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.

Local Planning Scheme No.4

A local planning scheme sets out a Council’s planning aims for an area that it is trying to achieve, and involves the zoning or classification of land. The Shire of Mingenew’s current Scheme (Scheme No.3) is available for viewing by clicking here.

The Planning and Development Act 2005 requires local governments to periodically review their local planning schemes, and Council resolved at its meeting held on 21 February 2018 to adopt the draft Shire of Mingenew Local Planning Scheme No.4 for advertising.

Scheme No.4 was referred to the Environmental Protection Authority, as is required by the Environmental Protection Act 1986 prior to any advertising of the Scheme, and the EPA advised on 2 July 2018 that Scheme No.4 should not be assessed under Part IV Division 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

Scheme No.4 was subsequently referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission, as is required by the Planning and Development Act 2005, and the Commission have issued consent to advertise Scheme No.4.

Submissions on the Shire of Mingenew Local Planning Scheme No.4 were lodged in the consultation period which concluded on 1 March 2019.

Council adopted the draft Local Planning Scheme No.4 (in its form below) at it’s Ordinary Meeting on 17 April 2019. It is currently awaiting formal gazettal of the Scheme.

Local Planning Scheme No.4 Download

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.3 is available for viewing 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. The Shire of Mingenew has a draft Outbuildings Local Planning Policy and Council is currently advertising the draft policy for comment, and further information is available under Planning Forms and Documents below. Submissions will be received by the undersigned up to and including Friday 1 March 2019.

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 2018-2019 Download
Outbuildings Local Planning Policy Download
Outbuildings Policy Submission Form Download