Progress for Cossack Depends regional variations

The City of Karratha pushed forward with recommending that the Cossack Town site Scheme Amendment be approved by the Minister for Planning at it’s April Council Meeting this week.

The Cossack town-site played a pivotal role in the development of Western Australia, having been the first successfully settled port in the north-west in 1863. It supported the rapid growth of the region’s pearling, mining and pastoral industry.

If The Amendment is approved by the Minister, it will provide certainty for landowners to undertake developments focused on tourism, reactivating a truly unique and important location for Western Australia and the Pilbara region. That approval will rely on the Minister and State Government acknowledging the genuinely unique regional environmental conditions and not rigidly applying a metropolitan focused land use policy framework.