Development and Planning Services

The Shire of Dandaragan is responsible for providing a vision for the future development, as well as for assessing the planning merit of individual projects on private lots.

Development is guided not only by State legislation, policies and guidelines but also by local policies and guidelines. See our ‘Scheme and Strategies’ tab for more information on how local development is guided.

The Shire of Dandaragan Planning staff are available to assist residents, developers and landowners with any planning enquiry. You are encouraged to discuss your projects with our staff well before formal lodgement, to ensure your application progresses as quickly as possible.

We have a 'one stop shop' service available at the Development Services counter of the Shire of Dandaragan Jurien Bay Administration Centre. This counter is open from 8:00am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday to assist with all health, building and planning enquiries. These three areas are linked in many ways and our staff are able to advise you if you should address any building or health issues at the first enquiry point.

The zoning of your property is the first check point, from there it can be determined if the work or land use you propose is permitted and/or needs development approval; and what policies apply to your lot.

For more detailed discussion about planning matters, a meeting can be arranged with Planning staff. Please contact one of our friendly staff on 9652 0800.