PLANNING REFORM —
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (UNIFORM LOCAL PROVISIONS) REGULATIONS
592. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the minister representing the Minister for Planning:
I ask this question on behalf of Hon
Tjorn Sibma, who is away on urgent parliamentary business.
I refer to the minister's
identification of amendments to the Local Government (Uniform Local Provisions)
Regulations 1996 as being critical to
resolving conflicts with Main Roads Western Australia in the planning system.
(1) What progress has been made in
making these amendments?
consultation is required and what assistance from the Minister for Local
Government is necessary?
(3) When will the minister complete
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank Hon Tjorn Sibma for some
notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the
Minister for Planning.
and coordinating development approval pathways and removing unnecessary red
tape are key elements of the government's planning reform agenda to
support Western Australia's economic recovery from the COVID-19
pandemic. Some preliminary work has been undertaken to identify modifications
to the Local Government (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 1996.
Preliminary discussions have been held between senior officers of the
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, the Western Australian Planning
Commission and Main Roads Western Australia. Any amendments to the regulations
would need to be progressed by the Minister for Local Government in
consultation with the Minister for Planning.