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Developers can apply for pre-DCR clearance on large residential subdivisions, allowing them to apply for land titles and bring their project to market earlier.


A project must satisfy all of the below criteria* to be eligible for pre-DCR clearance:

  • It is a large, residential subdivision in the external design and construct process.
  • Proof must be provided that construction on site has started and site works are in the advanced stages beyond clearing.
  • A signed civil contract must be in place.
  • Evidence must be provided that the required infrastructure materials have been successfully procured and that the project does not require network reinforcement.

The status of projects, and their place in the DCR pipeline, will be taken into consideration, as well as other easements or restrictive covenant approvals that may be required.

See FAQs below for more information. 

Pre-clearance options

To proceed with pre-DCR, the developer will need to select:

Option 1 

Apply and receive clearance after Western Power has commenced the DCR process.

Option 2

Apply and receive clearance prior to Western Power commencing the DCR process by submitting a certificate of compliance from an independent, third party auditor. 

These options enable a multi-pathway process, allowing customers the flexibility to select the best solution based on their project demands.

The best option for your project will depend on the stage of your project.

See FAQs below for more information. 

This process will not include a security bond as a requirement for the application to be eligible for pre-DCR clearance.

Terms and conditions

Once all conditions are met, you will receive a clearance certificate and stamped plan, usually within 14 days of your submission. You can find more information within our terms and conditions.

Please note: Incomplete clearance requests will be rejected after 48 hours. It is important you provide us with all the correct documentation upon submission to ensure we can process your request as soon as possible.


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