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The current and existing State Planning Policy 4.1 State Industrial Buffer is available for reference. 

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to State Planning Policy 4.1: State Industrial Buffer (SPP4.1), which has been renamed SPP 4.1: Industrial Interface.

SPP4.1 guides planning decisions with the aim of protecting the long-term future operation of industry and infrastructure facilities, by avoiding encroachment from sensitive land uses and potential land use conflicts.

Some of the changes to the policy include:

  • a change of name to reflect the broader policy measures that extend beyond the application of statutory buffers
  • clarification that the policy now applies more broadly to planning for industrial zones and infrastructure reserves
  • new policy measures for planning for transitional zones in local schemes to address incompatibility between industry and sensitive land uses
  • a new implementation section which outlines recommended planning approaches at each stage of the planning framework.

The draft policy is available for download above, or viewing in person at:

  • WAPC, Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth
  • JS Battye Library, Level 3, Alexander Library Building, Perth Cultural Centre
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage offices at:
    • 6th Floor, Bunbury Tower, 61 Victoria Street, Bunbury
    • 178 Stirling Terrace, Albany
    • Unit 2b, 11-13 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah

If you wish to discuss aspects of the policy, please contact the Project Manager on 6551 9401.

Making a submission

Submissions close 5pm, Wednesday 21 February 2018.

If you would like to make a submission on any part of the proposed amendment, please provide your feedback by using the online feedback form.

Written submissions can be made by post to: SPP 4.1 Review, Policy and Priority Initiatives, Department of Planning, Land and Heritage, Locked Bag 2506, Perth, WA 6001.

Late submissions will not be considered.