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The pathways to access power supply on new residential subdivisions will be simplified by the state government, in a move designed to accelerate project delivery and shorten a growing waitlist.

The changes announced today by Energy Minister Reece Whitby will give land developers multiple pathways to achieve pre-design conformance review clearance on subdivision projects.

Developers that can prove site construction has started, documentation is complete and that their project does not require network reinforcement will be able to apply direct to Landgate for certificates of title, rather than waiting for a design conformance review.

A second pathway will also be made available for developers, allowing them to submit a completed design that has passed an independent audit for review.

Design conformance reviews are carried out by Western Power.

The government said the pathways, designed in consultation with the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA and Western Power, would offer more flexibility to land developers.

To read the article in full including comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck, click here.