What is the Local Planning Strategy?

The Local Planning Strategy provides the long term strategic planning framework for future developments within the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley for the next 10 years. The Strategy provides a strategic vision, land use ideas and other planning recommendations to guide future development across the Shire, and the rationale/justification for a Local Planning Scheme.

A copy of the current Local Planning Strategy (2005) can be viewed at the Western Australian Planning Commission website. (link)

Review of Local Planning Strategy - Community Consultation

The Shire, in conjunction with consultants GHD, have undertaken a review of the Shire’s Local Planning Strategy.

This review has included the preparation of Local profiles to identify land use, movement, infrastructure, environment, social and economic profiles for the Shire. and preliminary draft land use plans and key recommendations for the updated Local Planning Strategy.

Extensive community consultation on the key recommendations and preliminary draft land use plans was undertaken in 2014 including meetings, open houses, workshops, intercept and online surveys.

The comments and ideas received have been used to refine the draft strategy prior to it being adopted by Council in February 2015, and referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission for endorsement and advertising.

The draft Local Planning Strategy, along with draft Local Planning Scheme No. 9, is now available for inspection.

Plans and documents setting out and explaining the local planning scheme and local planning strategy, only with the submission form, are available here.

Hard copies are also available to view at the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Administration Offices, located at 20 Coolibah Drive Kununurra and 6 Koolama Street Wyndham, and at the Western Australian Planning Commission, 140 William Street, Perth, and will be available for inspection during office hours up to and including Friday 10 June 2016.

Submissions on the local planning scheme and local planning strategy may be made in writing and lodged with the Chief Executive Officer Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley on or before Friday 10 June 2016 by hand to the above addresses or to PO Box 614 Kununurra 6743.

Any queries regarding the above process or draft documents can be directed to the Shire’s Planning Officers by telephoning 08 9168 4100 or mail@swek.wa.gov.au