A slate of planning reforms announced by the state government in May have now passed both houses of parliament, after negotiations with minor parties led to notable changes in how the legislation defines ‘significant’ developments.

Those reforms, intended to help stimulate the state’s economy post-COVID-19, included a series of reforms to the approval process, including a new application process to be led by the Western Australian Planning Commission for all significant developments.

Read the full story including comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck here.