Region planning schemes

A region scheme provides a statutory mechanism to assist strategic planning, the coordination of major infrastructure and sets aside areas for regional open space and other community purposes.
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A region scheme usually covers more than one local government area. The content of the scheme may vary for each region, but they generally set out broad land use zones or reserves and identify land required for regional purposes.

The WAPC prepare region schemes for the effective planning and coordination of land use and development. The schemes are approved by Parliament. There are three region schemes in operation in Western Australia - the Metropolitan Region Scheme, Peel Region Scheme and Greater Bunbury Region Scheme.