This report examined whether key elements of planning schemes
assist decision-making by councils, and the adequacy of
arrangements in place within the Department of Planning and
Community Development for measuring and reporting on the
performance of the state’s planning framework.
It also examined councils’ management of planning processes,
their extent of compliance with the Planning and Environment
Act 1987 and their own planning schemes, and the adequacy of
local quality assurance arrangements for ensuring compliance.
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