Planning Policies

Local Planning Policies

Local Planning Policies are guidelines used to assist the Shire of Denmark in making decisions under Town Planning Scheme No. 3 (TPS 3) and may address land-use as well as development requirements.

Local Planning Policies do not form part of the Scheme and do not bind the Local Government in respect of any application for development approval but the Local Government is to have due regard to the provisions of the policy and the objectives which the policy is designed to achieve before making its determination.

Adopted Policies

The Local Planning Policies that have been adopted by the Shire of Denmark in accordance with Clause 8.2 of TPS3 or Schedule 2, part 2, clause 4 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 are as follows:

View Adopted Planning Policies

Draft Policies

As per Schedule 2, part 7, clause 4 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, a Local Planning Policy shall become operative only after a policy has been:

  1. adopted by Council for the purposes of seeking public comment;
  2. reviewed by Council in light of any submissions made on the policy and adopted with or without amendments;
  3. formal notice of final adoption of the policy published in a local newspaper.

Rescinded Policies

  • Policy No. 2.5 - Residential Areas - rescinded on 28th May 2013
  • Policy No. 3 - Notice of Advertisement of Town Planning Scheme Amendments - rescinded on 22nd May 2012
  • Policy No. 4 - Town Planning Scheme Amendments - Documentation - rescinded on 22nd May 2012
  • Policy No. 20 - Building Material Type - Christina Crescent - rescinded 9th July 2009
  • Policy No. 23 - Planning Proposals - Land Conservation District Committees - rescinded on 22nd May 2012
  • Policy No. 33 - Energy Efficient Subdivision Design & Residential Building Design - rescinded on 22nd May 2012