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Scheme No 6 requires review, a new Local Planning Scheme No 7 should be prepared and Local Planning Scheme No 6 be repealed upon gazettal of the new local planning scheme.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

The Shire’s consultants Hames Sharley are currently preparing the draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 7 documents.  This process includes a review and consideration of feedback received via written submissions, online mapping portal, community workshop sessions and stakeholder meetings, undertaken in recent months.  An Engagement Summary Report has been prepared to reflect the feedback received and will be provided to Councillors to consider with the draft documents, later this year.  Following presentation to Council, the Engagement Summary Report will be made available to the community on the Shire’s website.

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)

Notification of resolution to prepare or adopt a new Local Planning Scheme

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Broome Council at its Ordinary Meeting of Council on 24th June 2021 resolved to prepare a new local planning scheme to apply to the entire local government area. A copy of the notice of resolution and a map of the local government area is here(PDF, 484KB) and here(PDF, 194KB).

Once drafted, the local planning scheme will be presented to Council for the purposes of advertising.