Draft Local Planning Policy – Coastal Planning

The draft Local Planning Policy – Coastal Planning was adopted by Council for advertising at the August Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The draft Coastal Planning Policy has been prepared to guide development in areas within Broome townsite that have been identified as being subject to Coastal Hazard risk within a 100-year planning timeframe.

The draft Policy is informed by the findings of the Broome townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP), which was adopted by Council in September 2017. The CHRMAP systematically identifies coastal inundation and erosion hazards across the Broome townsite.

The objectives of the Policy are:

  1. To ensure land in the coastal zone is continuously provided for coastal foreshore management, public access, recreation and conservation.
  2. To ensure public safety and reduce risk associated with coastal erosion and inundation.
  3. To avoid inappropriate land use and development of land at risk from coastal erosion and inundation.
  4. To ensure land use and development does not accelerate coastal erosion or inundation risks; or have a detrimental impact on the functions of public reserves.
  5. To ensure that development addresses the Broome Townsite Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy No. 2.6 Coastal Planning Policy (as amended).

The Policy is available for inspection and public comment at the Council Offices, Weld St Broome, and will be open for inspection during normal office hours (8am to 4pm). A copy of the Policy is available on the Shire website at the link below.

Submissions on the proposed policy may be made in writing and lodged to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 44 Broome WA 6725 on or before 4pm on 30 November 2018.


Submission Closing Date
Friday, 30 November 2018, 04:00 PM
Shire of Broome Administration
Tel: (08) 9191 3456
Email: shire@broome.wa.gov.au

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