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
  • Mr Anthony Kannis - Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 
  • Cr Caroline Knight - 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
  • Ms Anne Arnold - 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 - 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
  • Cr Lynne Craigie - Regional representative
  • Mr Justin McKirdy - Urban and regional planning professional

WAPC Secretary - Sam Fagan

Deputy members for local government representatives:

  • Cr Liam Gobbert - Deputy to Mayor Emma Cole (Metropolitan)
  • Mr Leigh Ballard - 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 Anthony Kannis - 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
  • Mr Anthony Kannis - Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 
  • Mr Tony Blackwell - Professions representative
  • Vacant - Community representative
  • Mr Frank Marra - Chief Executive Officer, DevelopmentWA
  • 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
  • Hon. John Cowdell - Chairperson, Heritage Council
  • Ms Rebecca Moore - Government Architect

Deputy members

  • Ms Melinda Payne - Associate to the Government Architect

Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee

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A new statutory planning committee of the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has been created as a single decision-maker to determine subdivision and development proposals for the Swan Valley.

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 - Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Kym Davis - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Ms Marion Thompson - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Mr Leonard Kosova - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Mr Lino Lacomella - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Ms Nina Lyhne - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Mr Justin Rogan - Representative of Swan Valley Residents and Businesses
  • Mr John Rex - Representative of Swan Valley Residents and Businesses
  • Cr Charlie Zannino - Representative of the Swan Valley Local Government

Future of Fremantle Planning Committee

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The Future of Fremantle Planning Committee has been established to consider a land use and economic and employment strategy for Fremantle's Inner Harbour once the container port moves to Kwinana.

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

  • Ms Jane Bennett - Chairperson
  • Mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge - City of Fremantle Representative
  • Mr George Kailis - Fremantle Community Representative
  • Mr David Caddy - Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Mr Damien Martin - Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Hon. Simone McGurk MLA - State Member for Fremantle
  • Mr Ross Love - Fremantle Port Authority
  • Mr Justin McKirdy - Department of Transport
  • Mr Patrick Seares - Westport
  • Ms Marzia Zamir - Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Ms Danicia Quinlan - Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms Renata Lowe - Tourism Western Australia
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