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The Western Trade Coast is one Western Australia’s most important industrial areas, and is located 30 minutes south of the Perth central business district. 

The Western Trade Coast is comprised of:

  • the Kwinana Industrial Area;
  • Latitude 32 Industry Zone;
  • Rockingham Industry Zone; and
  • Australian Marine Complex.

The Western Australian Government plans to formalise a Protection Area around the Western Trade Coast to resolve ongoing uncertainties for land owners and industry, and to protect the area from encroaching development. 

The draft Planning and Development Legislation Amendment (Western Trade Coast Protection Area) Bill 2015 has now been released in draft form to facilitate public consultation. 

The proposal has two parts; draft amendments to the Hope Valley Wattleup Act 2000 and the Planning and Development Act 2005 to formalise the boundaries of the existing buffer; and proposed regulations to set out classes of prohibited land use with the Protection Area. 

Interested parties are invited to submit comments by Friday, 4 December 2015. It is anticipated that the legislation will be introduced into State Parliament in early 2016. 

If you would like to know more, please visit the Department of State Development website for more information.