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How can we make Town Planning cool again?

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/nov/10/-sp-cities-town-planning-cool-architects “Planning has become unpopular, disconnected from the public and increasingly beholden to the developer rather than the people it is meant to serve.” This is a great articles that talks about the demise of the Town Planners in the UK. There is certainly huge similarities here in WA. Currently there is a move to […]

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Consistency across Local Governments

  https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/24630359/minister-seeks-by-law-reform/ The above links talks about more consistency in Local Government by laws and policies. It was an article from 2014 and I don’t think much has been done about it since. I have spoken to many builders in my time and the one thing that has become a real issue is the inconsistency […]

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Sacrifice existing parks for more houses?

In an attempt to prevent urban spraw,l a report by Dr Julian Bolleter suggests that existing non urbanised land such as parks, golf courses, universities, schools, verges and home gardens can utilized for development and can create more than 900,000 new homes. For more on this story check out the following link. http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/special-features/in-depth/future-perth-900000-new-homes-without-the-urban-sprawl/news-story/981d87d85299615e6608fac7fb947d0d

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All your scheme mapping dreams come true

There is a new application in town that is going to make looking for Scheme zonings and densities a lot easier. It is called PlanWA. It will mean you will be able to search approved schemes using an address rather than the old fashion ‘where’s wally’ method of yesteryear.   It also means that you will have […]

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Today is the day for faster single house approvals or is it?

Today is the day that the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 comes into operation.   One particularly interesting change to the regulations involves the exemption of Single Houses from requiring planning approval.  The regulations require that these are included the any review of Local Government Town Planning Schemes.  It should be noted […]

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