Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Experts sought as State Design Review Panel enters second term

    4/08/2021 8:00 AM
    • Expressions of interest open for new design review panel members
    • Applications sought from experts in the built environment
    • Design advice has shaped 50 Government and private projects in two years

    New members are being sought for Western Australia's design review panel to advise on significant developments across the State, including METRONET and Perth City Deal projects.


    The State Government is seeking expressions of interest from highly-qualified built environment design experts to review and assess major projects in accordance with the Design WA principles.


    Chaired by Government Architect Rebecca Moore, the State Design Review Panel currently comprises a pool of 50 members with a range of expertise across architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning.


    Members are called for reviews based on a specific discipline or area of expertise, availability and to ensure a balance of relevant experience and independence for each review.


    Since being established in 2019, the Panel has met more than 100 times and reviewed more than 50 projects, working to ensure good design remains at the centre of developments.


    With the original membership terms expiring, applications are sought for suitably qualified professionals to join the member pool from January 2022 for an appointment of two years.


    Expressions of interest close at 4pm (WST) on Monday, September 13, 2021.


    More information about the panel and how to apply is available at https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/sdrp-eoi


    Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "Our Government is creating a planning system that prioritises good design and can accommodate the challenges facing our city and regional areas now and into the future.


    "Perth is creating places and buildings that draw global attention and widespread industry acclaim for their architecture, function and innovation, as we have seen from the award-winning WA Museum Boola Bardip and a range of other buildings, venues and projects.


    "We are seeking experts across a number of disciplines to review proposals and provide design advice ensuring key projects, including those delivered through METRONET and the Perth City Deal, are top quality designs. 


    "Over the past two years, the State Design Review Panel has proven invaluable in providing a high level of advice and I encourage all experienced professionals interested to apply."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500