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The Western Australian Planning Commission prepares and keeps under review the State Planning Strategy, and planning policies and strategies as the basis for coordinating and promoting land use planning, transport planning and land development in a sustainable manner, and for the guidance of public authorities and local governments.

The Western Australian Planning Framework (pictured, click to enlarge) provides an overview of the key documents that comprise the Framework.

Index

Planning and Development Act 2005

State Planning Strategy

State Planning Policies

Regional & Sub-regional Strategies

Development Control and Operational Policies

Planning Bulletins

Fact Sheets, Manuals and Guidelines

 

Planning and Development Act 2005

The Planning and Development Act 2005 establishes the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) and provides for an efficient and effective land use planning system which promotes the sustainable use and development of land in the State.

State Planning Strategy

The State Planning Strategy provides a strategic framework and identifies principles, strategic goals and strategic directions for planning and development in Western Australia.

State Planning Policies

State planning policies provide the highest level of planning policy control and guidance in Western Australia.  Prepared under Part 3 of the Planning and Development Act 2005. 

Regional & Sub-regional Strategies

These strategies provide for the comprehensive planning of regions, sub-regions or particular locations to guide change in the short, medium and long term.

Development Control and Operational Policies

Development control and operational polices guide decision making in relation to subdivision and development applications.

Liveable Neighbourhoods

Planning Bulletins

Planning bulletins provide advice on legislation; planning practice; subdivision and development control; and policy positions of the WAPC.

Fact Sheets Manuals And Guidelines

The below guidelines and manuals provide detailed guidance on the application of WAPC policies.