Planning Services

​The City of Bunbury strives to achieve a balanced approach to development that protects residential amenity, preserves heritage and provides clarity to developers.

Our Town Planning Scheme requires that development approvals are gained for all land developments other than single residential (note: exceptions such as special use zones may apply - please contact the duty planner for more information). It is important to know when approvals are required and the processes involved in acquiring these.

Development refers to a range of building activity; from clearing and leveling of land, to construction. Development Applications (DAs) can be approved (Planning Approval) more readily if you start with the right application forms and information.

The City of Bunbury is embarking on a process of improving service delivery to meet customer expectations. Part of this process is the production of information guides providing clear and concise information to you, the customer, to ensure the smooth and timely processing of Development Applications.

To lodge your Development Application online please click here or alternatively go to our Planning Application page to print out an application form. 

For more information please visit the Department of Planning's PlanWA interactive planning map.