SUBMISSION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CODES The Association welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the proposed amendments to State Planning Policy 3.1 – Residential Design Codes: Multiple dwellings, parking and other incidental changes. There has been community concern about developments that are being built in predominantly single dwelling neighbourhoods, and viewed [...]
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January 2015 SUBMISSION TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON UNIFORM LEGISLATION AND STATUTES REVIEW INQUIRY INTO PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT PANELS) REGULATIONS 2011. Introduction Thank you for the opportunity to make a submission to the Standing Committee’s review. This submission will draw on the considerable research undertaken by the Association and WALGA since the introduction [...]
January 2015 SUBMISSION ON PROPOSED PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (LOCAL PLANNING SCHEMES) REGULATIONS 2014 The Local Government Planners Association (LGPA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the proposed Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations). As the principal planning association for local government planners in Western Australia, the Association (and the [...]
SUBMISSION TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON UNIFORM LEGISLATION AND STATUTES REVIEW INQUIRY INTO PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT PANELS) REGULATIONS 2011. Introduction Thank you for the opportunity to make a submission to the Standing Committee’s review. This submission will draw on the considerable research undertaken by the Association and WALGA since the introduction of Development [...]
Strata Titles Act Reform: Consultation Paper 31 October 2014 LPGA Submission Local Government Planners Association CONTENTS 1. Background 2. Part 1: Community Title Schemes (a) General comments (b) Submissions on Proposals 3. Part 2: Mixed Use Development in a Community Title Building 4. Part 3: Leasehold Strata Schemes 5. Part 4: Termination of Schemes BACKGROUND [...]
The latest review of the R Codes has been released and will be gazetted and operational on 2nd August. This review follows some inconsequential reviews in the mid 2000s and the important 2010 introduction of the Multi-unit Code. The latest review leaves the multi-unit provisions alone and focuses on the single house and group dwelling [...]
Some of you might have noticed the Planning Bulletin (93/2013) heralding in the new 2013 Planning and Development Fee structure. There hasn’t been an increase for two years during which CPI has gone up 6.25%. I have spent an evening working out what the increases actually mean in terms of increases for development applications and [...]
Ian MacRae, President LGPA 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 submissions it receives. It [...]
Ian MacRae, President LGPA 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 are: Is it credible as a [...]