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Planning Policies

Council Policies

Council has adopted a number of Policies in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 that specifically pertain to Planning Services, namely:

Applications Lodged by Staff or Elected Members
Refusal of Planning Applications
Non-Refundable Development Services Application Fees
Rezoning Applications – Documentation
Fence Heights
Site Identification

Local Planning Policies

Local Planning Policies (LPPs) are guidelines used to assist the Shire of Esperance in making decisions under LPS 23 and may address land use as well as development requirements.

LPPs do not form part of the Scheme and do not bind the local government in respect of any application for planning approval but the local government is to have due regard to the provisions of the LPP and the objectives which the LPP is designed to achieve before making its determination.

The LPPs that have been adopted by the Shire of Esperance in accordance with Clause 2.4 of LPS 23 are as follows:

Ancillary Accommodation***
Bed & Breakfast Establishments***
Development Performance Bonds & Bank Guarantees
Holiday Homes***
Permitted Development (Exemptions) Policy
Planning Compliance
Planning for Bush Fire Protection
Sea Containers
Shark Lake Industrial Park Design & Development Guidelines
Shop Front Security Devices
Wind Turbines

***These Local Planning Policies are currently under review - click here to view the Draft Policies.

For additional information or assistance, contact Planning Services on (08) 9071 0676 or call in to the Shire Administration Building on Windich Street.