In December 2012, the Department on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission published the Status of Coastal Planning in Western Australia Report to document:
- Existing coastal plans and strategies;
- Plans in preparation; and
- Outstanding planning tasks and/or future planning needs.
The report was compiled using the outcomes of an audit of coastal local governments, indigenous land managers, state government agencies and natural resource management groups.
The next Status of Coastal Planning in Western Australia Report will be published in 2017.