Planning Approval - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to undertake any development or building activity.

Development includes demolition, erection, construction, alteration of, or addition to any building or structure, or carrying out any excavation or other works. It also includes changing the use of land (the type of business activity or purpose the land can be used for). Examples of types of land use include a dwelling house or caravan park.

Local and regional planning schemes and interim development orders state when approval is required. These schemes divide land into different zones, with each zone containing development requirements specifying what types of development require approval.

Approval from the Western Australian Planning Commission is required for certain developments. The Council will determine if Planning Commission approval is required and will forward your application if necessary.

Please consult the Council to determine whether approval is required for your proposed development or use under the relevant planning scheme.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


As indicated on the approval.



Fees vary depending on the cost of development. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2005 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Town Planning Regulations 1967 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Town Planning Scheme 4

Contact details

Principal Planner, Planning Services
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup

Operating address:
49 Collins St
WA 6239
Mailing address:
Donnybrook, Western Australia 6239


08 97804207

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