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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