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The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) has state-wide responsibility for urban, rural and regional integrated strategic and statutory land use planning and development. The WAPC works collaboratively with the Minister for Planning and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to support the effective implementation of the State Government’s agenda and priorities, including planning reform and METRONET.

By enabling planning decisions for the long-term benefit of the community, WAPC is working to realise its vision of creating better places for all Western Australians to live and work.

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Hames Sharley is a leading design practice specialising in urban design, planning, architecture and interior design. Our highly collaborative team challenge and develop innovative methods of approaching the design and delivery process and believe that our work requires an absolute selflessness to enable communities to flourish.

The Transport Portfolio isn’t just about roads, boats, planes or trains.
It’s about people.
People who need to get to work, home and everywhere in between and businesses that rely
on road, rail, air and sea to deliver billions of dollars in goods and services each year.
An integrated and optimised transport network will give the Western Australian community
more choice and improve the quality of our lives and our environment.
Since 2010, WA’s three key transport agencies The Department of Transport, Main Roads
and the Public Transport Authority have worked together to enhance the coordination of
operations and develop unified policies and regulatory functions.

Cedar Woods Properties (ASX: CWP) is a national developer of residential communities and commercial developments. Established in Perth in 1987, the Company has grown to become one of Australia’s leading property companies. Cedar Woods’ diversified product mix includes land subdivisions in emerging residential communities, medium and high-density apartments and townhouses in vibrant inner-city neighbourhoods, and supporting commercial developments.

AHURI is a national independent research network with an expert not-for-profit research management company, AHURI Limited, at its centre. As the only organisation in Australia dedicated exclusively to housing, homelessness, cities and urban research, AHURI is a unique venture. Through active engagement, AHURI’s work informs the policies and practices of governments and the housing and urban development industries and stimulates debate in the broader Australian community.

DevelopmentWA is the State Government’s development agency.  Operating throughout Western Australia, we have a unique capacity to shape and create sustainable developments for tomorrow. We are the commercial bridge between private sector and the State Government and facilitate the partnerships that spark growth opportunities in our economy and create jobs for Western Australians. With our people at the heart of everything we do, we are a highly capable, innovative and solutions-focused organisation. We have best practice planning and environmental credentials, solid commercial and financial disciplines, robust systems and a strong focus on engagement, working closely with government, partners, industry and the community. Our comprehensive development portfolio ensures Western Australia is firmly positioned for growth as we create brilliant places for people to live, work, visit and do business.

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Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Through education, communication and professional development, PIA is the pivotal organisation serving and guiding thousands of planning professionals in their role of creating better communities.

Our mission is to champion the role of planning in shaping Australia’s future.

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Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens:
Now open

Abstract Submission Fully Peer-Reviewed Abstract Closes:
8 March 2019

Abstract Submission Extended Abstract and Presentation Closes:
31 March 2019

PhD/ECR Symposium:
30 Nov – 2 Dec

SOAC Conference:
3 – 5 December

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