Town Planning

Building Approvals/ Requirements

A range of information sheets are available from the Shire website (www.broome.wa.gov.au) or the Shire reception. The sheets are designed to assist you with your proposal and include topics such as:

  • Residential Homes
  • Factories
  • Garages / Sheds
  • Patios
  • Swimming Pools / Spas
  • Internal Renovations
  • Shops
  • Commercial Sheds
  • Sea Containers
  • Pergolas
  • Fences
  • Copies of Building Plans
Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Plan Search Applications

Contact the Administration Officers in the Shire of Broome Development Services Department on 9191 3456. You will need to complete an application form detailing property location and owners details (including owner’s signature) and pay the applicable fee.

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Planning Approvals

Planning approvals are necessary for the following:

  • Commercial/Industrial Developments
  • Grouped and Multiple Dwelling Residential Developments – New Buildings and Additions
  • Change of Use (establishment of new businesses)
  • depending on location and use
  • Satellite Dishes – Domestic, Commercial and Industrial
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Caretakers Accommodation
  • Residential Development that doesn’t comply with the
  • Residential Design Codes
  • Tourist Development
  • Development outside of Planning Scheme Area
Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

RoadWise

The WA Local Government Association’s RoadWise Program aims to contribute to the long term vision of the Road Safety Council in eliminating road crashes as a major cause of premature death and injury, by increasing community support, partnerships and participation in the implementation of the current Road Safety Strategy for WA.

The Broome RoadWise Committee provides a forum where local road safety issues can be discussed by a network of people who work together to develop and deliver community based road safety campaigns.

The Broome RoadWise Committee meets bi-monthly. If you wish to contribute, or for more information contact the Regional Road Safety Officer.

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Setback Requirements

How close can I build to the boundary? Please contact Shire of Broome Planning Services.

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Swimming Pools (Public)

Public Swimming Pools are required to comply with the Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007. This includes pools associated with recreation centres, caravan parks, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast facilities, lodging houses, unit complexes with more than 30 units, hospital and hydrotherapy pools, health clubs and mine sites.

Prior to construction of a public swimming pool, approval is to be obtained from the WA Department of Health. Once approved, legislation requires Shire of Broome Environmental Health Officers to collect a monthly water sample to be analysed for bacteria and amoebae, ensuring a safe environment that will not impact the health of swimming pool users.

Further information on public swimming pools can be obtained from the Shire’s Environmental Health Services.

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Swimming Pools and Spas (Private)

Information on Private Pool Licences and Pool Fencing requirements is available from the Shire website (www.broome.wa.gov.au) or Shire of Broome Reception.

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Subdivisions

For information on Built Strata Approval contact the Shire of Broome Building Services.

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Working From Home

This is defined either as Home Occupation or Home Business. If you wish to start a small home-based business, staff can help you prepare your application and guide you through the advertising process if required.

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456

Zoning Information

How is my property zoned? What can I do with my property? How many units can I develop? Can I subdivide my property?

Shire of Broome Information
Further Information 9191 3456