Local Planning Strategy

With the Shire of Chapman Valley facing considerable challenges in urban and rural planning centred on agricultural diversification, lifestyle opportunities, tourism, and natural resource management the need had arisen to review the Shire’s Local Rural Strategy, which was initially prepared in 1993 and subsequently reviewed from 2001 – 2004.

The Shire subsequently moved to update the Local Rural Strategy (2004) to a Local Planning Strategy to include additional forward planning measures for the townsites of Nanson, Nabawa and Yuna, and the provision for Rural Smallholdings and Rural Residential Development based on the following considerations:

  • Proximity and access to Geraldton;
  • Existing settlement pattern and land-use trends;
  • Opportunity for lifestyle, agricultural diversification and tourism ventures;
  • Topographical and environmental constraints;
  • Opportunity to preserve natural features; &
  • Access to existing services/infrastructure.

The Local Planning Strategy serves to address the future planning needs and direction for the whole of the Shire over the next 10 – 15 years, and provide the necessary foundation and justification for preparation of the Shire of Chapman Valley Local Planning Scheme No.2, which has been prepared and should be read in conjunction with the Local Planning Strategy.

The Shire of Chapman Valley’s Local Planning Strategy is available for viewing by clicking on the following link:

View Shire of Chapman Valley Local Planning Strategy