Draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No 7


The Shire began a full review of its Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 6 in June 2020 to ensure they remain relevant and accord with the vision of the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan and the Broome Growth Plan strategic goals. The aim of the review was to inform preparation of a new Strategy and Scheme.

Local Planning Strategies and Schemes are required to be assessed by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to make sure they adhere to the requirements of the State Government’s legislative framework. To achieve this, drafts were prepared and sent to the WAPC earlier this year.

This assessment is complete and the Shire has advertised the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 7 (LSP7) to the community for feedback, which commenced on the 9 December 2021 and concluded Thursday 31 March 2022.

The Shire has reviewed all submissions received and the draft Strategy and Scheme were adopted by Council, subject to modifications at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on the 26 May 2022. The minutes from the meeting can be accessed here.

The draft Strategy and Scheme have now been referred to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final review and adoption.

If you have an interest in this project and want to be notified when the Strategy and Scheme has received final approval, please email shire@broome.wa.gov.au. You are also welcome to call the Shire and speak to a planning officer if you have any questions.

The draft Strategy and Scheme, including public consultation material, the review of the submissions and adopted modifications are available for viewing at the links below. 

Draft Local Planning Strategy(PDF, 41MB)

Draft Local Planning Scheme No 7 text(PDF, 5MB)

Draft Local Planning Scheme No 7 Maps(PDF, 108MB)

Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 188KB)

Summary Paper(PDF, 1MB)

Community Engagement Summary report(PDF, 46MB)

Schedule of Submissions(PDF, 1MB)

Schedule of Modifications(PDF, 247KB)

Final Schedule of Modifications(PDF, 305KB)