SDAU and proposed changes to the R-codes

SDAU and proposed changes to the R-codes
Saturday 11 July 2020

New State Development Assessment Unit pathway to assess significant development approvals officially opens and proposed changes to the R-Codes are released for consultation.

The McGowan Government is moving ahead with major planning reforms as the new pathway to assess significant development approvals officially opens and proposed changes to the R-Codes are released for consultation.

The Planning and Development Amendment Act 2020 recently passed by Parliament was given Royal Assent earlier this week, amending the existing legislation, with new provisions to cut red tape and support job-creating projects.

Under the new laws, applicants seeking approval for development proposals valued over $20 million in metropolitan Perth, or over $5 million in regional areas, can opt to have their proposal determined by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Significant developments can include large scale, mixed-use developments incorporating apartments, shops and offices, new shopping centres or plans to expand current centres, or tourism or regional projects that represent broad ranging benefits for the State.

Read the full media statement

Visit the State Development Assessment Unit page

Have your say on the proposed changes to the R-Codes

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