Planning and Development

Town Planning is about people and the community and aims to maintain and improve our quality of life. Council takes a great deal of care in planning our community and, through our Planning Scheme, we aim to create a high quality town and rural environment.

While all communities are made up of individuals with different tastes, needs and lifestyles, some values are common to all. One of the main functions of effective Town Planning is to ensure that development and land use proposals are appropriate for the area now and into the future.

Townsite & Rural Planning

A local planning scheme sets out a local government’s planning aims and objectives with respect to the development of its local area, and involves the zoning of land. The Shire of Mingenew’s current Local Planning Scheme No.4 can be downloaded here, and is available for viewing on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website by clicking here.

Strategies

A local planning strategy provides strategic guidance for the future development of a local government area and the local planning scheme. The Shire of Mingenew has a Local Planning Strategy for the whole Shire and a separate more detailed Mingenew Townsite Local Planning Strategy and a copy of both strategies can be viewed by clicking here.

The Shire of Mingenew also has a Townsite Revitalisation Plan that considers the issues raised in Council’s Strategic Community Plan and Mingenew Townsite Local Planning Strategy and makes recommendations on actions that can achieve these goals. The Mingenew Townsite Revitalisation Plan can be viewed by clicking on Planning Forms and Documents below.

Policies

Local planning policies can be prepared by a local government to provide additional information on a Council’s position in relation to specific planning matters. Local planning policies can be prepared by a local government to provide additional information on a Council’s position in relation to specific planning matters. The Shire of Mingenew has an Outbuildings Local Planning Policy that can be accessed in the Planning Forms and Documents section.

Planning Application

In order to obtain planning approval a signed application form for planning consent is required to be lodged with the Shire and an Application for Planning Approval Form can be downloaded by clicking Planning Forms and Documents below.

Should further information be required in relation to planning matters please contact the Shire office.

Planning Forms and Documents

Mingenew Town Centre Revitalisation Plan Download
Application for Planning Approval Download
Outbuildings Local Planning Policy Download