Planning Information, Advice & Requests

Lodgement Advice

Application forms for Planning Approval, relevant checklists regarding lodgement requirements, information guides and our fee calculator can all be located on our website here. Should you need further assistance with submission requirements or the Planning process, you can contact the Development and Lands Officer on 9158 9321 or by email at If you are not sure that you have met the lodgement requirements, you can send your submission, or part in question, to for advice prior to formal lodgement. The ePlanning mailbox will accept up to 30MB.

Technical Advice

Key Planning documents are located on the Town of Port Hedland website here.

Planning controls and guidelines in Town Planning Scheme No. 5, Scheme Amendments, Residential Design Codes, Planning Policies and proposed Policies should be addressed prior to making an application for a proposed development. General Planning advice can be provided by contacting the Development and Lands Officer on 08 9158 9321 or at

Should you require advice pertaining to a specific property or development, you can apply for planning information by putting your request in writing. The fee for planning/technical information is $99.40 with an average turn-around time of 10 working days. Please provide the lot number and street address, a clear description of the proposal, site plan and details of the required information. See the Planning information request form under Documents below.

For more complex developments, you can make an appointment with a Town Planner by contacting Development Services on 08 9158 9321. Consultancy fees apply at an hourly rate. See the Planning information request form under Documents below.

Zoning Information

If you require zoning information, zoning Maps are available here. Alternatively, you can request the zoning of a property by emailing Requests lodged prior to 2pm are responded to by close of business that day.

Should you require Town staff to carry out a zoning search and provide information on permissible uses, current planning approvals, details of any scheme amendments that may affect the property and any notices or orders that have been issued, you can apply for a planning statement at a cost of $73.00 with an average turn-around time of 10 working days. See form below.

Land Information

For information on land titles and records, property statistics (sales and growth), maps, deposited plans, survey plans, property valuations and conveyancing information - contact Landgate at or on 9273 7373.

For enquiries regarding Water and Sewer, please contact Water Corporation on 13 13 95.


The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is responsible for approving all subdivision applications in our state. For information on the subdivision process, go to Application forms and schedule of fees can be found at