Local Planning Scheme No. 23 Information
Local Planning Scheme No. 23 (LPS 23) applies to the entire Shire and is the primary statutory planning instrument against which development is guided and controlled. LPS 23 was gazetted on 19 February 2010.
LPS 23 provides clear, concise and current planning controls to guide future development and to best serve the needs of the community. The aims of LPS 23 are to:
ensure there is a sufficient and sustainable supply of serviced and suitable land for housing, commercial activities, community facilities, recreation and open space;
support such expansion as is consistent with the provision and improvement of infrastructure, services and facilities;
provide for a range of accommodation choices that meet the needs and aspirations of the community;
provide for convenient, attractive and viable commercial areas and tourist facilities to serve the needs of the residents and visitors;
encourage the development of businesses that will strengthen the economic base of the central business district;
ensure the use and development of land does not result in significant adverse impacts on physical and social environment;
promote the sustainable use of land for agriculture, forestry and aquaculture whilst accommodating other compatible rural activities;
protect the agricultural areas from inappropriate development and intrusion by urban and semi-rural uses;
protect the amenity and enhance the quality of urban, rural and coastal environments;
protect and enhance the environment and natural resources, including waterways and wetlands, of the local government district;
protect remnant vegetation;
protect local public drinking water supply areas from inappropriate development; and
protect objects and places of outstanding natural, historic, architectural, scientific and cultural significance.
LPS 23 is complemented by a suite of Local Planning Policies (LPP’s) that seek to provide the Council, Planning Services staff and the community with direction on those matters where the local government may exercise discretion.
Local Planning Scheme No. 23 (text and maps) can be downloaded from the Western Australian Planning Commission’s website – www.planning.wa.gov.au.