Local Planning Policies

Local Planning Polices complement the Local Planning Scheme and provide guidance to the City and to the public on interpreting legislation and making decisions on a range of town planning matters.

The Policies are designed to ensure a high quality of development is maintained through consistent decision making and the processing of development applications in a fair and equitable manner.

The facts and individual merits of a proposal must be considered in their own right, with the relevant policies being used as an aid to making the decision or recommendation.

Planning Policies should be read in conjunction with the Local Planning Scheme.

Policy ID Policy Title
LPP 1.01 Lots adjoining Public Open Space 
LPP 1.02 Rear Loaded Lots 
LPP 1.03 Private Jetties and Boat Lifting Structures 
LPP 1.05 Coastal Setbacks 
LPP 2.02 Industrial Development 
LPP 2.03 Extractive Industries 
LPP 2.04 Rural Tourist Accommodation 
LPP 2.05 Childcare Premises 
LPP 3.01 Reflective Buildings Materials 
LPP 3.02 Yallingup Special Character Area 
LPP 3.03 Eagle Bay Special Character Area 
LPP 3.04 Old Dunsborough Special Character Area 
LPP 3.05 Quindalup Special Character Area 
LPP 3.06 Adelaide Street Special Character Area 
LPP 3.07 Port Geographe Village Centre 
LPP 3.08 Busselton Town Centre Design Guidelines 
LPP 4.01 Holiday Homes 
LPP 4.02 Bushfire 
LPP 4.03 Heritage Conservation 
LPP 4.04 Percent for Art 
LPP 4.05 Busselton Bypass Access Provisions 
LPP 4.06 Caves Road Visual Management 
LPP 4.07 Busselton Bypass-Bussell Highway Setback and Buffers 
LPP 4.10 Outbuildings and Other Non-Habitable Buildings 
LPP 4.11 Exempt Development 
LPP 6.01 Stormwater Management 
LPP 6.04 Road Footpath and Cycle Network Upgrade Contributions 
LPP 2.01 Car Parking 

The Council has endorsed a number of other planning guidance documents and strategies which the City will also have regard to in the consideration of planning applications and proposals.

Revoked Local Planning Policies

9th September 2020 (C2009/1040)

  • LPP 4.8:  Outbuildings
  • LPP 4.9:  Outbuilding Assessments

 12th August 2020 (C2008/083)

  • LPP 1.4:  Single Dwelling Design
  • LPP 6.2:  Drainage Infill Contributions
  • LPP 6.3:  Mosquito Contributions

30 October 2019 (C1910/208)

 12th February 2020 (C2002/035)

  • LPP 1A : Canal Lots
  • LPP 1E : Grouped and Multiple Dwelling and Habitat
  • LPP 1G : Kalgaritch Estate
  • LPP 1H : Abbey Green Estate
  • LPP 8B : Social Impact Statements