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.

Open Consultations

Closed Consultations

  • Draft Ocean Reef Marina Improvement Scheme

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on the draft Ocean Reef Marina Improvement Scheme, within the City of Joondalup. The Improvement Scheme provides land use and development controls over the scheme area, including heads of power to... More

    Closed 26 June 2020

  • MRS Minor amendment 1366/57 – Lot 912 Midland Road, Bushmead

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the City of Swan. The amendment proposes to transfer approximately 23.89 hectares of land in Bushmead from the Public Purposes -... More

    Closed 5 June 2020

  • MRS minor amendment 1365/57 – Pt Lot 4 Fern Road and Pt Lot 102 Castledare Place, Wilson

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the City of Canning. The amendment proposes to reclassify portions of Lot 4 Fern Road and Lot 102 Castledare Place, Wilson from the Urban zone... More

    Closed 5 June 2020

  • MRS Minor amendment 1364/57 - Kwinana Freeway, Mundijong Road, Kulija Road Intersection

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the local government of Rockingham. The amendment proposes to transfer approximately 37.3 hectares of land in Baldivis from... More

    Closed 15 May 2020

  • MRS Minor Amendment 1363/57 – Lots 15 and 18 Mason Road, Kwinana Beach

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the local government of Kwinana. The amendment proposes to rezone portions of Lots 15 and 18 Mason Road, Kwinana Beach and... More

    Closed 15 May 2020

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