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Interest
Region Schemes
Responsible agency
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
Summary

Region Schemes exist for the areas of Perth, Peel and Greater Bunbury. They outline objectives for state and regional development and provide a statutory mechanism to assist strategic planning, coordinate the provision of major infrastructure and set aside areas for regional open space and other community purposes. 

Description

A region scheme usually covers more than one local government area. The content of the scheme may vary for each region, but they generally set out broad land use zones or policy areas and identify land required for regional purposes. In areas not covered by a region planning scheme, the classification of scheme reserves and zones is generally made through local schemes.

Reservations in the region schemes are included as part of the local government’s local schemes. They include planning control areas, improvement plans and clause 32 for the MRS; planning control areas and clause 21 for the PRS; clause 27 for the GBRS. The MRS should always be viewed with the MRS Water Catchment reservations and the MRS Bush Forever Area. In addition, various redevelopment scheme areas and Act areas, which suppress the zones and reservations of the MRS. These include Armadale, Central Perth, Hope Valley-Wattleup, Midland, Perry Lakes and Subiaco, along with the Casino (Burswood Island) Agreement Act 1985.

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage manages the MRS on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, under the Planning and Development Act 2005. The act should be read in consultation with the Planning and Development (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2005 and the Metropolitan Region Scheme Text.

To view the full extent of the MRS as a PDF, see www.planning.wa.gov.au/687.asp.

For the general description of the various zones and reservations, see www.planning.wa.gov.au/5876.asp.

The Department for Planning manages the PRS on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, under the Planning and Development Act 2005. The act should be read in consultation with the Planning and Development (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2005 and the Peel Region Scheme Text. To view the full extent of the PRS as a PDF, see www.planning.wa.gov.au/688.asp.

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage manages the GBRS on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, under the Planning and Development Act 2005. The act should be read in consultation with the Planning and Development (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2005 and the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme Text.

To view the full extent of the GBRS as a PDF, see www.planning.wa.gov.au/689.asp.

To download an application form for either a MRS, PRS or GBRS region scheme certificate, stating what the property is zoned/reserved, please see the link, this will allow you to get in writing what the land is zoned/reserved.

See www.planning.wa.gov.au/636.asp. If you have access to Landgate’s - Conveyancing Channel, you can click on the link below to order electronic copies of the certificates along with all the normal options you have in that channel.

See www.landgate.wa.gov.au/corporate.nsf. For more information about ordering region scheme certificates on-line, see www.planning.wa.gov.au/5551.asp.

Please note, whilst the PIR may show Region Scheme information, it does not have any statutory bearing and therefore does not replace Clause 42, 47 and 53 Region Scheme Certificates produced by the Department of Planning.

 

Date updated
27/11/2019 09:53:59