Find out more about the role of the State Development Assessment Unit in this new assessment pathway.
The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is supported in its decision-making process by a new team, the State Development Assessment Unit, within the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
This team of experienced planners is part of the Department’s Land Use Planning Division and will receive and assess all proposals on behalf of the WAPC. Its activities include:
The early engagement phase of the new pathway is designed to provide advice, and the opportunity to address any issues prior to formal lodgement of the development application.
The State Development Assessment Unit will work to coordinate all referral and consultation processes simultaneously, ensuring that the referral process is efficient and without extended timelines.
The State Development Assessment Unit application process is as follows:
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