PlanWA: new use-friendly website to simplify planning system

PlanWA: new use-friendly website to simplify planning system

MEMBERS of the public, industry and government can use a new online mapping tool to access planning information on any parcel of land in WA.

Planning Minister Donna Faragher launched PlanWA at the recent Planning Institute of Australia’s state conference.

“PlanWA is a user-friendly website that helps simplify the planning system, allowing industry, local government stakeholders or any property owner to access relevant planning schemes and policies online,” she said.

“Having information such as zoning and residential density codes can help them make more informed decisions, particularly in relation to any future development that may or may not be able to occur in an area.”

Users can search places of interest, enquire about specific pieces of land, access planning policies and information, tailor maps for their own use, share viewing details via email and social media and connect to aerial imagery and Google Street View.

Mrs Faragher said about 100 local governments did not have an online mapping system for planning purposes and PlanWA would be beneficial.

“Those local government authorities which don’t have a mapping system on their websites will now be able to access this online resource to assist with planning for their local areas and provide more information to their communities,” she said.

PlanWA uses data from the WA Whole of Government Open Data Policy and Shared Location Information Platform and will be regularly updated.

The new site can be accessed from the Department of Planning and Western Australian Planning Commission website at