Public Notice of Planning Proposals

Proposed Development Application: Agriculture Intensive (Annual and Perennial Horticulture) Retrospective Development Application: Agriculture Intensive (Annual Horticulture) and Associated Structures at Lot 1 (115) Rig Road, Red Gully

 The Shire of Gingin has received an application to use and/or develop land for the above purpose and public comments are invited:

The overall development consists of two components with relevant details outlined below.

Retrospective Development:

  • The property contains two (2) existing pivot irrigation systems which are rotated over three sites for the purposes of potato farming which falls under the land use Agriculture Intensive (annual). 
  • Each pivot uses 16.2 hectares of land and as such a total of 48.6 hectares is dedicated to the existing potato operation, albeit with only 32.4 hectares being used at any one time.
  • Existing structures associated with the development include eight sea containers, a transportable lunch (crib) room and a transportable dwelling.

Proposed Development:

  • The proposed development seeks to expand the area dedicated for potato farming from the existing 48.6 hectares to 145.8 hectares. The landowner advises that only two pivots will be operational at any one time (32.4 hectares).
  • In addition to the above, the development also seeks to use 23 hectares of land for an orchard which falls under the land use Agriculture Intensive (perennial).
  • The proposed orchard is intended to be setback ~50 metres from the side (western) boundary.

 Plans and documents setting out and explaining the proposal can be viewed at the links below, or alternatively at the Shire of Gingin’s Administration Office, 7 Brockman Street, Gingin or Lancelin Office, Vins Way, Lancelin.

Location plans

Stakeholder Comment Form


Hydrological Report

Farm Management Plan

Comments on the proposal may be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer in writing on or before 4.00pm on Thursday 30 January 2020. All enquiries regarding this proposal should be made to the Shire’s Manager Statutory Planning.

T: 9575 5100

Shire of Gingin Offices


7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121



255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121


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