Gascoyne regional and sub-regional planning strategies

These strategies provide for the comprehensive planning of regions, sub-regions or particular locations to guide change in the short, medium and long term

Gascoyne Coast sub-regional planning strategy

The Gascoyne Coast Sub-regional Strategy provides a sub-regional context for land-use planning in the region with a focus on the sustainable future growth of the Carnarvon, Exmouth and Denham settlements.

It has been developed to guide local planning processes including the preparation of, and amendments to, local planning schemes and strategies.

The strategy is structured in two parts:

Ningaloo coast regional planning strategy Carnarvon to Exmouth

The Ningaloo Coast Regional Strategy Carnarvon to Exmouth was prepared as a strategic land-use plan that sets the framework of planning for sustainable tourism and land use on the Ningaloo coast. It includes a regional land-use plan; coastal tourism framework; planning and environmental guidelines for sustainable tourism on the Ningaloo coast; and structure plans for key settlements.

Shark Bay regional planning strategy

The Shark Bay Region is a unique part of Western Australia due to its physical characteristics and abundant resources.

The first region plan for Shark Bay was released in 1988.  Subsequently, in 1991, Shark Bay was listed as a World Heritage Area which recognised it as an outstanding example of the major stages of he earth's history in its evolution.

This review of the 1988 Shark Bay Region Plan has been undertaken so that it continues to be a pertinent document. 

This review will provide guidance for land, water and resource use ad management in the World Heritage Property, and continued planning and management to protect and enhance World Heritage values.

Future directions for the Shark Bay and Ningaloo Coast regional strategies

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released for public comment: the Future Directions for the Shark Bay Regional Strategy and the Future Directions for the Ningaloo Coast Regional Strategy Carnarvon to Exmouth.

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