Significant planning reforms are now law

The Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2020 (WA) received Royal Assent on 7 July 2020, which means that the new provisions in the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA), to allow the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to determine development applications for “significant development” proposals, are now law.

The new provisions to provide automatic extensions to subdivision approvals are also now operative.  Various other amendment provisions will be incorporated at some later time, once the accompanying regulations have been finalised.

If you have a development proposal for the Perth metropolitan area with an estimated cost of $20,000,000 or more, or for outside of the Perth metropolitan area with an estimated cost of $5,000,000, you should obtain advice now on whether to follow the new WAPC development approval pathway.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Lavan Planning Team if you wish to discuss

Disclaimer – the information contained in this publication does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice in relation to any particular matter you may have before relying or acting on this information. The Lavan team are here to assist.