State Planning Policy 2.1 Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment

Policy
The Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment policy ensures that land use changes within the Peel-Harvey estuarine system likely to cause environmental damage to the estuary are brought under planning control and prevented.

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 State Planning Policy 2.1 Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment.

To view Draft SPP 2.9 and Guidelines and have your say on its content, please visit our online consultation hub.

The objectives of this policy are to:

  • improve the social, economic, ecological, aesthetic, and recreational potential of the Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment
  • ensure that changes to land use within the catchment to the Peel-Harvey estuarine system are controlled so as to avoid and minimise environmental damage
  • balance environmental protection with the economic viability of the primary sector
  • increase high water-using vegetation cover within the Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment
  • reflect the environmental objectives in the draft Environmental Protection Policy (Peel-Harvey Estuarine System) 1992
  • prevent land uses likely to result in excessive nutrient export into the drainage system.

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Page reviewed 10 September 2021