Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015: a practical overview

Wednesday 16th March, 2016 8:30 am – Wednesday 16th March, 2016 10:30 am
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (LPS Regs) which came into operation on 19 October 2015 have a number of important functions in planning law and planning administration including:

  • regulating the making and amendment of local planning schemes
  • setting out in Schedule 1 the provisions which are to be included in all local planning schemes unless the Minister otherwise approves (ie. the model provisions)
  • setting out in Schedule 2 the provisions which are deemed to be included in all local planning schemes, with the intent that the deemed provisions will prevail over and render ineffective any other inconsistent provision in an LPS

This seminar is intended to deal with issues of importance to lawyers and other professionals and landowners who need to work with the LPS Regs. The Regulations have significant implications for practitioners in such matters as:

  • understanding the content of LPSs especially in regard to the deemed provisions in Schedule 2 which since 19 October 2015 have applied in every LPS
  • the difficult problems of construction which can arise in determining whether other provisions of an LPS are inconsistent with the deemed provision which would render the other provisions ineffective to the extent of the inconsistency (P & D Act s.257B(3))
  • the making and application of Structure Plans and Development Contribution Plans, and other planning instruments

The new regime for Structure Plans and Development Contribution Plans has the potential to impact significantly on landowners, developers and practitioners involved in the business of land development and use, and it is important for practitioners to be well informed on that regime as well as the other issues related to the new Regulations.

  • 2 points Competency 4 Substantive Law



Denis McLeod
McLeods Barristers and Solicitors

Sue Burrows
Executive Director Perth and Peel Planning
Department of Planning

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