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  • Claremont Showground Draft Management Plan

    The Royal Agricultural Society has submitted a draft Management Plan for the Claremont Showgrounds to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for its consideration. The draft Claremont Showground Management Plan (the draft plan) aims to support the continuation and enhancement of... More
    Opened 25 January 2019
  • Future Directions for the Ningaloo Coast Regional Strategy Carnarvon to Exmouth

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released for public comment: the Future Directions for the Ningaloo Coast Regional Strategy Carnarvon to Exmouth . The paper considers the current effective status of applicable components of the WAPC’s Ningaloo Coast Regional... More
    Opened 22 January 2019
  • Future Directions for the Shark Bay Regional Strategy

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released for public comment: the Future Directions for the Shark Bay Regional Strategy. The paper considers the current effective status of applicable components of the WAPC’s Shark Bay Regional Strategy (1997) in the context of the... More
    Opened 22 January 2019
  • Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure

    A Container Deposit Scheme Infrastructure draft Position Statement (see related document below) has been developed and released for public comment. The draft statement has been prepared to support the roll-out of Western Australia's container deposit scheme in early 2020. The draft... More
    Opened 21 December 2018
  • Tourism in bushfire prone areas

    We are seeking your comment on a draft Position Statement: Tourism Land Uses in Bushfire Prone Areas. A Position Statement sets out the policy position of the Western Australian Planning Commission on a particular planning practice or matter. The draft Position Statement aims to facilitate... More
    Opened 20 December 2018
  • Graduate Recruitment Process

    A consultation to gather feedback on the DPLH Graduate Recruitment Process More
    Opened 14 December 2018
  • Montario Quarter Lot 37 Development Application

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has received an application to develop Lot 37 on Plan 413758 Selby Street, Nedlands in the Montario Quarter . The application proposes an eight-storey mixed use development, incorporating 15 retail and commercial... More
    Opened 5 December 2018
  • PRS Amendment 044/41 Nambeelup North Industrial Zone–Lots 89 & 109 Readheads Road, Nambeelup

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Peel Region Scheme for land in the Shire of Murray. The amendment seeks to rezone 378 hectares from rural to industrial zone. More
    Opened 13 November 2018
  • Draft State Planning Policy 2.4: Basic raw materials

    A key objective of State Planning Policy 2.4 Basic Raw Materials (SPP 2.4) is to enable the responsible extraction of basic raw materials (BRM) used in building and development while ensuring the protection of people and the environment. More
    Opened 5 November 2018
  • Greater Bunbury Region Scheme Development Application 602–65–1—Reserve 6962 Stirling Street, Bunbury

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking comment on a planning proposal adjacent to Reserve 6962 Stirling Street, East Bunbury. The proposal is for the construction of a new private jetty within the Leschenault Inlet. The current private jetty is proposed to be... More
    Opened 1 November 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Minor Amendment 1346/57 - Lots 705-708 Armadale Road, Treeby

    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 area of Cockburn. This amendment proposes to rezone approximately 47.68 hectares from Rural–Water Protection to Urban... More
    Opened 9 October 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Minor Amendment 1343/57 - South East and South West Districts Omnibus 3

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme for land in the local governments of Armadale, Cockburn, Gosnells, Kwinana, Rockingham and Serpentine-Jarrahdale. The purpose of the amendment is to update... More
    Opened 21 September 2018
  • Planning for Entertainment Noise in the Northbridge Area: Public Consultation Paper

    The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, on behalf of the Western Australian Planning Commission, and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation have prepared a joint discussion paper, Planning for Entertainment Noise in the Northbridge Area: Public Consultation Paper. This... More
    Opened 20 September 2018
  • Fremantle Prison Heritage Management Plan

    The Fremantle Prison Heritage Management Plan seeks to ensure that the heritage values of the place are appropriately conserved and managed in a manner that is consistent with Australia’s obligations under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. More
    Opened 18 August 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Minor Amendment 1341/57 - Central Districts Omnibus 5

    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 areas of Bassendean, Belmont, Cambridge, Canning, Claremont, Melville, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Perth, South Perth, Stirling and... More
    Opened 7 August 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Minor Amendment 1340/57 - South Forrestdale Business Park Stage 2

    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 area of Armadale. This amendment proposes to rezone approximately 153 hectares from the Rural zone to the Industrial zone... More
    Opened 7 August 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Minor Amendment 1339/57 – North-East and North-West Districts Omnibus 2

    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 areas of Joondalup, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Swan and Wanneroo. This amendment proposes to update various zones and... More
    Opened 17 July 2018
  • Greater Bunbury Region Scheme - DAPs proposal - Step Up Step Down Facility

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking comment on a Development Assessment Panel planning proposal at Lot 54 Vittoria Road, Glen Iris. The proposal is for the construction of a Step Up Step Down facility for the Mental Health Commission. The purpose of the... More
    Opened 5 July 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Minor Amendment 1342/57 – Eric Singleton Reserve and Environs

    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 area of Bayswater. This amendment proposes to transfer approximately 26.65 hectares of land in Bayswater from the Urban... More
    Opened 26 June 2018
  • Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

    The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Western Australia Planning Commission (WAPC) are seeking feedback on their draft Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018-2023, particularly the identified barriers and strategies. In their primary role of planning for future... More
    Opened 20 June 2018
  • Swan Valley Planning Review

    Comments are invited on the Report to the Minister for Planning: an independent review of Swan Valley planning, prepared by John Kobelke for the Minister for Planning. Mr Kobelke was appointed in August 2017 to independently review the planning framework for the Swan Valley. He met... More
    Opened 8 June 2018
  • Modernising WA's Planning System: Green Paper

    The Minister for Planning has commissioned an independent review of the planning system to identify ways to make it more efficient, open and understandable to everyone. The Green Paper outlines the challenges in the planning system and proposes five key reform areas. More
    Opened 25 May 2018
  • Draft Position Statement on Renewable Energy Facilities

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has released a draft position statement on renewable energy facilities for public comment. The draft statement outlines key planning and environmental considerations for the location, siting and design of renewable energy facilities. It... More
    Opened 25 May 2018
  • Managing Heritage Information in Local Government

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in this survey. The Heritage Council of Western Australia (HCWA) believes it is vitally important that anyone with an interest in property can easily access a reliable and centralised database that contains information regarding heritage properties, and in... More
    Opened 18 April 2018
  • Local Planning Strategies Bushfire Assessment Requirements

    State Planning Policy 3.7: Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas (SPP3.7) is the overarching policy for planning control and guidance in bushfire prone areas. The associated Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas provide detailed guidance on the application of SPP3.7. The fact sheet aims... More
    Opened 11 April 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Major Amendment 1332/41 – Swan Valley Omnibus 1

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) WAPC is seeking public comment on three proposals to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for land in the City of Swan: Lot 33 Padbury Avenue, Millendon - to transfer 6.50hectares and a portion of the Padbury Avenue road reserve from... More
    Opened 20 March 2018
  • Metropolitan Region Scheme Major Amendment 1313/41 – Midland Freight Rail Realignment

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) seeks to transfer approximately 18 hectares from the Rural and Industrial zones and the Public Purpose and Parks and Recreation reservations to the Railways and Primary Regional Road reservations. The amendment will provide for the potential... More
    Opened 20 March 2018
  • Draft Position Statement for Housing on Lots less than 100m2

    Interest in providing lots less than 100m2 and associated single houses is increasing in Western Australia. The draft Position Statement provides interim guidance for the location and development of houses on lots less than 100m2 and an implementation mechanism to ensure a consistent... More
    Opened 13 March 2018
  • Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

    The review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 is a priority of the State Government. It is important that we understand stakeholder views on the review of the Act, so we can identify amendments to deliver modern legislation that operates in a way that meets the needs of all stakeholders. ... More
    Opened 9 March 2018
  • MRS Amendments 1323/41, 1324/41 & 1325/41 - Bullsbrook

    The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is seeking public comment on proposals to amend the Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) for the Bullsbrook Urban Precincts in the City of Swan. 1323/41 – South Bullsbrook Urban Precinct The purpose of this amendment is to... More
    Opened 2 March 2018
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