New improvement scheme defines future land uses for Port Hedland's West End

New improvement scheme defines future land uses for Port Hedland's West End
Friday 18 September 2020

A new improvement scheme designed to transition future residential development away from Port Hedland's busy working port has been gazetted today.

A new improvement scheme designed to transition future residential development away from Port Hedland's busy working port has been gazetted today by the McGowan Government.

The improvement scheme, released for public comment earlier this year, considered physical, economic, social and environmental factors to determine future land uses for Port Hedland's historic West End precinct.

It contains measures to prevent the future development of what are considered 'sensitive land uses' including new housing, aged care, child care and hospitals.

In guiding future planning for the area, the improvement scheme encourages investment and redevelopment to revitalise the West End in a way that reflects its iconic location and marine heritage.

Under an improvement scheme, the Western Australian Planning Commission assumes planning authority for an identified area where there are circumstances of high complexity, land use conflict and State significance.

Read the media statement

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