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Modernising Western Australia’s Planning System

In November 2017 the Minister for Planning, the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA announced a review of the Western Australian planning system, to be led by the Independent Reviewer,  Evan Jones.

The review will examine the following key areas:

  • making strategic planning the cornerstone of all land use planning decisions;
  • opening up the planning system so that it is understandable to all;
  • clarifying State and local planning roles by setting clear responsibilities and functions of the WAPC and the department in conjunction with other State departments and agencies, and local government;
  • responding to community concerns about the transparency and accountability of Development Assessment Panels;
  • formally recognising the need for community participation;
  • creating more certainty for industry by cutting red tape and by clearly defining development assessment pathways;
  • refinement of the development contribution scheme;
  • how best to link planning and infrastructure delivery for growth and  move to a sustainable settlement pattern; and
  • how the planning system should adapt to new technology.

A Background Paper for the review is available for download above.

Consultation

A Green Paper will be released in March 2018 to assist with public consultation and further details including stakeholder workshops will be available on this website.

Media

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2017/11/New-team-appointed-to-guide-planning-reform.aspx

Contact us

If you would like to speak to the review team, please email us at planningreform@planning.wa.gov.au