Expressions of Interest

The Minister for Planning invites expressions of interest for the Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee and the Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group.

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Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking expressions of interest for a new statutory planning committee that will determine development proposals for the Swan Valley.

Applications are invited for two suitably qualified community members to join the Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee, and help determine development proposals that will support growth in tourism and hospitality while also protecting the agricultural and viticulture activities in the region.

The Committee will administer Swan Valley Planning Scheme No. 1, with delegated decision-making responsibility from the WAPC for development applications, subdivision and structure plans, and other functions related to the Swan Valley area.

It is proposed the Committee will meet monthly and members may be eligible to be paid a sitting fee. 

The committee will be established under Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 and operate in accordance with Part 4 of the Swan Valley Planning Act 2020.

Applications

Applicants should provide a maximum two-page cover letter and current curriculum vitae in the prescribed format, demonstrating capacity to represent the interests of Swan Valley residents and businesses; and practical knowledge or experience relevant to horticulture, viticulture, cultural heritage, landscape protection, tourism, hospitality, hobby farming or equestrian activities in the region.

Applications should be submitted by email to committees@dplh.wa.gov.au by 5pm, Wednesday 14 July 2021.

More information

For further information about the positions, please contact Mat Selby on 6551 9260.

The WAPC is an equal opportunity employer encouraging Aboriginal Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions. Appointments may not be limited to those who have expressed an interest. Consideration will be given to applicants with skills that will complement the composition of the Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee.

 

Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group

The Minister for Planning is seeking expressions of interest from Swan Valley residents and business owners to join a new leadership group that will provide strategic advice on the protection, promotion and marketing, and enhancement of the region.

Applications are invited for seven inaugural members for the Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group that will provide information to the Minister relating to the:

  • protection of the Swan Valley as a productive agricultural region within the Perth metropolitan region;
  • promotion and marketing of horticulture, viticulture, tourism, hospitality, hobby farming and equestrian activities in the Swan Valley; and
  • enhancement and protection of the cultural heritage, built heritage, recreation and landscape values of the Swan Valley.

It is proposed the Leadership Group will meet monthly and members may be eligible to be paid a sitting fee.

Applications

Applicants should provide a maximum two-page cover letter and current curriculum vitae in the prescribed format, demonstrating capacity to represent the interests of Swan Valley residents and businesses; and practical knowledge or experience relevant to the functions of the Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group.

Applications should be submitted by email to committees@dplh.wa.gov.au by 5pm, Wednesday 14 July 2021.

More information

For further information about the positions, please contact Mat Selby on 6551 9260.

Appointments may not be limited to those who have expressed an interest. Consideration will be given to applicants with skills that will complement the composition of the Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group.

 

 

Functions of Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group

(1)       The Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group has the following functions —

(a)        to give information to the Minister on matters relating to the Swan Valley, including —  

(i)    the protection of the Swan Valley as a productive agricultural region within the Perth metropolitan region; and

(ii)   the promotion and marketing of horticulture, viticulture, tourism, hospitality, hobby farming and equestrian activities in the Swan Valley; and

(iii)  the enhancement and protection of the cultural heritage, built heritage, recreation and landscape values of the Swan Valley;

(b)        to prepare reports or other documents in relation to any of the matters referred to in paragraph (a);

(c)        to comment on any proposed Swan Valley Planning Scheme or proposed amendment of the Swan Valley Planning Scheme;

(d)        to comment on any proposed policies, schemes or instruments under the Planning and Development Act 2005 or another written law that affect the Swan Valley;

(e)        to provide direction and support to public authorities, industry, commerce and the community in relation to the Swan Valley and furthering the objects of this Act;

(f)        any other functions given to the Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group by this Act or another written law.

(2)        It is not a function of the Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group to provide advice or comments, or to prepare reports or other documents, in relation to   particular applications for approval of subdivision or development in the Swan Valley.

(3)        The Swan Valley Strategic Leadership Group may do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of its functions.

Source: Swan Valley Planning Bill 2020 Part 3 Clause 29 

Functions of Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee

(1)        The Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee has the function of exercising the powers or duties delegated to it under subsection (2).

(2)        The Commission may, by resolution, delegate to the Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee any power or duty of the Commission under the Planning and Development Act 2005, another provision of this Act or another written law.

(3)        The Commission must ensure that the following are delegated to the Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee under subsection (2) —

(a)        the functions of the Commission under Part 2 of this Act;

(b)        the functions that the Commission has under the Planning and Development Act 2005 as the responsible authority for the Swan Valley Planning Scheme;

(c)        the functions of the Commission under the Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 Parts 4 and 5;

(d)        substantially the same functions of the Commission under the Planning and Development Act 2005 as are delegated to the Statutory Planning Committee established under the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2 clause 4, but only to the extent that those functions relate to land and development in the Swan Valley.

(4)        The Commission must not delegate a function referred to in subsection (3)(a) to (c) to another person or body under the Planning and Development Act 2005 section 16(1).

Source: Swan Valley Planning Bill 2020 Part 4 Clause 34

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