Planning System, Processes and Consultation

Public consultations (advertising of planning applications)

In determining what level of advertising is appropriate for a planning application, the Shire refers to Local Planning Scheme No. 4 (LPS4) and policy on advertising planning applications (see below).

Advertising Planning Proposals (PS-01)

View Current Planning Consultations

Understanding the planning systems and processes

Today, many people and government agencies interact in the planning process to ensure that our towns, cities and regions grow in a sustainable way. Planning controls are required to meet the different needs of people living and working together.

Town planning coordinates land use and development by balancing economic, social and environmental issues.

Planning legislation, policy and statutory processes guide decisions that shape communities and provide quality of life for people living in those communities.

There are two key components of planning:

  • Strategic planning, which focuses on the big picture and on setting a framework for future development of towns and regions in Western Australia, to effectively
    guide land supply, land use, and urban and regional development.
  • Statutory planning, which is guided by legislation and concerns the day-to-day decision making by the various responsible authorities on planning schemes, subdivision and development proposals.

Understanding the planning systems and processes can be difficult. The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has developed a suite of documents and flow charts to explain the various planning processes. These flow charts also show which stage of the particular process that public consultation may occur.

View planning system flowcharts.

More information and contact

For more information contact Planning Services on 9290 6740, email or visiting us in person at the Shire offices on 7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring (opening hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm).