New appointments to reformed WAPC Board and Committees

Media release
The State Government has revealed a new-look Western Australian Planning Commission as part of the planning reform program.
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The State Government has today revealed a new-look Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC), marking the next major milestone in its successful planning reform program.

Laws passed by Parliament late last year clarified the role of the WAPC as an expert advisor and independent decision-making body and changed the membership to create a more strategically focused and contemporary board.

The six new members appointed will bring a wealth of decision-making and board experience from all parts of the State’s planning framework.

The reduced Commission has streamlined the board from 16 members to a maximum of nine members including three returning Commissioners. The new board will assume its role from 1 July 2024.

External appointments to the WAPC’s Statutory Committees have also been approved, enhancing the experience of the board with additional specialist expertise relevant to the functions of each committee.

The newly appointed WAPC will finalise board representation on its committees and undertake administrative functions over the coming weeks to be ready for the first meeting next month.

Read the full Ministerial statement.