Water policies review
The WAPC, has reviewed the State’s water planning policy framework and released Draft State Planning Policy 2.9 Planning for Water (SPP 2.9) and Planning for Water Guidelines for public comment.
Draft SPP 2.9 and Guidelines will help streamline and simplify the current planning framework to deliver greater clarity around how water-related provisions are implemented.
Once gazetted, it is intended that SPP 2.9 and Guidelines will replace water-related policies including Better Urban Water Management.
To view Draft SPP 2.9 and Guidelines and have your say on its content, please visit our online consultation hub.
Better Urban Water Management has been designed to facilitate better management of our urban water resources by ensuring an appropriate level of consideration is given to the total water cycle at each stage of the planning system.
It also provides guidance on the implementation of State Planning Policy 2.9 Water Resources.