Public Consultation

Town of Port Hedland Local Planning Scheme No. 7

It is hereby notified for public information that the Town of Port Hedland has initiated the preparation of Local Planning Scheme No. 7 (LPS 7).

 At its meeting held on 23 October 2019, Council adopted the following officer recommendation:

That Council:

  1. Resolves pursuant to Clause 21 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 not to proceed with Local Planning Scheme No. 6 which was initiated at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 June 2013 (Council Decision 201213/415) and advise the Western Australian Planning Commission that all actions pertaining to Local Planning Scheme No. 6 have ceased.
  2. Resolves pursuant to Clause 19 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 to prepare Local Planning Scheme No. 7 to apply to the municipality of the Town of Port Hedland as shown in Attachment 1 with the inclusion of draft objectives as shown in Attachment 2.
  3. Delegates to the Chief Executive Officer to carry out notification of the resolution in accordance with Clause 20 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.

As part of commencing work on LPS 7, the Town has prepared draft Scheme Objectives and a Scheme Area Map.  LPS 7 would apply to the whole local government area, with the exception of the land subject to the West End Improvement Scheme.

The documents can be downloaded from the links below:

                Attachment 1 – Map of Town of Port Hedland Municipality

                Attachment 2 – Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 7 Objectives

A submission in writing can be provided, setting out any recommendations in respect of the resolution.  Comments may be submitted to the Town on or before the close of business 27 November 2019.

Correspondence can be addressed to PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721 or to council@porthedland.wa.gov.au


Notice of approval for the Port Hedland Airport terminal redevelopment

Please be advised that at its meeting on 24 October 2019, the Kimberly/Pilbara/Gascoyne Joint Development Assessment Panel approved the Port Hedland airport terminal redevelopment.  A copy of the minutes are available from the DAP website below.

https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/about/development-assessment-panels/daps-agendas-and-minutes

Any questions can be directed to Craig Zanotti on 9158 9366 or via email at czanotti@porthedland.wa.gov.au


Improvement Plan 50: Port Hedland West End (IP50)

It is hereby notified for public information that the Western Australian Planning Commission, acting pursuant to part 8 of the Planning and Development Act 2005, has certified and recommended that, for the purpose of advancing the planning, development and use of the land described below, that the land should be made the subject of an improvement plan.

The subject area comprises the land west of McGregor Street and Lukis Street in Port Hedland, as depicted on Western Australian Planning Commission Plan numbered 3.2736.

The key objective of the improvement plan is guide the implementation of the State Government's response to the Port Hedland Dust Management Taskforce Report to Government (2016). The improvment plan will act as the strategic planning instrument for the delivery of a proposed improvement scheme over the West End of Port Hedland.

The recommendation has been accepted by the Minister for Planning and the Lieutenant-Governor and deputy of the Governor and will be known as Improvement Plan No. 50: Port Hedland West End. Improvement Plan No. 50 is effective on and from the date 30 July 2019.

A copy of Improvement Pan No. 50 can be viewed at the-

  • Western Australian Planning Commission, 140 William Street, Perth
  • Town of Port Hedland, McGregor Street, Port Hedland

Documents can also be viewed in the link below:

Improvement Plan 50: Port Hedland West End (IP50)


Local Planning Policy LPP/02 Advertising Signs

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Port Hedland has initiated the following Local Planning Policy. The Policy has been developed to provide guidance on signage and instances where development approval is not required by the Town. The objectives of this policy include:

  • Ensure that the display of signage does not adversely impact the level of safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians by obstructing sight lines;
  • Ensure that the display of signage does not adversely impact on the amenity of neighbouring land;
  • Protect the significance of heritage places and buildings; and
  • Ensure signage is established and maintained to a high standard.

The proposed Policy can be viewed in the link below:

Local Planning Policy LPP/02


Local Planning Policy LPP/01 Exemptions from Development Approval

It is hereby notified that the Town of Port Hedland has adopted Local Planning Policy 01 - Exemptions from Development Approval.  The Policy has been developed to streamline the development application process for applicants wanting to start up a Family Day Care.

The  Policy can be viewed in the link below:

Local Planning Policy LPP/01


Osprey Rural Structure Plan

Notice is hereby given that on 02 October 2019 the Western Australian Planning Commission approved the above mentioned Osprey Rural Structure Plan. The Structure Plan can be viewed at the Town of Port Hedland Administration Office. 

Documents can also be viewed in the link below:

Osprey Rural Structure Plan