The Perth and Peel regions are projected to grow to 3.5 million people by 2050 – an increase of almost 70 per cent on our current population. Supporting this growth and delivering an efficient and liveable city while protecting our unique natural environment is a significant challenge.
The State Government has prepared the draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million (Green Growth Plan) to meet this challenge.
The Green Growth Plan delivers a comprehensive environmental program for the protection of both Commonwealth matters of national environmental significance and State environmental values. This includes:
- 170,000 ha of new and expanded conservation reserves in Perth and Peel regions and immediate surrounds, including improved protection and management of Bush Forever sites and establishment of Peel Regional Park;
- implementation of critical steps to cut nutrient run-off into the Swan Canning and Peel Harvey estuaries and ensure the health of these systems over the long-term; and
- implementation of a program of on-ground management to improve protection and management of threatened species, wetlands of international significance and threatened ecological communities.
The suite of draft Green Growth Plan documents provides a comprehensive approach to the avoidance and mitigation of environmental impacts and a committed Conservation Program that will deliver significant improvements to the protection and management of the environment as the Perth and Peel regions grow to a population of 3.5 million people.
The State Government has sought public comment on the draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million suite of documents.
The draft documents were available for public comment from 17 December 2015 to 13 May 2016 and submissions have now closed (late submissions will not be considered).
Submissions received are being considered by the State Government as part of the preparation of the final documents.