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Development Assessment Panel (DAP)

In 2010/2011 the State Government introduced various legislation that established the opertional framework for Development Assessment Panels (DAPs) in Western Australia, DAPs came into effect on 1 July 2011.

A Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is an independent decision-making body that determines certain development applications in place of previous decision makers, such as the local government authority and/or the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC). Each DAP consisists of five members, comprising three specialist members and two local government councillors appointed by the Minister for Planning.

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.

The City of Wanneroo falls under the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel.

Types of DAP Applications

There are three types of DAP applications:

  • mandatory applications
  • optional applications
  • applications to amend or cancel DAP determined applications.

Mandatory applications

Mandatory applications apply to a proposed development that has an estimated cost of $10 million or more and is not an Exempted Development. A mandatory application must be determined by a DAP and cannot be determined by a local government or the WAPC.

Exempted development means the construction of a single dwelling, fewer than 10 grouped dwellings or multiple dwellings, carports, patios, outbuildings or associated incidential development.

Optional applications

Optional applications apply to a proposed development that has an estimated construction cost between $2 million and $10 million in value. In this circumstance, the applicant may choose to use the DAP process or have their application determined by the City of Wanneroo (and/ or the WAPC, if applicable).

Amend or cancelled applications

There may be occasions where the DAP development approval which was granted will need to be amended in some ways. For instance, following approval of a DAP application, an application may be made to the DAP seeking to :

  • extend the period in which the development has to be substantially commenced
  • amend or delete a condition of development
  • amend an aspect of the development, in a manner which does not substantially alter the development that was approved, or
  • cancel the approval.

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 Application for Development Approval 
  • Complete Development Assessment Panel (DAP) Form 1;
  • Complete Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) 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 lodged in person to the City of Wanneroo located at 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo (Monday- Friday 8.30am-5:00pm). Please allow approximately 20 minutes for the application to be looked over by our Duty Planner prior to lodgement

Amending or Cancelling a DAP Determination (Form 2)

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

  • Complete City of Wanneroo Application for Development Approval
  • Complete Development Assessment Panel (DAP) Form 2;
  • Complete Metropolitan Region Scheme (MRS) Form 1;
  • 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

DA2020/214 (Form 1) – Redevelopment of Service Station (including access, signage, parking and landscaping)
Lot 42 (2038) Wanneroo Road, Neerabup 
Application was deferred at the Wednesday, 15 July 2020 JDAP meeting and will be reconsidered by the panel within 90 days.

DA2020/540 (Form 1) - Mixed Use Development
Lot 201 (42) Pollino Gardens, Landsdale
Currently being assessed by Mel Sun

DA2020/1451 (Form 2) - Commercial Development (Minor Modifications to Childcare Centre and Rewording of Conditions)
Lot 646 (48K) Roulettes Parade, Clarkson
Meeting to be held on 15 December 2020 at 9.30am via Zoom

This DAP meeting will be conducted by electronic means open to the public rather than requiring attendance in person.

  • To connect to the meeting via your computer  - https://zoom.us/j/98462891607
  • To connect to the meeting via teleconference dial the following phone number - (08) 7150 1149
  • Insert Meeting ID followed by the hash (#) key when prompted - 984 6289 1607

DA2020/1529 (Form 2) – Takeaway Food Outlet and Petrol Station with Carwash (Amendment to layout of Petrol Station, Fuel Bowsers and addition of Drive Through)
Lot 140 (81) Ghost Gum Boulevard, Banksia Grove (to be known as Lot 144 (133) Ghost Gum Boulevard, Banksia Grove)
Currently being assessed by Coralie Claudio

DAP Agendas and Minutes

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

Note: Any development application determined prior to 27 April 2020 was determined by the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel. All agendas and minutes relating to this panel can be viewed here.

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