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:


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 Zones


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


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 Area – Provision of Foreshore Facilites Developer Contribution


 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


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


MILLBRIDGE SPECIAL PROVISIONSPack of sheets of paper fastened by paper clips

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

> DRAFT Millbridge Estate – Special Provisions – To be advertised


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.

DRAFT Outbuildings, Patios and Carports – Development Standards – To be advertised


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


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


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


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