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The Western Australian coast is a unique and diverse place extending over 20,000 kilometres. The WA coast is a dynamic risk prone environment and our most contested space. There are pressures on the coastal zone for land use and development for a variety of purposes including a mix of recreational, residential, industrial and commercial uses. Planning for the coastal zone is about balancing these often conflicting uses.

State Planning Policy 2.6 State Coastal Planning Policy provides for the long term sustainability of Western Australia’s coast.

The Department of Planning undertakes a range of activities to support the implementation of State Planning Policy 2.6.

The Department of Planning delivers an integrated coastal planning and management program, including administration of the Coastwest Grants Program and Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program.