Town Planning

Statutory functions

The Planning Service section receives and assesses applications for new development and land uses.  The town planning process involves the assessment and approval of proposals, which is performed through the:

  • Planning and Development Act 2005
  • Local Government Act 1995
  • Town Planning Scheme No 2

Applications for planning approval get assessed against a variety of documents, including the State Planning Policies and the Shire’s own strategies, structure plans, local planning policies and the Town Planning Scheme No. 2.

Shire of Boyup Brook Town Planning Scheme No. 2 - Information

Click here to access a copy of the Shire’s town planning information.


The Planning Services section is responsible for the following applications:

  • Development applications
  • Referral comments for subdivisions and survey-strata applications to the Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Detailed Area Plans
  • Outline Development Plans, Development Guide Plans, Subdivision Guide Plans
  • Precinct Plans
  • Scheme Amendments
  • Annual Home Occupation Permits
  • Zoning enquiries
  • Applications for review to the State Administrative Tribunal. 


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