The Liberal party has been urged to support the Cook government’s new tranche of planning reforms by one of the state’s leading property developer lobby groups.

Premier Roger Cook and Planning Minister John Carey will introduce the legislation, first flagged by former premier Mark McGowan back in February, into parliament on Wednesday.

The reforms will see planning decisions taken away from elected councillors at both major project and single-dwelling levels.

Decisions on bigger projects will go through beefed-up development assessment panels which developers will be able to access more easily thanks to a lower development application value threshold of $2 million.

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