Tourism planning guidelines

The Tourism planning guidelines have been produced in partnership with Tourism WA and released on 10 June 2014.

The Tourism Planning Guidelines have been produced in partnership with Tourism WA and released on 10 June 2014.

The intent of the guidelines is to assist with the development of the tourism component of a local planning strategy. A tourism component of a local planning strategy provides local governments with a rationale for determining the future land allocation, planning controls and infrastructure needs for tourism, based on sound planning principles. Where a local tourism planning strategy has been previously prepared by a local government, a summary of the key findings and recommendations should be incorporated into the local planning strategy as per these guidelines.

The objectives of the guidelines are to:

  • encourage a consistent approach to planning for tourism across local planning strategies
  • ensure that tourism planning and development is considered at the strategic planning stage, as part of the wider planning context
  • clarify expectations on the scope and detail required as part of a planning assessment, to enable considered planning decision making around tourism uses at the State, regional and local levels.
Page last reviewed 25 November 2018
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