Land and Access Planning

The industry supports land access and planning regimes that are certain and streamlined and ensure the efficient delivery of strategic resources, while managing local communities and the environment.  

 A streamlined and certain planning regime requires the following: 

  • Timely and transparent decision making 
  • Consistent and predictable outcomes 
  • Proportionate and risk based approvals 
  • Coordinated decision making that balances social, environmental and economic interests 
  • One-stop-shop for dealing with development applications
Access to construction materials is vital as communities grow, as materials are the single largest cost component of new infrastructure projects.

Resources must be protected from incompatible land use as their location is determined by geological conditions, which cannot be changed.  Resources must be located close to their market as transportation is a significant cost of operations.

Resource protection is vital and can be achieved through the following:
  • Extractive resources must be located, mapped and included in strategic planning frameworks  
  • Transport routes from resource to market must also be mapped and provided with PBS access  
  • Processing sites and buffer zones must be considered and supported  
  • These areas must be protected from incompatible land use, such as housing developments   
  • A lead agency must advocate for construction materials in the planning process, linking their importance to infrastructure delivery
 
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Mar 11, 2022 – CCAA recognises the proposed Bill does make steps in reducing administrative processes, but CCAA remains concerned around Ministerial discretion in determining land that is unavailable for exploration when granting exploration licences.
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Feb 14, 2022 – CCAA welcomes a new 'Fit-for-purpose' Assessment Framework for the quarry sector to support infrastructure and population growth.
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Jan 31, 2022 – CCAA supports a planning system that enables a timely, cost-effective development approvals process that provides certainty of process, strategic recognition & protection of key extractive materials as essential inputs to building & construction.
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Oct 22, 2021 – CCAA supports the continued strategic recognition of extractive materials as essential inputs to the building and construction sector, and hence requiring planning protection from alternative, incompatible land uses.
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Oct 22, 2021 – The Scoping Paper for the draft TPPs was released for comment. CCAA prepared a submission reiterating previous submissions & urging the Planning Policy Unit to release the final TPPs before work proceeds on the review into Regional Land Use Strategie
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Oct 4, 2021 – CCAA strongly supports moving the new shared walking and cycling path to the southern side of Turner Street, between Graham and Salmon streets to separate vulnerable road uses from heavy vehicles.
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Aug 31, 2021 – CCAA strongly supports efforts by Government to deliver a more flexible, responsive, consistent, streamlined and contemporary planning system that can support the affordable supply of heavy construction materials, building WA's economic recovery.
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Aug 27, 2021 – Intergenerational access to quarry materials is a key factor in enabling the delivery of affordable infrastructure, housing, schools and hospitals into the future and is an increasingly significant challenge in Western Australia
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Aug 26, 2021 – CCAA supports the retention of the Retain and Manage Policy to ensure that critical pieces of infrastructure such as Concrete Batching Plants are closely located to infrastructure projects.
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Aug 20, 2021 – CAAA believes that the city's construction material operations remain a critical component of Brisbane's industrial future, and, as such, should be acknowledged in the draft strategy, particularly under the "Environment to Prosper" principle.
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Jun 29, 2021 – Our sector remains concerned that the employment zones reform process, whether inadvertently or by design, may lead to incompatible development and encroachment upon existing concrete batch plant sites .
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Jun 25, 2021 – CCAA welcomes efforts by Government to streamline administrative processes and reduce unnecessary red tape, however CCAA remains seriously concerned regarding several aspects of the Bill that will need to be improved.
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May 14, 2021 – CCAA supports a risk based public land management regime that ensures the full value of this vital public asset is realized for the broader benefit for the whole community.
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May 11, 2021 – Parliament has created a Committee to review land access relating to minerals, energy, & quarry products. CCAA strongly supports the well-established principle of Crown ownership of these materials allowing land access to be granted under regulation.
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May 4, 2021 – Members continue to maintain vital interest in the future of BWP through utilisation of assets & proposed facilities. Existing & new operations within the Precinct are critical components to meet increasing demand for construction materials.
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Apr 9, 2021 – CCAA supports the aim of the pilot to increase the clarity of the guidance material, however, significant further improvement to DMIRS guidelines could be achieved by improving consistency between key documents.
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Feb 26, 2021 – CCAA recommends a risk-based approach to categorising activities that can be reasonably applied to achieve a practical balance between the needs of development proponents and traditional owners.
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Feb 12, 2021 – CCAA supports strategic land use planning that considers basic raw material values to provide increased certainty for proponents and the community, and supports an efficient heavy construction materials industry.
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Feb 5, 2021 – CCAA supports the continued operation of extractive industry within Green Wedges and supports the continued recognition of the complimentary use of land for agriculture and quarries, especially in quarry buffer areas.
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Oct 9, 2020 – CCAA supports modernizing the States cultural heritage regime so that a balance between the needs of development proponents for investment certainty and traditional owners to manage their cultural heritage achieved.
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Sep 11, 2020 – CCAA acknowledges the good working relationship with DEM and understand we are collectively looking for improvements to enable a more robust industry. CCAA addresses a number of matters in this submission.
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Aug 6, 2020 – CCAA welcomes the Government's commitment to reduce red-tape and simplify planning processes during these unprecedented times.
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Apr 30, 2020 – CCAA has welcomed the South Australian Government's Productivity Commission Review into the Extractive Industry Supply Chain in SA. Read more about what we are advocating for including better protection of resources and the cutting of red tape.
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Feb 11, 2020 – CCAA raises strong concerns that the biodiversity areas mapping has remained unchanged and in some instances, the priority of vegetation has increased in severity which has the potential to prohibit on the development of SSKRAs.
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Dec 18, 2019 – Submission to the WA Minister for Mining which expresses our industry's concern on the Mining Acts interpretation of concrete plants co-locating on mining lease, which potentially prevents Complementary Industry Co-locations on Mining Leases.