The guidelines outline the range of matters which need to be addressed at various stages of the planning process.
This is to ensure that the subdivision and development of land containing acid sulfate soils is planned and managed to avoid potential adverse impacts on the natural and built environment.
It should be noted that the planning guidelines no longer contain a set of WAPC-prepared risk maps. Instead, they reference the centralised risk mapping freely available online at both the Department of Environment Regulation's (DER) website, and on Landgate’s website:
If you have any difficulty accessing the risk maps using the links above, please contact Landgate (08 9273 7341) website manager for assistance.
In addition, DER has prepared an acid sulfate soils guidelines series to assist agencies, developers and individuals to manage development in areas where acid sulfate soils may or will be impacted. Copies of these documents can be obtained on the DER website.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
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