Building & Planning

Cyclonic Wind Design

Much of the Shire is prone to cyclones from November through to April. When submitting plans for a building permit application, it may be necessary to provide a certificate from an engineer stating that the proposed structure is built to meet cyclonic wind design requirements for that area.  

Tom Price and Paraburdoo are rated as Wind Region A, Terrain Category 2, Climate Zone 3 but due to the high winds that can be prevalent at this time of year, applicants are advised to build to Wind Region B.

Pannawonica is rated as Wind Region C, Terrain Category 2, Climate Zone 1.

Onslow is rated as Wind Region D, Terrain Category 2, Climate Zone 1.

For more information please contact the Department of Development and Regulatory Services on 9184 9314 or email soa@ashburton.wa.gov.au.


 

Last updated: 2 February 2016