Local Planning Strategy Information
The Shire of Esperance Local Planning Strategy (Strategy) guides the management of population growth, land use planning and development over a 10 to 15 year period, to balance the needs and expectations for varying lifestyles, economic and community development of the Shire and to ensure appropriate management of the built and natural environment that makes the Shire of Esperance a unique place to live.
The Strategy consists of both written text and maps, illustrating the future direction for growth and land use within the Local Government area. The Strategy provides the basis for the zoning and provisions of the Shire of Esperance Local Planning Scheme No. 23 (LPS 23). LPS 23 provides the statutory framework to achieve the vision and strategies of the Strategy. The Strategy, however, does not form part of the LPS 23. Although the Strategy does not form part of the LPS 23, the Council and the State Government (e.g. Department of Planning, Western Australian Planning Commission, the Minister for Planning and the State Administrative Tribunal in particular) are required to have due regard to the direction set by the Strategy when considering applications for development, subdivision or amendment to the Scheme, as the Strategy is the basis upon which the local content associated with the statutory provisions of the LPS 23 has been developed.
The Strategy was endorsed and took effect on 4 February 2010.
The Strategy (text and maps) can be downloaded from the link below or via the Western Australian Planning Commission’s website – http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/
Click HERE to access the Strategy document.