Review of Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No.6


The Shire’s Local Planning Strategy (the Strategy) and Local Planning Scheme No 6 (the Scheme), guide land use and development within the Shire of Broome. To have an effective planning framework, State regulations require that Local Government’s perform regular reviews of their Strategies and Scheme’s.

The Shire has commenced the process of it’s review of the Strategy and Scheme, and a Report of Review (the Report), which can be accessed here(PDF, 473KB) was adopted by Council at the February 2020 Ordinary Meeting of Council. 

The Report has been considered by the Western Australian Planning Commission and a copy of the decision can be accessed here(PDF, 257KB).

The recommendation of the Report is: 

That Council, pursuant to Regulation 66(3) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 recommend to the Western Australian Planning Commission that:

1. The Shire of Broome Local Planning Strategy should be reviewed and informed by a comprehensive consultation process; and

2. The Shire of Broome Local Planning Scheme No 6 requires review, a new Local Planning Scheme No 7 should be prepared and Local Planning Scheme No 6 be repealed upon gazettal of the new local planning scheme. 

A Community Engagement Plan has been adopted and the first round of community engagement concluded on 14 September 2020. 

We would like to offer interested community members an opportunity to come along and see what they key themes that were raised by the community and potential responses are, in a drop-in session at the Shire of Broome Administration Centre between 5:30pm and 7:00pm on Thursday 24 September 2020. You can drop-in at any time you like during this time and talk to a Shire Officer and project team members and provide your comments on the potential responses. 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Shire of 9191 3456 and ask to speak to a Planning Officer.

Report of Review LPS6 Adopted by Council(PDF, 211KB)   

 WAPC Decision(PDF, 257KB)

 Interim Engagement Summary Paper(PDF, 7MB)

Shire of Broome LPS Community Engagement Plan(PDF, 3MB)