Planning FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding planning and development.

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What is the difference between planning approval and a building permit?

Planning approval allows for specific land use and construction of any buildings on a particular site.

A building permit is approved the way a building is constructed.
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Why is an application for planning approval required?

Planning approval is required so that the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder can ensure that the development:

  •  Complies with the Town Planning Scheme
  •  Is appropriate to the particular reserve, zone or approved use
  •  Is appropriate to other uses in the locality
  •  Is appropriate to the orderly and proper planning of the locality
  •  Will not adversely affect the amenity of the locality in which it is located.

For more information, please go to our Planning approvals page.
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How do I make an application for planning approval?

An application for planning approval requires:

  •  Submission of the relevant form
  •  Submission of site plans
  •  Payment of the prescribed fee.

For more information, please go to our Planning approvals page.
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Who determines my application?

Planning approval is granted by either:

  •  Chief Executive Officer or delegated an officer
  •  City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Council.

Should approval be required from the Council, please allow additional time for officers to assess and report on your application.

For more information, please go to our Planning approvals page.
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Will I know if a neighbour proposes a development on an adjoining site?

Not all proposals are made available for public consultation, and neighbours will only be informed if significant comment is required from the community.

Please go to the Public consultation  page for more information.
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