Planning Reform phase 2: Have your say

The State Government is seeking the views of the Western Australian community, urban planners, local governments and industry stakeholders on the next phase of planning reform.


A program of major legislative, regulatory and policy changes to reform Western Australia’s planning system is being implemented. 

Major changes have already been made to improve transparency and consistency across the system and reduce unnecessary red tape. A second phase of reform is planned which covers new proposals and is open for consultation. 

Feedback received on these proposals will help inform new legislative and regulatory reforms that support the goals and initiatives of the Action Plan for Planning Reform.

Media statement - Historic planning reforms cut red tape and open WA for business

Proposed reforms

The proposed reforms will remove barriers to enable development, create and protect jobs and support business. They will create a planning system that is: 

  • more consistent across the State, yet maintains flexibility where required
  • consistent and efficient, through greater coordination across Government and improved approvals processes
  • easier to understand and navigate, making clearer information more easily available
  • supports the opportunities presented through METRONET, city-changing and major infrastructure projects
  • creates great places for people, with new guidelines for medium density development and liveable neighbourhoods.

Have your say

Tell us what you think should happen next to shape the future of planning reform via our online consultation hub.

Visit the consultation hub

Frequently asked questions

To find out more about planning reform please visit our FAQs page.

Page last reviewed 28 May 2021
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