State Planning Policy 3.4 - Natural hazards and disasters

The purpose of this policy is to inform and guide the WAPC in the undertaking of its planning responsibilities, and in integrating and coordinating the activities of State agencies that influence the use and development of land that may be affected.

Consistent with the purpose of the policy, the objectives of this policy are to:

  • include planning for natural disasters as a fundamental element in the preparation of all statutory and non-statutory planning documents, specifically town planning schemes and amendments, and local planning strategies
  • through the use of these planning instruments, to minimise the adverse impacts of natural disasters on communities, the economy and the environment.

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Page reviewed 9 September 2021