State Planning Policy 2.0 - Environment and natural resources policy

The environment and natural resources policy defines the principles and considerations that represent good and responsible planning in terms of environment and natural resource issues within the framework of the State Planning Strategy.

The policy will be supplemented by more detailed planning policies on particular natural resources matters that require additional information and guidance. These supplementary policies may also be statements of planning policy and should be implemented in conjunction with this policy.

The objectives of the policy are to:

  • Integrate environment and natural resource management with broader land use planning and decision-making.
  • Protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment.
  • Promote and assist in the wise and sustainable use and management of natural resources.

Related policies

State planning policiesDevelopment control and operational policiesPlanning bulletinsFact sheets, guidelines and manuals
Page last reviewed 4 January 2019
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