Local Planning Strategy

The Local Planning Strategy sets the long-term development direction for the Shire. It does not zone land or place controls on the use and development of land. In comparison, a local planning scheme (formerly known as a town planning scheme) does place statutory controls over land.

It is a requirement of the Planning and Development Regulations 2015 for every local government to prepare a local planning strategy before preparing a new local planning scheme. The strategic direction set by the strategy is used to identify the zoning and classification of land in the subsequent scheme.

Shire of Ashburton Local Planning Strategy

The Shire of Ashburton Local Planning Strategy was endorsed by the Western Australian Planning Commission on 21 June 2021.

Shire of Ashburton - Local Planning Strategy 2021 - Endorsed

The Strategy seeks to provide the Shire’s land use and development vision for the next 10-15 years. 

The strategy considers future growth potential, particularly within the Onslow, Tom Price and Paraburdoo townsites and is structured in two parts; 

  • Part 1 includes the strategic plans for the townsites and provides a range of opportunities and actions for implementation;
  • Part 2 is a Local Profile and context report containing the background reports and information supporting the strategic aims and objectives.