The Shire of Carnarvon is guided by legislation and planning schemes that control the development and use of land across the Shire.

Local Planning Scheme No. 13 guides development within the Shire of Carnarvon. Local Planning Scheme No. 13. comprises of the Scheme Text and Scheme Maps, which can be viewed here.

The Scheme Maps identify different zones for particular uses and should be read in conjunction with the Scheme Text.

The Local Planning Scheme 13 was presented and endorsed by Council on the 24 September 2019.  The document has now been gazetted and can be viewed here.

You will find an index map to assist you to find the map for the location you are looking for in the link above.  If you require assistance or further information please contact Town Planning, within the Development Services at the Shire office on 9941 0000.

Shire of Carnarvon Planning Scheme 13

Scheme Amendment

From time to time, it becomes necessary to amend the Shire’s Local Planning Scheme.  When a change is proposed or made to the Local Planning Scheme, it is referred to as a scheme amendment.  These changes can be proposed by landowners, State Government agencies or the Shire itself.  The decision to initiate a scheme amendment is at the discretion of the Shire (which has no appeal rights). Once initiated, the Shire becomes responsible for progressing a scheme amendment.

Scheme amendments occur for a variety of different reasons including:

  • A change in zoning to accommodate development
  • A change in the residential density coding to alter residential density
  • A change in the scheme’s wording to ensure more effective planning
  • To implement the strategic vision of the local planning strategy

Advertised Planning Scheme Amendments

Amendment No. Submissions Open Amendment Description Document Submissions Close
7 24 April 2024


1. Rezone Lot 12 North West Coastal Highway, Wooramel ‘Rural’.

2. Within Schedule 4, No. 1 Delete “(a) Lot 12 North West Coastal Highway, Wooramel (Wooramel Roadhouse)” and replace with “(a) Lot 1 North West Coastal Highway, Wooramel (Wooramel Roadhouse)”.

3. Within Schedule 4, No. 1 insert ‘Hotel’ within the Special Use Column.

4. Within Schedule 4, No.1 insert the following conditions:

“6. 'Hotel' use only applies to Lots 1 and 50 North West Coastal Highway (Roadhouses)

7. 'Hotel' is considered to be an 'A' use pursuant to Part 3 of the Scheme.

8. The local government may require the preparation of a local development plan (LDP) to co-ordinate development of the land. The LDP shall respond to and be consistent with the policy objectives and general and roadhouse specific policy measures identified in Development Control Policy 1.10 Freeway service centres and roadhouses, including signage.”

5. Update the scheme maps accordingly.

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5 June 2024

Submissions on the planning scheme amendment/s may be lodged in writing on or before the submission due date (see table above) and should include:

  • the amendment number,
  • the name and address of the person making the submission,
  • the property affected and
  • details of the submission.

Submission Form 3A can be used to assist in providing comments and should be lodged with the Shire of Carnarvon on or before the submission due date (see table above).

Submissions can be:

  • Emailed to:  shire@carnarvon.wa.gov.au
  • Posted to:   Shire of Carnarvon
    PO Box 459, Carnarvon WA 6701
  • Lodged in person at the Shire administration office, 3 Francis Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please contact the Shire of Carnarvon on (08) 9941 0000.

Approved Planning Scheme Amendments

Amendment No. Approval Date Amendment Description Document Government Gazette
2 26 April 2023 Rezoning and Reclassifying Land to Tourism and Foreshore Reserve at Babbage Island, Carnarvon Minister Approval - LPS13 Amendment No.2 Gazette 53 of 2023
4 2 May 2023 Rezoning Part Lot 9001 David Brand Drive, Brockman from “Urban Development” zone to “Residential R20” zone Minister Approval - LPS13 Amendment No.4

Gazette 58 of 2023

5 4 July 2023 Amending Additional Use for Zoned land to include a Veterinary Centre at Lot 195 (No 231) Robinson Street, Morgantown.  Minister Approval - LPS13 Amendment No.5

Gazette 91 of 2023

6 8 August 2023 Rezoning Part of Lot 500, DP74108 North River Road, North Plantations from “Environmental Conservation” reserve to “Priority Agriculture” zone Minister Approval - LPS13 Amendment No.6

Gazette 103 of 2023