Community Titles Discussion Paper

Closed 28 Feb 2020

Opened 23 Jan 2020


The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and Landgate are welcoming feedback on the Community Titles Act 2018 Discussion Paper that looks at how the new community titles schemes may work in practice in Western Australia.

The Discussion Paper aims to generate stakeholder input into the key planning and development provisions of the Community Titles Act 2018. Your feedback will help inform the drafting instructions for the Regulations for the Community Titles Act 2018.

The Community Titles Act 2018 was passed by Parliament on 19 November 2018 and will come into effect on proclamation of the Regulations for the Community Titles Act 2018 once developed.

What is the Community Titles Act 2018?

The Community Titles Act 2018 introduces a new form of land tenure to Western Australia, being community titles schemes. From a land use and planning perspective, community title is similar to strata title, with the added ability to:

  • create separate survey-strata or strata subdivision and/or allow development to occur, but for these proposals to be tied through the parent lot
  • create more detailed by-laws that specify management responsibility and financial commitments
  • share infrastructure, resources or facilities between different schemes.

The Community Titles Act 2018 also introduces a new planning tool, Community Development Statements which will guide development and staging on a site.

Submissions close at 5pm, Friday 28 February 2020.


  • Department of Planning Lands and Heritage Perth


  • Development and Construction Industry
  • Peak Bodies
  • Planning and Design Industry
  • State Government
  • Commonwealth Government
  • Local Government
  • Government Trading Enterprise
  • Residents
  • Business Operators
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations


  • Land use planning