State planning strategy 2050

The State Planning Strategy provides the strategic context for planning and development decisions throughout the State.
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Prepared by the department on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, the Strategy seeks to build strategic planning capacity and capability around a State planning vision.

It is based on a framework of planning principles, strategic goals and State strategic directions that respond to the challenges and opportunities that drivers of change present for the future land-use planning and development of Western Australia.

The Strategy supports the Government’s intention to undertake a collaborative approach to planning for the State’s land availability, physical and social infrastructure, environment, economic development and security.

The State Planning Strategy 2050 will guide and inform:

  • local community plans, growth plans and local planning schemes and strategies with structure planning and development assessments;
  • project approvals through the Government’s Lead Agency Framework;
  • planning for the coordination of physical and community infrastructure;
  • region scheme amendments, regional planning and infrastructure frameworks, regional investments and service delivery programs; and
  • investment proposals into areas and sectors of the State most likely to generate a return in the public interest.