Facilitating appropriate land use and development around the Swan Canning Riverpark is a key responsibility of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' (DBCA's) Parks and Wildlife Service and the Swan River Trust.

DBCA ensures social, environmental and aesthetic values are not compromised by new developments.

It also fosters strong partnerships to encourage appropriate planning and development affecting the waters of the Swan Canning Development Control Area established under the Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 (the Act).

Making an application

DBCA provides information to help you prepare your application for a development, permit or commercial activity, or download the pdfDevelopment Control Procedures3.44 MB – a detailed guide to DBCA's planning, licensing and development functions and procedures.

Planning processes and amalgamation

The Swan River Trust is an advisory body to the Minister for Environment on planning and other matters. However, key functions, such as advising the Minister for Environment about development under Part 5 of the Act and issuing permits and licenses, have been transferred to the Director General of DBCA. More explanation on the assessment and advice process is available on the Making an application page and the pdfDevelopment Control Procedures3.44 MB.

Articles in this category:

Title Modified Date
Archived Ministerial Determinations Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:00
Commercial seaplane operation Monday, 05 October 2020 11:28
Development Control Area Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:23
Frequently asked questions Monday, 12 October 2020 10:40
How to make a comment Monday, 02 November 2020 16:12
Making an application Tuesday, 16 March 2021 15:16
Policies, guidelines and plans Monday, 09 November 2020 10:50
Swan Canning Planning and Development Policies, Plans and Procedures Manual Monday, 30 November 2020 16:23