Planning reform

In November 2017 the Minister for Planning commissioned an independent review of the planning system to identify ways to make it more efficient, open and understandable to everyone.

Modernising Western Australia's planning system

A Green Paper was released for public comment in May 2018 which proposed five key reform areas – strategically-led, legible, transparent, efficient and delivering smart growth.  Submissions were invited on the Green Paper until 20 July 2018.

Over 240 submissions on the Green Paper were received. 

The Reform Team within the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage are reviewing submissions, which will help inform the Government response to the Green Paper.

Media statements

New team appointed to guide planning reform

Green Paper first step to a modern planning system

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Page last reviewed 18 January 2019
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