SPP 5.4 Road and Rail Noise applies to all stages of planning in Western Australia, where a noise-sensitive land use is proposed within the policy’s trigger distance of specified transport routes or when new or major upgrades of road and rail are proposed. The transport routes identified are considered of key economic importance due to their high vehicle movements and/or freight handling functions.
The objective of the policy is to:
- protect the community from unreasonable levels of transport noise
- protect strategic and other significant freight transport corridors from incompatible urban encroachment
- ensure transport infrastructure and land-use can mutually exist within urban corridors
- ensure that noise impacts are addressed as early as possible in the planning process
- encourage best practice noise mitigation design and construction standards.
To identify if your land is within the vicinity of the States freight and major traffic routes, refer to the Department’s public mapping viewer, PlanWA.
Development control and operational policiesShow more
- 1.1 - Subdivision of land - general principles - Feb 2020
- 1.2 - Development control - general principles - Aug 2004
- 1.3 - Strata titles - Jun 2009
- 1.6 - Planning to support transit use and development - Jan 2006
- 1.9 - Amendment to region schemes - Jan 2017
- 2.2 - Residential subdivision - Oct 2017
- 4.1 - Industrial subdivision - Jul 1988
Fact sheets, guidelines and manualsShow more
- F - Notification on titles - Feb 2020
- G - Structure plan framework - Oct 2015
- G - Guidelines for preparation of integrated transport plans - May 2012
- G - Transport impact assessment guidelines - Aug 2016
- M - Local Planning manual - Mar 2010
- M - Visual landscape planning in Western Australia - Apr 2008