Planning and consultation

Learn about the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's public consultation process, and how our planning policies are drafted.

Current items for consultation


Consultation during the planning process

Not all development proposals are open for public comment. Proposals for a discretionary Use, identified in the Town planning scheme no. 1 or residential development that varies signficantly from the provisions of the Residential design codes of Western Australia, may trigger consultation with the community.

If a development requires public comment, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will consult with the community using one or more of the following methods:

  • Inviting comment from individual adjoining property owners and occupiers
  • Advertising the proposal in the local newspaper
  • Placing a sign on the development site

Submissions with valid planning concerns must be made in writing within 14 days of the notice. These will be taken into account when a decision is made on the application.

Drafting process for planning policies

Before a planning policy is adopted by Council the following steps are taken:

  • Officers prepare a report for an Ordinary Council Meeting seeking endorsement of the draft policy for consultation purposes
  • Advertise the draft policy for a period of 21 days, advising where the policy can be view and inviting submissions from the public
  • Once the consultation period has ended, the submissions are collated and considered
  • A final report to Council is prepared seeking adoption of the policy, with or without modifications; or recommending that the process cease and not proceed with the draft policy.

Please contact us for more information on our planning policies.