The State Planning Commission will have a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth transition from the current system under the Development Act 1993 to the new system under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.
Indeed, the Commission is responsible for the development, delivery and ongoing management of many key elements of the new system which is why it was necessary to ensure it was able to commence operation as soon as possible after various sections of the PDI Act became live on 1 April 2017.
One of the first orders of business for the Commission will be to determine its priorities to support the implementation of the new planning system. Please return to this page for regular updates on these priorities and their progress.
It is important to note that although the Commission has now commenced, much of the planning system will operate as ‘Business as Usual’ under the Development Act 1993 until further notice. This includes the assessment of all development applications made under the Development Act and the operation of the assessment and advisory committees established under the Act – the Development Assessment Commission (DAC), Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC), Local Heritage Advisory Committee (LHAC), Building Rules Assessment Commission (BRAC) and Building Advisory Committee (BAC).