The Shire of Collie is currently preparing a new Local Planning Strategy for submission to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). It is a requirement under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 that a Local Government prepares a Local Planning Strategy. The last local Planning Strategy was endorsed in 2009.

The Local Planning Strategy (LPS) is the principal guiding framework for land use and development in the Shire. The LPS provides the strategic vision and land use plan to guide long term sustainable development across the Shire through balancing the needs of the environment, economic development and community expectations. The LPS plays an important role in setting the direction and informing amendments to a local government’s Local Planning Scheme.

Work has begun on review and analysis of existing literature (studies, strategies, maps and other desk top data), carrying out stakeholder engagement and conducting study area tours to help develop local profiles on the current social, economic and natural environment of Collie Shire. Community engagement is also required and together will lead to the identification of land use planning issues and strategic actions that can be taken to address them.

An initial community survey is available electronically at yoursay.collie.wa.gov.au or by hard copy at the administration office. Community workshops are expected to be held in March/April.

If you require further information on this project please contact Director, Andrew Dover, on colshire@collie.wa.gov.au or on 08 9734 9000.