State Planning Policy 3.5 - Historic heritage conservation

This policy sets out the principles of sound and responsible planning for the conservation and protection of Western Australia’s historic heritage.

The objectives of this policy are to:

  • conserve places and areas of historic heritage significance
  • ensure that development does not adversely affect the significance of heritage places and areas
  • ensure that heritage significance at both the State and local levels is given due weight in planning decision-making
  • provide improved certainty to landowners and the community about the planning processes for heritage identification, conservation and protection.

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Page reviewed 2 February 2022