State Planning Policy 2.4 - Basic raw materials

This policy sets out the planning considerations used by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for extractive industries and the responsible use of basic raw material resources.

The objectives of this policy are to: 

  • ensure BRM and its regional importance is considered at the earliest stages of the planning process;
  • protect BRM in SGS areas and ES by avoiding encroachment from incompatible land uses;
  • ensure BRM resources are used efficiently in land use planning and development;
  • identify BRM extraction opportunities through sequential land use without compromising the final intended land use; and
  • ensure the extraction of BRM avoids, minimises or mitigates any adverse impacts on the community, water resources and biodiversity values.

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Explanatory note: SPP 2.4 Planning for Basic Raw Materials
Page reviewed 2 February 2022