State Planning Policy 2.10 - Swan-Canning river system

This policy contains a vision statement for the future of the Swan-Canning river system, policies based on the guiding principles for future land use and development in the precincts along the river system and performance criteria and objectives for specific precincts.
Last updated: 2 February 2022

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 2.10 Swan-Canning river system.

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:

  • provide a regional framework for the preparation of precinct plans based on the precincts identified in the Swan River System Landscape Description
  • provide a context for consistent and integrated planning and decision making in relation to the river
  • ensure that activities, land use and development maintain and enhance the health, amenity and landscape values of the river, including its recreational and scenic values.

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