The Property Tribune

UDIA WA has welcomed the announcement by Planning Minister John Carey that interim measures for public open space contributions will be implemented for infill development, while broader Public Open Space policy review is undertaken.

While consultation continues, amendments to local government delegations will be enacted shortly, to ensure the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is the decision maker on any applications of public space open contributions for built strata applications in the Perth Metropolitan area and South West.

The Western Australian government says this will ensure a fair and consistent approach to public open space contributions across all local governments and also limit the capacity for councils to apply unforeseen project costs, which may hinder sorely needed apartment developments in the current housing market.

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