What is the Local Planning Strategy?

The Local Planning Strategy (the Strategy) is the principal guiding framework for land use and development in the Shire and provides the strategic basis to the Local Planning Scheme.

The essential objective of the Strategy is to provide a strategic vision and land use plan to guide future development across the Shire. The Strategy balances the needs of the natural environment, economic development and community expectations to ensure the long term sustainable development of the Shire.

It provides background information, analysis and strategic direction; whilst acting as a guiding tool in the decision making process and informing future rezoning.

Part 1 of the Strategy provides the key strategic responses to address key issues across the Shire and should be read in conjunction with Part 2, which provides the background information and analysis that informs the strategy.

The Strategy was endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission 21 August 2019.