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Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

From 1 July 2017 the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panels) Amendment Regulations 2017 (Amendment Regulations) have taken effect. Further information is available on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

The State Government in 2011 created Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) to determine certain applications in place of previous decision makers, typically a Local Government Authority and/or the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).  DAPs report directly to the Minister for Planning, acting as independent decision-making bodies.

Development applications that exceed certain dollar value thresholds have to be referred to a DAP for determination.  Applications are mandatory where the value of the proposed development exceeds $10 million. In addition, development proponents have the option of choosing to have a DAP, rather than the local Council, determine an application if the value of the proposal is between $2 and $10 million.

Each DAP is comprised of five members; three State Government-appointed Specialist Members and two Local Government Councillors. The City of Wanneroo, along with neighbouring Joondalup and Stirling Councils, is within what is called the Metropolitan North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

Local Councils are required to assess DAP applications by preparing reports recommending to either approve or refuse an application, including any conditions to be imposed where approval is recommended. Ultimately, though, the DAP is the decision maker and is responsible for determining the application and imposing any conditions. Councils have no right of appeal against DAP decisions.

Lodging a DAP Application

The City of Wanneroo operates a pre-lodgement process for DAP applications. Please contact the City's Planning administration team on 9405 5000 to arrange an appointment.

Mandatory and Optional Applications (Form 1)

The following information is required to be submitted to the City:

  • Complete City of Wanneroo Development Application Form;
  • Complete Development Assessment Panel (DAP) Form 1;
  • Cover Letter/Report outlining proposal and justifying any variations;
  • City of Wanneroo Development Application Fee (Refer to the City of Wanneroo Planning Fee Schedule);
  • Development Assessment Panel Application Fee (Refer to Schedule 1 - Fees for Applications of the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panels) Regulations 2011);
  • One hard copy set of all development plans - appropriately scaled site plans, development plans, elevation plans;
  • Landscaping plans; detailing the minimum 8% landscaping and specifies list; 
  • Verge treatments;
  • Stormwater Information; including the location and number of soakwells, and the provision of stormwater calculations to demonstrate that onsite stormwater storage can accommodate 1 in 100 ARI, as per the City’s Development Design Specification WD5;
  • BAL assessment; a bushfire attack level (BAL) Assessment is required if the site is located in a Bushfire Prone Area and is not subject to a Bushfire Management Plan with a BAL Contour Map;
  • Acoustic Report; if the development is likely to impact on adjoining/nearby residential areas as a result of noise generated from the proposal; and If the development will be impacted by road or rail in accordance with SPP 5.4; and
  • Traffic assessment in accordance with WAPC’s Transport Assessment Guidelines (Volume 4, Appendix A); and
  • One electronic set (USB or CD) of the full application - all files are to be in PDF format.

A Transport Impact Statement (TIS) is required where a development will generate between 10 and 100 vehicle trips in the peak hour; and A Transport Impact Assessment (TIA) is required where a development will generate more than 100 vehicle trips in the peak hour. (Specifically including daily and peak traffic volumes)

Checklist for individual development transport impact statement

Checklist for individual development transport impact assessment

All information is required to be submitted at the time of formal lodgement. If the information has not been provided, or is not satisfactory, the applications will not be accepted.
Form 1 applications are to be formally lodge in person to the City of Wanneroo located at 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo (Monday- Friday 8.30am-5:00pm).

Amending or Cancelling a DAP Determination (Form 2)

The following information is required to be submitted to the City:

  • Complete City of Wanneroo Development Application Form
  • Complete Development Assessment Panel (DAP) Form 2
  • Cover Letter/written justifications outlining;
    • The reason/s in support of extending or cancelling the approval period and/or
    • The reason/s in support of the condition/s to be amended or deleted.
  • For applications to amend an aspect of the development which was approved, an electronic version of the date stamped revised/amended plans and supporting documentation which clearly identify the proposed changes.
  • City of Wanneroo Development Application Fee (Refer to the City of Wanneroo Planning Fee Schedule)
  • Development Assessment Panel Application Fee (Refer to Schedule 1 - Fees for Applications of the Planning and Development (Development Assessment Panels) Regulations 2011)

Form 2 application are to be formally lodged via the City's online lodgement facility.

DAP Related Documents

Current Development Assessment Panel Applications

DA2018/83 (Form 1) - Mixed Use Development
Lots 1 (1369) and 132 (1351) Wanneroo Road, Tapping
This item will be presented to the JDAP meeting on Thursday 15 November 2018 at 2pm.  The meeting is being held at the City of Wanneroo, Lechenaultia Meeting Room, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

DA2018/676 (Form 2 - SAT Reconsideration) - Change of Use - Showroom and Convenience Store to Service Station (including Facade changes to Showroom)
Lot 140 (81) Ghost Gum Boulevard, Banksia Grove
This item will be presented to the JDAP meeting on Thursday 15 November 2018 at 2pm.  The meeting is being held at the City of Wanneroo, Lechenaultia Meeting Room, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

DA2018/956 (Form 1) - Fuel Retailing Proposed Convenience Store, Two Showrooms and Associated Signage
Lot 11 (11) Yanchep Beach Road & Lot 12 (3) Newman Road, Yanchep 
This item will be presented to the JDAP meeting on Monday 19 November 2018 at 2pm.  The meeting is being held at the City of Wanneroo, Council Chambers, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

DA2018/1346 (Form 1) - Proposed 24 Hour Drive-Through Fast Food Outlet
Lot 801 (28K) Caloundra Road, Clarkson
Currently being assessed by Alaleh Maghsoudi

DA2018/1475 (Form 1) - Medical Centre/Office Development and Associated Parking,  Access and Landscaping 
Lot 9631 (14) Blackberry Way, Ashby
Currently being assessed by Alex Jarvis

DAP Agendas and Minutes

The Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel agendas and minutes can be viewed from the Development Assessment Panels website.

For further information please contact the City on 9405 5000 or visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.