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   State Planning Policy 2.1 Peel-Harvey Coastal Plain Catchment  (171.63 KB)

The Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment policy ensures that land use changes within the Peel-Harvey estuarine system likely to cause environmental damage to the estuary are brought under planning control and prevented.

The objectives of this policy are to:

  • Improve the social, economic, ecological, aesthetic, and recreational potential of the Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment. 
  • Ensure that changes to land use within the catchment to the Peel-Harvey estuarine system are controlled so as to avoid and minimise environmental damage. 
  • Balance environmental protection with the economic viability of the primary sector. 
  • Increase high water-using vegetation cover within the Peel-Harvey coastal plain catchment. 
  • Reflect the environmental objectives in the draft Environmental Protection Policy (Peel-Harvey Estuarine System) 1992. 
  • Prevent land uses likely to result in excessive nutrient export into the drainage system.

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