The Strategy is a significant initiative to manage the area’s growing population, economic development potential and tourism opportunities while protecting its valuable cultural and environmental heritage.
The strategy complements the shires of Broome and Derby/West Kimberley Local Planning Strategies in seeking to manage growth in the region, by consolidating growth in areas where key services and infrastructure are already established.
Dampier Peninsula Planning Strategy
- The DPPS provides a comprehensive coordinated planning framework for the Dampier Peninsula.
- The DPPS provides informed guidance to the Shire of Broome’s Local Planning Strategy and new Local Planning Scheme No. 6 and the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley’s Local Planning Strategy.
- The DPPS also provides guidance for future land use planning outcomes in the negotiations of Native Title and Indigenous Land Use Agreements.
- The DPPS establishes two new land use categorises – ‘Cultural and Natural Resource Use’ and ‘Pastoral’ – which better reflect the ongoing land uses pertaining to the North West rather than a blanket ‘Rural’ use being applied as has previously been done.
- The DPPS establishes a settlement and tourism hierarchy which is supported by the State Planning Strategy and draft Kimberley Regional Planning and Infrastructure Strategy.
- The Strategy promotes compact settlements by consolidating growth in areas where key services and infrastructure are already established, both for residents of the Dampier Peninsula and visitors alike.