Mining added to draft planning strategy

MINING is added as a ‘discretionary’ land use and limits will be applied to future rural residential subdivisions in a new Shire of Toodyay draft planning strategy.
The draft continues an existing ban on  future landfill but has no effect on an existing large-scale dump being built in Hoddys Well.
The shire says the WA Planning Commission recommended that mining be added as a ‘D’ (discretionary) use to “trigger consultation requirements” with the State, which manages mining and mineral exploration licences.
However, anti-bauxite mine protesters in Morangup and elsewhere claim it sends the “wrong message” to miners and will turn Toodyay into the “mining mecca of the Avon Valley”. See Letters, Page 4.
The draft – published on the shire website – also covers farming, tourism, transport, waste management, housing and population growth, and is open for public comment, with submissions due by Friday November 3.


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