In a move to further reduce bureaucracy and red tape, last month the City of Bayswater's Council provided delegated authority to the City's planners to deal with an increased range of development applications that generally comply with planning requirements. The initiative will reduce the number of statutory planning reports to Council by 57% which will speed up the approval process for applicants.
The new delegated authority will mean that Council can focus on more complex development applications and applications that seek changes to heritage buildings or variations to the requirement to provide parking spaces.
By streamlining the development approval process, Council is ensuring that the City's planning development approval process is more effective and efficient. This benefits ratepayers and helps to reduce the cost of doing business within the city, which can be important to small businesses.