FOMRE Events
04.07.2011 Gingin Shire has released the long awaited Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and also Local Planning Scheme No. 9 (TPS 9).
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01.07.2011 The Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy has been released for public comment
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GCA Events
19.05.2011 The Guilderton Community Library was recently awarded a Lotterwest Grant.
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19.05.2011 Richard Weller, Winthrop Professor of Landscape Architecture at UWA will be visiting Guilderton to discuss impact of future population growth on the Swan Coastal Plain
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FOMRE Update July 2011.


Guilderton is quiet for the winter but there are Government Plans and Strategies being released that you may like to consider, as they will affect the rules about what development happens in Gingin Shire over the next many years.


The WA Planning Commission (WAPC) is the state government department that is responsible for the overall planning policies in WA. It must approve all development proposals before they can proceed. There are several Regions within WA and Gingin Shire is part of the Wheatbelt.


The Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy has been released for public comment. The strategy plans for people and population in the region, facilitates economic development, considers settlement, land supply and infrastructure needs and seeks to protect the natural and cultural environment.

The strategy is in two parts.

Part 1 - Regional Profile; the background and context report which provides the rationale for Part 2.

Part 2 - The strategies, which are the land use planning responses to the issues identified in Part 1.

The draft Regional Profile (Part 1) and draft Land Use Planning Strategy (Part 2) are now available for public comment.


Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy

Submissions on the draft strategy and regional profile close on Fri. 19 Aug. 2011.


Gingin Shire has also released the long awaited Local Planning Strategy (LPS) and also Local Planning Scheme No. 9 (TPS 9).  Both documents can be viewed on the Shire website, at the Shire offices  and at the Guilderton Visitor Centre. Please consider reading them and making a submission to one or both of them. Ratepayers have been sent notification and submission forms in the mail, and they can be downloaded from the Shire website. FOMRE is still formulating our comments and recommendations. Submissions are due by Monday 29th August.


Once these plans are gazetted (Approved by WAPC) they form the rules by which the Shire and developers work. If current constraints are absent in the new plans, then they will no longer apply. It is therefore imperative that whatever protections already exist for the river, are strengthened, rather than removed.

If you would like to contribute any ideas or discuss any points, please ring Linda on (08) 6461 6927.


The Shire has still not released the Outline Development Plan for Plunkett’s land south of the river, and may wait until these plans are gazetted, as some of the difficulties (for them) in the current plans, may be removed in the new Scheme.


We will keep you informed as time progresses, but please be aware that your interest and action in these matters is important. 


Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.