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Why is handover occurring?

Handover primarily involves returning planning authority to the Western Australian Planning Commission and local government. This includes the strategic and statutory planning, asset management and Developer Contribution Plan administration (where applicable) of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (now part of DevelopmentWA).

This also means development applications will be determined by the local government, Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) or Development Assessment Panels post handover.

DevelopmentWA (acting through the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority under the powers of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Act 2011) is to act as a transitory authority responsible for the delivery of specific projects objectives and outcomes. Once project objectives are delivered planning responsibility is returned to the relevant local government.

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