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SHIRE OF NORTHAM LOCAL PLANNING SCHEME NO.6

DRAFT LOCAL PLANNING POLICY AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION

- EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY -

The Shire of Northam has prepared the following draft Local Planning Policy and public comments are invited:

Local Planning Policy No.23 –Extractive Industry’. The purpose of the Policy is to provide development controls for the establishment, operation and rehabilitation of Extractive Industries in the General Industry, Rural and Rural Smallholding zones as identified by the Scheme.

The primary objectives of this Policy are to:

  • Assist Council in determining applications for Extractive Industries by providing general guidelines and outlining matters Council will have regard for in assessing applications;
  • Outline the information to be provided by applicants when requesting Development Approval for Extractive Industry;
  • Provide for appropriate ‘buffers’ between Extractive Industries and sensitive land uses;
  • Protect and maintain the existing landscape character, native vegetation, productive agricultural uses and general amenity of the Shire;
  • Ensure those portions of Shire of Northam controlled roads affected by the activities relating to Extractive Industries are maintained to a minimum acceptable standard at no extra burden of cost to Council;
  • Prescribe an annual road maintenance contribution, applicable to all Extractive Industries within the Shire of Northam, for recovery of expenses towards maintenance and repair of roads due to heavy and/or extraordinary traffic associated with the operation of an Extractive Industry, in keeping with Sections 84 and 85 of the Road Traffic Act 1974; and
  • Ensure that the prescribed road maintenance contribution correlates with activity and usage of the Shire of Northam road network.

A hardcopy of the draft Policy is available for inspection at the Shire office, 395 Fitzgerald Street, Northam. An electronic copy of the draft Policy can be viewed here:

Comments on the draft policy may be submitted to the Shire in writing on or before the 22nd day of March 2017.

 

JASON WHITEAKER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

          395 Fitzgerald Street

          PO Box 613

          Northam WA 6401

          P (08) 9622 6100

          F (08) 9622 1910

E records@northam.wa.gov.au

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