Policies and Guidelines are put into place to guide development of individual sites within the City of Albany and to provide the community with a clear understanding of what the Council aims to achieve on individual development sites. The policies are prepared for the benefit of property owners, developers and the Council, to ensure a consistent approach is taken and to maintain a high quality of development within the City.

Local Planning Policies and Guidelines are an essential supplement to the City’s Local Planning Scheme 1 and they are brought into effect by the provisions of the Scheme.

The City of Albany's Local Planning Policy Manual is divided into the following sections:

  • General Development
  • Residential Development
  • Commercial and Industrial Development
  • General Agriculture, Priority Agriculture and Environment
  • Special Development Control Areas (Residential)
  • Special Development Control Areas (Non Residential)
  • Appendix 1 - Deed of Agreement for Temporary Caravan Accommodation
  • Appendix 2 - Definitions for Albany Historic Town Policy (Residential/Commercial Precinct)

Please check to see if your proposed development is affected by any of these policies to ensure you are aware of any provisions that may apply. Our staff will be happy to help you with an enquiry.

It should be noted that some policies will be adjusted in the near future to comply with the Planning & Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (WA) that came into force on 19 October 2015.

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Planning: Non-Habitable Structures (134KB) View File  OR   Download FileNon-Habitable Structures Policy
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Planning: Signs (168KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the "Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Ancillary Accommodation (106KB) View File  OR   Download FileAncillary Accommodation
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Planning: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation (168KB) View File  OR   Download FileBed and Breakfast Accommodation
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Planning: Significant Tourist Accommodation Sites (3MB) View File  OR   Download FileA total of 32 tourist accommodation sites were identified within the Strategy.
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Planning: Temporary Accommodation (107KB) View File  OR   Download FileTemporary Accommodation
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Planning: Heritage Protection (107KB) View File  OR   Download FileHeritage Protection
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Planning: Public Parkland (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileExtract from Planning Policy Manual LPS1. Council adoption reference: OCM 27/05/2014, Report Item PD032.
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Planning: Domestic Wind Turbines (116KB) View File  OR   Download FileExtract from Local Planning Scheme Manual.
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Planning: Holiday Accommodation (275KB) View File  OR   Download FileTo encourage good quality, well managed holiday accommodation for use by short-term visitors generally in locations that will enhance the tourism experience while minimising potential impacts on adjoining residents.
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Residential Building Policy (429KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual. Revised OCM 23/05/2017 Resolution CCCS028.

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Planning: Variations to the Residential Design Codes (104KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Relocated Dwellings (106KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Consulting Rooms, Public Worship & Child Care Centres (103KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Development Approval Exemption (136KB) View File  OR   Download FileThe purpose of this policy is to exempt specified development from requiring a development approval where: (a) Development will be on a lot that is zoned 'Future Urban'; (b) An R-Code density has been defined as a component of an endorsed structure plan; and (c) the works satisfy the deemed-to-comply requirements of the R-Codes.

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Planning: Public Art (101KB) View File  OR   Download FileExtract from the Local Planning Scheme No. 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Building Facades in Industrial Zones (117KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.

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Planning: Workers Accommodation (Seasonal) (101KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Extractive Industries and Mining (161KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.Objective: To protect mineral resources from encroaching developments and support extractive industries and mining operations that do not detract from the environment or adjacent uses.
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Extractive Industry Flow Chart (139KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis information sheet shows the processes involved when applying for an Extractive Industry Licence, in a flow chart format.
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Planning: Development in Flood Prone Areas (219KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Agriculture Protection and Subdivision (265KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.

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Planning: Residential Development on Steep Sites (192KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Albany Historic Town Design Policy (506KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Detailed Area Plans (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Sloping Land (131KB) View File  OR   Download FileExtract from Local Planning Scheme Manual.
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Planning: Reflective Roofs-Goode Beach (163KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: The Outlook Estate Bayonet Head (380KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Masonic Hall Design Guidelines (215KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Thomas Street Design Guidelines (215KB) View File  OR   Download FileExtract from Local Planning Scheme Policy Manual.
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Planning: Melville Drive View Corridor (132KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Woodrise Estate Design Guidelines (564KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Lot 100 Grey Street East (2MB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Pines Estate Setbacks (102KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Frenchman Bay Road Residential Development Area (207KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.Objective: This Policy has been prepared to provide guidance on subdivision, sizes of outbuildings and positioning of future dwellings. Reviewed OCM 23/05/2017 Resolution CCCS028.
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Planning: Lake Seppings Drive/Loftie & Wright Street (370KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Modification to Subdivision Guide Plans (3MB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Catalina - Outline Development Plan (521KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the "Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Kalgan Rural Village Structure Plan (EXTRACT) (416KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Interim Outline Development Plan - Bayonet Head (240KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Brooks Garden - Outline Development Plan (745KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Outline Development Plan - Morgan Place (393KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Conceptual District Structure Plan (430KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.

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Planning: Barker Road Industrial Area (313KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Richard Street Light Industrial Area (136KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Down Road Timber Processing Precinct (198KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Albany Town Centre (1MB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Albany Waterfront (134KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Centennial Park Redevelopment Area (177KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Neighbourhood Centres (498KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Middleton Beach Tourist Precinct (393KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Woolstores Redevelopment Site (192KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Emu Point and Big Grove Village Centres (138KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Frenchman Bay Tourist Development Site (322KB) View File  OR   Download FileThis document is an extract of the Local Planning Scheme No 1 Policy Manual.
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Planning: Cheyne Beach Planning Policy (311KB) View File  OR   Download FileThe objectives of this Policy are to : 1. Maintain Cheyne Beach as a small coastal holiday and fishing settlement; and 2. Provide guidance to both Council and leaseholders as to appropriate forms of development to ensure existing characteristics are protected and maintained.