Consultation Hub

Welcome to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage's Citizen Space Consultation Hub.  This site will help you find and participate in public consultations undertaken by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Recently updated consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest.

If you cannot find the consultation you are looking for, please go to the Department's public comment page for all current public consultations.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

We asked local governments how they manage their heritage information (Municipal Inventories and Heritage Lists), what they know about the inHerit online database and what it would take to get them on board to manage their own heritage data.

You Said

Most local governments identify inHerit as a source of information, although there is an expectation that Heritage Lists are maintained in inHerit, which is not yet the case.  Many LGs are willing to maintain their own data but identify resourcing as an issue.  No substantial issues in the inHerit system were identified.

We Did

The Department will continue to work with the WA Local Government Association to build sector support for a central information system.  Further follow-up with individual LGs will take place to address knowledge gaps.

We Asked

We asked for your views on the draft State Planning Policy 5.2 Telecommunications Infrastructure.

You Said

In the main, you said that you supported the revised policy, that it provided clearer direction in some areas but improvements could be made.

We Did

We reviewed all of your comments and prepared a revised final policy that has now been gazetted. The new policy can be found on the Western Australian Department of Planning's website at http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/State-planning-policies

We Asked

We asked you what you thought about the siting of Telecommunications Infrastructure, whether you were concerned about the location of telecommunications towers and whether you were happy with the level of mobile data services in your area.

You Said

You told us that you were concerned about mobile data service coverage, especially in regional Western Australia. You were mostly concerned about impacts of poor coverage on communications in emergency situations and on business activities.

We Did

Based on your comments, we have revised the State Planning Policy 5.2 – Telecommunications Infrastructure, which has now been gazette and can be found at https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/publications/884.asp