Department of Planning

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

Article Timeline

Notable People

NamePositionYear Started
Sue Burrows
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
John Day Minister for Planning20082016
Emma Thunder Acting Independent Planning Reviewer (since 2015)20132016
Ryan Hall Planning Manager20142015
Craig Shepherd Planning Manager20102014
Duncan Ord Acting Director General20132014
Alix Rhodes Director, Metropolitan Strategic Planning20072014
Ross Montgomery Urban Design Director20112014
Eric Lumsden Director General20082013
Matthew Riordan Principal Planner, Policy Implementation20122013
Felicity Morel-EdnieBrown Director, Stakeholder Management & Strategy20102012
Martin Mileham Executive Director, Strategy, Policy & Projects20092012
Charles Johnson Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Research02012
Dale Putland Planning Manager/Director (since 2009)20062012
Jane Hammond Principal Policy & Legislation Officer20082011
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
Ross Weaver GIS Mapping Officer20062007
Greg Martin Director General, WA Department for Planning & Infrastructure20022007
Denise Morgan Senior Project Officer20042005
Denis Waddams Senior Oracle DBA19962005
Leigh Carroll Test Manager (since 2001)20002005
Kareena May Town Planner19992003
Paul Frewer Executive Director, Acting Chief Executive19942001
Roy Winslow Planning Officer (Contract)19981999
Rochelle Lavery Senior Planner19951997
Rod Dixon Town Planner19901994
Anne Hill Executive Director, Infrastructure, Project, Policy and Research
Noelene Jennings Executive Director, Governance & People Services
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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