Draft Dark Sky and Astrotourism Position Statement

Closed 26 Mar 2021

Opened 17 Dec 2020


The Western Australian Planning Commission is seeking public comment on the draft Dark Sky and Astrotourism Position Statement. The draft Position Statement aims to preserve and protect the night sky for future generations through five dark sky principles, and to facilitate astrotourism through the planning framework.

The draft Position Statement provides guidance to decision-makers on the provision and designation of dark sky locations, and the subdivision and development implications throughout Western Australia; and we are seeking the views of all interested stakeholders.

Read the position statement


  • WA state-wide


  • State Government
  • Local Government
  • Residents
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations


  • Strategic metropolitan planning
  • Strategic regional planning
  • Policy Development
  • Land use planning
  • Environmental planning
  • Aboriginal heritage