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 2.3 Jandakot groundwater protection.
To view Draft SPP 2.9 and Guidelines and have your say on its content, please visit our online consultation hub.
A revised State Planning Policy 2.3 – Jandakot Groundwater Protection (SPP 2.3) was gazetted on 11 January 2017.
The objectives of this policy are to:
- ensure that all development and changes to land use within the policy area are compatible with maximising the long-term protection and management of groundwater, in particular for public drinking water supply
- protect groundwater quality and quantity in the policy area in order to maintain the ecological integrity of important wetlands that are hydraulically connected to that groundwater, including wetlands outside the policy area
- prevent, minimise or manage development and land uses that may result in contamination of groundwater
- maintain or increase natural vegetation cover over the policy area.
The policy provides guidance regarding planning requirements that need to be considered in the policy area and should be read in conjunction with the Department of Water’s Water quality protection note 25: Land use compatibility tables in public drinking water source areas (as may be amended from time to time). All proposed development within the Jandakot Groundwater Protection Area should be consistent with Tables 1, 2 and 3 which set out appropriate land uses and activities within the assigned priority area.
Priority areas may change from time to time. The relevant priority areas and wellhead protection zones within the Jandakot Groundwater Protection area can be found on the Department of Planning’s PlanWA interactive planning map.
State planning policiesShow more
- 2.0 - Environment and natural resources policy - Jun 2003
- 2.4 - Planning for Basic Raw Materials - Jul 2021
- 2.5 - Rural planning - Dec 2016
- 2.7 - Public drinking water source - Jun 2003
- 2.8 - Bushland Policy for the Perth Metropolitan Region - Jun 2010
- 2.9 - Water resources - Dec 2006
- 3.0 - Urban growth and settlement - Mar 2006
- 4.1 - State industrial interface - May 1997
- Government Sewerage Policy - Sep 2019
Development control and operational policiesShow more
- 1.1 - Subdivision of land - general principles - Feb 2020
- 1.2 - Development control - general principles - Aug 2004
- 1.7 - General road planning - Jun 1998
- 1.9 - Amendment to region schemes - Jan 2017
- 2.2 - Residential subdivision - Oct 2017
- 2.3 - Public open space in residential areas - May 2002
- 3.4 - Subdivision of rural land - Dec 2016
- 4.1 - Industrial subdivision - Jul 1988
- 4.2 - Planning for hazards and safety - Jun 1991
Fact sheets, guidelines and manualsShow more
- F - Bush forever - Feb 2020
- G - Better urban water management - Oct 2008
- G - Rural planning guidelines - Dec 2016
- G - Structure plan framework - Oct 2015
- G - Planning in bushfire prone areas - Dec 2015
- G - Acid sulfate soils planning guidelines - Apr 2009
- M - Local Planning manual - Mar 2010
- M - Visual landscape planning in Western Australia - Apr 2008
- M - Basic raw materials applicant's manual - Jul 2021