Local Planning Scheme No. 4

The Minister for Planning has approved the Shire of Exmouth Local Planning Scheme No.4 (‘the Scheme’) in accordance with Section 87(2) (a) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (‘the Act’).

Pursuant to Section 87(4B) of the Act, and regulation 64 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, notice is hereby given that ‘the Scheme’ has been published in the Government Gazette 12/03/2019 at which time has become the operational Scheme.

A full copy of the Scheme is available via the links below and a hard copy is available in the Shire Administration office.

Scheme Amendments to the Local Planning Scheme

Amendments to the Local Planning Scheme go through a statutory scheme amendment process, which includes public consultation.

Proposed Scheme Amendment No.1 to Local Planning Scheme No.4

Learmonth Pipeline Fabrication Facility & associated Environmental Review

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Exmouth is in receipt of a proposed Scheme Amendment (SA1) to Local Planning Scheme No.4 for a 'Learmonth Pipeline Fabrication Facility' (Subsea 7).

Accompanying SA1 is an Environmental Review (ER), Assessment No. 2209 (pursuant to s.48C(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986) for which will examine the potential impacts to the environment from the change of land use and zoning from ‘Rural’ and ‘Foreshore Reserve’, to proposed ‘Special Use No. 10’.

Please refer to the documents below – Scheme Amendment 1 report and the Environmental Review document and associated report.

  1. WAPC Approved Scheme Amendment documentation 
  2. Environmental Review document
  3. Attachment 1 
  4. Attachment 2 
  5. Attachment 3
  6. Attachment 4 

Note.  The Environmental Protection Agency is concurrently advertising a Public Environmental Review pursuant to s.38 of the EP Act 1986. This examines impacts associated with the implementation, operation and marine environment. 

You can review and make a submission on via the flow-chart below:


Public comments are invited on the proposed Scheme Amendment (SA1).  Submissions for stream 2 (above) are to be made in writing via:

Submissions to be received by the Shire not later than 4.30pm, 30th November 2019.


Cameron Woods

Chief Executive Officer