Development Approval - Western Australia


You may require this approval if you intend to undertake any development, building activity or activity involving the extraction of raw materials.

Development or building activity includes demolition, erection, construction, alteration or addition to any building or structure, and carrying out any excavation or other works. It also includes changing the purpose or business activity that the land is used for (e.g. specifying that the land will be used as a residential premises or a caravan park).

Local and regional planning schemes and interim development orders provide guidance on what types of development and building activities require approval. This information is available on the Western Australian Planning Commission website. In some instances, approval from the commission will be required instead of, or in addition to, approval from your council.

Please consult with your council to determine whether approval is required for your proposed development.

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 Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2005 WA

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 WA

Local law(s) name

Town Planning Scheme 7

Additional information

If your proposed development or building activity is not allowed under the local planning scheme, you may be able to apply for a variation or exemption. You will need to consult with the council before proceeding.

Administering agency

Shire of Ashburton

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Shire of Ashburton

Operating address: Lot 246, Poinciana Street
Tom Price, Western Australia 6751
Mailing address: PO BOX 567
Tom Price, Western Australia 6751
Phone: 08 9188 4444
Fax: 08 9189 2252
Website: Shire of Ashburton (Opens in new window)