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Western Australian Planning Commission board and committees

Find out about each of the WAPC boards and committees below or view meeting dates and member documents.

WAPC Boards and Statutory Committees

Select the accordion panels below to view board and committee members, contact details and to view or download agendas a minutes.

Its structure and constitution have recently been reviewed with changes to be introduced through the Planning and Development Amendment Act 2023 commencing on 1 July 2023.

Review of the Western Australian Planning Commission

Contact information

Please refer all correspondence to:

ph: 6551 9910

email: [email protected]

Please note, requests for deputations can be made to the WAPC Chairman via [email protected].

Commission Membership

Communications with the Commission should be through Commission Support only. Please do not contact Commission members directly.

  • Mr David Caddy - Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Ms Jane Bennett - Deputy Chairperson
  • Mr Anthony Kannis - Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 
  • Cr Caroline Knight - Non-Metropolitan Local Government Representative
  • Mr Leigh Ballard - Deputy to Non-Metropolitan Local Government Representative
  • Ms Jane Bennett - Knowledge or practical experience in one or more of the fields of urban planning, property, business, engineering, surveying, transport or urban design.
  • Mr Gene Koltasz - Knowledge or practical experience in one or more of the fields of environmental conservation, natural resource management or heritage interests.
  • Mr Barry McGuire - Knowledge or practical experience in one or more of the fields of community services, community affairs or indigenous interest.
  • Ms Rebecca Brown - Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Mr Mike Rowe - Director General, Department of Communities
  • Mr Alistair Jones - A/Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Mr Peter Woronzow - Director General, Department of Transport
  • Ms Helen Brookes - Coastal planning and Management Representative
  • Vacant - Metropolitan Local Government Representative
  • Cr Liam Gobbert - Deputy to Metropolitan Local Government Representative
  • Ms Lynne Craigie - Regional Representative
  • Ms Lisette Traves - Portfolio Agency Representative

WAPC Secretary - Ms Sam Boucher

Contact information

Please refer all correspondence to:

ph: 6551 9910

email: [email protected]

Please note, requests for deputations can be made to the WAPC Chairman via [email protected].

View the Statutory Planning Committee agendas and minutes

Committee Membership

Communications with the Commission should be through Commission Support only. Please do not contact Commission members directly.

  • Mr David Caddy - Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Ms Leoni Wedge - Nominee of the Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Ms Kym Davis - Community Representative
  • Mr Leonard Kosova - Local Government Representative
  • Mr Lino Iacomella - WAPC Appointee
  • Ms Nina Lyhne - WAPC Appointee
  • Ms Marion Thompson - Professions Representative
  • Mr Ross Thornton - WAPC Appointee
  • Ms Lynne Craigie - Nominee of the Regional Minister

Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee

This statutory planning committee of the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has been created as a single decision-maker to determine subdivision and development proposals for the Swan Valley.

The single decision-maker will support appropriate tourism and hospitality while protecting the agricultural and viticulture activities in the region.

The Committee administers Swan Valley Planning Scheme No. 1, with delegated decision-making responsibility from the WAPC for development applications, subdivision and structure plans, and other functions related to the Swan Valley area.

The committee is established under Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 and operates in accordance with Part 4 of the Swan Valley Planning Act 2020.

Functions of Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee

  1. The Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee has the function of exercising the powers or duties delegated to it under subsection (2).
  2. The Commission may, by resolution, delegate to the Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee any power or duty of the Commission under the Planning and Development Act 2005, another provision of this Act or another written law.
  3. The Commission must ensure that the following are delegated to the Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee under subsection (2) —

a. the functions of the Commission under Part 2 of this Act;

b. the functions that the Commission has under the Planning and Development Act 2005 as the responsible authority for the Swan Valley Planning Scheme;

c. the functions of the Commission under the Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 Parts 4 and 5;

d. substantially the same functions of the Commission under the Planning and Development Act 2005 as are delegated to the Statutory Planning Committee established under the Planning and Development Act 2005 Schedule 2 clause 4, but only to the extent that those functions relate to land and development in the Swan Valley.

4. The Commission must not delegate a function referred to in subsection (3)(a) to (c) to another person or body under the Planning and Development Act 2005 section 16(1).

Committee membership

Communications with the committee should be through Commission Support only. Please do not contact committee members directly. Please refer all correspondence to:

Ph: 6551 9910

E: [email protected]

Swan Valley Statutory Planning Committee members

  • Mr David Caddy - Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Ms Kym Davis - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Ms Marion Thompson - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Mr Leonard Kosova - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Mr Lino Iacomella - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Ms Nina Lyhne - Statutory Planning Committee Member
  • Ms Sue Hurt - Representative of Swan Valley Residents and Businesses
  • Mr John Rex - Representative of Swan Valley Residents and Businesses
  • Cr Charlie Zannino - Representative of the Swan Valley Local Government

Agendas and minutes

View the Swan Valley Planning Committee agendas and minutes

Contact information

Please refer all correspondence to:

ph: 6551 9910

email: [email protected]

Committee Membership

Communications with the Commission should be through Commission Support only. Please do not contact Commission members directly.

  • Mr David Caddy - Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Mr David Saunders - Nominee of the Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Ms Rachel Chapman - WAPC Appointee
  • Mr Leonard Kosova - WAPC Appointee
  • Mr Gene Koltasz - Member of the Western Australian Planning Commission

It exercises delegated authority to deal with the City of Perth local planning scheme and scheme amendments; the Metropolitan Region Scheme and amendments; subdivisions, strata titles, leases and licences; and development on reserved land in the City of Perth.

Contact information

Please refer all correspondence to:

ph: 6551 9910

email: [email protected]

Please note, requests for deputations can be made to the WAPC Chairman via [email protected].

Committee Membership

Communications with the Commission should be through Commission Support only. Please do not contact Commission members directly.

  • Mr David Caddy - Chair, Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Mr Anthony Kannis - Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 
  • Mr Tony Blackwell - Professions Representative
  • Vacant - Community Representative
  • Mr Dean Mudford  - Chief Executive Officer, DevelopmentWA
  • Mr David McFerran - Chairperson, Swan River Trust
  • Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas - Lord Mayor, City of Perth
  • Ms Lisette Traves - Nominee of the Director General. Department of Communities 
  • Mr Peter Woronzow – Director General, Department of Transport
  • Darren Foster - Chairperson, Heritage Council
  • Emma Williamson - Government Architect

Find out more about the State Design Review Panel.

Find out more about the Future of Fremantle.

Contact information

Please refer all correspondence to:

ph: 6551 9910

email: [email protected]

Please note, requests for deputations can be made to the WAPC Chairman via [email protected].

Commission Membership

Communications with the Commission should be through Commission Support only. Please do not contact Commission members directly.

  • Ms Jane Bennett - Chairperson
  • Mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge - City of Fremantle Representative
  • Mr George Kailis - Fremantle Community Representative
  • Mr David Caddy - Western Australian Planning Commission
  • Mr Damien Martin - Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Hon. Simone McGurk MLA - State Member for Fremantle
  • Mr Chris Sutherland - Fremantle Port Authority
  • Mr Justin McKirdy - Department of Transport
  • Mr Patrick Seares - Westport
  • Ms Marzia Zamir - Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Mr Pete Adams - Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms Renata Lowe - Tourism Western Australia
  • Ms Freda Ogilvie - Indigenous Interest Representatives
  • Mr Lance Morich - Indigenous Interest Representatives