Local Planning Strategy and Town Planning Scheme Review

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Help us shape the way future development is managed in Denmark

The Shire is preparing a new Local Planning Strategy to guide how the Shire will grow and develop over the next 15 years and beyond. This includes our town centre, rural villages, farmland and natural areas. The Strategy will provide the foundation for a new Local Planning Scheme to replace the existing Town Planning Scheme No. 3 (1994).

The Strategy will reflect the community’s vision for the future that is expressed in the Strategic Community Plan Denmark 2027 as well as the Shires Sustainability Strategy and Sustainability Action Plan. The Shire has also completed a process of preliminary community consultation to help us identify issues and gaps to be considered in the development of the Strategy. A Preliminary Consultation Report has been prepared to summarise the outcomes of this process.

This project commenced in late 2019 as a minor review but has since been expanded to the development of a completely new Strategy, reflecting the change our community has experienced since the last Strategy was prepared in 2011. The project has also been disrupted by the impacts of Covid-19, including delays caused by a sharp upswing in the number of planning applications being received by the Shire.

If you have any questions or general feedback you can contact the Planning Services team at any stage.

Further information

Relevant information, documents and Frequently Asked Questions are included on this page (scroll down column on right hand side).

Help us shape the way future development is managed in Denmark

The Shire is preparing a new Local Planning Strategy to guide how the Shire will grow and develop over the next 15 years and beyond. This includes our town centre, rural villages, farmland and natural areas. The Strategy will provide the foundation for a new Local Planning Scheme to replace the existing Town Planning Scheme No. 3 (1994).

The Strategy will reflect the community’s vision for the future that is expressed in the Strategic Community Plan Denmark 2027 as well as the Shires Sustainability Strategy and Sustainability Action Plan. The Shire has also completed a process of preliminary community consultation to help us identify issues and gaps to be considered in the development of the Strategy. A Preliminary Consultation Report has been prepared to summarise the outcomes of this process.

This project commenced in late 2019 as a minor review but has since been expanded to the development of a completely new Strategy, reflecting the change our community has experienced since the last Strategy was prepared in 2011. The project has also been disrupted by the impacts of Covid-19, including delays caused by a sharp upswing in the number of planning applications being received by the Shire.

If you have any questions or general feedback you can contact the Planning Services team at any stage.

Further information

Relevant information, documents and Frequently Asked Questions are included on this page (scroll down column on right hand side).

Page last updated: 17 Mar 2022, 11:21 AM