Call to im­prove pan­els

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE City of Bel­mont is call­ing for De­vel­op­ment Assess­ment Pan­els to be im­proved in­stead of scrapped.

The coun­cil con­sid­ered the is­sue at its June 28 meet­ing.

“It reached the con­clu­sion that rather than seek the abo­li­tion of DAPs, it would be con­struc­tive to of­fer im­prove­ments in op­er­a­tional as­pects of this plan­ning re­form,” chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Stu­art Cole said.

The coun­cil com­piled a list of sug­ges­tions for con­sid­er­a­tion by the Plan­ning Min­is­ter, the chair­man of the Western Aus­tralian Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and the di­rec­tor gen­eral of the Depart­ment of Plan­ning.

They in­cluded hav­ing in­de­pen­dent mem­bers ap­pointed on the ba­sis of their spe­cial­ist ex­per­tise in par­tic­u­lar land uses, such as res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial or in­dus­trial.

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