Planning Strategy and Policy

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Planning Strategy and Policy

The City of Busselton carries out a range of planning functions and considers many types of strategic planning proposals, including:

• Local Planning Scheme Amendments
• Local Planning Policies
• Structure Plans
• Activity Centre Plans

Your feedback is an important part of how the City considers planning proposals. Have your say!

Lodge a Submission by selection the relevant proposal below and submitting your online feedback.

Planning Strategy and Policy

The City of Busselton carries out a range of planning functions and considers many types of strategic planning proposals, including:

• Local Planning Scheme Amendments
• Local Planning Policies
• Structure Plans
• Activity Centre Plans

Your feedback is an important part of how the City considers planning proposals. Have your say!

Lodge a Submission by selection the relevant proposal below and submitting your online feedback.

  • CLOSED 13 AUGUST 2021 - Local Planning Scheme Amendment No. 50

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    Notice is hereby given that the local government of the City of Busselton has prepared the abovementioned Scheme Amendment for the purpose of:

    • Modifying Residential Density Coding from R80 to R60 over Lot 81 (18), Strata Plan 17588 (20), and Lots 115 to 127 (26-50), Geographe Bay Road, Dunsborough.

      Click the above link to view documents and plans - Submissions close 13 August 2021
  • CLOSED 7 MAY 2021 - Local Planning Scheme No. 21 Amendment No. 48

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    Draft Scheme Amendment for the purpose of rezoning a portion of Lot 1 (99) Causeway Road Busselton by:

    • Amending Schedule 5 “Special Uses” by introducing several new land uses to Special Use No. 17, which are already operating as ancillary land uses on the site, and introducing conditions relating to those land uses; and
    • Amending Schedule 3 “Special Provision Areas” by deleting Special Provision No. 15 because, with the introduction of additional conditions for Special Use No. 17, these provisions will be superfluous.

    Considered by Council 23 June 2021 – Pending decision of Minister

  • CLOSED 27 JANUARY 2021- DP20/0003 - Modified Foreshore Structure Plan (Amendment 1)

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    Proposed modifications to the Busselton Foreshore Structure Plan include allowing consideration of additional land uses within some existing precincts and including a new precinct focused on the former Busselton Tennis Club building.

    Approved by WA Planning Commission 1 July 2021

  • CLOSED 30 DECEMBER 2020 - DP20/0004 - Modified Structure Plan - Dunsborough Lakes - Lot 1150 Commonage Road Dunsborough

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    The draft structure plan proposes to change the residential density from 'Residential R40' to 'Residential R30' on the above lot.

    Approved by WA Planning Commission 17 May 2021

  • CLOSED 18 NOVEMBER 2020 - Local Planning Scheme No.21 Amendment No.40

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    The City of Busselton has prepared the abovementioned Scheme Amendment for the purpose of:



    Reviewing land use permissibilities within the Scheme to reflect the direction of the Local Planning Strategy. The key issue is to protect the primacy of the Busselton City Centre (‘Regional Centre’ zone) and Dunsborough Town Centre (‘Centre’ zone), with the intention to avoid or mitigate undesirable retail leakage from those zones.


    Click the above link to view documents and plans - Submissions closed 18th November 2020

    Pending further consideration by Council, date TBA




  • CLOSED 19 AUGUST 2020 - Local Planning Scheme No.21 Amendment 43

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    The abovementioned Scheme Amendment is for the purpose of:

    Rezoning of Portion of Lot 22 Bussell Highway Yalyalup from 'Tourist' to 'Special Provision No.23' and 'Special Use No. 27'. The proposal is consistent with the objectives of the City of Busselton Local Planning Scheme No.21 (the Scheme) and applicable State and local planning frameworks, strategies, policies and legislation. The proposed amendment will allow for the future provision of high-quality residential land, which will accommodate a growing population in the future.

    Click the above link to view documents and plans - Submissions closed 19 August 2020

    Approved by Minister - Gazetted 30 July 2021







  • CLOSED 8 JULY 2020 - DP10/0009 - Draft Structure Plan - Lot 4069 (894) Commonage Road Yallingup

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    The Structure Plan proposes to create five (5) Rural Residential lots that range from 2.25ha to 8.48 ha in area, thereby achieving an average lot area of 5.8082ha. The majority of the vegetation on site is in excellent condition and will be retained in a proposed ‘Development Exclusion Area’. Access to the site will be via Commonage Road, and Butterly Road, with contiguous emergency access for Bushfire Management being provided between the two roads.

    Click on the above link to view documents and plans. Submission closed 8th July 2020.


  • CLOSED 17 JUNE 2020 - DP20/0001 Modified Structure Plan - Dunsborough Lakes Structure Plan (Amendment 4) Lot 41 & 9071 Commonage Road Dunsborough

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    Pursuant to Local Planning Scheme No. 21, the City invites public comment on a draft Modified Structure Plan – Dunsborough Lakes (Amd No.4) Lots 41 and 9071 Commonage Road Dunsborough.

    The Draft Structure Plan proposes to modify the residential layout to provide a greater variety of lot sizes and a more efficient road layout.

    Approved by WA Planning Commission 16 July 2021.


  • CLOSED 8 APRIL 2020 - DP18-0005 Modified Vasse Structure Plan

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    The Draft Structure Plan proposes to align the Structure Plan with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 and Amendment 28 (Omnibus 3) to Local Planning Scheme 21 (LPS21).

    Click on the above link to view documents and plans. Submissions closed 8th April 2020

    Pending decision from WA Planning Commission


  • CLOSED 23 DECEMBER 2019 - Local Planning Scheme No.21 Amendment No.36

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    The abovementioned Scheme Amendment is for the purpose of:

    Rezoning Lots 1445, 178, 501, 9000 and 176 Rendezvous Road and Lot 9003 Vasse-Yallingup Siding Road, Vasse from ‘Rural Residential’ to ‘Urban Development’ .

    Rezoning Lots 224 and 634 Rendezvous Road, Vasse from ‘Agriculture’ to ‘Urban Development’

    Click on the above link to view documents and plans. Submissions closed 23 December 2019

    Approved by Minister - Gazetted 3 June 2021.



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