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Status of Coastal Planning in Western Australia

Posted on 28 January 2013

TitleStatus of Coastal Planning in Western Australia
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication2012
PublisherWestern Australian Planning Commission
KeywordsCoastal management, coastal planning
AbstractSchedule 2 Clause 7 (3) of the Planning and Development Act 2005 established the Coastal Planning and Coordination Council (CPCC) as a prescribed statutory committee of the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) “to advise the Commission on matters relating to coastal planning and coordination throughout the State and to perform such functions of the Commission under the Act and any other written law as are delegated to the CPCC under section 16.” The Coastal Planning Program (CPP) is one of the tools used to update the WAPC on land use and management of the State’s coastal resources. The coast of Western Australia is relatively well covered by a range of planning instruments, including regional strategies, structure plans and detailed coastal plans. However, plans always require review at the end of the planning horizon to ensure that they are suited to current planning needs. Additionally, many parts of the coast, while covered by relevant strategies, have not had more detailed coastal management plans developed. It is this review and developmental work that forms the core of the CPP. The Department of Planning (DoP), acting on the WAPC’s behalf, is responsible for implementation of the CPP.
Government BodyPublished by the, Western Australian Planning Commission, Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street, Perth WA 6000, (Locked Bag 2506, Perth WA 6001)
Refereed DesignationDoes Not Apply