The Western Australian Planning Commission
) 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". 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 with the support of the Department for Planning and Infrastructure
The commission was originally called the Metropolitan Regional Planning Authority
(MRPA) when it was established with David Carr
as the chief planner. At that time, Paul Ritter
was the city planner for Perth.
- 1970: MRPA adopted the Corridor Plan for Perth
- 1984: MRPA purchased the Piney Lakes Reserve and reserved it as a regional open space. The Reserve is owned in freehold by the WAPC and vested with the City of Melville.
- Jenny Gregory City of Light: a history of Perth since the 1950s. City of Perth. 0 959463 26 7.
- Home. Western Australian Planning Commission. Retrieved on 2007-02-13..
- About us. Western Australian Planning Commission. Retrieved on 2007-02-13..