A program of major legislative, regulatory and policy changes to reform Western Australia’s planning system is being implemented.
Major changes have already been made to improve transparency and consistency across the system and reduce unnecessary red tape. A second phase of reform is planned which covers new proposals and is open for consultation.
Feedback received on these proposals will help inform new legislative and regulatory reforms that support the goals and initiatives of the Action Plan for Planning Reform.
Proposed reformsShow more
They will create a planning system that is:
- more consistent across the State, yet maintains flexibility where required
- consistent and efficient, through greater coordination across Government and improved approvals processes
- easier to understand and navigate, making clearer information more easily available
- supports the opportunities presented through METRONET, city-changing and major infrastructure projects
- creates great places for people, with new guidelines for medium density development and liveable neighbourhoods.
Action plan for planning reform update May 2021 (PDF 428 kb)
Proposed phase 2 reforms summary (PDF 385 kb)
One planning system (PDF 713 kb)
More red tape reduction (PDF 694 kb)
Better consistency (PDF 693 kb)
Development Assessment Panels reform (PDF 750 kb)