Western Australian Planning Commission

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Western Australian Planning Commission
Planning Authority overview
Formed 1955
Jurisdiction Government of Western Australia
Minister responsible
  • Eric Lumsden, WAPC Chairman
Parent department Department of Planning
Website planning.wa.gov.au

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is a statutory authority of the Government of Western Australia that exists to coordinate planning for future land use and transport needs. It describes itself as Western Australia's "peak representative body of land-use planning and development".[citation needed] Its main role is to coordinate the various government agencies and other stakeholders in large infrastructure projects, to ensure that consideration is given to all interests and needs, including environmental, economic and community interests. It operates within the purview of the Department of Planning, which is responsible to the Minister for Planning.


The commission was originally called the Metropolitan Regional Planning Authority (MRPA) when it was established with David Carr as the chief planner. Shortly after that time, in 1965 Paul Ritter became the first city planner for Perth.[1]



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  2. ^ Stephenson, Gordon; Hepburn, J. A. (John Alastair), 1915-; Stephenson, Gordon, 1908-. Plan for the metropolitan region Perth and Fremantle Western Australia 1955 Atlas; Western Australia. Town Planning Department (1955), Plan for the metropolitan region, Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia, 1955 : a report prepared for the Government of Western Australia, Government Printing Office, retrieved 8 June 2014
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  4. ^ Western Australia. Metropolitan Region Planning Authority; Western Australia. Town Planning Department (1963), Metropolitan region scheme map Perth Western Australia, The Authority, retrieved 8 June 2014
  5. ^ Metropolitan Region Planning Authority (1970). The corridor plan for Perth. ISBN 0-7309-5693-8. OCLC 521177.
  6. ^ Ministry for Planning. "Commercial Land Use Survey 1997". Archived from the original on 6 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
  7. ^ "Piney Lakes Reserve: History and Environment". Piney Lakes. Retrieved 2007-07-17.

Further reading[edit]

  • Jenny Gregory (2003). City of Light: a history of Perth since the 1950s. City of Perth. ISBN 0-9594632-6-7.

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