Town Planning Scheme Handbook

Town Planning Scheme Policies

Flowchart: Local Rural planning approval process for outbuildings

Preamble

This Town Planning Scheme Handbook of the Shire of Woodanilling is an extract of the Shire of Woodanilling Town Planning Scheme No. 1 Scheme Text and the Scheme Maps, and is designed as a simplified guide for staff and ratepayers. The full Scheme Text and Maps should be referred to when considering any request for development.

Development of Land

Requirement for approval to commence development
All development on land zoned and reserved under the Scheme requires the prior approval of the local government. A person must not commence or carry out any development without first having applied for and obtained the planning approval of the local government.

‘Development’ is relevantly defined as:

‘means the development or use of any land, including –

    1. any demolition, erection, construction, alteration of or addition to any building or structure on the land;
    2. the carrying out on the land of any excavation or other works;
    3. in the case of a place to which a Conservation Order made under section 59 of the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 applies, any act or thing that –
      1. is likely to change the character of that place or the external appearance of any building; or
      2. would constitute an irreversible alteration of the fabric of any building;’

Objectives of the Zones

Residential Zone

To provide for residential development at a range of densities with a variety of housing to meet the needs of different household types through the application of the Residential Planning Codes.

Commercial Zone

To provide for retail shopping, office and commercial development, and social, recreational and community activities servicing the town as a whole.

Industrial Zone

To provide for manufacturing industry, the storage and distribution of goods and associated uses, which by the nature of their operations should be separated from residential areas.

Regional Rural Zone

To provide for a range of rural pursuits such as broad acre and diversified farming which are compatible with the capability of the land and retain the rural character and amenity of the locality. 

Local Rural Zone

To provide for a mix of residential and business related uses in a rural setting which achieves a high standard of visual amenity, facilitates landscape protection and conservation and will not cause land use conflicts or adverse impacts on the amenity and character of the zone.

Zoning Table

The symbols used in the cross reference in the Zoning Table have the following meanings -
‘P’ means that the use is permitted by the Scheme providing the use complies with the relevant development standards and the requirements of the Scheme;
‘D’ means that the use is not permitted unless the local government has exercised its discretion by granting planning approval;
‘A’ means that the use is not permitted unless the local government has exercised its discretion by granting planning approval after giving special notice in accordance with clause 9.4;
‘X’ means a use that is not permitted by the Scheme.

Zoning Table Information

Use Class

Zones

Residential

Commercial

Industrial

Special Use

Regional

Rural

Local

Rural

1

Aged & Dependent Persons Dwelling

P

A

X

 

A

A

2

Agriculture – Extensive

X

X

X

 

P

P

3

Agriculture - Intensive

X

X

X

 

D

D

4

Agro Forestry

X

X

X

 

P

A

5

Ancillary Accommodation

D

D

X

 

D

D

6

Animal Establishment

X

X

X

 

P

A

7

Animal Husbandry Intensive

X

X

X

 

D

X

8

Bed And Breakfast

A

X

X

 

D

D

9

Betting Agency

X

A

X

 

X

X

10

CaravanPark

X

A

X

 

A

D

11

Caretaker's Dwelling

X

X

D

 

X

X

12

Car Park

X

P

P

 

D

D

13

Cemeteries/Crematoria

X

X

X

 

A

X

14

Child Care Premises

A

D

X

 

X

A

15

Civic Use

A

A

A

 

A

A

16

Club Premises

X

A

X

 

A

A

17

Community Purpose

P

P

P

 

P

P

18

Consulting Room

A

P

X

 

A

A

19

Corrective Institution

X

X

X

 

X

X

20

Dog Kennels

X

X

X

 

A

X

21

Dry Cleaning Premises

X

P

P

 

X

X

22

Educational Establishment

A

A

A

 

A

A

23

Exhibition Centre

X

D

X

 

A

A

24

Family Day Care

A

D

X

 

D

A

25

Fast Food Outlet

X

D

X

 

X

X

26

Fuel Depot

X

X

A

 

X

X

27

Funeral Parlour

X

X

A

 

X

X

28

Home Business

A

D

X

 

D

A

29

Home Occupation

P

D

X

 

P

P

30

Home Office

P

D

X

 

P

P

31

Hotel

X

D

X

 

X

X

32

Industry – Mining

X

X

X

 

A

X

33

Industry Extractive

X

X

X

 

A

X

34

Industry General

X

X

A

 

X

X

35

Industry Hazardous

X

X

X

 

X

X

36

Industry Light

X

A

P

 

D

X

37

Industry Noxious

X

X

X

 

A

X

38

Industry Rural

X

X

A

 

D

A

39

Industry Service

X

D

P

 

A

X

40

Motel

X

A

X

 

X

X

41

Motor Vehicle Repair

X

X

A

 

X

X

42

Motor Vehicle Sales

X

A

X

 

X

X

43

Motor Vehicle Wrecking

X

X

X

 

A

X

44

Night Club

X

A

X

 

X

X

45

Office

A

A

X

 

A

A

46

Place Of Worship

A

A

X

 

A

A

47

Plantation

X

X

X

 

D

X

48

Public Amusement

X

A

X

 

A

X

49

Public Utility

P

P

P

 

P

P

50

Reception Centre

X

A

A

 

A

A

51

Recreation Private

X

D

X

 

D

A

52

Residential – Group Dwelling

D

D

X

 

D

D

53

Residential – Multiple Dwelling

X

X

X

 

X

X

54

Residential – Single House

P

A

X

 

P

D

55

Residential Building

A

A

X

 

A

A

56

Restaurant

A

A

X

 

A

A

57

Restricted Premises

X

X

X

 

X

X

58

Rural Home Business

X

X

X

 

D

A

59

Rural Pursuit

D

A

A

 

P

D

60

Service Station

X

A

A

 

X

X

61

Shop

X

P

X

 

X

X

62

Showroom

X

P

D

 

X

X

63

Sportsground

X

X

X

 

A

X

64

Tavern

X

D

X

 

X

X

65

Telecommunications Infrastructure

D

D

D

 

D

D

66

Tourist Accommodation

A

A

X

 

D

A

67

Transient Workforce Accommodation

X

A

X

 

D

X

68

Transport Depot

X

A

P

 

D

A

69

Veterinary Centre

X

A

A

 

D

A

70

Warehouse

X

D

D

 

A

X

71

Winery

X

A

A

 

D

A

72

Zoological Gardens

X

X

X

 

A

A

General Appearance of Buildings

No person shall without written approval of the council erect a building which by virtue of colour or type of materials, architectural style, height or bulk, ornamental or general appearance, has an exterior design which is out of harmony with existing buildings or the landscape character of the area.

Development on Lots Abutting Unconstructed Roads or with no Gazetted Road Access

Notwithstanding anything else appearing in the Scheme, planning approval is required for development of land abutting an unconstructed road or a lot which does not have frontage to a constructed road. In considering such an application the Council shall either:

  1. refuse the application until the road has been constructed or access by means of a constructed road is provided as the case may be; or
  2. grant the application subject to a condition requiring the applicant to pay a sum of money in or towards payment of the cost or estimated cost of construction of the road or part thereof and any other conditions it thinks fit to impose; or
  3. require such other arrangements are made for permanent access as shall be to the satisfaction of the Council