This policy aims to promote a system in which sustainable land use and transport are mutually compatible.
Submissions closed on 15 December 2017 for the Draft State Planning Policy 5.4 Road and Rail Noise.
The objectives of this policy are to:
The purpose of the implementation guidelines is to assist users with the application and implementation of the Western Australian Planning Commission’s state planning policy 5.4.
It should be noted that the policy and these guidelines apply to proposals for new noise-sensitive developments, new railways or major roads, major redevelopments of existing railways or major roads, and new freight handling facilities. The policy and guidelines do not apply to noise from existing railways or major roads in the vicinity of an existing noise-sensitive land use, or an increase in traffic along an existing railway or major road in the absence of a major redevelopment.
It is expected that a review of the operation and effectiveness of the policy would be conducted within two years of the commencement of the policy.
The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.
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