This policy is now operational as of 6 September 2019 and replaces the previous State Planning Policy 5.4- Road and rail transport noise and freight considerations in land use planning (2009).
SPP 5.4 Road and Rail Noise applies to all stages of planning in Western Australia, where a noise-sensitive land use is proposed within the policy’s trigger distance of specified transport routes or when new or major upgrades of road and rail are proposed. The transport routes identified are considered of key economic importance due to their high vehicle movements and/or freight handling functions.
The objective of the policy is to:
To identify if your land is within the vicinity of the States freight and major traffic routes, refer to the Department’s public mapping viewer, PlanWA.
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