McMahon Estate Project


The McMahon Estate Development is a project outlined in the Shire's Corporate Business Plan for detailed investigations into feasibility, design, costing and valuation of an in-fill development of former Reserve 41551, Reid Road, Cable Beach. A Business Case was completed in 2021.

Council resolved to adopt new Local Planning Scheme No.7 (LPS7) at the Ordinary Meeting of Council (OMC) held May 26, 2022. The new local planning scheme rezoned Lot 2441 Deposited Plan P217709 (commonly referred to as ‘McMahon Estate’) from ‘Residential R40’ and ‘Parks, Recreation and Drainage’ local reserve to ‘Urban Development’.

Consequently, any future redevelopment requires a Local Structure Plan (LSP) to guide subdivision and development.

At the June 29, 2023 Ordinary Meeting of Council the resolution was made to proceed with the procurement to appoint a consultant to undertake all-new structure planning for McMahon Estate that overrides previous plans. 

At the September 28, 2023 Ordinary Meeting of Council the resolution was made to form a Community and Stakeholder Reference Group with the purpose to:

  • Provide input and feedback to the Shire of Broome and Council for the preparation of a McMahon Estate Local Structure Plan that will guide a residential development with appropriate public open space and drainage.
  • Ensure the community and key stakeholders are appropriately engaged in the local structure plan preparation phase of the project.
  • Act as a conduit between the Shire of Broome, Council and the community, businesses and residents.

Members of the Broome Community are invited to submit their expressions of interest to join the McMahon Estate Local Structure Plan - Community and Stakeholder Reference Group by completing and returning the Expression of Interest form below by November 19, 2023. 

Please note: Based on the Shires policy (5.14 Local Planning Policy - 8.23 Public Consultation – Planning Matters), landowners with 100m of the McMahon site property boundary have been independently contacted about submitting an expression of interest to join the Community and Stakeholder Reference Group.

The planning process is complex and public engagement will be called for at various stages. In addition, it is common for complex projects to be confronted by unanticipated challenges, which may possibly extend this timeline. Your continued views and contribution will be sought.

For more information, contact the Shire of Broome project team on 9191 3456.