State Planning Policy 2.9 - Water resources

This policy is directly related to the overarching sector policy SPP 2 Environment and Natural Resources policy and provides clarification and additional guidance to planning decision-makers for consideration of water resources in land use planning strategy.

The objectives of this policy are to:

  • protect, conserve and enhance water resources that are identified as having significant economic, social, cultural and/or environmental values
  • assist in ensuring the availability of suitable water resources to maintain essential requirements for human and all other biological life with attention to maintaining or improving the quality and quantity of water resources
  • promote and assist in the management and sustainable use of water resources.

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Page last reviewed 4 January 2019
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