Building & Planning

Local Planning Scheme

Shire of Ashburton Local Planning Scheme

Each Local government is responsible for planning for their local communities by ensuring appropriate planning controls exist for land use and development. They do this by preparing a local planning scheme.

Local planning schemes set out the way land is to be used and developed, classify areas for land use and include provisions to coordinate infrastructure and development within the local government area. There are few actions which owners can undertake on their land that do not affect others in some way.

The Shire of Ashburton Local Planning Scheme No.7 is the current local planning scheme in force for the Shire.

To note, the “Deemed Provisions” within the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 came into effect on 19 October 2015, which automatically replaced some of the provisions within the current Planning Scheme.  These must be read in conjunction with the current planning scheme.

For all queries relating to the Planning Scheme, or to make an appointment with staff from Town Planning, please contact Town Planning (08) 9188 4444 or email [email protected] 





Last updated: 13 May 2019