Planning Reform

The State Government is implementing a program of major reform of Western Australia’s planning system.
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The State Government's planning reform agenda is guided by the various goals and initiatives outlined in the 2019 Action Plan for Planning Reform (Action Plan) and additional reform priorities identified through ongoing consultation with stakeholders.

These reforms will modernise Western Australia’s planning system by:

  • creating more consistent, efficient and streamlined processes, and reduce unnecessary red tape to support the delivery of new housing and other critical infrastructure
  • creating better places for the diverse communities of Western Australia
  • making our planning system easier to understand and navigate
  • improving transparency in decision making processes

A number of changes have already been made, and work is continuing on several projects that involve extensive research/investigations, and early engagement with a range of stakeholders.

You can read more about the planning reform program below.

The Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2023 (Bill) was tabled in Parliament in October 2023. More information can be found on the Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2023 and Associated Regulations page. 

The Bill passed both houses of Parliament in November 2023. Further information on Royal Assent and the proclamation of various parts will be provided in due course. 

More information can be found on the Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2023 and Associated Regulations page.  


Journey to Date

View the Planning Reform Roadmap (PDF 1.04MB)

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