Planning and Building


The Building Act 2011 came in to effect on 2 April 2012. This Act brings major changes to the building approval process in Western Australia. It repeals the Builders Registration Act and parts of the Local Government Act. The Act enables both Local Authorities and private registered building surveyors to certify building applications with Local Authorities still issuing permits.

The Shire of Nannup continues to provide a service for people requiring a building surveyor to assess, approve and certify plans. In addition we provide a range of other building related information and services. Customers may also choose to use the services of a private building surveyor and submit a certified application to the Shire as the Permit Authority. Applications will need to have all approvals in place prior to lodgement for a permit to build.

The Building Commission has all forms and information available on their website or the application forms can be downloaded using the links below.

Applications for the installation of on-site wastewater systems are processed through the Shire's Building Department in consultation with our Environmental Health Officer, and the application form can also be found below.

For more information on building in the Shire of Nannup an Information Sheet for Prospective Builders has been provided here or contact:

Development Services Officer
Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 4:30pm
Ph: 08 9756 1018

Please note: If your property is in a declared bushfire prone area and your building permit application is required to be accompanied by a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) report, the Shire of Nannup will only accept a report issued by a BPAD accredited assessor. 

A list of accredited assessors can be downloaded from Fire Protection Association Australia or contact the Shire's Development Services Officer for assistance.

Application for a Certified Building Permit (BA1) **please use only if you have already engaged a private Building Surveyor to issue you with a Certificate of Design Compliance

Application for an Uncertified Building Permit (BA2)

Application for a Demolition Permit (BA5)

Application for an Occupancy Permit (BA9)

Application for a Building Approval Certificate (BA13)

Application to Extend a Building or Demolition Permit (BA22)

Application to Construct or Install an Apparatus for the Treatment of Sewage

Current Building Fees & Charges

To submit an online enquiry, click here.

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Planning influences where we live, what services are available and how the Shire of Nannup will develop in the years to come.

Most development of land, generally other than a single house, swimming pools and small sheds, within the Nannup Shire requires development approval. Proposed developments must comply with the Shire of Nannup Local Planning Scheme No.3 (LPS3).

Development approval is required for houses and sheds, for instance, if a LPS3 setback variation is proposed, the proposal varies from the provisions of the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia, or the site is within a floodway, heritage area or landscape protection area.

Development approval is also required for the erection of most advertising signs.

For more information on development within the Shire of Nannup contact:

Development Services Officer
Mon - Fri: 8.00am to 4:30pm
Ph: 08 9756 1018

Download the Development Application Form

Download the Sign Application Form (Schedule 7)

Current Planning Fees & Charges

To submit an online enquiry, click here.

Local Planning Scheme No3
Local Planning Policies
Local Planning Strategy

Subdivision Applications

Subdivision or amalgamation applications are determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). However the Shire of Nannup has an important role in providing recommendations to the WAPC on subdivision or amalgamation applications.

For further information, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the WAPC can be reached as follows:

Ph: (08) 9791 0577
Address: 6th Floor Bunbury Tower, 61 Victoria Street, Bunbury

Draft Local Planning Strategy & the Review Process

The last time there was a major review of planning in and around the Nannup town site was in the late 1990s. Accordingly, it was timely to review the aspirations of the community, to work through planning issues and seek to provide a clear direction relating to the development in the district.

The Council considered that the most effective way of obtaining initial community views and where they want Nannup to head in the next 10-15 years was to conduct a survey.

The survey was sent to all owners and residents of the Shire of Nannup in September 2013 and the Shire would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey.

Following the review process a draft Local Planning Strategy was developed. The draft LPS was been certified by the Western Australian Planning Commission and has recently been advertised for a period of 90 days.

The Shire of Nannup has now considered the submissions which were received and has reviewed the draft LPS accordingly. At its meeting on 27th April 2017, Council resolved to support the modified draft LPS and it has now been forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final endorsement in accordance with Regulation 14(3) of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015.

A copy of the modified draft and associated documents can be found below.


The draft Local Planning Strategy is a preliminary draft only and will be modified based on Western Australian Planning Commission requirements and following comments from the community and other stakeholders in 2017. It is highlighted that investment or associated decisions should not rely on the draft Strategy given the final endorsed Strategy will be different to the preliminary draft version.

Please contact the Shire’s Planning Unit for clarification or for further information.

Draft Shire of Nannup Local Planning Strategy (27th April 2017)
Figure 1: Location Map
Figure 2: Strategy Plan North
Figure 3: Strategy Plan South
Figure 4: Strategy Plan Nannup Townsite & Surrounds
Bushfire Hazard Level Report

Nannup Townsite Strategy

All proposals to develop Special Rural and Residential subdivisions are guided by the Nannup Townsite Strategy. The Nannup Townsite Strategy has identified 10 policy areas within and surrounding the Nannup Townsite to guide townsite expansion and infill.

Hard copies of the Nannup Townsite Strategy are available from the Shire office and a fee is applicable in accordance with Council's Fees and Charges.

The map of the policy areas and Policy statements are available by visiting pages 16-22 of Council's Local Planning Strategy.

Nannup Townsite Strategy

Blackwood River Flood Study

Nannup Townsite 25 & 100 Year ARI Floodplain Maps

Other Useful Links

South-West Framework Website Link