Efficient, effective and equitable planning and building systems contribute to the development of safe, healthy and vibrant communities. Planning and building are critical functions of Local Government, through:

  • Preparing and implementing local planning strategies, schemes and policies that reflect community aspirations,
  • Assessing planning and building application in accordance with the above documents and with applicable State and Commonwealth policy and legislation, and
  • Ensuring applicants comply with planning and building approvals. 

WALGA works closely with all levels of government and industry groups to ensure Local Governments are represented in planning and building policy matters that affect their communities. Our role is to advocate and make representations on issues of importance to Local Governments by working with our members to lead policy change, prepare useful resources, participate on working and reference groups, advocate with key stakeholders and influence key planning and building legislation and policy changes. 

Fundamental to our work is the belief that Local Government is best placed to lead and influence local planning and building processes according to the needs and expectations of their communities. 

Please select from the below options to learn more about our support for and advocacy of Local Government planning and building functions. 

Want to know more? Contact us planning@walga.asn.au or call 9213 2000

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