Piesse Lake

Piesse Lake Structure Plan

The Piesse Lake Structure Plan has given final approval by the WA Planning Commission (WAPC).  The Structure Plan provides a framework and guidance for the future development of this key medium density residential site. The focus is on land uses to support the ongoing development of the Lake and surrounds which are recognised as the Shire of Katanning's premier passive open space destination.

Preparation of the Structure Plan meets statutory obligations and fulfils recommendations and objectives set out in the Shire of Katanning Local Planning Strategy and the SuperTowns Growth and Implementation Plan.

Piesse Lake Structure Plan Document

Piesse Lake Structure Plan


The first draft of the Piesse Lake Structure Plan was prepared in 2015, based on the Stakeholder Consultation, Opportunities and Constraints Plan and the findings of the supporting Technical Documents.  It was updated to accord with the new Planning Regulations 2015 and was endorsed for advertising by the Council in May 2016. An information workshop was held on 21 June 2016 and following advertising, the submissions were considered by the Council in October 2016.  It was resolved to adopt the Piesse Lake Structure Plan, subject to six modifications.

Updates to the Local Water Management Strategy were completed in June 2017 and subsequently endorsed by the Department of Water, then forwarded to the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage (DPLH).

On 29 August 2017 DPLH advised the WAPC required 13 modifications to the Piesse Lake Structure Plan.  The changes were generally as recommended by the Council and in response to agency comments.  The modifications were completed in in October 2017 and the WAPC final endorsement was received on 18 January 2018.