Do you have any illegally built structures?

Published on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 at 11:27:25 AM

If you have any buildings or structures on your property that you have not obtained planning or building approval for then now is your chance to get this sorted. The Shire is allowing an amnesty period during which retrospective planning and building application fees (as per the Shire’s Fees & Charges 2021/22) will be waived.

The amnesty period will end as of 31 January 2022. During this amnesty period only, all retrospective planning and building applications will be exempt from the retrospective fee but the standard Development or Building Application fees will still apply.

This will allow owner occupiers of properties within the Shire the opportunity to rectify any illegal or non-compliant structures that you may never have approached Council for approval to construct. This opportunity is being offered to allow owner occupiers time to sort out any outstanding approvals with the Shire prior to the Shire having to undertake any legal action for non-compliance as per the Local Government Act 1995, Building Regulations 2012 or the Town Planning Regulations 1996.


Contact the Shire’s Planning & Building Services on (08) 9575 5100.

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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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