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Industry groups have welcomed the state government’s interim measures to reduce inconsistent public open space policies across local governments in Western Australia.

Planning Minister John Carey today announced interim measures in a bid to reduce regulatory barriers for public open space contributions, which had been welcomed by Property Council of Australia WA Division and the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA.

A draft Public Open Space policy was published for consultation earlier this month and will continue to be open while the interim measures are implemented.

Public open space is provided at a minimum rate of 10 per cent of the subdivided residential land at all new greenfield sites, with contributions sought from those subdividing land.

For more information, including comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck, click here.