Information and explainations

Council has adopted the Mandurah Planning Strategy to guide the preparation of a new planning scheme. This Strategy is linked to a number of more detailed strategies that provide recommendations for future development within Mandurah.

Mandurah planning strategy

Council adopted the draft strategy in September 2013 and it has now been forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for its approval to advertise.

Activity centres planning strategy

Council adopted the strategy in December 2013 and it has now been forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for its final approval. 

Biodiversity strategy

Council adopted the biodiversity strategy in November 2013 and it will be been forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for its final approval.

Urban form and housing strategy

This strategy sets out the future for residential and urban development in Mandurah and recommendations on the appropriate residential densities and development height within Mandurah.

Tourism planning strategy

The City of Mandurah's local tourism planning strategy will be used to guide the consideration of proposals that relate to the future of tourism accommodation.

In addition to guiding land use planning for the City, the strategy will also guide the City in its organisational strategic planning, property portfolio management, business planning, economic development activities and partnerships with the State Government, Federal Government and the development industry.

Mandurah heritage register

Council’s current municipal inventory was formulated in 1999 and in November 2012, Council adopted a Mandurah heritage register for advertising purposes which included a separation between the Heritage List and Heritage Inventory.

This register provides a means to remind residents and visitors of the source of the City’s history. It identifies buildings and places of significance.

Provide access to Council’s local planning scheme

The City of Mandurah’s Town Planning Scheme No 3 provides the land use planning framework for Mandurah. The Scheme 3 shows how land may be used and developed. This is primarily through the zoning of land and development standards. The zones are available via the Find it online mapping under the 'Town Planning' module.

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations)
The Regulations are a major part of Western Australia’s planning reform agenda, affecting local planning strategies, schemes and amendments. In addition to a Model Scheme Text, the Regulations introduce a set of provisions that will form part of every local planning scheme in the State once the Regulations take effect. Reference should be made to the Deemed Provisions that replace existing Town Planning Scheme No. 3 requirements.

Council has adopted a new planning scheme, the Mandurah Planning Scheme. This Scheme needs approval to advertise to the Western Australia Planning Commission and Minister for Planning. Extensive community consultation will be undertaken at the next stage.

Planning policies are the adopted position of the Council on various planning matters which either expand on the requirements in the Town Planning Scheme or provide direction on those matters where the scheme enables the Council to exercise discretion.

All planning applications will be assessed against the relevant criteria contained within the scheme and policies.

Land use and planning

Community Purpose Land (PDF - 394.8KB)
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Planning and Development Responsibilities (PDF - 154.2KB)
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Response to Appeals to the State Administrative Tribunal (PDF - 193.0KB)
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Street Numbering (PDF - 193.8KB)
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Unauthorised Clearing of Vegetation (PDF - 256.5KB)
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Childcare premises policy (PDF - 121.8KB)
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Galbraith Loop business precinct design guidelines and policy (PDF - 215.3KB)
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Home occupation policy (PDF - 115.4KB)
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LPP1 Residential Design Codes (PDF - 221.9KB)
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LPP2 signage policy (PDF - 184.6KB)
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LPP4 Canal Waterways Structures (PDF - 521.6KB)
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LPP5 telecommunications infrastructure (PDF - 51.9KB)
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Medical centres policy (PDF - 1.5MB)
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Significant tree register policy (PDF - 99.3KB)
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Urban design policy (PDF - 528.0KB)
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Water sensitive urban design policy (PDF - 123.9KB)
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