Department of Planning

Established in WA: 2009
Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street, PERTH, 6000
08 6551 9000

Notable People

NamePositionYear Started
Sue Burrows
Executive Director, Perth & Peel Planning
Lorissa Kelly
Assistant Director General, Business and Corporate Support
Anthony Kannis
Project Director, METRONET2017
Gary Prattley
David Saunders
Executive Director, Regional Planning & Strategy
* Most Senior WA Executive

Past Employees

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
David Maclennan Acting Assistant Director General, Strategy & Engagement (since 2017)20152018
Julie Matheson Development Assessment Panel Member20152017
Gail McGowan Director General20142017
Emma Thunder Acting Independent Planning Reviewer (since 2015)20132016
John Day Minister for Planning20082016
Ryan Hall Planning Manager20142015
Craig Shepherd Planning Manager20102014
Alix Rhodes Director, Metropolitan Strategic Planning20072014
Duncan Ord Acting Director General20132014
Eric Lumsden Director General20082013
Charles Johnson Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Research02012
Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown Director, Stakeholder Management & Strategy20102012
Bruce MacDonnel Executive Director, Perth, Peel, South West Planning & Strategy02011
Michael D'Souza Executive Director, Strategic Corporate Support20092010
David Arkwright Strategic Planner20072009
Mike Mouritz Executive Director, Dept of Planning & Infrastructure20032008
Greg Martin Director General, WA Department for Planning & Infrastructure20022007
Paul Frewer Executive Director, Acting Chief Executive19942001
Rochelle Lavery Senior Planner19951997
Rod Dixon Town Planner19901994
Noelene Jennings Executive Director, Governance & People Services
Martin Mileham Executive Director, Infrastructure Planning and Coordination
Anne Hill Executive Director, Infrastructure, Project, Policy and Research
Kym Davis A/Executive Director - Perth, Peel, South West
Neil Thomson Executive Director, Strategic Corporate Support


Project NameRoleCategoryProductCost (Estimated)Status
Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (Stage 1)Owner/DeveloperHealth & EducationApartments and aged care facility$180,000,000Ongoing>>


The WA Department of Planning has statewide responsibility for the planning for future communities. It formed on 1 July 2009 following the split of the Department for Planning and Infrastructure into three agencies. The department plays a vital role in improving the quality of life of all Western Australians. It plans the cities and towns in which we live and the transport routes that connect us to our jobs, friends and places of recreation. It generates thousands of direct and indirect jobs through the planning approval process.
Biography last updated 01 Apr 2014

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