GBRS amendments

An amendment to the GBRS changes the zoning or reservation of land to allow for a different land use.

Below are active and recently finalised GBRS Amendments.  Copies of archived GBRS amendments are available on request.

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How long does an GBRS amendment take?

In general, a major GBRS amendment usually takes 24 months to complete, depending on the environmental assessment process, the number of submissions and requests for hearings. The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) will consider all submissions before making a recommendation to the Minister for Planning.

GBRS amendments in progress

GBRS Minor amendment 0044/57 - Department Of Parks & Wildlife, 'Visitor Gateway' Project Koombana Drive, Bunbury

The Western Australian Planning Commission sought public comment on a proposed amendment to rationalise the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme zones and reservations at Lots 882, portion 883, portion 460 and portion 902, Koombana Drive, Bunbury.

The proposed amendment seeks to reserve the land for  Public Purposes – Special Uses, Regional Open Space and Other Regional Roads.

GBRS Minor amendment 0051/57 - Various Lots Jubilee and Jeffery Roads Glen Iris

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme (GBRS) in the City of Bunbury.

The amendment proposes to rezone/reserve various lots in Jubilee Road and Jeffrey Road, Glen Iris which would result in an Urban zone / Regional Open Space reserve ‘swap’. The zone/reserve ‘swap’ involves rezoning of approximately 8.25ha of currently Urban zoned land to Regional Open Space reserve and approximately 2.65ha of Regional Open Space reserve to the Urban zone.

GBRS amendments finalised

GBRS Minor amendment 0041/57 - Public Drinking Water Source Protection Areas

Notice of approved amendment

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the abovementioned amendment to the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme. The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission plan numbers 1.7439/1, 1.7440/1 and 1.7441/1 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

The purpose of the amendment is to remove the Water Catchments – Special Control Area (SCA No. 1) from land where public drinking water source areas have been abolished.

GBRS Minor amendment 0042/57 - Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area

Notice of approved amendment

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the abovementioned amendment to the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme. The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission plan number 3.2682 and was effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette on 19 August 2016.

The purpose of this amendment is to rezone/reserve a number of sites under the GBRS within the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area.

The amendment proposed the following modifications to the GBRS:

The transfer of Part of Lot 509 Treasure Road and Part of Lot 511 Wellington Road, Wellesley from the Industrial Zone to the Rural Zone, Part of Lot 26 Wellington Road and Parts of Lot 94 Bernbrook Place (located in four pockets), Wellesley from the Industrial Zone to the Regional Open Space Reservation.

All the mentioned areas will further be included under the Special Control Area No. 2 (Kemerton Industrial Zone buffer area).

Section 126(1) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 allows for local planning schemes to be amended reflecting regional reservations, upon publication of an amendment notification in the Government Gazette.

Accordingly, the Shire of Harvey District Planning Scheme No.1 will be amended to transfer the land affected by the region scheme amendment in relation to the Regional Open Space Reservations, once notice of the amendment is published in the Government Gazette.

GBRS Minor amendment 0046/57 - Bunbury Airport Expansion Offset And Reservation Anomaly, Lot 706 And 505 South Western Highway, Davenport

Notice of approved amendment

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the abovementioned amendment to the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme.  The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission plan number 3.2695 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

The purpose of this amendment proposal is to rationalise the GBRS zones and reservations of portion Lots 505 and 706 South Western Highway, Davenport to complete the necessary actions required to be undertaken by the City of Bunbury in regard to agreed Federal and State environmental offsets associated with the expansion of the Bunbury Airport, and to rectify a minor mapping anomaly.

GBRS Minor amendment 0047/57 - Lot 6238 Mitchell Road, Benger

Notice of approved amendment

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the abovementioned amendment to the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme. The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission plan number 3.2696 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

The purpose of this amendment proposal is to rezone Lot 6238 Mitchell Road, Benger from regional open space reservation to rural zone. The reservation appears to be a historical 'carry over' and is an error. The proposed rural zone is consistent with the zoning of surrounding land.

GBRS Minor amendment 0049/57 - Lot 2 Prowse Road, Capel

Notice of approved amendment

The Minister for Planning has approved, as advertised, the abovementioned amendment to the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme. The amendment is shown on Western Australian Planning Commission plan number 3.2698 and is effective from the date of publication of this notice in the Government Gazette.

The purpose of this amendment is to rezone Lot 2 Prowse Road, Capel from Rural zone to Urban Deferred zone. The Urban Deferred zone and subsequent Urban zone are consistent with zoning of surrounding land and represent a logical rounding-off of the Capel townsite. The urban expansion is consistent with the Shire of Capel Townsite Strategy.

Following gazettal, the Shire of Capel Local Planning Scheme No. 7 will be amended to transfer all land subject to the amendment from Rural zone to Urban Development zone pursuant to section 126(3) of the Planning and Development Act, 2005.

Page last reviewed 6 December 2018
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