WA approvals process slammed: report

The former Western Australian government's $37 million investment into streamlining the state's resource approval process has largely failed, according to a report by the Auditor General.


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Please tell him to call me as our subdivision in the Metro has taken over 2 1/2 years and they are (dept planning and infrastructure) are still sitting on it. Nice to put other peoples lives on hold.

Like Mark of Perth our projects have experienced the same delays for no justifiable reason, particularly when the development outcome was always known. The cost implication resulting from planning approvals taking in excess of 2 years to resolve end up being bourne by the end purchaser. And we wonder why we have a housing affordability issue............ Lets hope the new WA Govt sorts this mess out.

The Department of Environment and Conservation has completely lost the plot. They perceive their role to be solely as an approval agency (no involvement in forward planning please!), and their understanding of environment does not include people. They frequently push for outcomes that are unsustainable - because they dont really acknowledge the need for a form of sustainable development includes people at all. This is a sad state of affairs as they are so blind they cant see that eventually this will lead to a backlash / overreaction that will actually result in diminished environmental outcomes also.

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