Planning control areas (PCA) are
declared by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) with the approval
of the Minister for Planning over land that is needed for a specific reason,
such as the METRONET transport infrastructure.
Declared early in an
infrastructure project’s design and development phase, the PCA protects the
project from incompatible development. This can include any building or
structure that, if approved, might prevent or impede the project from being
successfully delivered. As a result, the WAPC becomes the determining authority
for all development applications.
METRONET’s transport projects are
generally located within special purpose reserves so are already protected from
incompatible development. However, the train stations, bus transfer stands and
other associated facilities like car parks are either not, or not entirely,
located within those reserves. PCAs are therefore intended for most METRONET
For more information about PCAs
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage or view our PCA Frequently Asked Questions.