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Design Review Panel (DRP)

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The City of Wanneroo Design Review Panel (DRP) is responsible for providing the City with a range of expert advice on urban design, architecture, landscape design and sustainability aspects of proposals.

The DRP performs an advisory function only. Although the DRP does not have decision-making powers, its advice will be taken into consideration in the planning assessment and conveyed to the decision-makers once a formal application for Development Approval is lodged.

The DRP reviews proposals and provides advice against the relevant planning framework and the 11 principles of good design outlined in Local Planning Policy 4.23 Design Review Panel.

Design review offers applicants the chance to seek technical feedback and resolve complex issues to achieve the best possible design outcome, before lodgement of an application for development approval.

Design Review Panel members

The DRP will draw from a pool of eight external professionals, including a Chairperson and seven fellow DRP members. DRP members are appointed by the Director Planning and Sustainability, in accordance with the Design Review Panel Terms of Reference.

The current DRP members are:

  • Dominic Snellgrove (Chair) - Architect
  • Philip Griffiths - Architect
  • David O’Brien - Architect
  • Hans Oerlemans - Urban Designer and Landscape Architect 
  • Simon Venturi - Architect
  • Nerida Moredoundt - Architect
  • Tony Blackwell - Landscape Architect and Urban Designer
  • Munira Mackay - Urban Designer

Which developments are referred to the Design Review Panel?

  • Developments of more than two multiple dwellings;
  • Developments of more than 10 grouped dwellings;
  • Development that is three or more storeys in height;
  • Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) proposals;
  • Major extensions or amendments to the above proposals; and
  • Development which requires a landmark features.

For further information on the types of development which are referred to the DRP, please see Local Planning Policy 4.23 Design Review Panel.

The Design Review process

  1. If you are unsure whether your development proposal needs review by the DRP, please feel free to call the Planning Services team on 9405 5000.
  2. Read the Guide to Presenting to the Design Review Panel for an overview of the process and application requirements;
  3. Complete the Design Review Panel Lodgement Checklist, ensuring that all items listed are ready to be attached to your application;
  4. Lodge a Design Review Panel Application;
  5. Development reviewed by DRP and feedback provided to applicant;
  6. Apply for development approval.

Meeting Schedule

Please submit your DRP applications to Approval Services 10 working days prior to the date of the DRP meeting.

These meetings are closed to the public and are held at the City of Wanneroo Civic Centre each month, as detailed below:

Applications received by Date of Meeting
9 January 2020 23 January 2020
13 February 2020 27 February 2020
12 March 2020 26 March 2020
9 April 2020 23 April 2020
14 May 2020 28 May 2020
11 June 2020 25 June 2020
9 July 2020 23 July 2020
13 August 2020 27 August 2020
10 September 2020 24 September 2020
8 October 2020 22 October 2020
12 November 2020 26 November 2020
3 December 2020 17 December 2020

Please note meeting dates are indicative only and are subject to changes.

Related information

Local Planning Policy 4.23 Design Review Panel

Design Review Panel - Lodgement Checklist

Design Review Panel - Terms of Reference

Design Review Panel - Guide to Presenting