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.
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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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