Western Australian Planning Commission boards and committees

The WAPC board comprises a chairman and sixteen members who represent government, industry and the community.

Commission members

  • Mr David Caddy - Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Vacant - Deputy Chairperson
  • Ms Jodi Cant  - Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 
  • Cr Veronica Fleay - Non-metropolitan local government representative
  • Ms Jane Bennett - Knowledge or practical experience in one or more of the fields of urban planning, property, business, engineering, surveying, transport, urban design
  • Mr Fred Chaney - Knowledge or practical experience in one or more of the fields of environmental conservation, natural resource management or heritage interests
  • Mr Barry McGuire - Knowledge or practical experience in one or more of the fields of community services, community affairs, indigenous interest
  • Ms Rebecca Brown - Acting Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Mr Mike Rowe - Director General, Department of Communities
  • Ms Michelle Andrews - Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Mr Peter Woronzow - Acting Director General, Department of Transport
  • Ms Helen Brookes - Coastal planning and management representative
  • Mayor Emma Cole - Metropolitan local government representative
  • Mr Ralph Addis - Associate Member,  Director General, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development 
  • Cr Lynne Craigie - Regional representative
  • Mr Justin McKirdy - Urban and regional planning professional

WAPC Secretary - Sam Fagan

Deputy members for local government representatives:

  • Mayor Penny TAYLOR - Deputy to Mayor Emma Cole (Metropolitan)
  • Cr Caroline KNIGHT - Deputy to Cr Veronica Fleay (Non-metropolitan)

Statutory and special purpose committees

Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 prescribes various statutory committees with certain roles and functions.

Member forms and publications

WAPC Governance Guide (PDF 1 MB)
WAPC CV Proforma (PDF 37 kb)

Statutory Planning Committee

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The committee is the WAPC’s regulatory decision-making body. Its functions include approval of the subdivision of land, approval of leases and licences, approval of strata schemes, advice to the Minister on local government planning schemes and scheme amendments, and the determination of certain development applications under the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

Requests for deputations can be made to the Presiding Member of the Committee.

Agendas and minutes

Committee membership

Communications with the committee should be through Committee Support only. Please do not contact committee members directly.

Please refer all correspondence to:

Committees Support
6551 9000
committees@dplh.wa.gov.au

  • Mr David Caddy - Chairman, WAPC
  • Mr Vaughan Davies - Nominee of  the Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 
  • Ms Kym Davis - Community representative
  • Mr Leonard Kosova - Local Government representative
  • Mr Lino Iacomella - WAPC appointee
  • Ms Nina Lyhne - WAPC appointee
  • Ms Marion Thompson - Professions representative
  • Mr Ross Thornton - WAPC appointee
  • Cr Lynne Craigie - Nominee of the Regional Minister

Executive, Finance and Property Committee

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The committee performs the administrative, financial and property functions of the WAPC. Most of its activities centre on monitoring development projects, the acquisition and disposal of property, and associated capital works.

Committee membership

Communications with the committee should be through Committee Support only. Please do not contact committee members directly.

Please refer all correspondence to:

Committees Support
6551 9000
committees@dplh.wa.gov.au

  • Mr David Caddy - Chairman, WAPC
  • Mr David Saunders - Nominee of the Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Ms Rachel Chapman - WAPC appointee
  • Mr Leonard Kosova - WAPC appointee
  • Mayor Emma Cole - Member Western Australian Planning Commission

Capital City Planning Committee

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The committee was established to oversee and provide direction for planning in the Perth central area. It exercises delegated authority to deal with the City of Perth local planning scheme and scheme amendments; the Metropolitan Region Scheme and amendments; subdivisions, strata titles, leases and licences; and development on reserved land in the City of Perth.

Committee membership

Communications with the committee should be through Committee Support only. Please do not contact committee members directly.

Please refer all correspondence to:

Committees Support
6551 9000
committees@dplh.wa.gov.au

  • Mr David Caddy - Chairman, WAPC
  • Ms Gail McGowan - Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Mr Tony Blackwell - Professions representative
  • Vacant - Community representative
  • Mr Frank Marra - Chief Executive Officer, DevlopmentWA
  • Mr Hamish Beck - Chairperson, Swan River Trust
  • Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas - Lord Mayor, City of Perth
  • Ms Lisette Traves - Nominee of the Director General. Department of Communities 
  • Mr Peter Woronzow – Acting Director General, Department of Transport
  • Ms Melinda Payne - Associate to the Government Architect
  • Hon. John Cowdell - Chairperson, Heritage Council
  • Ms Rebecca Moore - Government Architect
Page reviewed 9 September 2021