Council’s Planning team is responsible for assessing and enforcing planning permit applications in accordance with the West Wimmera Planning Scheme. The team also coordinates the issue of subdivision permits and the release of plans of subdivision.

Advice and planning permit application processing services are available for residential, rural, commercial and industrial proposals under what is known as Statutory Planning.

The team also manages and provides assistance with policies, strategies and amendments to West Wimmera Planning Scheme that help shape future development and neighbourhood character within the Shire. This is known as Strategic Planning.