Swan Valley Planning Act 2020

The Swan Valley Planning Act 2020 streamlines planning processes to maintain the Swan Valley's distinctive rural character while enabling appropriate development.

The Swan Valley Planning Act 2020 (the Act) repeals and replaces the Swan Valley Planning Act 1995.

The new Act and associated regulations were proclaimed and came into effect on 1 August 2021.

The Act establishes a new planning scheme providing clear planning guidance including appropriate tourism and development.

The Act provides for a:

  • new bespoke planning scheme that replaces the existing dual scheme system – the City of Swan Local Planning Scheme No. 17 and the Metropolitan Region Scheme.
  • new Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee as a statutory body to provide oversight for all planning and development.
  • Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group to provide an advisory role to Government across a broad range of matters including tourism, environment and planning.

Regulations associated with the Act are:

  • Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panels) Amendment Regulations 2021
  • Swan and Canning Rivers Management Amendment Regulations 2021
  • Swan Valley Commencement Proclamation 2021
  • Attorney General Regulations Amendment (Swan Valley Planning Scheme) Regulations 2021
  • Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Amendment Regulations 2021
  • Commerce Regulations Amendment (Swan Valley Planning Scheme) Regulations 2021
  • Water services (Water Corporations Charges) Amendment Regulations 2021.

View the Swan Valley Planning Act 2020

Media Statement - New laws take effect to protect Swan Valley's Future

Page reviewed 25 August 2021