The following submission from the Local Government Planners Association (LGPA) provides some observations about the Report of the Independent Panel on the Metropolitan Local Government Review. It is written in the belief that the Government will probably act as it sees fit whatever the nature of [read more]
The LGPA welcomes the release by the Minister for Planning of the State Planning Strategy for public comment. The State Planning Strategy is a potentially important document to guide local government planning in Western Australia.
The key questions to apply in reviewing the Strategy [read more]
The 15th November Breakfast Forum provided 110 attendees with a range of issues to mull over.
Firstly DoP's Paul Ellenbroek provided an update on policy reviews noting that the LN Review would only focus on what really needed revision and would be outcome focused. The R Codes are currently awaiting Ministerial and Governor sign off, [read more]
At the LGPA August Breakfast I presented the outcome of my research into the first year of the operation of DAPs. Evidence showed that DAPs were way over budget, were diverting significant planning resources into areas heretofore dealt with by local government, had not generally decreased turnaround times or improved decisions, had resulted in at [read more]
We’ve heard quite enough dire warnings about the drying climate, but what are the implications for planning and how can we respond? The 4th October LGPA Breakfast forum provides three perspectives on the issue and how it needs to be addressed, from State and Local Government and the private development sector. A range of interesting [read more]