Browse Improvement Plan No.37 (824.71 KB)
Improvement Plan for Browse LNG Precinct gazetted
An Improvement Plan, which will guide and regulate the development of the Browse LNG Precinct has been finalised by the Western Australian Planning Commission and was gazetted on 29 January 2013.
Improvement Plan No.37 – Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct applies to land approximately 60 kilometres north of Broome, on the West Kimberley coast of Western Australia.
The Improvement Plan will guide the preparation of a Draft Improvement Scheme for the Browse LNG Precinct, to provide a regulatory framework that will enable efficient approvals processes.
An improvement Scheme will identify appropriate land uses within specific areas of the Browse LNG Precinct, and surrounding buffer zones, along with the road layout and/or movement network, corridor layout and physical infrastructure (e.g. gas pipelines, drainage, water supply).
The planning requirements outlined in the scheme will be additional to environmental and heritage conditions and approvals.
When the draft Improvement Scheme has been considered and accepted by the WAPC, it will be advertised for public comment for 90 days. During this period relevant Government agencies and the Shire of Broome will also consider and advise on the Scheme.
After consultation with the Shire of Broome, public comment and advice of other agencies has been considered and incorporated, and the Scheme has been adopted – all proposals for development in the Precinct will be required to conform with the Improvement Scheme.