The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is responsible for approving all subdivision and amalgamation applications on land in Western Australia.

The WAPC considers proposals against the State Planning Framework which is identified by the following six principles:

  1. Community
  2. Economy
  3. Environment
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Regional Development
  6. Governance

Information and comment from the Shire, any public authority or utility services provider are also included in this assessment prior to a decision being made on the proposed plan.

The early stages of the subdivision of land involve the owner of the land to be subdivided/amalgamated engaging with private consultants, the Shire, state government agencies, utilities providers and the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). All proposals by a landowner to subdivide/amalgamate land are first submitted to the WAPC.

Subdivision Clearance

Once you have obtained subdivision conditional approval from WAPC, you may need to clear certain conditions with the Shire of Capel before you can undertake subdivision and title the lots. Please contact the Shire of Capel’s Development Services and/or Projects, Engineering & Assets for further guidance on this process.

Early Release of Subdivision Clearance Release Information Sheet 

Bushfire Prone Areas DFES Mapping

Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas (

More information regarding the subdivision/amalgamation of land can be found at Landgate.

Related Information:

Engineering Technical Services Information Sheet