Community Consultation

The Shire of Dandaragan regularly invites the community to have their say on council projects, plans for the future and policy development.

To view the outcomes of consultation, please see Council Meeting Minutes which are uploaded towards the end of each month, or if you would prefer to receive news and updates straight to your email inbox, request to be added to our email register  at

Current Consultations 


The Shire of Dandaragan are seeking funding from the Western Australian Government to introduce emergency response signs along beaches with public access.

The Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) system – named in honour of fatal shark bite victim Ben Gerring - is a coding system designed to improve emergency response times by installing signs with unique numbers at beach access points. 

These signs will provide specific location information where people on site can include the code in the information provided to emergency services, allowing them to pinpoint the person’s exact location and GPS coordinates along the coastline.

Closest vehicle access points, potential obstructions and other useful information is also linked to each code, allowing for a quicker and more efficient response, which is vital when emergency services are deployed in the event of a shark sighting, bite or other beach emergency.

To support our application for funding, the Shire of Dandaragan would like to obtain suggestions and feedback from a small group of regular beach users to identify suitable and appropriate beach access points to be considered for BEN signs.  The number of signs per Shire will depend on demand and funding availability.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Mr David Chidlow, Shire of Dandaragan Executive Manager Development Services advising your interest and knowledge of local beach access points on



 Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Dandaragan is currently advertising a Draft Local Planning Policy to provide direction and guidance on the appropriate location, scale and use of single dwellings, grouped dwellings or multiple dwellings for holiday homes in residential zoned areas of Cervantes and Jurien Bay. This policy intends to help protect consumers, support the local tourism industry and avoid conflict between holiday users and permanent residents through the use of development approvals and registration.

As part of the study into the Shire of Dandaragan’s Local Tourism Planning Strategy, adopted at its Council Meeting on 24 January 2013, the findings established a need for a Local Planning Policy for the Shire to ensure the proper location and planning for holiday homes within Cervantes and Jurien Bay. This is considered important to ensure the sustainable growth of the Shire’s coastal permanent residences and tourism accommodation.

This Local Planning Policy will offer clarity and guidance through the prescription of standards for holiday home operators in residential zoned land of Cervantes and Jurien Bay. It is viewed that such a policy will prove beneficial in informing applicants of the requirements to be met prior to the lodgement of a planning application and ongoing management post approval. Similarly, the process will be streamlined through clear delegation to Shire staff to approve applications based on full compliance with the policy standards. Additionally, this policy is to be provided as a tool to set a higher standard in the stock of holiday homes and creating a competitive market for accommodation within the two town sites.

 A copy of the Draft Local Planning Policy can be reviewed by clicking on the following link - Draft Local Planning Policy 8.13 Holiday Homes

Submissions on the Draft Local Planning Policy may be made in writing to be lodged with the undersigned on or before 4:00pm Monday 16th April 2018.

 This Draft Local Planning Policy is available for inspection in order to provide an opportunity for public comment and it should not be construed that final approval will be granted.

Scott Clayton
Acting Chief Executive Officer 
Shire of Dandaragan 
PO Box 676




Notice is hereby given that Landvision has prepared Scheme Amendment No 27 on behalf of the proponent (Mr D.G. Kent) to facilitate the subdivision of Lot 1 Jurien Road, Jurien Bay into 47 Rural Smallholdings lots ranging from 4 – 13.5ha, in addition to 1 lot containing the existing homestead and built infrastructure with an area of 46ha and 3 rural lots of 300ha each.

The Amendment initiation seeks to rezone and introduce various zoning controls in relation to the proposed Rural Smallholdings zone under the Shire of Dandaragan Local Planning Scheme No.7 (LPS 7).

The Scheme Amendment introduces appropriate management controls relating to land use, development, design of development and servicing to provide for a sustainable form of subdivision. Approval of a Structure Plan for the subdivision is to follow this Scheme Amendment.

Documents setting out and explaining the Scheme Amendment are available for viewing at the Shire Administration Centre in Bashford Street, Jurien Bay during normal opening hours. For further information on the documentation, please contact the Planning Department at the Shire Administration Centre on 9652 0800.

Submissions on the Scheme Amendments may be made in writing to be lodged with the undersigned on or before 4:00pm Friday 27 April 2018.

This Scheme Amendment is available for inspection in order to provide an opportunity for public comment and it should not be construed that final approval will be granted.

Scott Clayton
Acting Chief Executive Officer 
Shire of Dandaragan 
PO Box 676

Check back here regularly for projects, plans or policies open for public comment.

Other ways to have your say

  • Online form: Click here to let us know your ideas for improving the Shire of Dandaragan via the online form.​

  • In writing: Address your comments to the Chief Executive Officer; PO Box 676, Jurien Bay WA 6516.  Consultations are available for viewing at the Shire of Dandaragan Administration Centre, 69 Bashford Street Jurien Bay between 8am and 5pm.

  • Contact us: Email or call 9652 0800.

Last modified: 13/03/2018 04:27 PM