Town Planning (TPS)

All land in the Shire of Carnamah comes under the control of the Shire of Carnamah Local Planning Scheme no. 2. It is therefore necessary to obtain planning approval from the Shire if you intend using a property for a particular purpose or intend to build on a property. This applies to both urban and rural land.

It is recommended as best practice to contact the Shire’s Planning Services division in the early stages of planning for your development to ascertain how the Shire’s requirements may apply to your proposal. Shire staff are more than happy to assist with any enquiries.

Planning decisions are made by the Shire based on the Shire's Town Planning Scheme and can often involve consultation with the community, Council and relevant State Government departments. If planning approval is granted, it is usually subject to a range of conditions, which must be met before the issue of the building licence, prior to the occupation of the completed development or before commencement of use.

A copy of Local Planning Scheme 2 can be found in its various parts in  Public Documents.

Development and Building Approval forms and associated documentation can be found via the links below. 

Adjoining Property Owners Comment Form

Development Approval Checklist

Development Approval Form 1

Development Approval Form 2

Guide to Planning and Building Approvals

Schedule of Planning Fees for 2022-23

For enquiries please call the Shire of Carnamah on 08 9951 7000 during office hours (Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm)