The West Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) administers and approves/rejects all survey strata and green title Subdivision applications. Your local council (local government) is consulted during the application process by the WAPC as a stakeholder regarding conditions they would like imposed as part of the conditional approval process. They are not however, the ultimate decision maker in the process. All applications are received, reviewed and ultimately approved or refused by the West Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Local government will only become the a more involved decision maker for Survey Strata and green title applications Going for higher coding in Dual Coded areas. Some built strata subdivisions can be approved at a local government level via delegated authority for the WAPC without going to the WAPC (less than 5 lots). You can learn about the subdivision application and assessment process in detail in the 225 page Infill Property Developer Guidebook.