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New WA planning regulations to start

23/06/2009 - 15:06

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Local governments will have the capacity to issue infringement notices against land developers under a new set of planning regulations set to come into effect at the start of next financial year.

New WA planning regulations to start

Local governments will have the capacity to issue infringement notices against land developers under a new set of planning regulations set to come into effect at the start of next financial year.

 

 

The announcement is below:

 

New planning regulations are set to come into effect on July 1, 2009.

Planning Minister John Day said the Planning and Development Regulations 2009 were the first set of consolidated regulations to be prepared under the Planning and Development Act 2005.

"A number of sections under the Act could not come into effect because they did not have regulations to support them," Mr Day said.

"Local governments will now have the ability to issue infringement notices for a variety of prescribed offences, such as contravening a planning scheme.

"The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) will also be able to use the new regulations to insert road access conditions on its conditional subdivision approvals.

"The new regulations will act to simplify the planning system and move away from the fragmented approach to planning under the repealed legislation."

The Minister said the new regulations also updated the language and processes of the old regulations, making them more user-friendly.

"The new regulations consolidate six existing sets, as well as introducing new provisions to support sections of the Act," he said.

The WAPC has released a planning bulletin outlining how the existing regulations have been consolidated and which new provisions have been inserted.

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