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Planning Services

All healthy communities require areas for living, working and recreation. The Shire of Irwin Planning Services aim to maintain a high quality of life. The Planning Services team deal with a variety of tasks including:

  • Controlling where, and what type, of development takes place;
  • Regulating the land use throughout the Shire of Irwin;
  • Undertaking strategic planning to manage and coordinate future development within the Shire of Irwin;
  • Continuously reviewing the Shire’s planning documents, to ensure the best development and land use outcomes; and
  • Ensures that all new subdivisions are designed to incorporate all relevant amenities 

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Local Planning Scheme No. 5

Revised Local Planning Policy - Shipping Containers

Notice is hereby given that Council resolved at its 30 April 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting to advertise the proposed revised Shipping Containers Local Planning Policy.

The Policy objectives are:

  • To establish guidelines for the assessment of proposals to place shipping containers or other similar relocatable storage units on land within the municipality.
  • To ensure an acceptable quality of development is achieved that does not detrimentally impact on the amenity of neighbouring properties, the streetscape or the overall area.

For more detailed information, you can view the Draft Local Planning Policy or the attachments to the 30 April Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda. Or alternatively, you can view the documents at the Shire Administration, 11-13 Waldeck Street, Dongara.

If you wish to comment on the proposed Local Planning Policy, you must make a written submission on or before Friday 14 June 2019. Submissions can be posted to Planning Services, Shire of Irwin, PMB 21, Dongara WA 6525 or be emailed directly to the email address below.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Shire on 9927 0000 or via email at


Shane Ivers

Acting Chief Executive Officer                      



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