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!



  • Council Decision - Local Planning Strategy/Scheme Review

    over 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.