Assessments and reviews

The Commission assesses planning matters for the State and councils, including planning directives, State policies, planning schemes, amendments to planning schemes and combined permits and amendments. It can also assess major development projects.

The Commission also reviews reports about reserve and water management plans, and can undertake inquiries into the future use of public land.

Planning matters are referred to the Commission by councils. The Commission's Practice Notes provide information for planners about the practical requirements associated with planning processes.

The Commission also has information for the public explaining how to make a representation (or comment in writing) on plans and proposals. If a hearing is to be held, it is important to have made comments in writing. Information to help the public understand how the Commission’s hearings process works is also provided. See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to find out more.