; Significant Development Assessment Unit (SDAU) - City of Wanneroo

Significant Development Assessment Unit (SDAU)

New reforms to the Planning framework have introduced a permanent significant development pathway through the insertion of a new Part 11B into the Planning and Development Act 2005. This change is operational as of 1 March 2024. 

The changes to the Act are supported by:

  • The Planning and Development (Significant Development) Regulations 2023.
  • Significant Development Pathway Application Guide, which provides details of associated processes.
  • Changes to the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panel) Regulations 2011 through the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panel) Amendment Regulations 2024.

Applications that may opt-in to the new Part 11B significant development pathway include:

  • Development valued at $20 million or more;
  • Proposals not meeting the above may be authorised by the Premier on the recommendation of the Minister for Planning to lodge an application based on issues of State or regional importance that may be raised.

For more information, please visit the Department of Planning Land and Heritage’s website.