Public Consultation


Draft Port Hedland West End Improvement Scheme No.1

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on the draft Port Hedland West End Improvement Scheme No. 1, applying to land within the Port Hedland townsite.

The Improvement Scheme will provide land use and development controls over the scheme area, including powers for the WAPC to determine development applications, prepare Improvement Scheme Policies, structure plans, and local development plans.

The Improvement Scheme will replace the Town of Port Hedland’s Local Planning Scheme as the statutory land use planning instrument over the West End area.

The WAPC is seeking comments only on the draft Port Hedland West End Improvement Scheme No. 1 text and map. An Improvement Scheme Report (with attachments) is also provided as a strategic document that sets out the context and explanatory commentary to the draft Port Hedland West End Improvement Scheme No. 1.

Public comments should be submitted via the link below by  Friday 31 July 2020

https://consultation.dplh.wa.gov.au/land-use-planning/port-hedland-is/


Draft Local Planning Strategy and Draft Local Planning Scheme No. 7

Town staff and consultants element have prepared the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 7, which are now open for public feedback for 90 days until Tuesday 15 September 2020. Following the 90 day period, the draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 7 will be considered by Council for final adoption, with a recommendation forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for endorsement. 

Hard copies of the documents are available at the following locations:

  • Town of Port Hedland Administration, 13 McGregor Street, Port Hedland
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, 140 William Street, Perth

Submissions on the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 7 should be lodged in writing or via email: eplanning@porthedland.wa.gov.au and are to include a reference to the draft strategy or scheme, the property affected, and details of the submission.

Further information and electronic copies of the documents can be found here


Draft LPP/05 Workforce Accommodation and Draft LPP/06 Social Impact Assessment

Following the adoption of the Town's Position Statement - Workforce Accommodation, the Town has prepared the draft Local Planning Policy 05 - Workforce Accommodation and draft Local Planning Policy 06 - Social Impact Assessment, which are now open for public feedback until Wednesday 29 July 2020.  In acknowledgement of the varying characteristics of workforce, the Town has focused its policy response on the lifespan of workforce accommodation facilities to ensure the individual and cumulative social impacts can be appropriately addressed, and benefits realised for both the community, industry proponents, and industry workforces. 

Submissions on the draft Local Planning Policies should be lodged in writing or via email: eplanning@porthedland.wa.gov.au.

Electronic copies can be found here: LPP/05 Workforce Accommodation & LPP/06 Social Impact Assessment.