Some Good News for Developers – SAT Decision Improves “Substantial Commencement” Extension Process

    View Author July 2018

    In granting an extension to the substantial commencement period, the decision of the State Administrative Tribunal shines a light on the following material issues facing the development industry in WA:

    • The complex, expensive and lengthy conflict that is the Western Australian experience of separate planning and liquor approval processes
    • The increasing levels of intervention of Main Roads WA in land use and planning approvals in WA
    • A major precedent for applications extending the time allowed for the commencement of development