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 Turquoise Coast Visitor Centre Business Plan (5-Year Plan 2016-2021) was prepared by tourism consultants from Economic Transitions and Wanderlust Communications in late 2016. The document was received by Council at their meeting 23rd March 2017 and a decision to create a 'Visitor Centre Working Group' was made. 

The working group was subsequently established following an open call for applicants to join. All nominations received were accepted to the group, comprising of 2 Councillors, 2 local business representatives, 2 community representatives, 1 Parks and Wildlife Service representative and 1 community / business representative, as well as a Shire staff member. 

From the group's Terms of Reference, the role of the working group is "to review and develop the Business Plan and provide recommendations to Council on the future direction of tourism services at the Turquoise Coast Visitor Centre". 

As the working group continues to assess the Business Plan's Key Recommendations, the first recommendation to change the name of the visitor centre was submitted to Council for endorsement at their meeting on 21st December 2017. The decision was to defer the item, as follows:

Moved Cr Scharf, seconded Cr Eyre 
"That the recommendation to change the name of the Turquoise Coast Visitor Centre to the Jurien Bay Visitor Centre be referred back to the Visitor Centre Working Group for further consideration". Reason: further consultation is required with the Chambers of Commerce and the broader business and Shire communities. 

The recommendation made by the working group supports the overview provided in the Business Plan (page 50) as follows:

Visitor centre use is driven by situation. Most tourists will stop at Visitor Centres if they require information, and most stops are pre-planned (Tourism Research Australia, 2015).

To encourage footfall and increase identification of a location, it is recommended that the Visitor Centre be branded as the Jurien Bay Visitor Centre to be anchored to a 'location' to have a clear communication with tourists. Any marketing materials produced, or online assets such as the website can use the overarching brand of Turquoise Coast. 

Although the Visitor Centre will be named Jurien Bay Visitor Centre, all branding should still be anchored around Turquoise Coast. This is especially important online. There is currently a Turquoise Coast website and a Shire website with a tourism section

Please note: Since the above report was released a new visitor centre website has been created at that replaces the above mentioned websites

The working group will meet again towards the end of January 2017 and will further discuss the recommendation, ahead of the item being taken back to Council in February 2017 (pending a reviewed decision for or against the name change by the working group). 

Public comment on the proposal is welcomed and will be referred to the working group and to Council as part of their considerations. 

For further information and to see the report in it's entirety, please go to the Turquoise Coast Visitor Centre Business Plan, available here.

Any comments can be submitted in writing by 5.00pm Monday 29th January 2018 to:

Alison Slyns, Economic Development Coordinator - Shire of Dandaragan
PO Box 676 Jurien Bay WA 6516
In person at the Turquoise Coast Visitor Centre, 67 Bashford Street, Jurien Bay WA 6516

Telephone enquiries (08) 9652 0800.

midwest coastal nodes survey

As part of the Midwest Coastal Nodes project, the Shires of Coorow, Dandaragan, Irwin and Northampton are seeking feedback from the public on the recent upgrades and improvements to campsites at Milligan Island (Shire of Coorow - near Green Head), Sandy Cape (Shire of Dandaragan - north of Jurien Bay), Cliff Head (Shire of Irwin - south from Dongara) and Lucky Bay (Shire of Northampton - south of Kalbarri). 

To complete the survey please click on the following link:

Surveys will also be carried in out in person by an independent survey team in January 2018. 

For further information, please contact Alison Slyns, Economic Development Coordinator, phone (08) 9652 0800, email 


Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Dandaragan has prepared Scheme Amendment No 35 to facilitate the redevelopment of the Jurien Bay City Centre in accordance with the recommendations of the Jurien Bay City Centre Strategy Plan (JBCCS Plan).

The Amendment initiation seeks to rezone and introduce various zoning controls over the various landholdings within the JBCCS Plan Area under the Shire of Dandaragan Local Planning Scheme No.7 (LPS 7).

The Scheme Amendment inroduces appropriate management controls relating to land use, development, design of development and servicing to provide for a sustainable form of development as envisaged by the JBCCS Plan.

Submissions on the Scheme Amendments may be made in writing to be lodged on or before 4pm Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Documents setting out and explaining the Scheme Amendment are available for viewing at the Shire Administration Office, 69 Bashford Street, Jurien Bay during normal office hours or by following the links below:

Click here to view the advertisement for the Local Planning Scheme Amendments and click here to view the amendments.

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: 08/01/2018 09:41 AM