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Liveable Neighbourhoods is a Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) operational policy that guides the structure planning and subdivision for greenfield and large brownfield (urban infill) sites.

In general, Liveable Neighbourhoods replaces the current WAPC development control policies. Where such policies conflict with Liveable Neighbourhoods, Liveable Neighbourhoods will prevail unless an applicant can demonstrate why it cannot or should not apply.

Liveable Neighbourhoods Review 2015

The WAPC initiated a review of Liveable Neighbourhoods which broadly included:

  • a staged approach aligned to Liveable Neighbourhoods content or ‘elements’;
  • comprehensive stakeholder engagement, including the establishment of a technical advisory group, to identify issues, operational effectiveness, emerging trends and solutions; and
  • identification of major interpretation, inconsistency and implementation issues between Liveable Neighbourhoods and existing WAPC policies.

The outcome of the review is the Draft Liveable Neighbourhoods 2015 and supporting Background Information Paper now available for public comment.

You are invited to review and lodge a submission before 5pm on Friday 13 November 2015.

The department prefers submissions to be made electronically on its consultation hub, alternately you can download the following submission form below.