Local Planning Schemes

Local planning schemes set out objectives for the way land is to be used and developed, classify areas for land use and include provisions to coordinate infrastructure and development within the local government area. 

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations (2015) contain a set of deemed provisions that form part of every local planning scheme in the State. Schedule 2 of these Regulations contain the deemed provisions and should be read alongside Local Planning Scheme No.8 when considering land use and development in the City of Karratha.  

Download the state government flowchart and the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations (2015) for more information on each of these scheme amendment types and associated processes.  

Call 9186 8555 or email enquiries@karratha.wa.gov.au to contact City Planning Team team for more information.  

Local Planning Scheme No. 8

Visit wa.gov.au for the list of local planning schemes, strategies, structure plans and planning publications for the City of Karratha.

Processes for basic, standard and complex amendments are available if a project doesn't follow the local planning scheme

Sign up for City of Karratha news:


The City of Karratha has a number of e-newsletters to keep you up to date on a range of topics.

Sign up and select your interests here:

 Arts, Culture and Community Events
 Sport and Recreation
 Business and Economy
 Tenders and Public Notifications

Read our Privacy Policy