SWAN VALLEY PLANNING
353. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the minister representing the
Minister for Planning:
I refer to the article in the Eastern
Reporter titled ''Planning Minister says act not strong enough to
protect the Swan Valley from inappropriate developments'' of 14
September 2018 and the statement that the minister ''expected to present
the State Government's response to the report by November''.
(1) Has the
government finalised its response to the Swan Valley planning review undertaken
by John Kobelke, JP?
(2) If yes to (1), will the minister
table a copy of the report; and, if not, why not?
(3) If no to (1), when will the
government response be finalised and released?
(4) Does the
minister intend to introduce a bill to amend or replace the Swan Valley
Planning Act 1995 with a new planning framework for the Swan Valley this year;
and, if yes, when; and, if not, why not?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me
by the Minister for Planning.
last time the Swan Valley Planning Act was reviewed and amended was in 2006, as
the more recent review of the Swan Valley initiated under the previous
government did not appropriately engage with the community and was never
implemented. The recommendations from the current Swan Valley review process
are being considered and a formal response is being prepared. Any legislative
change required will be progressed as soon as practicable.