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 would like to give the community an opportunity to name two (2) reserves in Beachridge, Jurien Bay, which are currently unnamed - Reserve 49921 is on the corner of Middleton Boulevard and Mosman Parade, Jurien Bay, and Reserve 51201 is on Beachridge Drive, Jurien Bay.

The names must be administrated through Landgate by the Geographical Names Committee (GNC) and have to meet the Policies and Standards for Geographical Naming in Western Australia. The Shire of Dandaragan would like names to be suitable and relevant to Jurien Bay.

Recommended sources for new names for local parks include:

• Names of an adjoining road name
• Names from Aboriginal languages formerly identified with the general area
• Names of pioneers who were relevant to the area
• Names of person who died during war service 
• Names associated with historical events connected with the immediate area
• Names that commemorate an individual shall be considered if:

a) The person has been deceased for at least two (2) years
b) Where the applicant requesting the new name is not an immediate relative and written permission of the family is obtained
c) The person being honoured has had either some direct or long-term association, twenty (20) or more years, with the feature or has made a significant contribution to the area.

If you would like to suggest a name for one of these parks, please identify the park it refers to, the suggested name and why you think the name would be suitable.

Names are to be submitted via email to, mailed to Trevena Taylor, PO Box 676, Jurien Bay 6516, or in person to the Shire Administration Centre by Friday 29th June 2018.

The top three (3) names for each park will be considered by Council and names will then be submitted to the Geographical Names Committee for approval.



Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Dandaragan is currently advertising a Revised Draft Local Planning Policy to provide direction and guidance on the use of single dwellings, grouped dwellings or multiple dwellings for commercial 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. 

The Shire of Dandaragan would like to thank everyone who made a submission on the previous draft version of the policy. All submissions were considered in amending the policy. The Shire would like to clarify the following concerns/comments raised by the initial draft policy. 

The policy is exclusively aimed at the land use of holiday homes in Residential zoned properties of Cervantes and Jurien Bay where such a use class is a discretionary (D) use. This means the local government must exercise discretion in granting planning approval. Stakeholders have noted such approval has never been required until now. However, Council resolved on 22 February 2018 based on the strategic recommendations of the Local Tourism Planning Strategy and Shire staff knowledge of over 100 Residential zoned holidays homes operating commercially within the two town sites it is now time to formulate a Local Planning Policy to inform 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 compliance with the policy standards.

In no shape or form will planning approval for the use of a Residential zoned dwelling(s) as a holiday home result in a change to property rates. Property rates are exclusively based on the gross annual rental that the land might reasonably be expected to realise if let on a tenancy from year to year upon condition that the landlord were liable for all rates, taxes and other charges thereon and the insurance and other outgoings necessary to maintain the value of the land.

It is proposed all planning approvals for holiday homes shall expire on 31 July each year. Invoices for the annual renewal fees of planning approval will be mailed to applicants on 1 July each year. For renewal, invoices are required to be paid before the 31 July expiry date. The first annual renewal fees will be waived for holiday homes which receive initial planning within six (6) months of 31 July in the same calendar year.

A copy of the Revised Draft Local Planning Policy can be located by clicking on the below link or requested on (08) 9652 0800, emailing or available for viewing at the Jurien Bay Administration Centre, 69 Bashford Street.

Revised 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 Friday 29th June 2018.

Brent Bailey

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Dandaragan

PO Box 676

JURIEN BAY   WA   6516

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: 13/06/2018 11:43 AM