Property Council WA and Master Builders WA welcome the co-operative efforts of WA’s politicians who have joined forces to achieve historical planning reform.

Working together, a combination of MPs from the Government, Opposition and the crossbenches, agreed to lower the threshold for the State Government’s major projects fast-tracking planning initiative from $30 million to $20 million. In the regions, projects worth as little as $5 million can be fast-tracked under the scheme, which is designed to eliminate red-tape and generate job-creating projects.

Property Council WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer with Master Builders WA Executive Director John Gelavis said the improvements to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti’s fast-track assessments initiative announced last month would get even more West Australians back to work quicker.

The $20 million project hurdle was the mid-point between Premier Mark McGowan and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti’s original $30 million proposal and a lower $10 million threshold proposed by Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party’s MLC Rick Mazza.

Source: Property Council Of Australia