The functions and responsibilities of the WAPC as a statutory authority for the planning of Western Australia.
The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has state-wide responsibility for urban, rural and regional integrated strategic and statutory land use planning and land development. Its functions and authority to undertake and regulate land use planning and development is established under the Planning and Development Act 2005.
The WAPC operates with the support of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage which provides professional and technical expertise, administrative services and corporate resources to assist its decision-making. Some WAPC functions such as decisions on subdivision and development applications are also delegated to the Department.
The WAPC’s responsibilities include:
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