Where to start

Development approval (sometimes called planning approval) and building permits are two separate application processes that might be needed before a development can commence.

Development includes: the erection, construction or demolition of any building or structure; erection, placement and display of advertisements or signs; building alterations or additions; excavation work; and establishing or changing the use of a site.

In some cases both development and building approvals will be required.  In those cases, development approval must be applied for and granted before a building permit can be issued.

If you are considering undergoing work on your property or starting/changing a use (e.g. home business) please check if you require development approval by contacting the Shire of Dandaragan by:

Phone (08) 9652 0800


or by visiting Development Services enquiry counter at the Shire of Dandaragan Administration building between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Apply for a Building Permit

Refer to Building for application forms and advice

Apply for Development Approval

Refer to Development and Planning