Planning Engagement Toolkit

Closed 2 Jul 2021

Opened 14 May 2021


As part of the Action Plan for Planning Reform, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has developed the draft Planning Engagement Toolkit to provide a set of practical tools for community engagement and consultation to facilitate meaningful, appropriate and active consultation and engagement, to support statutory requirements and good planning.

This toolkit provides State Government agencies, local governments, planning and engagement professionals and applicants with clear and consistent principles, guidance and tools for designing and delivering best practice consultation and engagement. It can also be used by the community to help better understand consultation and engagement in the planning process and how to participate.

The toolkit can be used for both statutory and non-statutory consultation and engagement and applies to all planning processes (e.g. policy development, planning schemes, development applications). Specific details on when to engage and consult for each planning process will be provided in further guidance material to be developed and included in the Western Australian Planning Manual. This guidance will include further detailed templates for each of these processes, this guidance will be developed in collaboration with key stakeholders.

View the consultation Draft Planning Engagement Toolkit for Western Australia

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Consultation Draft Planning Engagement Toolkit for Western Australia (PDF 2.7MB)



  • WA state-wide


  • Peak Bodies
  • Planning and Design Industry
  • Local Government
  • Business Operators


  • Planning Reform