New Planning Scheme Amendment No.5 – Coastal Hazard Risk - Special Control Area

The Shire of Broome and its coastal engineering consultants have undertaken coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning for the Broome town site in accordance with State Planning Policy 2.6 (State Coastal Planning Policy).

Work completed to date has identified coastal hazard risk and set out adaptation options to improve the town site’s resilience towards extreme weather events and future sea level rise.

One of the proposed adaptation options is an amendment to Local Planning Scheme No.6 to create a Special Control Area within the Scheme Maps to delineate areas within the town site that are subject to coastal hazard risk within a 100-year time frame. The amendment also seeks to set out development control provisions to address the coastal hazard risk. 

Council resolved to support the amendment in March 2017, and the Scheme Amendment was subsequently forwarded to the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) for determination.

The Minister for Planning has since directed the Shire of Broome to amend proposed Scheme Amendment No.5 to Local Planning Scheme No.6.

A copy of the Minister’s Schedule of Modifications and earlier Council report and attachments are at the links below for consideration.

Submissions on the Scheme Amendment may be lodged in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 44, Broome WA 6725 on or before 6 July 2018.  Email submissions will also be accepted at

Submission Closing Date
Friday, 6 July 2018, 04:00 PM
Shire of Broome Administration
Tel: (08) 9191 3456

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