The primary decision-makers and experts that drive our system and its improvements and relevant authorities that grant approval to development.

State Planning Commission

The State Planning Commission is the state’s principal development assessment and planning advisory body.

State Commission Assessment Panel

The SCAP are appointed by the Commission as the state's relevant authority for development assessment.

Building Technical Panel

The BTP are appointed by the Commission to provide expert advice on building policy matters.

Heads of Planning and Heads of Building Reference Groups

A forum to assist with the development of planning and building policy, and to identify improvements to the planning system and the regulation of the building industry.

Find your local council

Local government can be the relevant authority for development within council areas.

Find an accredited professional

Planning and building professionals can apply to become accredited to make decisions on developments.