State Planning Policy 5.2

Closed 19 Dec 2014

Opened 21 Oct 2014

Feedback updated 22 Sep 2015

We asked

We asked for your views on the draft State Planning Policy 5.2 Telecommunications Infrastructure.

You said

In the main, you said that you supported the revised policy, that it provided clearer direction in some areas but improvements could be made.

We did

We reviewed all of your comments and prepared a revised final policy that has now been gazetted. The new policy can be found on the Western Australian Department of Planning's website at


The Western Australian Planning Commission is seeking comment on the draft revised State Planning Policy 5.2 Telecommunications Infrastructure.

A survey conducted in July 2014 indicated that mobile data services were considered extremely important and the predominant concern amongst respondents was in regard to lack of coverage, especially in regional Western Australia.  You can access the survey results here.

It is advised that you read SPP 5.2 - Telecommunications Infrastructure before completing this online survey.

All comments received will be considered by the Commission prior to recommendations being provided to the Minister for Planning.

When making a submission, it is very helpful to:

  • include the section or page number which relates to your area of interest;
  • clearly state your opinion and the reasons for your opinion;
  • outline alternatives or solutions to your area of interest; and
  • provide any additional information to support your comments.


If you prefer to make a submission in an alternative format, please remember to include relevant details.

Please note that all submissions will be published on the PlanningWA website unless confidentiality is requested in the submission.

The closing date for submissions on the draft State Planning Policy 5.2 Telecommunications Infrastructure is 5pm Friday 19 December 2014.

We look forward to receiving your comments.


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