Planning Policies & Standards

While the Shire of Dardanup’s Town Planning Scheme provides a general overview on how land-use should occur within the shire by defining zones, our Planning Policies address and guide land-use issues in much greater detail with the objective of improving and/or enhancing existing amenity.

The Shire’s Planning Department has Policies on things like Residential Development; Display Homes and Transportable Buildings. Please select from the list (in alphabetical order) below:


ACID SULPHATE SOILSPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

To ensure that the subdivision, rezoning and development of land containing acid sulfate soils is planned and managed to avoid potential adverse effects on the natural and built environment.

Acid Sulphate Soils (Dev 28)


ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATIONPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Ancilliary accommodation caters to the needs of large or extended families without compromising the amenity of adjoining properties. Dev 25 facilitates the development of this type of accommodation in a consistent way.

Ancillary Accommodation – Small Holding Zone (Dev 25)


BIODIVERSITYPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Aims to preserve significant areas of remnant vegetation, significant wetlands and waterways as well as key biodiversity corridors for future generations.

Local Biodiversity (Dev 20)


DARDANUP WEST/CROOKED BROOK FORESHORE FACILITIES – DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONSPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Guides development of small holding (rural residential) lots identified in the Dardanup West/Crooked Brook Structure Plan.

> Dardanup West Crooked Brook Foreshore Facilities Developer Contributions (Dev 19)


 DISPLAY HOMESPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Provides appropriate development standards for display homes so they are appropriately serviced and do not impact upon residential amenity.

> Display Homes (Dev 24)


EATON COMMERCIAL CENTRE GUIDELINESPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Works to achieve a high standard of development within the Eaton Commercial Centre.  Promotes the consistent application of setbacks, site coverage, plot ratio and landscaped areas for all development in the precinct.

> Eaton Commercial Centre Design Guidelines (Dev 22)


GROUPED DWELLINGS – CLAUSE 3.4.1Pack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Clarifies Council’s position on the application of Clause 3.4.1 of TPS3 for all proposed ‘grouped dwelling’ developments and proposed subdivisions within the ‘Residential’ zones .

Grouped Dwellings Application of Clause 3.4.1 (Dev 33)


HERITAGE ADVISORY SERVICE – GUIDELINESPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

The Heritage Advisory Service support’s the conservation of heritage places, by assisting the local government and its community to effectively manage their heritage assets.

Heritage Advisory Service – Guidelines (Dev 34)


MILLBRIDGE SPECIAL PROVISIONSPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Land abutting Millars Creek in Millbridge is subject to a special R10 density coding resulting in variances to the Residential Design Codes.

> Millbridge – Special Provisions (Dev 17)


OUTBUILDINGS, PATIOS, PERGOLAS, CARPORTSPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Clarifies Council’s position in relation to the maximum floor area, height and setback requirements of outbuildlings, patios, pergolas and carports proposed within the residential and small holdings zones.

Variations to RCodes – Sheds-Patios-Pergolas-Carports (Dev 26)


RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDELINESPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Requirements for the design of residential development occurring on land in the townsites of Eaton, Burekup and Dardanup with the objective of achieving high standards, enhancing amenity and maintaining existing character.

> Residential Design Guidelines (Dev 16)


SECOND HAND RELOCATED AND TRANSPORTABLE DWELLINGSPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Ensures the relocation of second hand dwellings and the construction of transportable dwellings is undertaken to an approved standard with regard to local amenity and aesthetics.

> Second Hand Relocated and Transportables (Dev 23)


SEA CONTAINERSPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Regulates the use of sea containers within the Shire of Dardanup so as to ensure that they have minimal impact on the amenity of the area.

> Sea Containers (Dev 21)


SOUTHBANK DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINESPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Aims to encourage high quality development in the proposed South Bank development addressing the prominent riverside location.

> Southbank Development Guidelines (Dev 27)


SUSTAINABILITYPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

Based on practical sustainability outcomes that can be applied to the future development of the Dardanup Townsite.

Sustainability (Dev 18)