Published on Friday, 16 April 2021 at 10:14:21 AM

Did you know that, amongst building fantastic recreation centers, maintaining roads, and providing beautiful public spaces, one of the other roles the Shire performs is compliance.

Compliance  is  simply the action or fact of complying with a command, which could be an Act of Parliament, a Local Law or a policy – to ensure that statutory and legislative requirements are met.

The Shire of Toodyay is responsible for regulating a number of these requirements, such as the Planning and Development Act 2005 – which guides land use in the Shire, the Building Act 2011 – which guides structural safety, efficiency and other matters, the Bush Fires Act 1954 – for bush fire safety and the Public Health Act 2016 – to better protect and promote the health of our community.

Above all, these statutory and legislative requirements are important in that they maintain the safety, health, and amenity of our community.

We understand that these can be daunting documents to read and interpret which is why we have a team of qualified professionals working with the Shire who are more than happy to assist you with your enquiries.  Please call into the Visitor Centre  and have a chat with our Planning and Development team about any planning or building project you are thinking of starting.

What we don’t want is to see unnecessary infringements or for you to go through additional stress trying to become compliant.

We ask that you ask us first before you act. We are here to help.


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