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This policy sets out the principles of sound and responsible planning for the conservation and protection of Western Australia’s historic heritage.

The objectives of this policy are:

  • To conserve places and areas of historic heritage significance.

  • To ensure that development does not adversely affect the significance of heritage places and areas.

  • To ensure that heritage significance at both the State and local levels is given due weight in planning decision-making.

  • To provide improved certainty to landowners and the community about the planning processes for heritage identification, conservation and protection.

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