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The Minister for Planning, the Hon John Day MLA, launched the State Planning Strategy 2050 in June 2014.

The State Planning Strategy provides the strategic context for planning and development decisions throughout the State.

Prepared by the Department of Planning on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, the Strategy seeks to build strategic planning capacity and capability around a State planning vision.

It is based on a framework of planning principles, strategic goals and State strategic directions that respond to the challenges and opportunities that drivers of change present for the future land-use planning and development of Western Australia.

The Strategy supports the Government’s intention to undertake a collaborative approach to planning for the State’s land availability, physical and social infrastructure, environment, economic development and security.

The State Planning Strategy 2050 will guide and inform:

  • local community plans, growth plans and local planning schemes and strategies with structure planning and development assessments;
  • project approvals through the Government’s Lead Agency Framework;
  • planning for the coordination of physical and community infrastructure;
  • region scheme amendments, regional planning and infrastructure frameworks, regional investments and service delivery programs; and
  • investment proposals into areas and sectors of the State most likely to generate a return in the public interest.
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