Business and Planning

Business Projects

Business projects can range from setting up a home based business through to building a multi-storey office block. To find out if you need planning approval for your business project, you will need to provide key facts about your property such as site area, zoning, neighbourhood plan and overlays. Once you have these you can find out if you need planning approval to set up your business. 

If you require expert planning assistance or advice, this may be obtained by contacting Council on 13004 CANNING (or 1300422664) or email us This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Guides and Forms

To encourage development, the City has created guides and forms to assist you when making submissions or applications to Council on building and planning, liquor licences, subdivisions, funding applications and demolition. 


Local Planning Strategy and Scheme 

The intention of the Local Planning Strategy is to guide the sustainable development of our City into the future. The Local Planning Strategy will inform the review of the existing Town Planning Scheme No. 40 and development of the new Local Planning Scheme.

To find out more about the Local Planning Strategy and review of the Scheme please click here.


Structure Plans

Beyond the major industrial areas the City also has three regeneration areas which include major employment and commercial investment opportunities: