All healthy and vibrant communities require a mix of areas for living, working and recreation and to this end, the Shire of Jerramungup's Planning department:

  • Controls where and what type of building or development takes place
  • Regulates the use of land throughout the Shire.
  • Ensures that all new subdivisions are designed to incorporate integration of all the relevant facilities.

These controls all help to ensure that a pleasant living and working environment is maintained for the Community as a whole.

Council has a Planning Officer based at the Bremer Bay Community Resource Center available to help with any planning or development enquiries. You are encouraged to contact the Shire’s Planning Officer early in the development of your proposal to ensure that you are aware of the Shire’s requirements when planning your new development. Early advice can save you considerable time and money when preparing your plans and applications.

At a state-wide level, the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is responsible for the State Planning Strategy, which aims to coordinate and promote regional land use planning and development in Western Australia.

At the local government level, Council and the WAPC have adopted Local Planning Strategy No.2 that sets the broad strategic planning ‘direction’ for the Shire for the next 20 years. The underlying objective for the Local Planning Strategy is to provide for existing and anticipated land uses, to enable new land requirements to be appropriately accommodated as they arise, and to ensure that natural resources are protected and managed for the present and future needs of the community. The Local Planning Strategy is to be read in conjunction with Local Planning Scheme No.2

This item was last updated on 22 May 2019

For more information contact:

Craig Pursey, Manager of Development
Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 4.00pm
08 9837 4070 or 0458 705 283
9837 4272

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