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Integrating Biodiversity into Land Use Planning

One of the milestones to deliver the land use planning component of the Western Australian Natural Resource Management (NRM) program in 2011/12 was the development of:
* Practice notes of acceptable subdivision or structure plan development conditions to provide for better consideration of biodiversity  conservation
* Model text for improved biodiversity conservation provisions in local planning strategies, schemes and policies.

A set of three documents were produced to increase the capacity of practitioners in integrating biodiversity conservation objectives into local land use planning (click the link below to download the documents):

1 Guidance for the Integration of Biodiversity Conservation Into Local Planning Strategies and Schemes
This document provides guidances, including 'best practice' examples, to assist Local Governments with the incorporation of relevant information and approaches to biodiversity conservation in local planning strategies and schemes.

2 Best Practice Examples of Local Biodiversity Planning
This report documents best practice examples of local biodiversity conservation through land use planning, focusing on the incorporation of relevant guidance from local biodiversity strategies into local planning startegies, schemes, policies and structure plans.

3 Summary of WAPC Publications Relevant to Local Biodiversity Planning
This document provides a comprehensive overview of the Western Australian Planning Commission's publications relevant to local biodiversity planning, including references to formulation of appropriate subdivision and development conditions.

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