Local Planning Framework

Our local planning framework outlines our community’s vision for the future and provides the rules and standards that will help to guide us towards this. All proposals for new development and changes in land use are assessed against this framework.

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Local Planning Strategy

In September 2022, Council adopted a draft Local Planning Strategy to provide direction for our community's growth and development over the next 10-15 years. The draft strategy has been assessed by the WA Planning Commission and publicly advertised for comment in late-2023. The final strategy will be adopted in 2024.

More information about our Local Planning Strategy review is available on our Denmark in Your Hands project page.

Council Adopts New Housing Affordability Policy
Posted 27 March 2024 Council Adopts New Housing Affordability Policy

Review of policy position on housing opens doors to opportunities

Addressing Tourism Precinct Concerns in the Draft LPS
Posted 19 January 2024 Addressing Tourism Precinct Concerns in the Draft LPS

Clarifications on a number of misconceptions about draft Local Planning Strategy

Draft Local Planning Strategy Out for Public Comment
Posted 24 October 2023 Draft Local Planning Strategy Out for Public Comment

Community invited to comment before submissions close on Friday 22 December

Local Planning Strategy Community Update
Posted 30 June 2021 Local Planning Strategy Community Update

Community members invited to share thoughts at recent workshop and via survey

Shire to Update Community on Local Planning Strategy
Posted 26 May 2021 Shire to Update Community on Local Planning Strategy

Progress updates for community on Local Planning Strategy Review in June

The Local Planning Strategy Preliminary Consultation Report
Posted 16 November 2020 The Local Planning Strategy Preliminary Consultation Report

Our LPS guides the vision for the size, look and feel of our community

Have your say on future development in Denmark
Posted 15 July 2020 Have your say on future development in Denmark

Our LPS guides the vision for the size, look and feel of our community

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The previous Local Planning Strategy was adopted in 2011 and remains relevant until the new strategy is is formally adopted.

Documents for Local Planning Strategy
DocumentsDocument Date
Local Planning Strategy Version 5 (Final)April 27, 2016
LPS Plan 1 - Denmark Town CentreApril 27, 2016
LPS Plan 2 - Denmark Urban AreaApril 27, 2016
LPS Plan 3 - Denmark ShireApril 27, 2016

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Town Planning Scheme No.3

Our Town Planning Scheme outlines the rules and requirements for development and land use, including 'zoning' of properties, and directs when an application is required. The scheme should be read in conjunction with the relevant provisions under the Planning and Development Act 2005.

Find Shire of Denmark planning information at the link below:

In September 2022, Council resolved to prepare a new scheme to improve and modernise our planning rules. More information about the review process is available on our Denmark in Your Hands project page.

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Residential Design Codes

The Residential Design Codes are a State Planning Policy that guide development in the Residential Zone, except where Town Planning Scheme No. 3 or a local planning policy sets a local standard in its place.

Find more information about R-Codes at the links below:

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Local Planning Policies

Our Local Planning Policies provide guides for how our Planning Services team interprets and applies the rules outlines in our Town Planning Scheme

The policies include objectives and acceptable standards for development proposals. Before submitting an application to our Planning Services team, we recommend reading the relevant policies.

General/All Development

Residential Development

Rural

Commercial

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Structure Plans and Subdivision Guide Plans

Structure Plans

Structure Plans are high level plans that outline the arrangement of land uses, roads and other key infrastructure when a major change in land use is proposed. i.e. A Structure Plan may be prepared before the development of a new housing estate begins.

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Subdivision Guide Plans

Subdivision Guide Plans are detailed plans that outline the arrangement of new lots, roads, building envelopes and other development requirements for when a subdivision occurs.

Find Special Residential Zone PlansFind Special Rural Zone Plans

 Find Landscape Protection Zone Plans

Please note: Building envelopes as provided for on Subdivision Guide Plans may have been modified associated with a Development Approval process, and these Subdivision Guide Plans have not been updated accordingly to reflect such approvals.

For assistance and further information, please contact our Planning Services team.

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Useful Links

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Contact

Our Planning Services team can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au.

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