Planning reforms cut red tape and support economic recovery

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The Planning and Development Amendment Act 2020 amends existing legislation to cut red tape and support job-creating projects.

The Planning and Development Amendment Act 2020, recently passed by Parliament, amends the existing legislation to cut red tape and support job-creating projects.

Under the new laws, applicants seeking approval for development proposals valued over $20 million in metropolitan Perth or over $5 million in regional areas can opt to have the Western Australian Planning Commission determine their proposal.

This pathway is a temporary measure for job-creating projects that will cut red tape and improve the approval process, while supporting the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amended Act also includes a number of additional reform measures to provide more flexibility for small businesses, cut red tape and simplify the planning system across State and local government.

For more information see the Historic planning reforms cut red tape and open WA for business media statement.

Page reviewed 26 July 2020