, a commercial vehicle is defined as:
“a vehicle whether licensed or not and which is used or designed for use for business purposes or otherwise in conjunction with a trade or profession and without limiting the generality of the foregoing includes any trailer, tractor and an attachment to any of them and any bus or earthmoving machine whether self propelled or not but shall not include a vehicle designed for use as a passenger car, a van, utility or light truck which is rated by the manufacturer as being suitable to carry loads of up to 1.5 tonnes."
Section 5.18 of the Scheme states that a person shall not park or permit to be parked a licensed or unlicensed commercial vehicle on residential land unless approval has been granted by the City’s Planning Department. A copy of Local Planning Scheme No 15 scheme text is provided below so the full requirements under section 5.18 can be viewed.
Should you wish to park a commercial vehicle on residential land you will need to submit an application for planning approval. The following information will need to be submitted:
- MRS Form 1 (Note: MRS Form 1 must be signed by the registered landowner).
- Commercial Vehicle Parking on Residential Land Additional Information Form and Checklist (Note: this checklist included other information that is also required to be submitted).
- Planning fee - $147.
Section 223 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 provides that a person who parks a commercial vehicle on residential land without approval commits an offence under the Act and is liable to a penalty of $200,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine of $25,000 for each day during which the offence continues. These maximum fines are multiplied by five (under the Sentencing Act 1995) where the offence is committed by a company.
Lodgement of Applications
Please note fees must be paid in full upon lodgement with the City. Applications can be lodged using one of the following methods:
City of Belmont Civic Centre
215 Wright Street
Cloverdale WA 6105
City of Belmont
Locked Bag 379
Cloverdale WA 6985
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