On the last day of consultation for Phase 2 of Planning Reform in Western Australia, UDIA will be joined by senior representatives from UDIA Award winning projects from across Australia along with the Queensland & South Australian State Governments to discover how they navigate planning and environmental approvals and deliver world-class community infrastructure.

With the planning reform agenda in Western Australia high on the State Government and industry’s priority list, let’s learn from other jurisdictions experience and avoid the same issues and challenges, as well as adopt any positive learnings along the way.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the best on navigating complexity in planning & infrastructure as we take the next step towards a better bureaucracy in WA.

Queensland’s State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA)

Presented by: Steve Conner, Executive Director Development Assessment Division & Growth Areas Team Lead – QLD Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

In Queensland, the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) has been held up as an example of how State Government’s can streamline approvals and manage referral agencies effectively – so does it really work? In a model similar to WA’s Significant Development Assessment Unit, how can we retain the benefits and iron out the kinks of SDAU for long term benefit?

South Australia’s Planning & Design Code (The Code)

Presented by: Helen Dyer, Chair – SA State Planning Commission

The biggest reform of planning in South Australia in 25 years, the complete Code will become a single reference point for the state’s planning and assessment industry. It consolidates South Australia’s 72 Development Plans into one clear planning rulebook, and also introduces a raft of new tools including a 24/7 digital ePlanning system. What can be learned from the implementation of this system?

Oceanside Community by Stockland

Winner: Best Masterplanned Community 2021 (UDIA National Awards for Excellence)
Presented by:
Matt Byrne, Senior Development Manager – Stockland QLD

One of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken on the Sunshine Coast, delivering over $350 million worth of key transport and community infrastructure including roads, bridges, parks, and services on a massive scale, as well as a key driver for the local economy and a major employment hub for the region.

Googong Township by Peet Ltd & Mirvac

Winner: Best Masterplanned Community 2019 (UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence)
Presented by: Tony Gallagher, Regional General Manager QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC – Peet

Home to one of the biggest voluntary infrastructure agreements in the country at $292 million and navigating 10 years of approvals processes, as well as a cross-border agreement with NSW & ACT governments.



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Event Details

Date: 20 Aug 2021
Time: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Location: Crown Perth (Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100)