State Planning Policy 2.4 Basic Raw Materials (DPLH-052)
*** THIS POLICY IS NOW OUT OF DATE. It will be removed. Please refer to Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety GeoView map.
This policy sets out the matters which are to be taken into account and given effect to by the WAPC and local governments in considering zoning, subdivision and development applications for extractive industries.
The objectives of this policy
the location and extent of known basic raw material resources;
protect priority resource locations, key extraction areas and extraction areas from being developed for incompatible land uses which could limit future exploitation;
ensure that the use and development of land for the extraction of basic raw materials does not adversely affect the environment or amenity in the locality of the operation during or after extraction;
provide a consistent planning approval process for extractive industry proposals including the early consideration of sequential land uses.