Collaboration the focus of National Planning Minister’s Forum

Collaboration the focus of National Planning Minister’s Forum
Tuesday 3 September 2019

Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Planning John Carey MLA represented the interests of Western Australia at the National Planning Minister's forum in Sydney yesterday.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Planning John Carey MLA represented the interests of Western Australia at the National Planning Minister's forum in Sydney yesterday.

Attended by Federal and State Government Ministers and Members of Parliament - representatives discussed the challenges associated with planning for growth and the opportunity for national and State co-operation and information sharing between Planning Ministers.

The McGowan Government is committed to encouraging greater planning opportunity across WA and has introduced a number of reforms to encourage vibrancy and growth, both in the city and our suburbs.

Design WA was acknowledged during national discussions regarding a WA policy that supports apartment design and gives guidance for precinct and medium density development - creating increased opportunities for the community.

Last month Planning Minister Rita Saffioti launched the Planning Reform Action Plan, to cut red tape and encourage growth.

The plan outlines 19 initiatives to improve Western Australia's planning system; support vibrant communities; and encourage new businesses - whilst removing superfluous processes and red tape.

The reform reflects the McGowan Government's priority to deliver transformational projects such as METRONET and ensure liveable environments, well-connected communities and more housing choice.

Ms Saffioti wrote to the Commonwealth Government asking them to put the issue of coastal erosion on the agenda.

The item was not added to the agenda but the McGowan Government is committed to continuing to push for a collaborative response to this major issue across all levels of government.

Read the media statement.

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