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Building Planning & Environmental Health

The Shire engages consultant company HBP Services for their environmental health, building, or planning needs.  Laura Pikoss of HBP Services can be contacted by ringing the Shire office on 9685 1202, mobile number 0414 396 285 or emailing

Draft Local Planning Strategy

The Shire of Mt Marshall is undertaking a review of its existing Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and Local Planning Scheme 3 (LPS3).

The current Local Planning Strategy was adopted in September 2013 and the Local Planning Scheme 3 was gazetted in December 2015. State Government legislation requires that these key planning documents be reviewed every 5 years. This ensures that our planning framework remains up to date by aligning with our Strategic Community Plan and responding to any recent opportunities and challenges as they relate to strategic planning in the Shire.

The first step in this process is to prepare a ‘Report of Review’, which is prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 , and submitted to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for review.

The Report of Review was endorsed by the Shire’s Elected Members on 15 November 2021. The outcomes of this review determined that the Shire will:

  1. Shire of Mt Marshall Local Planning Scheme No 3 be amended via an omnibus amendment to ensure it conforms with recent amendments to the LPS Regulations. 
  1. Shire of Mt Marshall Local Planning Strategy be revoked, and a new strategy prepared in its place to ensure:
  • Consistency with the long term planning directions of the Shire; and 
  • Conformity with the WAPC Local Planning Strategy Guidelines. The new Strategy and Scheme will be driven by the community and other key stakeholders reflecting and facilitating their aspirations for the future of the Shire overall and its townsite, settlements and environs.

These recommendations were accepted by the WAPC in January 2022. A copy of the WAPC  correspondence and the Report of Review are available here.

What happens next?

The Shire has engaged consultants to assist in preparing these documents. In doing so, there will be future opportunities for the community to get involved and have a say in the future of the places where you live and work.

Where can I find more information?

The Shire will continue to provide future project information on this page as well as in the local newspapers. This will include materials such as project updates, frequently asked questions to answer some of your questions, and details for how to get involved in the process.