Character Protection Areas


The City of Bayswater has three Character Protection Areas (CPAs) in Maylands, Mount Lawley and Bayswater.  The CPAs are areas which have been identified as having a large number of character homes and high amenity.  To help protect and retain the character in these areas, the City has adopted the 'Character Protection Areas' town planning policy. 


Character Protection Area Policy

The Character Protection Area (CPA) Policy has requirements for new residential developments within the CPA areas.  The policy requires new developments reflect the existing character in the area through building orientation, bulk form and scale, roof pitch and form, streetscape and car ports and garages.  The full policy can be found on the City's Planning and Development Legislation and Policies page. 


Character Protection Policy


Further Information and Contact

For further information on what types of development can occur in the CPAs please contact the City's Statutory Planning Department on (08) 9272 0921 or via email to 

For information on the CPA policy please contact the City's Strategic Planning Department on (08) 9272 0649 or via email to 


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