Modernising Western Australia’s Planning System

Modernising Western Australia’s Planning System

Modernising Western Australia’s Planning System

The Minister for Planning has commissioned an independent review of the planning system to identify ways to make it more efficient, open and understandable to everyone.

The Green Paper outlines the challenges in the planning system and proposes five key reform areas. Feedback is sought from the community, local government, industry and practitioners. All feedback will inform the preparation of a White Paper that will set out the State Government’s reform agenda for a modern planning system.

The planning system manages the sustainable development of our growing state through strategies, schemes and policies at the State and local government level. An effective planning system is vital to creating vibrant communities with housing choices and access to jobs, services and quality public spaces.

There is some concern that Western Australia’s planning system has become too complex and difficult to understand, with a focus on process rather than quality outcomes.

The Green Paper identifies a number of proposals aimed at refocusing the effort on strategic planning that engages residents, local government and other stakeholders to collaboratively set the vision and direction for their community. This refocus will provide more certainty for the future growth and development of our suburbs.

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Source Property Council of Australia 

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