The Department of Planning is progressing the State Government’s reform program for the planning system in Western Australia with the release of the following three documents for public submissions:
Submissions for the three Planning Reform documents close on Friday 13 December 2013. Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s Perth office can assist clients interested in making a submission on any of these documents.
This Discussion Paper has put forward a number of possible reform initiatives to streamline approvals processes and for improvements to the planning system. Some of the initiatives proposed are:
The objectives of this review is to consider the operation and effectiveness of the PDAct and also to open a dialogue with stakeholders on broader reform as part of the Governments reform program. The Report sets out issues and proposals for reform for discussion, but also invites other suggestions for measures to help clarifying , streamlining and improving the planning system.
Among the issues and proposed reforms are the following:
The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) system was introduced in 2011 to provide a new framework for planning decision making for planning applications for approval of major development. This review analyses statistical data on the operation of the DAP system and outcomes of forums and surveys as to the effectiveness of the DAP system. The Review concludes that the DAP system is meeting the objectives of providing a greater measure of transparency, consistency and reliability in decision- making.
If you would like more information, or seek assistance in making a submission please contact us.
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