Local Planning Strategy and Scheme Review 2018-19

Help maintain and enhance our natural and built environment.

Our Local Planning Strategy sets a vision for the size, look and feel of neighbourhoods, towns and natural areas within the Shire over a 10-15 year period. Our Local Planning Scheme is the rulebook ensuring development aligns with this vision. Over the next 18 months, these important documents will be reviewed with the help of the community.

Local Governments are required to review these planning documents periodically, to ensure they take into account contemporary planning, environmental, economic and social issues.

You can have a say in the way that future development is managed locally. Join us for a series of workshops between May and November 2018 to help shape the review of our plans for the next generation.

Workshops will lead to ‘Issues and Options’ Papers’, that will be released for community feedback, which will guide a revised Strategy and Amendment to the Local Planning Scheme.

Please subscribe to stay informed of this review and the various opportunities for community engagement!



Help maintain and enhance our natural and built environment.

Our Local Planning Strategy sets a vision for the size, look and feel of neighbourhoods, towns and natural areas within the Shire over a 10-15 year period. Our Local Planning Scheme is the rulebook ensuring development aligns with this vision. Over the next 18 months, these important documents will be reviewed with the help of the community.

Local Governments are required to review these planning documents periodically, to ensure they take into account contemporary planning, environmental, economic and social issues.

You can have a say in the way that future development is managed locally. Join us for a series of workshops between May and November 2018 to help shape the review of our plans for the next generation.

Workshops will lead to ‘Issues and Options’ Papers’, that will be released for community feedback, which will guide a revised Strategy and Amendment to the Local Planning Scheme.

Please subscribe to stay informed of this review and the various opportunities for community engagement!



  • Issues and Options Paper - Workshop 6 and Student Workshop Summary now Available

    4 months ago

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 6 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page.

    Comments are requested prior to the 14 January 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au

    The Shire also held workshops with two year 10 classes at Margaret River Senior High School in early December. The students undertook a task to help identify their values and understand how they would approach the future development of the Shire.

    The summary of the student workshops can be accessed under the document library section of the page....

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 6 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page.

    Comments are requested prior to the 14 January 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au

    The Shire also held workshops with two year 10 classes at Margaret River Senior High School in early December. The students undertook a task to help identify their values and understand how they would approach the future development of the Shire.

    The summary of the student workshops can be accessed under the document library section of the page.

  • RSVP's for Workshop 6 now open

    5 months ago
    Workshop 6 19x4

    Please click on the RSVP tab above to register your interest in attending Workshop 6

    We have invited those people who use our Scheme and Strategy the most (other than ourselves) to present what they see could be changed as a part of the review. Glenn Ahola, Marc Halsall and Neil Tweedie will be presenting, and it is intended that the session will be more informal than our previous workshops, with opportunities provided for attendees to put forward their ideas.



    Please click on the RSVP tab above to register your interest in attending Workshop 6

    We have invited those people who use our Scheme and Strategy the most (other than ourselves) to present what they see could be changed as a part of the review. Glenn Ahola, Marc Halsall and Neil Tweedie will be presenting, and it is intended that the session will be more informal than our previous workshops, with opportunities provided for attendees to put forward their ideas.



  • Issues and Options Paper - Workshop 5

    5 months ago

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 5 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below.

    Comments are requested prior to the 3 December 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au(External link)

    Issues and Options Paper - Workshop 5

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 5 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below.

    Comments are requested prior to the 3 December 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au(External link)

    Issues and Options Paper - Workshop 5
  • RSVP's for Workshop 5 now open

    6 months ago
    Workshop 5 19x4

    Please click on the RSVP tab above to register your interest in attending Workshop 5

    The workshop will include presentations from Barbara Maidment (Margaret River Business Centre) and Jason McFarlane (Far Lane Consulting), which will focus on ideas and options for creating a supportive planning environment for small business.


    Please click on the RSVP tab above to register your interest in attending Workshop 5

    The workshop will include presentations from Barbara Maidment (Margaret River Business Centre) and Jason McFarlane (Far Lane Consulting), which will focus on ideas and options for creating a supportive planning environment for small business.


  • Issues And Options Paper - Workshop 4

    8 months ago

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 4 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Comments are requested prior to the 1 October 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au

    Issues and Options Workshop 4

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 4 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Comments are requested prior to the 1 October 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au

    Issues and Options Workshop 4
  • The Forever Project

    8 months ago
    Forever project t42

    As a part of the Local Planning Strategy review a sundowner is to be held on Friday 7 September 2018 which is going to be hosted by Chris Ferreira with a presentation on Fire-wise Gardens. Fire has frequently been raised at our workshops as a key issue. This informal session will involve a presentation by Chris on how we can use our gardens to assist in keeping our homes safe.


    As a part of the Local Planning Strategy review a sundowner is to be held on Friday 7 September 2018 which is going to be hosted by Chris Ferreira with a presentation on Fire-wise Gardens. Fire has frequently been raised at our workshops as a key issue. This informal session will involve a presentation by Chris on how we can use our gardens to assist in keeping our homes safe.


  • Issues and Options Paper - Workshop 3

    8 months ago

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 3 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Comments are requested prior to the 10 September 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au

    Issues and Options Workshop 3

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 3 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Comments are requested prior to the 10 September 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au

    Issues and Options Workshop 3
  • Issues and Options Paper - Workshop 2

    9 months ago

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 2 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Comments are requested prior to the 6 August 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au.

    Issues and Options Workshop 2



    The issues and options paper from Workshop 2 is now available for review and public comment. The document can be accessed under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Comments are requested prior to the 6 August 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au.

    Issues and Options Workshop 2



  • Issues and Options Paper - Workshop 1

    10 months ago

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 1 has been released which is available for download under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to provide feedback or comments on the paper prior to the 6 July 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au.


    Issues and Options Paper

    The issues and options paper from Workshop 1 has been released which is available for download under the document library section of the page or by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to provide feedback or comments on the paper prior to the 6 July 2018 via email to lpsreview@amrshire.wa.gov.au.


    Issues and Options Paper

  • Council Decision - Local Planning Strategy/Scheme Review

    about 1 year ago

    On the 9 April, Council resolved:

    ….pursuant to Regulation 66(3) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes)

    Regulations 2015 to recommend to the Western Australian Planning Commission that:

    1. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River Local Planning Strategy should be reviewed to ensure that it addresses contemporary planning, economic, social and environmental issues as will be informed by a comprehensive consultation process; and

    2. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River Planning Scheme No.1 should be amended to accord with a revised Strategy.

    Council’s resolution together with a report evaluating the...

    On the 9 April, Council resolved:

    ….pursuant to Regulation 66(3) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes)

    Regulations 2015 to recommend to the Western Australian Planning Commission that:

    1. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River Local Planning Strategy should be reviewed to ensure that it addresses contemporary planning, economic, social and environmental issues as will be informed by a comprehensive consultation process; and

    2. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River Planning Scheme No.1 should be amended to accord with a revised Strategy.

    Council’s resolution together with a report evaluating the effectiveness of the existing Scheme and Strategy (which can be found here) will now be forwarded to the WAPC. It is hoped that the WAPC will approve of the Shire intended approach to the Scheme and Strategy review in the near future.