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Submission - WA Planning Commission Rural Policies (June 2011)

Submission - WA Planning Commission Rural Policies (June 2011)

In this submission the Taskforce outlined it's support for the objectives of the overarching planning framework for rural land use planning within Western Australia and the principle changes being proposed within SPP 2.5. The Taskforce provides a number of comments for consideration by the Western Australian Planning Commission in SPP 2.5 and the implementation policies contained in DC Policy 3.4.

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Key Recommendations

The Taskforce reiterates its support for the State Planning Policy 2.5 ‘Land Use Planning in Rural Areas’ and Development Control Policy 3.4 – ‘Subdivision of Rural Land’ and recommends:

  1. The importance of physical activity and the correlation between the built environment and levels of physical activity be acknowledged in SPP 2.5 and the DC Policy 3.4.
  2. There needs to be consideration afforded to the provision and access to social infrastructure which includes opportunities for physical activity.
  1. The proposed concept of rural enterprise zones which combine light industry and ancillary housing, be carefully planned, close to urban areas, are serviced and have suitable design features that address amenity issues.
  2. It should be noted that the built environment and design of the urban form can play a key role in increasing levels of physical activity and improving outcomes for health.