Strategic Planning

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Local Planning Strategy

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has prepared its Local Planning Strategy to enable delivery of the community’s vision of shaping Kalgoorlie-Boulder to be a place where people choose to live, work, and play, now and in the future.

Together, we as a City must strive to meet this vision, whilst ensuring not to impede future growth, nor compromise our unique natural environment and our renowned assets of mining and tourism. To achieve our community’s vision, this document sets out a number of strategic directions and achievable actions that will guide the City’s future decision making.

The consultative approach taken in the creation of this Strategy will be carried forward in future planning to provide the community with both ownership and responsibility in shaping our future city. The recommendations of this strategy will ultimately be administered through the creation of a new Town Planning Scheme for the city.

Structure Planning

Structure plans ensure that land development is performed in an orderly manner taking the strategic direction set by the City into consideration.

Where there are multiple land owners, the structure plan developed under the town planning scheme will guide the overall development. All land affected by an approved structure plan must be developed generally in accordance with the plan.

Planning Scheme and Policies

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Town Planning Scheme No. 1, 1997 (as amended)

The purpose of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Town Planning Scheme No. 1, 1997 is to:

  • control and coordinate public and private development;
  • conserve of community resources; and
  • other matters authorised by enabling Acts

The Scheme objectives are to ensure and promote the orderly and proper development of land while securing the amenity of, and the best living and working environment for, the residents of the City, and to direct and control the development of the Scheme area in such a way as shall promote and safeguard the health, safety and convenience and economic and general welfare of its inhabitants and the amenities of every part of the City (TPS cl 1.6).

The Scheme does this through defining which land uses are permitted in which zones.

The scheme regulates land use primarily through:

  • Zoning table, which outlines which land uses are permitted in which zones
  • Schedule 1, which defines land use
  • Development standards, found in Parts 4 and 5.

Other planning publications are available from the City’s Administration Centre, and hard copies can be made subject to a copying fee .

For more information, please also visit the Western Australian Planning Commission website.

Consultation during the planning process

Not all development proposals are open for public comment. Proposals for a discretionary Use, identified in the Town planning scheme no. 1 or residential development that varies significantly from the provisions of the Residential design codes of Western Australia, may trigger consultation with the community.

If a development requires public comment, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will consult with the community using one or more of the following methods:

  • Inviting comment from individual adjoining property owners and occupiers
  • Advertising the proposal in the local newspaper
  • Placing a sign on the development site

Submissions with valid planning concerns must be made in writing within 14 days of the notice. These will be taken into account when a decision is made on the application.

Quick Links

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Town Planning Scheme No. 01, 1997 (as amended 2010)

Western Australian Planning Commission


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