New WA Planning Regulations Gazetted

27/08/2015 2:45 am

140 williamThe much anticipated Western Australian Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) have now been gazetted and will come into effect on 19 October this year.

The Regulations replace the Town Planning Regulations 1967 (as amended) and associated Model Scheme Text and are a major part of Western Australia’s planning reform agenda, affecting arrangements for local planning strategies, schemes and amendments.

In the lead up to the commencement date, the Department will provide training and assistance to the planning industry, including both local government and industry professionals, which will begin on 1 September.

Other materials will also be made available over the coming weeks such as FAQ sheets, flowcharts and other tools. These will be made available on the relevant section of the Department’s website.