Current Planning Issues

Current Planning Issues

Some of the projects that have been out for comment or under review

Seymour Apartments

The original, approved plan has been withdrawn and a new five story apartment complex will be up for JDAP approval soon.

Peko-Peko Block

Brewery/coffee roaster/upmarket accomodation/gallery/shopping development approved by City Council.

Dunsborough Lakes Signs

Are 13 signs in a row by same developer the best entry statement for Dunsborough? They are counter to city policy.

Foreshore cafe

The first commercial business on the foreshore. Waiting for the state to rezone the land.

Lot 200 Caves Road

Loss of trees along Caves Rd and endangered species habitat adjacent to Countrylife Farm. More information here. Development was approved by the JDAP. Developer now wanting changes.

Naturalist Terrace

CoB rejuvenation of Naturaliste Terrrace. Various options: more or less parking.. more or less trees. City has surveyed the community. Awaiting a decision.

State Override

Using COVID as the excuse, the state has given itself greater powers to override local planning responsibilities. See details here. Also new State Development Assessment Panel for >$5mil projects. See here

New Fire Regulations

Proposed new fire break regulations will have a major impact on landowners in town and out. This has now been postponed until 2021-22.

Coastal Threat

The city is determing its policy for the next 100 years regarding sea rise and erosion, retreat or protect. The outcome will have significant impact on rates going forward. City details here.


A development applicatiion had been published for a Woolworths and retail and apartment complex. It will involve a new road access to Dunsborough. City details here.

Foreshore Apartments

JDAP approved 4 story apartment building facing the foreshore adjacent to Seymour Park. Decision being challenged in court. More info here.

Smiths Beach

Adrian Fini’s Hisperia group is leading a consortium to develop Smiths Beach with hotel, campsite, and 64 houses. The footprint is larger than that approved so new approval is being sort. More detail here.

PIA-Major Growth?

The state is studying the expansion of Dunsborough east. This was to go to public comment but now looks like state will proceed regardless. See more here.

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