Town Planning Scheme No. 2 was gazetted on 20 November 1992, giving it the full force of law from this date. It is currently in the process of being reviewed. Both current Town Planning Schemes consist of a written document (the Scheme Text), maps (the Scheme Map) and supporting information.
The Scheme Text lists the type of use or development that is allowed in each zone. It specifies the uses which require planning approval, and describes any restrictions which may relate to particular proposals. The Scheme Map generally depicts the different zones covering land within the Scheme Area.
All land within the Scheme Area is zoned for a particular land use, such as residential or industrial. Some sections of land may also be subject to other controls such as landscape protection or height limitations. This information is generally provided on the Scheme Map.
How does the Town Planning Scheme affect you?
The City of Kwinana's two current Town Planning Schemes form part of Western Australian Law. Anyone who wishes to use or develop land in a particular way will only be able to do so if their proposal complies with the zoning and other requirements of the Town Planning Schemes.