Friday, June 13, 2014

New planning strategy to guide Dampier Peninsula development - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New planning strategy to guide Dampier Peninsula development - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The WA Planning Commission has released a new 25-year strategy for the way the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome, is developed.

The peninsula is home to nearly 3,000 residents in several Aboriginal communities.
The commission says the lack of a coordinated planning framework is hampering efforts to effectively deliver additional housing services to the communities.
Commission chairman Eric Lumsden says it is important the public understands what the new draft planning strategy is about.
"It'll allow us to manage not only a growing population but also very significant economic development potential and tourism opportunities in that area but we need to do it in a balanced way that protects the area's valuable cultural and environmental heritage," he said.
He says it is hoped this strategy will provide better guidance for decisions.
"A strategy which will enable a balanced approach to address these issues with broad community outcomes without having decisions made in a very isolated framework which can then generate other issues which then need to be readdressed down the track," he said.

The Western Australian Planning Commission has released a draft Strategy to guide land use and development on the Dampier Peninsula, for public comment.
The draft Dampier Peninsula Planning Strategy provides a comprehensive land use plan that integrates the important cultural, economic and environmental characteristics of the Peninsula whilst respecting procedural rights under the Native Title Act 1993. 
The draft strategy is a significant initiative to manage the area’s growing population, economic development potential and tourism opportunities while respecting its valuable cultural and environmental heritage. It complements the draft Shire of Broome Local Planning Strategy by seeking to manage growth in the region, by promoting compact settlement and consolidating growth in areas where key services and infrastructure are already established.
The strategy will enhance the amenity of residents, provide a range of tourism and recreational opportunities for visitors, allow for sustainable economic growth in such areas as agriculture and aquaculture and protect the land’s cultural, heritage and natural resources values.
Submissions close 5pm, Monday 1 September 2014.

No comments:

Post a Comment