Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Government seeks architect to shape future development vision

    25/05/2020 12:05 PM
    • Western Australian State Government seeks experienced architect for lead role
    • Government Architect will advise on significant State developments
    • Planning reform presents unique opportunity to shape Perth's future growth

    Registered architects are encouraged to nominate as Western Australia's next Government Architect to help shape the future development growth of the State.


    The position provides design leadership and strategic advice to ensure good design is at the centre of all development and major projects.  


    The Government Architect also heads the State Design Review Panel, ensuring Design WA policies are central to all development, and will also support the newly proposed Special Matters Development Assessment Panel, which will consider major developments to support our post-pandemic economic recovery.


    The successful candidate will also play a key role in the design and development of METRONET precincts, major infrastructure projects and significant commercial, industrial and residential developments that will create vibrant communities and breathe new life into existing neighbourhoods.


    The successful candidate will be a leading advocate for good architecture and design, collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders and form effective partnerships with industry to develop a shared vision for high-quality development in Western Australia.


    Applications are open for three weeks, closing Wednesday June 17, 2020. More information, including remuneration, position statement and application criteria is available at http://www.jobs.wa.gov.au/


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Good design is fundamental to creating great places for people to live.


    "The Government Architect will play a significant role in shaping the evolution of our city, as well as influencing design of development across the State.


    "Current planning reform measures will open new opportunities and encourage exciting development proposals from both the public and private sector, including local community infrastructure, road and rail networks and more complex mixed-use developments.


    "We have a very strong talent pool in Western Australia and I encourage all architects who share our vision for a connected, vibrant city, to put their names forward for this exciting opportunity."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500