State planning policies

State planning policies provide the highest level of planning policy control and guidance in Western Australia. Prepared under Part 3 of the Planning and Development Act 2005.

State Planning Policy 1 State Planning Framework Policy (SPP 1) brings together existing State and regional policies, strategies, plans and guidelines within a central State Planning Framework. It sets the context for decision-making on land use and development in Western Australia.

SPP 1 provides a comprehensive list of all WA Planning Commission (WAPC) policies and outlines how they relate to each other to guide integrated decision-making across all levels of planning. It does not introduce new policies.

SPP 1 was first gazetted on 22 December 1998.  The current version (Variation 3) was  gazetted in November 2017.

State planning policies

2. Environment and natural resources3. Urban growth and settlement4. Economy and employment5. Transport and infrastructure6. Regional planning and development7. Design of the Built Environment
7.0Design of the Built EnvironmentOperational on 24 May 2019
7.2Precinct DesignOperational on 19 February 2021
7.3Residential Design Codes Volume 1Operational on 24 May 2019
7.3Residential Design Codes Volume 2 - ApartmentsOperational on 24 May 2019


Draft policiesWhole of government policies
Page last reviewed 18 January 2019
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