Draft Position Statement - Tourism in bushfire prone areas

The draft position statement aims to facilitate tourism land uses that are consistent with local planning strategies and provide a decision-making framework to ensure consideration of bushfire risk that is appropriate to and cognisant of the use.

The Western Australian Planning Commission sought comment on a draft Position Statement: Tourism Land Uses in Bushfire Prone Areas.

Submissions closed 5pm Friday 12 April 2019.

Why we consulted?

Many tourism uses cannot comply with State Planning Policy 3.7: Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas (SPP3.7) or the Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas, as they are often located near vegetation with an extreme hazard rating and are often serviced by only one access road. Removal of vegetation to ensure full compliance is often inconsistent with the intent of the tourism development.

Page last reviewed 15 July 2019
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