Follow the below stepped-process to make applying for Planning Approval easy:
STEP 1 – Confirm you need Planning Approval
STEP 2 – Apply for Planning Approval
Complete the relevant application form and provide the information you need to support your application.
STEP 3 – Submit your Application
Don’t forget to include the application fee.
The Shire’s Planning officers are very knowledgeable and approachable. They are more than willing to check your application to ensure that you have all the information and supporting documentation to assist with a smooth and timely process of application assessment.
You may submit your application by post, email, fax or in person.
STEP 4 – Application Processing
The Shire’s Planning officers will assess your application which may involve one or more of the following:
- Advertising to adjoining neighbours and/or surrounding properties for comment
- Referral to Government agencies (for example, Department of Water, Main Roads WA, Department of Parks and Wildlife)
- Referral to a Council Meeting for consideration and determination
STEP 5 – Planning Decision
Your application process is completed when Planning officers (or Council) have determined your application and you will receive a Planning Approval or Planning Refusal. Approvals may be issued with or without conditions. If your approval is subject to conditions, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the conditions within the time specified. If you are unsure of what the conditions require you to do, please check with the Planning Services department.
STEP 6 – Compliance
If your application has been approved subject to conditions, the Shire’s Planning officers will undertake inspections to ensure you have complied with your conditions of approval. The compliance process involves two steps: