Local Planning Scheme 8 is proposed to replace the existing Town Planning Scheme 7. The changes are predominantly to update the Scheme to align with the Planning and Development Regulations 2015, ensure consistency with the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme and to reflect existing land use. The new scheme proposes a number of changes including new zones, rezonings, text updates, scheme provision amendments, additional uses to reflect actual land uses and the introduction of several Special Control Areas.
The Western Australian Planning Commission proposes Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Amendment 991/33 - South West Districts Omnibus (No. 3B) which comprises 23 proposed modifications to the MRS. The EPA determined that of these 23 proposals, four required Environmental Review, namely: