You will need this approval to undertake the development or use of any land. Development is broadly defined and includes building activity, excavation or other works or certain works related to places that are subject to heritage protection.
Local and regional planning schemes and interim development orders define what types of development require approval. You should consult with the relevant Council to determine the exemptions that apply.
Local councils are responsible for issuing approvals under local planning schemes or local interim development orders. The Western Australian Planning Commission (or a local council nominated by the Commission) is responsible for the approvals under regional planning schemes, the Swan Valley Planning Scheme, regional interim development orders or planning control areas.
You should consult with the Commission or the relevant council for more information on whether this approval is required.