459. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:
I refer to the City of Vincent’s decision on 13 December 2016 to adopt Policy 7.1.1 – Built Form, and I ask:
(a) when did the Western Australian Planning Commission receive the landscaping and setback provisions of this policy for approval pursuant to Clause 7.3.2 of State Planning Policy 3.1 – Residential Design Codes;
(b) is there a statutory timeframe by which a decision regarding these provisions should be made;
(c) if yes to (b), what is this timeframe;
(d) if there has been a delay, will the Minister please explain why; and
(e) when will the Western Australian Planning Commission make a decision on these provisions?
Hon Stephen Dawson replied:
(a) The Western Australian Planning Commission received a request for approval to amend the deemed-to-comply lot boundary setback and landscaping provisions of the Residential Design Codes on 23 January 2017.
(c) Not applicable.
(d) The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is undertaking a thorough assessment of the draft policy, in collaboration with the City of Vincent Development Services Division.
(e) It is currently anticipated that the Western Australian Planning Commission will consider the request for approval in December 2017.